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SAT Math Vocabulary

by Craig

SAT Math vocabulary is essential for doing well on the SAT. The SAT test writers assume you know what many common SAT terms mean. You are tested on those concepts. To make things easier on you, I’ve identified a few terms that many of my students have had problems with. If there is a word […]

Get Better Grades by Tutoring Your Friends

by Craig

Teaching Your Friends Equals Getting Awesome Grades You’re smart. You’re one step ahead of your teacher, and ten steps ahead of your lab partner. You’ve got the formulas down, you aced the pop quiz, and your teacher beamed with pride when she handed back your essay. You just cannot get that final awesome grade; you […]

Big Picture SAT Math Strategy

by Craig

Math does not have to suck. Some people really like it. And those people aren’t always nerds, dweebs, or losers. In fact, some of the coolest people I know are amazing at math. Heck, some of the richest people you’ve ever heard of think math is awesome. Like who? Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Warren […]

SAT Math: Shaded Regions

by Craig

Shaded regions are some of the most scary problems on the SAT. I should know. When I first saw them, the totally freaked me out. But that’s mostly because I could not understand the big picture. And I think you may not completely understand the big picture. In today’s short lesson, I’ve put together a […]

SAT Math: Median and Mode

by Craig

Today we get to work through a fairly straightforward knowledge lesson. As you know, the SAT loves testing tricky average questions. When I briefly mentioned in the previous video, and what I take much more care to work through today, is that the SAT also likes to throw in some median and mode questions, just […]

SAT Math: Work and Rate

by Craig

Work and rate problems make me so happy. I mean, epic happy. I mean, like, I wish my audience was full of adults instead of kids because the words I want to use are definitely not rated-R when I describe how happy work and rate problems make me. Why are work problems so crescent fresh? […]

SAT Math: Variation

by Craig

Variation on the SAT is really not as complicated as the name sounds. In fact, you are typically going to get a question like the following silly example: Craig is absolutely fiending for some caffeine this morning, but cannot find a coffee shop because of the New Year holiday. He knows that the espresso and […]

SAT Math: Dealing with Patterns

by Craig

Patterns on the SAT are a unique beast. The thing is, there is actually no “pattern” to pattern questions. Whenever you see an average question, for example, you always use the average T. Whenever you are struggling through percent change questions, you do the very simple [ Diff / Orig ] * 100 formula and […]

SAT Math: Negative and Fraction Exponents

by Craig

In today’s lesson, we will quickly review advanced exponents. In our previous exponent lesson I briefly covered negative and fraction exponents, but I feel as if you would benefit from a quick review. Number properties are absolutely essential on the SAT. SAT prep, review, and success depends on a quick ability to break through complicated […]

SAT Math: Simultaneous Equations

by Craig

Today we are going to talk about simultaneous equations on the SAT. Traditionally, students take what I call the isolate and dominate approach to simultaneous equations. That is, instead of seeing how the equations relate to each other in an attempt to find the right answer, students figure out what one of the values equals, […]

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