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4 Big Benefits of Online Tutoring

Technology has transformed the learning and teaching processes. Today’s students can seek additional educational assistance online. Some of the subjects that are available online with PVP Test Prep & Tutoring include World History, US History, Social Studies,...

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New Year’s Resolution: Raise Your Score

During December, our thoughts turn to creating our New Year’s resolutions. What are you going to change for this year? If you are in high school, perhaps your New Year’s resolution needs to be to raise your test scores. Maybe you need to raise your test scores a few...

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4 Important Benefits of Online Tutoring

4 Important Benefits of Online Tutoring Technology has transformed the learning and teaching processes. Students of every grade level can find additional assistance online in many subjects including mathematics, science, social studies, and more. Online learning has...

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How to Prepare for a College Admission Test

How to Prepare for a College Admission Test Before you can be accepted to college, some institutions may require that you have an interview with the admissions officer. As you talk to the college representative, you’ll have the opportunity to explain why they should...

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4 Tasks to Do Before Your SAT or ACT

4 Tasks to Do Before Your SAT or ACT The morning and night before your ACT or SAT test date, you do not want to be cramming. However, there are many things you should be doing during that time. Here are four tasks that you must do in the final hours leading up to your...

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Six Tips to Reduce Test Anxiety

Six Tips to Reduce Test Anxiety Taking exams can be incredibly stressful. For some individuals, tests can create a type of anxiety that can feel overwhelming. When taking exams, such as the SAT and ACT, there can be a lot of pressure placed on that individual. Here...

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Creating Your Own Person

Creating Your Own Person Everyone wants to become what they have always desired to be, but sometimes we have a hard time getting there. Whether you might be struggling with yourself, are feeling down, or just simply need someone to push you in the right direction,...

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Make Sure You’re Ready for Testing

Make Sure You’re Ready for Testing Education is said to be the great leveler in life. You may be starting from a low place, but with an education you can end up high and well. To finish well, classes will definitely be accompanied by exams for which students get...

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Mistakes You’re Making when Hiring a Tutor

Mistakes You’re Making when Hiring a Tutor Test prep can take you a long way towards your goals. Making great scores on your college entrance exams can mean the difference between getting into the school of your dreams and settling with your 2nd or 3rd options. It...

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The Best Online Tutoring Platform

PVP Test Prep – The Best Online Tutoring Platform Are you a student who finds yourself having a hard time perfecting your tests? Or are you a parent who needs professional assistance regarding your child’s educational and career path options? Do not be pressured as...

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The Top 2 Advantages of Private Tutoring

The Top 2 Advantages of Private Tutoring A lot of parents believe that private tutoring is just an added expense. But why are there many who are now enlisting the help of private tutors? It’s simple really: for your child to be a top performer, you have to make use of...

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The New “New”

Every year we track admission scores, acceptance rates, and testing requirements of many schools. The data is used to provide a ball park figure. In our nearly decade of existence PVP Test Prep and Tutoring has tracked these scores and noticed a year-to-year trend of...

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Why You Should Choose PVP Test Prep

Why You Should Choose PVP Test Prep At PVP Test Prep we strive in providing test preparation options for all clients from a freshman in high school to seniors. We understand the importance test preparation and have developed different programs to meet the needs of...

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Roots to the Past, Present, and Future

The word engineering comes from the Latin root ingenuity. Venus, the long held “sister” of the Earth, implores us to tend to our home with studious tenacity. We must avoid the fate of Venus and its surface temperature hot enough to melt lead. We must persevere and...

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Test Preparation Can Get You Into Your Dream College

Test Preparation Can Get You Into Your Dream College There are several benefits that a test preparation can do for you. First and foremost, undergoing a test prep will mold you into a competitive candidate for your dream college. Yes, some top universities and...

