"Sure, you have tips and tricks for the tests themselves - but how do I improve my child's overall reading skills in preparation for your tutoring?"
In other words, parents recognize the value of proper testing strategy, but they also understand that students who are "good readers" will always do better on these tests than students who aren't.
While the SAT and ACT aren't intelligence tests, it would be ridiculous to say that they don't reward students with better mathematical and verbal processing abilities. Think of these tests like basketball: anyone can be good, but it still helps to be tall.
So how do you make your child "taller?" How do you improve his/her reading comprehension abilities before he/she ever steps into the testing center? While the best answer would be, "a lifetime devotion to developing your child's reading ability and love of learning," there are four things parents can start doing immediately that'll have a large impact:
1. Your child needs to read challenging material every single day. I had a conversation yesterday that went something like this: