April 15th, 2021 | Season 2 | 17 mins 29 secs
act, classes, high school, prep, q&a, qualify, scholarships, test
Listen in as students post questions at the end of one of my online workshops. I answer as they are posted, and you can listen to all my answers in this episode.
April 8th, 2021 | Season 2 | 18 mins 11 secs
5th experimental, high school, prep, qualify, scholarships, test
Most ACT tests now have a 5th experimental section. Most stay and try on this section. In this episode, I explain what this section is and why you should never take it.
April 1st, 2021 | Season 2 | 16 mins 41 secs
act, high school, prep, reading, speed, test
If you find yourself running out of time in reading, many students give up on the last passage. Using this simple tip, students who struggle finishing reading can immediately raise their scores.
February 18th, 2021 | Season 2 | 15 mins 46 secs
high school, math, prep, qualify, scholarships, test
Have you ever wondered what percent of the math test is geometry? Or maybe you wonder if certain math topics are tested. In this episode, we go question by question from the July 2020 national ACT test. We look at the concepts tested and break down what percentage of questions are each category.
February 11th, 2021 | Season 2 | 23 mins 38 secs
high school, prep, qualify, scholarships, science, test
Although the ACT has been virtually the same for the last few decades, there are subtle changes that are important to know. In this episode, we'll discuss some of the changes you'll see in the science section of the test.
January 14th, 2021 | Season 2 | 30 mins 3 secs
high school, math, ms, prep, qualify, scholarships, test
As we start the new year, we reflect on the challenges of 2020 and turn our focus to a new beginning in 2021.
November 19th, 2020 | Season 2 | 24 mins 17 secs
act, high school, prep, qualify, scholarships, test, writing
Students wonder if they should take the ACT writing test. And if so, how should the essay be written to get a great score. In this episode, we break down the ACT writing test and look at the strategies needed to maximize your score.
November 12th, 2020 | Season 2 | 18 mins 55 secs
act, english, grammar, high school, prep, qualify, scholarships, test, who, whom
In high school, choosing between who and whom was very difficult for me. But once I learned a simple trick, this became one of the easiest things in the English language. In this episode, we dive back into the English section of the ACT and learn when to pick who and when to choose whom.
October 29th, 2020 | Season 2 | 20 mins 53 secs
act, best in class, best practices, high school, prep, qualify, scholarships, test
As I work with high schools across the country, I often say, "Man, every school should do this." In this episode, we discuss a few of these and what I label "Best in Class."
October 1st, 2020 | Season 2 | 22 mins 52 secs
act, adoption, embryo, english, grammar, high school, indefinite pronouns, prep, qualify, scholarships, snowflake, test
Often, indefinite pronouns are used incorrectly. Even though I teach how to use them, I still make mistakes. Today I’m going to explain how to correctly use indefinite pronouns. And stick around for the end of the episode because I’ll tell you a small part of our adoptive family story.