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44 Official SAT PDFs and 84 Official ACT PDF Practice Tests (Free)


Posted 2021-08-02

Free links to 100 official SAT (QAS), PSAT, and ACT (TIR) exams, going all the way back to the 1990s. 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 2021-07-15

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


PSAT Test-Day Tips


Posted 2021-07-11

Test-Day Tips for the New PSAT (beginning October 2015) Keep Reading


We Write the Books on Test Prep.


Posted 2021-07-11

The best test-prep books are those written by true experts in their field. So I took it as a compliment when Barron's, one of the world's major book publishers, recruited me to edit their ACT prep materials (see attached letter). In fact, many of our tutors have helped write educational materials for test-prep companies all over the world. Keep Reading


SAT and ACT Prep Classes at McElroy Tutoring -- now just $675!


Posted 2021-07-11

We are now offering SAT and ACT prep courses (minimum 4 students, maximum 12 students) at our San Diego headquarters for only $675. Sign up now to prepare for the September and October round of tests! Keep Reading


Grades 9-12: Test Prep and College Admissions Info


Posted 2021-07-11

A series of helpful links for students in Grades 9-12. Keep Reading


Why Francis Parker Doesn't Want You to Know about Us


Posted 2021-07-11

Why Francis Parker high school doesn't want you to know about our tutoring services. Keep Reading


Life is Like Test Prep.


Posted 2021-07-11

Many of the same trials and tribulations we encounter on a daily basis have parallels in the world of test prep. Keep Reading


SAT & ACT Test Dates / Deadlines / Conversions / Percentiles, 2016-2017


Posted 2021-07-11

SAT & ACT Test Dates / Deadlines / Conversions / Percentiles, 2016-2017 Keep Reading


Private Tutors / College Consultants Banned at Private High Schools in San Diego: What’s the Deal?


Posted 2021-07-11

Brian addresses the hypocrisy of private tutor / college consulting bans at Francis Parker High School, La Jolla Country Day and Bishop's School. Keep Reading


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