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Why CPE’s 4-in-1 Super-Value Math Class Is Right for YOU Right Now

   For further details on the class, visit our 4-in-1 Super Value Math page Dr. Yo’s 4-in-1 Super-Value Math Class is one of those rare classes that makes excellent sense for the vast majority of high school students regardless of their achievement and regardless of the caliber schools they’re considering or hope […]

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Dr. Yo’s New (March ’16) SAT vs. New (Fall ’15) ACT At-a-Glance

Download it here: New SAT vs. New ACT – Dr Yo’s Overview of Major Differences See also: New SAT debuts Saturday: Here’s what you need to know


Dr. Yo’s Easier/Harder Guide to the NEW SAT for March 2016

You’ve been hearing quite a bit about the substantially redesigned SAT rolling out this March (March 2 in WeHa public schools, to be specific, and March 5 nationwide). And I strongly suspect we’ll be hearing quite a bit more in the weeks to come. The bottom line is, despite the […]

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Why CPE’s 4-on-1 Super-Value Math Class (for SAT, New PSAT, New ACT, & Level 1 Subject Test) Is a Great Idea

   For further details on the class, visit our 4-in-1 Super Value Math page Dr. Yo’s 4-in-1 Super-Value Math Class is one of those rare gems that makes excellent sense for the vast majority of high school students. The problem is, most students and parents either don’t know that it exists, […]


4 Tips for Using Your Vacation Wisely to Prep for Winter and Spring SATs, ACTs, and SSATs

You’ve worked hard this semester—or at least that’s what you’ve told your parents ;-). You deserve a relaxing vacation, and at CPE we wish you a great time skiing, beaching, playing, hanging, reading, vegging, and whatever else you like to do to unwind and recharge your batteries for the second […]

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12 Tips for ACT/SAT Game Day!

With the last ACT and SAT administrations of the year rapidly approaching, it’s time to remind you about game-day strategies. Learning the content covered on the exams and test-taking strategies for each exam is obviously important, but the soft factors involved in managing your focus and concentration on game day can […]


10 Words on the SAT That Don’t Mean What You Think

One of the three bodies of material covered on the SAT is vocabulary. It’s a substantial body of material, to be sure, but since the days of the Princeton Review’s Hit Parade and other lists culled from ACTUAL, PUBLISHED SATs, at least the CollegeBoard’s word bank isn’t a mystery any […]

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Slow and Steady Wins the Standardized Testing Race

Last week’s blog focused on what to do when your first or second round of test scores surprise you–and not in the good way. If you were disappointed with your Jan SAT results (or perhaps Feb ACTs when the results come in the next few weeks), we hope you’ll channel […]


Holy SAT! What to Do When Your Scores Surprise You

  So you just got your SAT results. With certain numbers in mind, you scan your scores, and… Oh no. Is that right?! It can’t be. What if the numbers add up to less than you hoped? Stop. Take a deep breath. Don’t get discouraged. And definitely don’t freak. January […]

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Using the Summer to Gain a Competitive Edge

What are the best three things about the school year?  Duh.  June, July and August of course!  Camp, summer jobs, new friends and relationships, and, most importantly, NO SCHOOL! The long summer break is a double-edged sword, however: virtually no one uses the summer to advance his or her learning […]