About Ellery Weil

My name is Ellery, and I’m currently a PhD student in History at University College London, where I’m studying Victorian political movements. I’m originally from Bethesda, Maryland, just outside D.C., and did my undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan, where I graduated in three years, and wrote a column for the university newspaper. I also hold an MA in history from University College London. I’ve had experience tutoring students for standardized tests since 2013. In my spare time, I like exploring London, baking banana bread, and reading thriller novels.
2 01, 2018

How Can My Child Become a Better Test-Taker?

By | 2018-01-02T14:59:02+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|ACT, SAT|0 Comments

One of the most common concerns parents approach me with at Testive is that their child has never been a “good test-taker.” While their child may work hard, and fully understand the material they’re being tested on, they struggle with the test format, or freeze up with anxiety on test day. This is why [...]

7 12, 2017

What Should I Do the Night Before the SAT or ACT?

By | 2017-12-14T20:11:39+00:00 December 7th, 2017|ACT, SAT|0 Comments

As a Testive Coach, I not only guide students as they master the content of the SAT and/or ACT, I also advise them on how to approach the test with the best possible mindset. While the night before the test is generally considered “too late” to make substantial changes in test readiness, this is not [...]

1 11, 2016

Should I Retake the ACT?

By | 2017-12-18T19:12:32+00:00 November 1st, 2016|ACT|0 Comments

As a Testive coach, I often hear students ask themselves if their ACT score is “good enough,” or wonder how many times the ACT is worth taking in the hopes of an improved score. Generally, it feels like taking the ACT again is an obvious choice if you’re dissatisfied with your score, but retaking [...]

1 11, 2016

Should I Retake the SAT?

By | 2017-12-18T19:10:57+00:00 November 1st, 2016|SAT|0 Comments

As a Testive coach, I often hear students ask themselves if a good score is “good enough,” or wonder how many times the SAT is worth taking in the hopes of an improved score. Generally, it feels like taking the SAT again is an obvious choice if you’re dissatisfied with your score, but retaking the [...]