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Parents & Teachers

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Dear Parent,I’ve spent my entire career teaching families how to beat the SAT and ACT. These exams, when approached properly, can be one of the easiest aspects of your entire college application process. When approached improperly, they can be a nightmare. Proper parental involvement is often the difference between the two, and I’ve learned precisely what parents must (and must not) do to turn things in their favor.These guides were originally written for friends and colleagues of my one-on-one clientele. I made them read this material before I would work with them. The advice contained within these guides have made a huge impact on my results as an SAT/ACT tutor. If you follow my lead, you’ll have a stress-free, successful experience, and you’ll be able to gently nudge your child while preserving your relationship. I wrote these guides because I want to empower you with all the information you need to ensure that your family’s experience is a positive one.Whether you decide to work with me through Green Test Prep or not, these materials will teach you droves about the proper ways to be a good “test prep parent.” The information within this section will erase much of the uncertainty you’re feeling about the SAT/ACT prep process, and give you plenty of actionable advice that you can use today to improve your child’s scores.

I encourage you to take advantage of all the guides below. I’ll start with my guide on when to begin your prep, since a long runway is the key to making this an enjoyable, successful process. From there, I tackle everything from motivating your child to setting up the proper study environment to getting the special accommodations your child may need.

Thanks in advance for reading, and if you ever have any questions, or if you feel that there’s more information you’d like to see here, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

-Anthony-James Green

A quick note on grammar: to avoid excessive “he or she / they” language, I’ll be using “he” and “him” for all singular examples. This is not a reflection of preferences, but simply a way to make this guide more easily readable.

Our Guides

Teacher’s Guide

Teachers have a lot on their plates, and learning to teach your students the SAT and ACT is a time-consuming pain in the neck. Fortunately, it’s totally unnecessary! In this quick, info-packed seminar, I’ll show you exactly how to improve your students’ SAT and ACT scores without studying the minutiae and endless complications involved in these tests.

Summer Prep Guide

The summer isn’t just a great time to get a tan – it’s the perfect time to study for the SAT and ACT in a stress-free, flexible, and focused environment. Use this quick guide to set up a proper summer prep schedule and walk into the school year with amazing test scores and a serious load off your back!

When to Get Started

SAT & ACT tests - when to start

Timing is everything. Parents who start their kids early, plan carefully, and educate themselves fully are in for an easier, more successful, and less stressful test prep experience.

In this brief guide, you’ll learn exactly when your child should start prepping for the SAT and ACT, how to begin, and how to build a proper college application calendar.

Motivating Your Child

Learning can’t take place without attention, and attention can’t exist without motivation. Properly motivated children get higher test scores, have an easier process, and deal with vastly less stress.

This guide will teach you to build your child’s drive, covering everything from building INTERNAL motivation and goals to the best ways to monitor the SAT and ACT prep process.

Managing Anxiety

SAT & ACT test anxiety? Learn how to manage it.

Getting nervous is natural – but undue anxiety can sabotage the performance of an otherwise well-prepared student. A relaxed, focused student will always outperform an anxious one.

This guide will teach you the roots of testing anxiety, along with simple, practical action steps to eliminate it entirely. A small investment in time will reap big rewards by test day.

Sleep and Nutrition

Math, grammar, and strategy are only half the battle – high SAT and ACT scores also require a properly fueled, optimally maintained body and mind.

Learn exactly how important sleep is for your child’s success, how to get your child more of it, and how to feed your child if you want his or her brain running at the highest possible level.

Prep Materials and Environment

In the competitive college game, you need every edge to succeed. A well-structured study environment, along with the proper study tools, will do wonders to enhance your child’s performance.

Learn exactly what your child needs to thrive – this guide covers everything from the optimal study space and setting to the (very simple) tools he or she will need to succeed.

Learning Disabilities and Extra Time

If your child has any learning disabilities, or you think that he/she might, this guide is a must-read. Getting the proper accommodations is essential to any child’s success.

This guide will teach you who qualifies for special accommodations, what types you can get, and exactly how to secure them in time for the SAT and ACT.

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