Everyday Life...

Saturday, January 28, 2012

As most of you know, our daughter Olivia is in her first year 
of college down in Florida.

When she was a junior in high school, she started to prepare for 
the dreaded SAT test she knew she needed to take
in order to be accepted at the college of her choice.

We did what every other parent does...
purchased the SAT Study Guide, but Olivia found the book
difficult and soon lost interest in studying.  

So we did the next best thing,
we enrolled her in a four-week course at the local community college.

The first Saturday she went to class and came home with 
ANOTHER SAT study guide.
The teacher spent three hours going over how to use the book.

The second Saturday the teacher FORGOT to show up.

Recently I heard about SAT Tutoring provided by StudyPoint,

a company that provides ONE ON ONE tutoring services 
for all subjects including SAT and ACT test prep
they are the National Leader in SAT tutoring.  

Olivia took her SAT’s and was accepted at the college of her choice.
However, I’m glad we know about StudyPoint for Michael...
 he takes his SAT’s in a couple of years.   

Enjoy your day!


  1. I will keep that in mind, Lois! We are also looking at clep exams for college credit for Joy. Didn't do that for Colt, so it's a new concept for me.

    You all have a great weekend!

  2. I love how you hang right in there with your daughter's ups and downs. The sign of a great Mom! I'm glad to hear she passed and thats behind her now.

  3. In Canada, college/university applications went by grades and sometimes a written essay and resume. We did not have SAT's. What a stressful, stressful thing that must be! It will be a few years before we need to worry about it with the boys, but now you have me thinking...

    A teacher not showing up at the community college? That is INSANE. I finally quit teaching GED prep because my students did not show up. I cannot imagine a classroom full of kids- who actually want to be there- waiting for an instructor.

    It is fantastic that your daughter got into her first choice school. She must be a hard worker!

  4. I'm glad I don't have to worry about college testing anymore. Now, my grandkids, I'll let their folks do that worrying. Have a good weekend.

  5. Sounds like you have learned the best way now for your son. Hope you all are enjoying the weekend.

  6. We had heard some similar stories when Mel was getting ready to take hers. She went to the test with NO special classes and training and truthfully I was terrified...but she did really well and got into her first choice too. How wonderful that you have found a good plan for your son. None of my sons had good enough grades to get right into a university anyway (another LONG story) so they all started with a junior college. Glad those days are behind me now, haha. Have a good week-end!

  7. Thank goodness both of my Granddaughters are in college and our Grandson is only 2, so it will be awhile.

  8. Glad it worked out in the end. WooHoo for Olivia!

  9. Glad to hear it worked out in the end for your daughter and things should go smoother for your son.
    My son recently graduated from college and is studying to take his GMATs to get into grad school.
    Just read your previous posts. So glad you are feeling better now.

  10. So glad those days are behind us! It was always an anxious, nervous time.

  11. Those days are behind me but I'm sure this will be helpful to many readers.
    Your Peanut butter cookies look yummy!
    Hope you are on the mend!

  12. Thank you I am going to save this. sandie

  13. This is great information. I have a few years before Mary will need this, but I will keep it in mind for whoever may need it:) Have a wonderful Sunday!

  14. Oh, I remember those days. Both my children were a bit nervous about the tests, but did fine. Glad to hear your daughter did, too!