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October 2021 US SAT - Reddit Discussion Thread


Posted 2021-10-07

If you took the 10/2/21 SAT, then check out this discussion thread on Reddit's controversial r/SAT subreddit for detailed, anonymous discussion about the exam. Keep Reading

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BREAKING: Class of 2022 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist SI Cutoffs have leaked.


Posted 2021-09-16

You read them here first. Now that semifinalist letters have been sent to principals and home schoolers, the Class of 2022 statewide Selection Index cutoffs (based off junior-year PSAT or alternate-entry SAT scores) for the National Merit Scholarship competition for all 50 US states—plus US Territories, US International, and Washington, D.C. aka District of Columbia—have officially leaked. Keep Reading

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The scoring curve on the real GMAT is different from that of the GMAT Official Practice Exams.


Posted 2021-10-05

Yes, the 6 GMAT Official Practice Exams (each of which can be reset twice) are the most realistic practice exams on the market. However, the scoring of these exams is less reliable, and most test-takers will find the real GMAT to be a bit harder, especially on the high end of scores. Keep Reading

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National Merit Scholarship Alternate Entry via SATs: how does it work, and why is it unfair?


Posted 2021-08-13

THE 1520 PODCAST, EPISODE 1 : exploring the wacky world of Alternate Entry to the National Merit Scholarship Competition via SATs, as opposed to the usual PSAT route. Keep Reading

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Brian R. McElroy offers private, online instruction for students of all ages and locations. He lives with his wife, 3 daughters, and 2 dogs in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO.  Mr. McElroy is a Harvard graduate & test-prep expert with over 20 years and 20,000 hours of professional tutoring experience, as well as a proven record of exceptional student results.

Mr. McElroy specializes in SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT and GRE prep, as well as college admissions consulting, ISEE / SSAT preparation, and essay editing for both college and grad-school applications.  He has earned perfect scores on the SAT, ACT, and GRE, and near-perfect (99th percentile) scores on the LSAT and GMAT.  As of March 2020, McElroy exclusively offers remote tutoring for students worldwide, via Skype, phone, FaceTime, Google Meetings, Zoom, and other types of online chat software.