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Best of Arlington 2019

Linder Educational Coaching

Best SAT/ACT Prep

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Applying to college is stressful. There are campuses to visit, essays to write, applications to submit and, of course, tests to take. Linder Educational Coaching strives to alleviate some of the anxiety around the latter, starting with an assessment of which standardized test—the SAT or ACT—is best suited to a student’s learning style and target schools. A preliminary meeting at Linder also helps students and their families gauge whether a test prep course is likely to improve their test scores. “You can spend unlimited funds on test prep but not get an unlimited return,” says founder Kristin Linder Carpenter. Roughly 80 percent of Linder’s students have some learning differences, and many receive test accommodations (which can change the recommended approach to the SAT or ACT). Last year, nearly half of Linder’s students who took the ACT scored above a 30 composite—meaning they scored better than 90 percent of test-takers.

–Lisa Rabasca Roepe


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