Brian McElroy's Tutoring Blog

McElroy Tutoring Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates, Changes and Announcements

Posted 2020-07-11

Important updates regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and its effects on the test prep / admissions landscape. Keep Reading

GMAT Focus Quizzes: Are they worth it?

Posted 2019-11-03

Brian discusses the relative value of the GMAT Focus Quizzes, 24-question adaptive quizzes in Quant that cost $30 each. Keep Reading

The SAT or ACT "Confirming Score" for the PSAT/NMSQT and National Merit Scholarship Competition: what it is, how is it calculated, and the state-by-state semifinalist cutoffs for the class of 2020.

Posted 2020-05-15

Brian explains the concept of a "confirming score" for the PSAT / National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test competition, and updates the state-by-state semifinalist cutoffs for 2020. Keep Reading

GRE vs. GMAT vs. LSAT: The Ultimate Score Percentile Comparison / Conversion Table (Updated for 2019-20)

Posted 2019-07-22

A handy reference tool to quickly and easily compare score percentiles on the GRE, GMAT and LSAT. Keep Reading

SAT / ACT Percentiles and Score Comparisons / Conversions, Updated for 2019-2020

Posted 2019-10-06

SAT / ACT Percentiles and Score Conversions, updated as of 7/19/19. Keep Reading

SAT and ACT Test Dates, 2019-2020 Academic Year

Posted 2019-06-29

A full list of SAT & ACT test dates for the upcoming academic year. Feel free to click on the image to print it out and place on your wall or fridge. Keep Reading

The QAS (Question and Answer Service) for the SAT, and the TIR (Test Information Release) for the ACT: What are they, and why do they matter?

Posted 2020-01-30

Breaking down the important details of the SAT's QAS (Question and Answer Service) and the ACT's TIR (Test Information Release). Keep Reading

What is Tutoring? A Typical Conversation with a Potential Test-Prep Student/Client

Posted 2019-10-06

Frequently asked questions about tutoring, in conversational form. Keep Reading

Yield Rate vs. Acceptance Rate at America's Top 25 National Universities / Colleges

Posted 2018-09-26

Although you may have never heard of a college's "yield rate" (percent of admitted students who decide to enroll), it's actually the very best indicator of a college's greatness. Keep Reading

An Exhaustive List of all 101 (and counting!) Real, Official LSAT exams available from LSAC, including paper tests on Amazon, free PDF downloads, LSAT India tests and even Kindle versions.

Posted 2019-06-20

An epic, comprehensive list of links to every version of every official LSAT that can be found for free or for purchase online, including links to as-yet unreleased exams. Keep Reading

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