June 26, 2019

After 20+ years of being in school, I’ve done my fair share of homework assignments, pop quizzes, and final exams. The four main lessons I’ve learned to manage stress and perform at my full potential are: be confident (C), organize (O), prioritize (P), and energize (E)...

September 17, 2018

Hi everyone! My name is Isabel and I’m on the Bespoke tutoring team. As a college student looking back on all her previous education, I undoubtedly believe that learning a second language has been one of the most valuable skills I have been taught. I started taking Spa...

March 27, 2017

April is just around the corner and, at Bespoke Tutoring, we know that's the time to start thinking about final exams. Most middle and high school finals occur in May, but starting early makes the studying easier and the stress more manageable. Here are our tutors' top...

July 27, 2016

For many years the SAT and the ACT were preferred by students based on their geographical area and the schools to which they were applying. Now that most colleges accept either, the choice is left to the individual preference of the student.  But how to decide?

The SAT,...

March 16, 2016

In recent months, both the SAT and ACT score reports have received major makeovers.  For tutors and teachers, they now provide better insights into a student's strengths and weaknesses.  However, for many colleges, it may take a bit longer to test their true value....

February 22, 2016

The value of the classic cannon of literature has decreased in middle schools and high schools over the last several years. Specifically, the value of reading entire books in general has decreased in the past decade, both for kids and for adults. Thanks in part to the...

January 28, 2016

Starting this March, the College Board's long awaited, redesigned SAT will be offered to high school students across the globe. The changes, which the College Board first announced in 2014, are plentiful, but the effect is a more robust test with a stronger focus on co...

June 19, 2015

Oh the dreaded "summer slide!" This euphemism refers to the loss of valuable academic information by a student during the summer months. According to the authors of a report from the National Summer Learning Association, students lose, on average, two months worth of m...

June 5, 2015

We are coming off of a great Spring semester with our students and already have many things in the works for Fall.  We have some exciting changes before then though. In the past few months, we've been working as a team to bolster our training, sharing ideas and teachin...

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