"Are you ready for this? (He) got a 2370! We are in complete shock. (He) really connected with you Brian...thank you so much for such a job well done. We will be recommending you to our friends." 11th grade parent, Francis Parker High School

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Are the SAT and ACT "equated" beforehand, "curved" after the test, or both? The answer may surprise you.


Posted 2018-06-13

There is a common misconception that SATs and ACTs are "curved" before the test instead of after, when in reality there are two separate processes that determine the raw to scaled score conversion : "equating" pre-test, and "curving/smoothing" post-exam. Keep Reading

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SAT and ACT Test Dates, 2018-2019


Posted 2018-06-04

A full list of SAT and ACT Test Dates for the 2018-19 academic year. Keep Reading

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SAT / ACT Percentiles and Score Comparison Chart (Updated for 2017-18)


Posted 2018-01-16

Helpful Tools to compare your SAT and ACT scores. Keep Reading

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I scored a 750 on the GMAT (with the "Select Section Order" feature).


Posted 2017-09-11

Yesterday I scored 93%, 86% and 96% on the 3 sections of my GMAT exam (98% composite), and I can teach you how to do the same. Keep Reading

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McElroy Tutoring provides elite standardized test preparation, private instruction & small group courses for students of all ages. McElroy is located in San Diego, CA but is also available for tutoring worldwide via Skype.  Founder Brian R. McElroy (now--and once again--our one and only instructor) is a Harvard graduate & test-prep expert with over 18 years and 18,000 hours of tutoring experience.

Mr. McElroy specializes in SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT and ISEE prep, as well as college admissions consulting and essay editing.  He has attained perfect scores on the SAT and ACT, and near-perfect (99th percentile) scores on the GRE and GMAT.