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Free ACT Diagnostic Until the End of June

Gain traction on your path to college this summer.  Free diagnostic in actual conditions format.  Free test and consult to review the diagnostic report.  Come see your individualized test prep plan.  Call today to schedule your test.  310-544-6000

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Four Intelligent Benefits of Online Tutoring

Four Intelligent Benefits of Online Tutoring As a student, do you want to ensure you remain at the top of your game, or perhaps, you find yourself struggling with a particular subject? Having someone who has expert knowledge in a particular subject, regularly work...

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Client Testimonial

Last year about this time, my daughter, then a junior, had studied for several weeks with one of the big test prep companies, but she was making no progress.  We called PVP Test Prep and talked to Jim, who invited us to come right in.  In a single hour-long interview,...

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Smashed Records

In the time it took this years graduating class to go from freshperson to senior, UCLA’s application figures rose in excess of 25%. Some can attribute this to the common app as UC berkley tops 89,000 this year. Some may think it due to a social-economic trend away...

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Test Preparation & Tutoring: Why is it Important?

Test Preparation & Tutoring: Why is it Important? Why do you really need some test preparation and why do these really matter? Every student is different and unique. Since every student has different strengths and weaknesses, you can’t expect that all...

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Dawn of the Internet: Advantages of Online Learning

Dawn of the Internet: Advantages of Online Learning Welcome to the advent of the internet and technological breakthroughs! Almost everything can now be accomplished with just a single click. Thanks to the internet, there are people who are able to work at home without...

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AP Season Settles onto Students

Rusty on the Krebs Cycle? Confused about the Second Law of Thermodynamics? Wondering what the heck is a Dangling Modifier? When exactly was the Boston Tea Party? Whats the big deal with Covalent bonds? Perhaps it is time to brush up in preparation for the upcoming AP...

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The Importance of the Quality Time You Put In

The Importance of the Quality Time You Put In The preparation you carry out before taking a big test such as the ACT, SAT or PSAT involves a lot more than simply putting in the time. A lot of students believe that their results will depend solely on how many hours...

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Getting Over Exam Nerves

Getting Over Exam Nerves Words like “ACT” and “SAT” often strike fear into the hearts of many high school students. Many people feel that such examinations are more or less a single huge, deciding factor in their future careers. In addition to the pressure that school...

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Test Preparation

Test Preparation Moving on from high school to college or even from college to grad school is a big step. Some students start getting prepared for the upcoming tests really early, taking the time to plan out how much time they will need to get themselves into the...

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Tips and Strategies To Ace Your Qualifying Exams

Tips and Strategies To Ace Your Qualifying Exams To ace your qualifying exams, you have to be prepared. Preparedness means being both physically and mentally ready as the situation can be stressful. One way to dealing with the situation is being relaxed during the...

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How to Prepare for A Test

How to Prepare for A Test Studying for a test can prove to be very stressful if you have no idea where to start from. Of course, the test is not the only thing on your daily schedule as you need to do some chores, work part time or even spend quality time with your...

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Distractions When Studying For Tests

Distractions When Studying For Tests As a widely known test preparation facility in Palos Verdes Peninsula and the Bay Area in California, PVP Test Prep has proven its abilities in ACT and SAT test preparation for the past seven years! Here you can get a high-quality...

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A Mom’s Testimonial

Anna went through several ACT prep courses but her scores kept dropping. She was feeling very disappointed and frustrated. After she joined PVP Test prep and tutoring her scores improved dramatically. They give individual attention to each student and helped them...

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The Real Power of an Education

Education is not easy.  To some, it may be frustrating for a professor to say, “forget most of what you learned last class about leases, as tax laws have rendered that information obsolete.” Discoveries that can improve and even save lives, however, are more important...

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Force Multiplier

What if I told you the reading section of the ACT is the hardest to tutor, train, and study for? What if I told you The Old Man and the Sea is not about fishing? Perhaps you would respond that these devices of rhetoric are merely a banal platitude. It begs the larger...

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Writer’s Workshop and Education

Writers find inspiration in numerous places. We will be introducing a Writer’s Workshop in the near future.  The late David Foster Wallace was a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as Claremont McKenna College.  His posthumous novel,...

