luketaylor

About Luke Taylor

Luke has been tutoring standardized tests for a little under four years now. He’s worked with countless students of varying learning styles, academic levels, and personalities. His experience has given a tool belt of strategies and methodologies needed to help any student succeed! When not tutoring, he is a comedian and filmmaker living in beautiful Los Angeles, California.
13 07, 2020

Guide to FAFSA for Financial Aid

By |2020-07-13T17:20:59+00:00July 13th, 2020|Admissions, Uncategorized|

If you plan on applying for financial aid to help pay for college, you will undoubtedly come across FAFSA financial aid. It stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the vast majority of students seeking aid will end up filling it out. The U.S. Department of Education provides over $120 billion in [...]

8 07, 2020

Test Optional School Application Strategies

By |2020-07-08T18:19:41+00:00July 8th, 2020|Admissions, Uncategorized|

Test Optional: What Does it Mean? As you may have heard, with the shake-ups Covid-19 brought this spring to the school calendar, many colleges have moved to being test optional next year (2021). To be exact, that means many schools will not require either the SAT or ACT to apply to them in the fall. [...]

29 05, 2020

SAT Accommodations Guide

By |2020-05-29T14:52:13+00:00May 29th, 2020|SAT, Uncategorized|

For a variety of reasons, you may be wondering about SAT accommodations that are available. Maybe you want to see if you qualify for one, or you already qualify and want to know more details about what your accommodation entails. In this article, we’ll go over both the kinds of accommodations the SAT offers as [...]

15 05, 2020

Should I Apply to College Early Decision?

By |2020-05-15T13:48:07+00:00May 15th, 2020|Admissions, Uncategorized|

When applying to colleges, students are presented with a myriad of options of how and when to apply to college, and they often wonder if they should apply to college early decision.  In this article, we’ll discuss both what applying to College Early Decision entails, as well as whether or not it is the right [...]

17 04, 2020

Should I Take the SAT Subject Tests?

By |2020-04-17T17:15:54+00:00April 17th, 2020|SAT, Uncategorized|

It’s fall of your senior year and you’re ready to apply to college. You’ve got your grades set and your dream SAT score locked. But what’s this!? Every school on your list requires SAT Subject tests? And some of them are only offered once a year?! Don’t let this happen to you! Take a second [...]

17 04, 2020

What’s on the SAT Math with Calculator Test?

By |2020-04-17T17:15:28+00:00April 17th, 2020|SAT, Uncategorized|

The SAT Math with Calculator test is the fourth and final section of the SAT. Students have 55 minutes to complete 38 questions. The first 30 of which are multi choice followed by 8 grid-in questions (meaning you grid in your numerical answer). This section counts for ⅔ of the total SAT math score. The [...]

10 03, 2020

What’s on the ACT Reading Test?

By |2020-03-10T17:09:34+00:00March 10th, 2020|ACT, Uncategorized|

Okay, so the ACT has a reading test, but what should you expect from it, exactly? Are the passages like the literature that students read in school? Do students need to have read certain books or articles beforehand? We’ll go over these questions as well as offer some tips and strategies to best prepare for [...]

14 02, 2020

Should I Take the SAT Essay?

By |2020-02-25T16:14:25+00:00February 14th, 2020|SAT, Uncategorized|

Students often wonder if they need to take the SAT essay...they may have heard it was optional, or that some schools don’t require it, or that it simply doesn’t matter very much. In this article, we’ll go over both what the SAT essay is and whether or not you should take it. What Is the [...]