The coronavirus caused school closures which forced the cancellation of spring SAT testing for about 1 million first-time test-takers, planning to enter college in 2021. The June 6, 2020 test session is the latest to be canceled. Just when you thought the SAT and all the stress and undue pressure it causes students was put to an end, the SAT people have come up with a way to stay alive.
The company that runs the SAT is working on a back up plan for future testing dates. A home version of the SAT college entrance exam is being prepared in case schools remain closed into the fall. Instead of a paper and pencil test given under proctors’ supervision, the home version would be digital and rely on “remote proctoring.” That could include using the computer’s camera and microphone to monitor movement or talking. It will remain to be seen if this method could work without the possibility of mass cheating.
High school students rejoice. Due to the coronavirus, a growing number of universities are now dropping the SAT and ACT requirement for fall 2021 admissions, including Boston University and University of California. Currently the list is about 51 universities and colleges that have removed the ACT/SAT requirement for the fall of 2021 and some are even extending the ban through the spring of 2022.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the College Board has announced that the SAT and SAT subject tests are canceled until further notice. Makeup exams for the March 14, 2020 testing date that was then postponed until March 28, 2020 are now officially canceled. They have also canceled May 2, 2020 and June 6, 2020 testing sessions. Also eliminated are makeup tests for the originally scheduled March 25, 2020 SAT School Day administration and SAT School Day sessions on April 14, 2020 and April 28, 2020. PSAT sessions scheduled for April are canceled and will not take place this spring at all.
Students who already registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities will receive refunds. In May, students registered for June can transfer their registration to one of the fall SAT administrations for free. Students who want to cancel their SAT registration instead can get a refund by contacting their customer service.
Everyone must become part of the national effort to slow the coronavirus spread using social distancing. In the case of Y3K Tutor In Your Home, we continue to educate our students. Although during the coronavirus shutdown we are no longer to able to personally teach inside your home, we are still seeing all of our students with online tutoring. In many cases we are the ONLY educators left in that child or young adult’s life. The work of our staff is essential to those we serve. Our Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutors continue to tutor all students using FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp and more! Lessons are as if we are in your home sitting right next to you.
During this time of coronavirus (COVID-19) it is heartening to know that Y3K Tutor In Your Home never stops – never sleeps – and is always educating those students in our care.
We donated again this year to the Franklin Elementary School PTO Auction to help the students of Newton, MA. Look for the Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutoring and test preparation donation at the auction. Our donation and your bids during a challenging year will make a difference. The money we raise will expand technology, make purchases in both the library and classroom, help with the creative arts and sciences program, and enhance with field trips.
Y3K Tutor In Your Home donated tutoring and test preparation services to the Jackson Walnut Park School Auction. This generous donation will positively impact the education of many children at this Newton, MA school. Good luck bidding!
Our Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutor has been terrific for my 7th grader with executive function and decoding issues. He met a boy frustrated about school, quickly established a great rapport and turned him into a boy with some confidence that he could meet the demands of 7th grade. It is an ongoing process. Our tutor helps each week with organization of materials and assignments and working on homework where a little more explanation is needed. He has been particularly helpful in helping with writing assignments, getting my son to think through the question, his argument and then really thoroughly explaining and supporting his arguments. Before he was struggling to write 3 paragraphs, and now he is checking to make sure he has articulated every thought clearly. Our tutor’s support each week reinforces the lessons and keeps my son on track and organized. His grades have come up, but most importantly he is confident in himself as a student and is engaging more with teachers during the day.
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Bowen Elementary School in Newton, MA will be having their Spring Fling and Raffle soon. Y3K Tutor In Your Home provided them with tutoring and test preparation services as prizes for their fundraiser. The Bowen Elementary School is one of the largest elementary schools in Newton. Every year, the Parent-Teacher Organization provides services to families including: creative arts and sciences programs, community events, grants for innovative teaching projects, technology resources, books for the library, and providing resources directly into the classroom. We are honored to help the Bowen Elementary School students by funding the PTO and allowing them to continue to provide these important services.
When browsing though the items in the Underwood School PTO auction, make sure to check out the Y3K Tutor In Your Home donation. Your bids on our tutoring and test preparation services will help the families of Newton, Massachusetts raise money for many projects. Some include purchasing new supplies, technology and enrichment programs. Our donation and your bids will continue to make the Underwood Elementary School in Newton, MA a special place.