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Why do I give all this SAT advice away for free?

Posted 2007-02-02

Lately, a lot of people have been asking me why I chose to start posting my SAT techniques on the web for free. "Aren't you afraid your students won't need you anymore?” they say. Well, no, actually, I'm not! First of all, I post these techniques for the benefit of students who are bright and motivated but perhaps cannot afford to pay for a private tutor. As a product of the public school system myself (kindergarten through senior year of high school), I am proud to know that my advice is ... Keep Reading

The March 10th SAT approaches / McElroy\'s New Tutoring Center

Posted 2007-02-27

So we're less than two weeks away from the March 10th SAT. My tutoring schedule is becoming more and more packed by the minute, so the postings are probably going to slow down for a while. Plus we just leased a new tutoring center, so I have to work on moving us in! I am very excited about the tutoring center--we have a reception/waiting area, as well as a private tutoring room and a small classroom (8 student maximum). This will provide a perfect central location for our tutors to meet with stu... Keep Reading

Sylvan Learning Center Ordered to Pay $11,000 for Failing to Live Up to its \

Posted 2007-06-21

I've always said that there are no guarantees in the tutoring business, and that any company that claims otherwise is simply trying to deceive its clients. I think this recent legal decision makes it very clear that this is the case! "http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1182194749475 : http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1182194749475 In fact, I would go so far as to say that in most cases, the MORE guarantees a tutoring company makes, the LESS satisfied you will be with their service. At Mc... Keep Reading

Work for Us! - Apply to work with the McElroy Tutoring Team this summer

Posted 2007-06-30

Hello everyone: This is the new McElroy Tutoring job ad for Providence-area tutors. I originally had this posted on Providence Craigslist, but a handful of Craiglist users flagged it down and now Craigslist's automated system won't accept a re-post. What really bugs me though, is that I can't even figure out why this job posting deserved flagging in the first place. I would love to hear from anyone who might know the reason, so I can avoid it in any of my newer postings. I believe in flagging ha... Keep Reading

Work for Us - MT San Diego Now Hiring Tutors in all subjects

Posted 2007-08-27

*Now Hiring Ambitious, Talented, and Creative Private Tutors* by Brian McElroy, CEO/Director, McElroy Tutoring "(about Brian) : http://www.mcelroytutoring.com/aboutbrian.html If tutoring has taught me one thing, it is that some students require long explanations, but that others just prefer the raw, condensted stats. This is especially true when it comes to a job posting (I know these things are usually not exciting to read). So I figure I should provide a little bit of both. Here is the brief v... Keep Reading

Announcing our new FAQ / A Solution to one of the Hardest Math Problems on the SAT

Posted 2007-09-19

Hello everyone, I'm happy to announce that we've finally finished our list of Frequently Asked Questions. "Click here : http://www.mcelroytutoring.com/faq.html to read through them. If anyone has a question they would like to ask me that isn't currently listed on the FAQ, please feel free to send me an email at mcelroy@post.harvard.edu. I will try my best to answer your question (and post it on the FAQ) as quickly as I can. In other news, I worked with a private student today who solved one of t... Keep Reading

Customized SAT and ACT progress reports now available for all McElroy Tutoring students

Posted 2007-09-26

McElroy Tutoring has been growing very quickly over the past few months, so suddenly I'm spending the majority of my weekday mornings and afternoons managing company policy, consulting with local parents, and directing our team of tutors. Then, of course, when the late afternoon/evening rolls around, it's time for private tutoring with my SAT, ACT, and college consulting students (I usually tutor from about 2:30 - 9:00 PM on weeknights, 11AM - 5PM on weekends). Finally, at night, I try to add to... Keep Reading

Notes from the October 2007 PSAT

Posted 2008-02-14

So local high school guidance counselors are finally starting to hand back PSAT booklets! Although counselors usually receive the test results in December, many schools wait until January to distribute the results to students. Some of these schools also refuse to hand out the booklets themselves until finals are over. I can only guess that the reason for this delay is that counselors would prefer that their students focus on their classes until final exams are over. It's a good idea in principle... Keep Reading

Scores on Princeton Review SATs at Francis Parker 100-200 points lower than real PSAT scores.

Posted 2008-11-24

In the fall of 2007, Francis Parker High School in San Diego administered a practice SAT exam for their juniors. This test was created by the Princeton Review, a large and well-known test prep company.
Around the same time, Parker juniors took the official PSAT, which was administered by the College Board, the company that makes the SAT. Recently, the Parker counselors handed back the results from both tests. The results were laughable: many students' scores on the Princeton Revi... Keep Reading

SAT Scores of Brian McElroy's private tutoring students average over 2000 points

Posted 2008-02-27

I'm happy to announce that for the first time ever, my March SAT
students have averaged a score of OVER 2000 on their final proctored
SAT practice tests (using only REAL SATs) at the McElroy Tutoring main
office!Congrats to everyone, and good luck on the real thing on Saturday.High scorers included scores of: 2250 (99th percentile)2160 (98th percentile)2120 (97th percentile)2080 (96th percentile)2070 (95th percentile)2000 (93rd percentile)-Brian... Keep Reading

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