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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 2019-05-03

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

SAT / ACT Percentiles and Score Comparison Chart (Updated for 2017-18)

Posted 2018-01-16

Helpful Tools to compare your SAT and ACT scores. Keep Reading

PSAT Test-Day Tips

Posted 2016-11-01

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

Brian’s QRST Method for Success on Standardized Exams

Posted 2019-03-20

Brian's Patented "QRST Method" (Question, Recognition, Strategy, Technique) for cracking the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT and ISEE. Keep Reading

We Write the Books on Test Prep.

Posted 2010-11-08

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

Everything is Obvious...Once you Know the Answer.

Posted 2013-10-24

It's been a long while since I checked in (blame my busy tutoring schedule), so today I'd like to tell a story that illustrates our teaching philosophy at McElroy Tutoring. Keep Reading

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

Posted 2011-07-27

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 2012-03-20

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 2015-06-13

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

Life is Like Test Prep.

Posted 2015-03-17

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

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