December 15, 2015

New SAT/ACT Comparison Diagnostic Exam to be offered in Summer 2016

We’ve been inundated with questions about the new SAT! As many of you know, the SAT is going through some big changes beginning with the March 2016 exam (see our previous blog post for a discussion on some of the alterations). The College Board has let it be known that this first… Read more

June 3, 2014

Summer Opportunities at Pacific Learning Academy

School is out in a few weeks – great news for area students, and a possible headache for families trying to keep their kids both busy and enriched. [Tweet this!] While you begin to plan what June, July and August look like for you and your family, keep in mind… Read more

April 3, 2014

Busting Some SAT/ACT Myths with Jenni Butz

If you have the right information and preparation, the SAT/ACT don’t have to be scary. In the video below, Jenni Butz discusses some common SAT/ACT myths and how you can prepare to meet the challenge. If you don’t like your score, take it again! The test is given nationwide almost… Read more

July 19, 2013

Streamline your SAT essay planning using databases

“What is courage?” “Are some people more equal than others?” “Is there such a thing as an inherently selfless act?” How about, “Is there such a thing as an easy SAT essay prompt?” While ACT test-takers  happily write about the perils of vending machines in schools or the disadvantages of… Read more

April 23, 2013

To Guess or Not To Guess? SAT Version

You may have heard of the SAT’s notorious wrong-answer penalty. Get a question wrong, and not only do you not get the point, but you also lose an additional 1/4th point. It sounds cruel, but it’s really just there to make sure that random guessing can’t change your score very… Read more

March 19, 2013

When should my child take the SAT and ACT?

As you undoubtedly know, the college admissions process has many different components that students must juggle while simultaneously challenging themselves with rigorous courses and demanding sports and extracurricular schedules. When you factor in college visits, PSATs, SATs, ACTs, application essays, requesting letters of applications, interviews, FAFSA, and, of course, the… Read more

February 19, 2013

SAT/ACT Diagnostic: Save Time & Money with shortened prep

Hey, Juniors and Sophomores, want to cut your test prep in half? If you’ve been dreading spending months prepping for both the SAT and ACT, Pacific Learning Academy has great news for you! We offer a comprehensive SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test that mimics the questions and conditions of the real SAT… Read more

January 21, 2013

Test Prep: Classroom Course vs. 1:1 Tutoring

[Carrie is the SAT/ACT Program Manager at Pacific Learning Academy] With college admissions becoming increasingly competitive, particularly for the top colleges, more and more students are spending considerable time preparing for the SAT and ACT, the standardized tests to get into college. Gone are the days when students simply show… Read more

March 30, 2012

The 3D Pythagorean Theorem

[Kirsten’s note: Micah teaches Math, Physics, and test prep at Pacific Learning Academy. Below he’s reminding all of us students (old and young alike) that there’s more to Pythagoras’ theorem than we might remember!] Most people are familiar with the traditional 2D Pythagorean theorem, which states that for any right… Read more

March 3, 2012

What’s the difference between the ACT and the SAT?

Since all 4-year colleges and universities accept the ACT, students should no longer waste their time prepping for both the SAT and the ACT. What’s important is that a student take the BEST test to show off their abilities and impress the colleges they’d like to attend. [Tweet this] Taking… Read more

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