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Golf, Normalizing, and the ACT

Although a test taking student will not need a three foot lateral burst of speed like a tennis player, there remain significant comparisons to tackling the ACT and sports. A student athlete and a prospective collegian taking the ACT or SAT should prepare for the big...

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College Class of 2021 Early Report

Boston College (BC) increased its early action applications acceptance by 5%. BC brings with it an average score of 33 on the ACT and 1425 on the SAT. Brown University admitted 22% of early applicants, and Dartmouth College let in 28%. Experts predict the Northwestern...

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California Dreaming

There are 10 UC Universities. There are 23 California State Universities. The CSU system serves 460,200 students under the wing of 24,405 faculty- the largest system in the nation. Between these 33 universities the needs of California’s students should be met…but, is...

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Get Into the College of Your Choice with Test Prep

Many students are juggling schoolwork, a job, extracurricular activities and other commitments. As such, some put off the ACT or SAT and just hope to get a good score. However, as it is with college applications, there is usually lots of preparations and planning that...

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Apatheia or How Philosophy Leads to Meta-Cognition

Reading comprehension, critical thinking, and meta-cognition remain seemingly lofty goals(see 2016 ACT.org National report) . One UK study promotes that even a modest course in philosophy can correlate to improved math and literacy skills. While cognitive based...

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Ways to Build Exceptional Writing Skills

Perhaps more than ever, good writing skills are a highly valued commodity when it comes to college admissions and—down the road—a successful professional life. In an era where students’ scores on the SAT’s writing section are steadily declining, it can make a world of...

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Prepping for Important Tests

When you are a student, it is important to prepare for important tests such as the ACT or the SAT. While students work hard to do well on such tests, it is up the parents to ensure they are ready. Parents can schedule prep classes for their children to provide...

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Be Prepared for Your Next Test!

Pop quiz: What causes more anxiety than almost anything else in America for students? If you guessed testing, then you were right. Other than paying for college, testing probably is the source of the most anxiety in American students today. From the PSAT to the SAT...

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Which Test is Best?

With the old 2400 format and the ACT, we found that 40% of students showed an advantage between the ACT and SAT ranging from a slight to a significant advantage over one test or the other. Even for those students planning on the community college route some colleges,...

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The Aspiration Gap

A previous blog spoke of the transfer gap between community college students who desire to transfer and to graduate with a four year degree. The most recent report by the ACT, The Condition of College & Career Readiness highlights the aspirational gap between...

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The PSAT is Almost Here

The PSAT and the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test or NMSQT are right around the corner. In a few weeks, Juniors will have the opportunity to showcase their test taking techniques. We have had a few students become semi-finalists with the inception of the new...

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How the new FAFSA Deadline Impacts You

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA has moved its start time. This changes the process in several ways. Instead of January, the new date of October 1st is meant to get you the results before you commit to a college. This is intended to give you a...

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Math and Science Simplified

PVP Test Prep has been providing test preparation and curriculum tutoring services for over 12 years now. Our primary objective is to assist students in overcoming some of the common challenges associated with ACT and SAT test preparation. Our team of dedicated tutors...

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Returns by Majors

Return By Major The Economist has compiled data as to the return of graduates by major. STEM has been a major buzz word lately. It has long been known that Engineers yield high rates of returns. Life may not be about mathematically proving that using a refrigerator to...

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4 Big Benefits of Online Tutoring

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Technology has transformed the learning and teaching processes. Today’s students can seek additional educational assistance online. Some of the subjects that are available online with PVP Test Prep & Tutoring include World History, US History, Social Studies, Government, Economics, Geography, Arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and all other major K-12 subjects. Online tutoring has proved to be both convenient and effective. Here are four big benefits of online...

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New Year’s Resolution: Raise Your Score

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During December, our thoughts turn to creating our New Year’s resolutions. What are you going to change for this year? If you are in high school, perhaps your New Year’s resolution needs to be to raise your test scores. Maybe you need to raise your test scores a few points to have more scholarship opportunities, or perhaps you need to raise your score to be eligible for scholarships. Whatever the reason, if you want to raise your score, we have some suggestions. How Do I Raise My Score? We have several suggestions so that you can begin to...

