Test-Prep Advice

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 2021-08-11

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

Why do I freely share so much of my test-prep advice and materials?

Posted 2021-07-06

Over the decades, many have asked me why I made the conscious decision to start posting my test-prep techniques and materials on the web for free. "Aren't you afraid your students won't need you anymore?” they say. Well, no, actually, I'm not! Keep Reading

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