About knfriedman

A mother, teacher, tutor, and writer who lives in Los Angeles.

Don’t Be Afraid of the New SAT: An Experienced Test Tutor’s Take on the New Test

TweetAs a test tutor, it’s my job to know what’s on the college admissions tests and the best way to prepare my students for them. Recently, I felt like a high school student all over again as I got to know the new, redesigned SAT using the resources and practice tests on the Khan Academy […]

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Computer vs. Paper Testing: Which is Best?

Among all the choices test takers must make, a new one has recently been added: computer or paper? Some tests, such as the SAT and ACT, are currently only offered on paper, though that might change in the near future. Other tests, such as the GRE, are only offered on the computer. But many tests today—including the CBEST and ISEE—give test takers a choice. Here is some information about the pros and cons of each option.

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To Private School Applicants

TweetDear Private School Applicants in Los Angeles, Last week, you received your admissions letters. If you got into your first choice school, congratulations! If not, don’t despair. As someone with years of experience teaching and tutoring, I know it’s going to be okay. Let me tell you why. First, your goal should not be to […]

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