Lucas is the teacher behind Magoosh TOEFL. He’s been teaching TOEFL preparation and more general English since 2009, and the SAT since 2008. Between his time at Bard College and teaching abroad, he has studied Japanese, Czech, and Korean. None of them come in handy, nowadays.
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Traditionally, the SAT and ACT were differentiated mostly by geography. While the coasts leaned toward the SAT, the ACT was more popular in the middle of the country. And that’s still largely true, as the map shows. The choice between the tests might be as simple as finding out which is going to be administered […]
Hey, who doesn’t enjoy revelling in a little bit of horror every now and then? Disasters, or even just near disasters are mesmerizing… Right? So here’s a relatively productive way (*shudder*) to run through all your worst nightmares…well, your worst nightmares for your SAT, as least. We’re not going to delve into the dreams this […]
If you’re taking the SAT, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to take it twice—once at the end of junior year and once at the start of senior year. If you’ve only taken it once so far, going through the test again might sound about as pleasant as an leisurely afternoon of waterboarding (not […]
If I was being totally honest, I’d say the title of this post is misleading. Kind of a lie, even—the PSAT includes so much material that it’s impossible to cram for. But scrap that. I’m going to tell you what you want to hear, instead: it’s totally possible to cram for the PSAT. I’ll even […]
Your SAT exam is right around the corner, and I know that you have many burning questions. To help you out, I made a video where I answer the top 5 most frequently asked questions about the SAT. Watch for important last-minute advice and information! SAT Frequently Asked Questions To recap, I answered the questions: […]
The writing section of the SAT seems to get the least love; fewer tutors and teachers focus on it, fewer students ask about it, and some admissions committees (adcoms) have not always given it equal consideration. That’s always struck me as pretty strange, because the writing section is relatively easy to study for and improve […]
Are you getting the most out of your SAT prep time? Or are you going to spend hours and hours preparing for your test and see no improvement in your score because you’re making one of these simple mistakes? These are the top ten most common problems I’ve seen in my SAT students in the […]
A Quick Anecdote First, I should mention that this story is a bit tweaked for dramatic effect (read: not completely true), but the main point of the story is untainted by the details I’m adding. A few years ago, I was working with class of around ten SAT students through a difficult reading comprehension passage […]
The SAT is changing at the beginning of 2016, meaning that if you’re in the class of 2017, you’re going to take a very different test in your junior and senior year than what students are taking now. Eighth and ninth graders will see the new PSAT 8/9 as soon as this October, and tenth […]