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So far Kate Dalby has created 54 blog entries.

Introducing Flex Prep

WHAT IS FLEX PREP?

Want to skip the classes and online group prep? Looking for a customized prep? Don’t despair! Flex prep is year-round tutoring ONLINE for the SAT and ACT.

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2021-06-02T16:48:58-04:00

Introducing Mindprint Learning Assessments

We are exciting to announce that Inspiring Test Preparation is now offering Mindprint assessments to determine the best approach to preparing students for standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT.

WHAT IS MINDPRINT?  

Mindprint is a self-paced online cognitive assessment. It was developed by scientists at Penn Medicine with a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. It measures the ten cognitive skills most closely correlated to success in academics and on standardized tests. The Mindprint report  give tutors insights into the unique learning needs of each of their students and allows them to customize their instruction to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of student outcomes. A practice test will tell you what a student got wrong; Mindprint will tell why and what you can do about it.

Mindprint Test Prep Reports are specifically designed to support students and tutors who are prepping for the SAT and ACT. The reports will tell you whether a student has a cognitive affinity for one test over the other and by how much. They will project potential scoring ranges for each test and each section and provide a worksheet to help tutors identify the areas of greatest potential improvement. They also map suggested test prep and learning strategies to each individual student’s unique strengths.

SPECIAL OFFER

We are so persuaded that Mindprint will help us help you test more effectively, that we are, for a short time, offering the $199 assessment at a price of $65.

You will get Mindprint’s report and a private consultation with Kate Dalby to discuss the report and how we can help achieve better test results for your student.  There is no obligation for future services.  If you purchase a flex prep package, you will get a $65 rebate on that purchase.

To purchase an assessment,

click here. Enter student’s birth month & year in note to business.

You will receive a testing link within 24-48 hours.  Text Kate at 703-203-5796 if you don’t get a link.

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2021-05-10T17:15:20-04:00

What are the SAT Question and Answer Service and ACT Test Information Release?

From time to time students will be confused by their performance on their SAT or ACT.  They will say: “I don’t understand why my English score dropped”, or “I thought I aced the math, what happened”?

To better understand test performance, both College Board and ACT provide a service that allows you to purchase a copy of the test you took.  This service is not available for all test dates, but in 2020-21, SAT is releasing the tests for October, March and May, and ACT is releasing the tests for December, April, and June.

Both services provide you a clean copy of the test, your answers, and the correct answers.  I highly recommend you order the test if you wish to do further test preparation.  This can be done when you register for your test or after you get your scores.  You have up to five months after your test date to order the SAT; you have six months to order the ACT.

The name of College Board’s service is the Question and Answer Service.  (Do not confuse this with the Answer Verification Service available for all test dates and described on the same page).  Click here to find out more.

The equivalent product from ACT is called the Test Information Release.  To order your ACT test, click this link for further instructions.

For insight on why scores can fluctuate, read this article that discusses variability in the ACT Science scores.

For questions, write Kate Dalby at kvs@katedalby.com

2021-03-04T20:34:36-05:00

Lighthouse Career Coaching – Deciding on a College Major and Career Path

WHY IS DECIDING ON A COLLEGE MAJOR AND CAREER PATH SO HARD?

There are more than 12,000 careers and 315 academic majors. No wonder so many students struggle to find their direction! An investment in career assessments will your student discover and select the study and employment options that “fit” them This insight will help them graduate on time, be happier and do better with their studies, and gain the experiences future employers will want to see in a new grad hire.

Let’s connect to schedule a free exploratory phone call.
You’ll learn more about how coaching will help you and decide if our styles
would match well as we work together on your goals.

Schedule a Call

LighthouseCareerCoaching.com
lighthousecareercoach@gmail.com
linkedin.com/in/anneshields1
585.532.7868

Anne Keenan Shields

Anne Shields, CEO of Lighthouse Career Coaching, has 35+ years of career coaching experience with students and alumni at nationally ranked colleges. She will tailor her work to meet your student’s needs just as she has previously coached thousands of students–helping them choose a major, explore and test out career interests, choose and land internships and jobs, and decide when/if graduate school is the next best step.

2021-02-13T09:49:56-05:00

Summer SALE! Convenient 1-on-1 Online Prep – BONUSES

Summer Prep 2021 SALE! Registration deadline is May 31, 2021.  Early sign-up improves chances of scheduling appointments that work for YOU.  Purchase Flex Prep package at the regular price and get an extra hour of tutoring in addition to the two (2) bonus half-hours.  That’s eight hours of prep – a $1,600 value – for the price of six hours.  Save BIG!

Yes.  We are online for business.


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2021-06-02T16:40:20-04:00