WHO ARE LOGICPREP’S INSTRUCTORS?
Our instructors come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, most hold degrees from prestigious universities such as Harvard, Duke, Princeton, and Yale, and all have scored in the 99th percentile on every test section they teach. Aside from demonstrating high levels of personal success, our instructors are extensively trained in LogicPrep’s curriculum and teaching methods before they begin working with students.
HOW LONG DOES THE LOGICPREP TEST PREP PROCESS USUALLY TAKE?
The following factors determine the length of the prep process:
- Student aptitude
- Prior knowledge
- Work ethic and emotional maturity
The initial 70% of score improvement generally happens within the first 3-4 months, while the final 30% may take an additional season. Most errors on standardized tests come from careless errors — the errors that come from disorganized problem-solving — or insufficient grasp of the test material. Many beginning students also have trouble with the time constraints of the ACT and SAT, so they may end a test section without having seen many questions. Eliminating the incidence of careless errors depends mostly on a student’s work ethic and willingness to adopt new methods. Our students also come in with a wide range of levels of exposure to the test material, which in turn affects the speed at which they are able to learn.
HOW CAN MY CHILD MAXIMIZE HIS/HER INVESTMENT IN TEST PREP?
- Make sure that your child is able to devote 2-6 hours per week to studying. Students are encouraged to schedule time to study in the LogicPrep Mind Gym. The faster a student is able to learn the fundamentals of algebra and geometry — which comprise the majority of ACT and SAT math material — as well as gain fluency in English grammar, writing mechanics and reading comprehension, the less time it will take to reach his/her target scores.
- Encourage your child to attend weekend practice tests at the LogicPrep office. Year after year, our students who attend the most practice tests show the most overall improvement and end the process with the highest scores.
- Have your child begin lessons in their weaker subjects first. Getting a head start on the most challenging test sections will not only reduce the total number of hours spent preparing, but it will ensure a manageable workload throughout the whole ACT/SAT prep process.
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO ATTEND LOGICPREP’S PRACTICE TESTS?
Simply put, there is a direct correlation between number of test our students attend and their overall score improvement. In addition to helping students learn how to strategize under time constraints, the tests help students, instructors, parents, and test prep advisors track students’ progress. The practice tests can also help alleviate test anxiety by familiarizing students with official testing conditions.
DOES LOGICPREP HAVE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES?
Yes. At LogicPrep, several of our instructors have trained to deal specifically with students that require extra attention. We know how to teach content in a diversity of styles to improve memory encoding, and we help students develop the “metacognitive” skills necessary to understanding how they learn, so they can practice techniques that minimize distraction, maximize attention, and optimize working memory. Whether we’re working with students on curricular subjects or material for standardized tests, our instructors are well-experienced and excited to help.