Most of these resources are free of charge, as part of the full Ivy Bound program. Students who can take advantage of one or more are likely to score even higher.
ACT Test Strategy Conference Calls – the Sunday night before each ACT, 9:15pm Eastern
Math Help Conference via Call-in – Thursday nights. 8:15pm eastern for ACT Math and Science; 9:15 for SAT Math. An instructor covers problems from the Ivy Bound materials, The Official ACT Prep Guide, or the Official SAT Study Guide – questions are totally welcome.
Verbal Help Conference via Call-in – to hone reading comp skills and build vocabulary. We meet Tuesdays at 8:15pm eastern for ACT Reading and English, 9:15 for SAT Verbal. An instructor covers problems from the Ivy Bound materials, The Official ACT Prep Guide, or the Official SAT Study Guide.
Vocabulary Lists and Quizzes – Our proprietary list contains definitions for every medium and high level word that has been tested in released copies of the SAT since 1994. Our quizzes reinforce this vocabulary.
PSAT Supplemental Packet – For Juniors eyeing National Merit Recognition, we provide each September a strategy pack, and three full-length PSATs.
Parent Seminars – “Know the SAT / Understanding College Admissions” – Students and parents are helped by proper planning. Ivy Bound instructors give lectures by phone on the first Sunday of each month at 9:15pm eastern Call the Ivy Bound office for the conference phone number.
- What is tested on the SAT & how should kids attack it?
- How does the ACT compare? Who should take the ACT?
- Where does the ACT/SAT fit into the college admissions scheme?
- Where do the SAT Subject Tests fit in and when should we schedule these?
- Is the ACT/SAT fair? Is it “coachable”? Is it culturally biased?
- What’s the use of the PSAT?
- How does Early Decision affect admissions?
- How does the SAT affect merit scholarship awards?
- What else are colleges looking for?
- The Ivy Bound course and how to get the most out of it.
Personalized Writing Evaluations – Our instructors evaluate students’ (faxed or emailed in) essays in a fashion similar to SAT grading or ACT grading. Instructors give a grade and feedback for how to improve the essay.
Ivy Bound Vocabulary by Text – 6 to 10 vocabulary words arrive by text daily. This builds vocabulary for the SAT and for life.