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4 Important Benefits of Online Tutoring

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4 Important Benefits of Online Tutoring Technology has transformed the learning and teaching processes. Students of every grade level can find additional assistance online in many subjects including mathematics, science, social studies, and more. Online learning has proven to be not only convenient, but effective as well. If you are considering online tutoring for yourself or your children, check out these benefits: Learn at your convenience One of the benefits of online tutoring is that the location of the student and that of the tutor are...

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How to Prepare for a College Admission Test

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How to Prepare for a College Admission Test Before you can be accepted to college, some institutions may require that you have an interview with the admissions officer. As you talk to the college representative, you’ll have the opportunity to explain why they should choose you. Most interviews will not be a make or break situation. However, the information collected by the admission officer will be added to your test scores and essays. Just like with any interview you need to be prepared. Here are some important tips to guide you: Be Prepared...

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4 Tasks to Do Before Your SAT or ACT

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4 Tasks to Do Before Your SAT or ACT The morning and night before your ACT or SAT test date, you do not want to be cramming. However, there are many things you should be doing during that time. Here are four tasks that you must do in the final hours leading up to your exam. Get a Good Night’s Rest Many students believe that it can be beneficial to cram the night before their ACT or SAT. However, that is quite the opposite of what they should be doing. Instead of cramming, it is vital to get a good night’s sleep. First, be sure to eat a good...

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Six Tips to Reduce Test Anxiety

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Six Tips to Reduce Test Anxiety Taking exams can be incredibly stressful. For some individuals, tests can create a type of anxiety that can feel overwhelming. When taking exams, such as the SAT and ACT, there can be a lot of pressure placed on that individual. Here are some simple ways to reduce the anxiety you may be experiencing for an upcoming test: Ask for Help: It is okay to ask for help if you are finding yourself struggling on a topic. This may be a peer, or you may invest in a tutor. Practice Breathing Technique: Practice some deep...

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Creating Your Own Person

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Creating Your Own Person Everyone wants to become what they have always desired to be, but sometimes we have a hard time getting there. Whether you might be struggling with yourself, are feeling down, or just simply need someone to push you in the right direction, talking to someone can help. While it seems odd to poor all your problems into a complete stranger, talking to someone you know could make your situation worse because they are emotionally involved as well. Choosing a therapist to talk about your goals, family problems, relationship...

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Make Sure You’re Ready for Testing

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Make Sure You’re Ready for Testing Education is said to be the great leveler in life. You may be starting from a low place, but with an education you can end up high and well. To finish well, classes will definitely be accompanied by exams for which students get graded. Hurdling through the exams are accomplished by many through different means – some do it alone, others get tutorial services like PVP Test Prep to help them. The first thing you will notice with PVP is their recognition of the differences in learning styles of students. This...

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Top Reasons to Consider Private Test Preparation When Taking SAT or ACT

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Top Reasons to Consider Private Test Preparation When Taking SAT or ACT  If you are a high school senior who is set on entering the university of your choice, then getting good scores on your SAT or ACT is a must. To achieve this end, proper preparation before taking the exam is your key to success. While studying for the SAT or ACT on your own can definitely help, you should also consider entering PVP Test Prep’s private test preparation program for the following reasons: Maximum Support When you get private tutoring at PVP Test Prep, it...

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Mistakes You’re Making when Hiring a Tutor

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Mistakes You’re Making when Hiring a Tutor Test prep can take you a long way towards your goals. Making great scores on your college entrance exams can mean the difference between getting into the school of your dreams and settling with your 2nd or 3rd options. It might sound easy to find a tutor and hire them but not choosing the right one could cost you big! Take a look at these common mistakes and how to avoid them:  Not looking into their background – Most people think that finding a tutor is no big deal. If their credentials check out or...

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