Test-Prep Advice

PSA: Scores from the June 4, 2022 SAT will not be available until July 13th.


Posted 2022-06-22

Due to delays associated with scoring the AP exams, which are also written by the College Board, June 4th SAT scores will take over a month to be returned — instead of the usual two weeks. Keep Reading


Registration is now open for the August, October, November, and December 2022 SATs.


Posted 2022-06-03

You can now register for the August, October, November, and December 2022 SATs via the College Board website. Keep Reading


SAT and ACT test dates, 2022-2023 Academic Year


Posted 2022-06-01

Here's my handy guide to all the SATs and ACTs scheduled for the upcoming 2022-23 academic year. Print it out and stick it on your wall or fridge as motivation! 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 2022-10-17

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 Me


Posted 2022-09-26

Why Francis Parker high school doesn't want you to know about my 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


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