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Another Thank You Note

Dear Ms Dalby
My daughter Bhuvana Pandalai was one of your students . She and I have been helping a lot of parents and students through college application process and preparation during high school. Most of these parents and students don’t even know ACT tests agreed and they have been asking where Bhuvana did her ACT tutoring. I have recommended your center to multiple parents.   I think couple of them have taken your course. One parent came back and said their son get a near perfect score.
I strongly believe Bhuvana’s top ACT scores were the results of your  excellent tutoring and would like to officially put your website as a reference site in our presentation and on our website. Please let me know if you are ok with us doing that.
Sindhu  Rajan

2019-10-12T19:16:58-04:00

At Home TJ Math Drills

When clients call for advice to get into TJ, the first thing I do is have them take a one hour at-home math test to see how strong the student’s problem solving skills are.  My test is extremely predictive: a poor score means acceptance to TJ is nil unless the student takes action to improve basic math skills.

To address the deficit, we conduct math drills for 7th graders on Tuesday evenings during the spring and summer.  The students come in, sit for a timed 25 question test, and then we review the problems that gave them difficulty.  This is an excellent method for improving math test taking skills and over the years it has made a dramatic difference, in conjunction with our comprehensive TJ prep class and SIS workshop, in enhancing their admissions outcomes.

Unfortunately hurdles abound for parents trying to get to our drill classes.

> I can’t get there on a weekday evening.
> It is too far.
> There is too much traffic.
> I’m too busy.
> The drill class is at dinner time.
> She has sports conflicts.
> He has a test.
> He has after school activities.

Fortunately we are working on a solution.  We have started math drills at home project and have launched our first drill.

We have four drills scheduled so far.

Drill #1 average difficulty
Drill #2 higher difficulty – recommended if you did well on drill #1
Drill #3 average difficult – recommended if you did poorly on drill #1
Drill #4 higher difficulty – recommended if you did poorly on drill #2

We will continue making drills if there is a demand for the videos.

To find out more, click here.

2019-05-04T16:28:40-04:00

Get Last Minute Tutoring for the Following Subjects

Help welcome guest tutor, Vik Magadi,

who comes highly recommended by Inspiring Test Prep’s clients. He is graduating from the highly esteemed STEM school, Thomas Jefferson High School of Science and Technology, with a GPA well over 4.0 and SAT scores of 1590.  He is uniquely qualified to tutor the following subjects: math through BC Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics for the low price of $70/hour (a $35 discount off our regular price).  He is also available for SAT 2 prep for the June and August SAT subject test (at $150/hour).

To find out if he can tutor a topic not listed, call him directly at 703-850-8742, then book a session by clicking this link for academic and this link for SAT 2.

If preparing for a SAT subject test, you will need to take a subject test diagnostic before the first tutoring session.  The hour long test can be booked here at $25/each. Vik is available Monday through Thursday 5pm to 8pm, Saturday 11am to 2pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm for the remainder of the school year.  During the summer he is available 11am to 5pm Monday through Thursday.

2019-10-12T19:15:39-04:00

Upcoming Presentations

LearningRx – A New Approach to Old Problems

Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 7:30pm

Recently, I met with Maureen Loftus, Executive Director, of LearningRx of Vienna and Reston. What an exciting meeting! I am astounded by what this brain training method can do.

She recounted situation after situation in which students have been able to train their brain to create new pathways and connections to learn previously challenging academic studies. (more…)

2019-10-12T19:16:19-04:00

Free ACT Diagnostic Test

SAT or ACT?  Try a Free Diagnostic Test.

If you are like many students, you are unclear which test is the right test for you: the redesigned SAT or the ACT.

To help you figure out which test to take, you can come take a free, no obligation 3-hour ACT on select Saturdays at 11:00 am with Inspiring Test Preparation.  This get acquainted offer is good for new clients only*.    This test is used for the first class of our ACT preparation.

 Sign up here. (more…)

2019-02-26T18:57:27-04:00