Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Summer ACT & SAT Prep Tailored to Your Needs

The countdown is on: only a few more weeks of the school year then, SUMMER BREAK!

With summer break comes sun, fun and...test prep

That is right. If you are a rising junior or senior, it is time to get started or ramp up your SAT and ACT prep

Fret not because CROSSWALK has a great summer test prep plan available to both Monterey Peninsula locals and anyone with the ability to Skype. All sessions are conducted by Brooke Higgins, Founder and Lead Test Prep Instructor for CROSSWALK

The best part of this summer plan is that you pick and choose the classes that work for you. Or save some money and sign up for the whole program. Whatever works for you this summer.

Here is an overview of the summer sessions: 

SAT vs ACT: Compare, Contrast and Diagnose
SAT and ACT: Play the Numbers Game
SAT and ACT: Tackle Math Problems
SAT and ACT: Read for Details
SAT and ACT: Spot English Errors
SAT and ACT: Interpret Science Data and Passages
SAT and ACT: Maximize Your Essay Score
SAT and ACT: Create a Study Plan for More Success

Not too stressful, right? 

Interested? Contact CROSSWALK to learn more. Remember: you can pay by the class or do all of them, whatever works for your budget and schedule. Sessions take place at the Stevenson School in Pebble Beach or via Skype. 

Alternatively, if you need private tutoring, CROSSWALK can also offer face-to-face tutors or tutoring via Skype. Contact us today to reserve your spot. 

Summer is upon us so get planning for your test prep today! 

CROSSWALK has been the Monterey Peninsula's local resource for test prep and tutoring for over ten years. Contact CROSSWALK today to learn more

Thursday, May 12, 2016

ACT vs SAT: Testing Wars Heat Up, Part II

Just when you thought the dust settled between the College Board, makers of the SAT, and ACT, Inc., makers of the ACT, the rivalry started a new chapter.

This time, the battle lines are drawn around access to free test preparation materials. But the good news is that the winners of this battle are the students. Truly. 

For a long time, free ACT resources were available at while SAT resources were rarely free. That changed when the SAT partnered with the Khan Academy. With the unveiling of the new SAT format in March 2016, the College Board also launched a partnership with Khan Academy to make SAT prep resources available to all, free of charge. 

In an apparent reaction to the SAT/Khan alliance, ACT, Inc. has countered with its own alliance with Kaplan Test Prep. This partnership will provide live on-line instruction, real-time interaction with teachers and access to recorded sessions. 

Low-income students that register with ACT, Inc. with a fee waiver will not be charged to use the new Kaplan resources. Other students will find the cost of this platform very reasonable. 

Kudos for the makers of the ACT for providing more availability to instructional materials. Further reason why you don't necessarily need to hire a tutor to help you navigate the process.

Nevertheless, if you could benefit from some experienced guidance through SAT and ACT preparation with a CROSSWALK tutor, don't hesitate to contact us here. CROSSWALK is the Monterey Peninsula's local resource for test prep, boot camps and academic instruction.