"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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Creative, renegade, long-term strategies for leveraging the LSAT's (and GRE's) 5-year validity / no maximum retake rules


Posted 2018-08-14

How to start taking the LSAT in your senior year of high school, and finish taking it as a freshman or sophomore in college. Keep Reading

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My Top 13 ACT Prep Resources, Ranked.


Posted 2018-07-10

I'm a Harvard grad, ACT perfect scorer and professional test-prep tutor since 2002. Below are my top 13 recommendations for ACT prep practice tests, strategy and learning books, online learning programs, videos, and the like : Keep Reading

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My Top 11 SAT Prep Resources, Ranked.


Posted 2018-07-22

I'm a Harvard Grad, SAT/ACT perfect scorer, and professional SAT test-prep tutor since 2002. Below are my top 11 personal recommendations for SAT prep practice tests, strategy and learning books, online learning programs, videos, and the like : Keep Reading

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


Posted 2018-07-22

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 "scaling/curving/smoothing" post-exam. Keep Reading

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Brian R. McElroy (McElroy Tutoring) provides elite standardized test preparation, private instruction & small group courses for students of all ages. Mr. McElroy is located in San Diego, CA but is also available for tutoring and coaching worldwide via Skype.  McElroy (now--and once again--McElroy Tutoring's one and only instructor) is a Harvard graduate & test-prep expert with 17 years and 17,000 hours of professional test prep, tutoring and coaching experience.

Mr. McElroy specializes in SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT and LSAT 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.