Students today are dealing with unprecedented levels of stress. In fact, as reported by NBC News, one recent study published by the American Psychological Association determined that nearly one third of teens surveyed reported feeling overwhelmed, and indicated that their stress levels averaged 5.8 (on a 10-point scale) compared to 5.1 on the same scale, as reported by the adults also surveyed. Major factors impacting student stress levels were found to include after-school activities and commitments, such as sports and jobs, an ever-increasing focus on media, and of course, the demanding pressures of schoolwork. When you pair the pressures of general schoolwork with the fact that college admissions is growing more and more difficult, particularly for selective colleges, it comes as no surprise that properly preparing for tests (especially the SAT and ACT) can directly lower stress levels for students.
Test Prep = Less Stress
Whether it’s your first time taking the ACT or SAT or your third, Club Z! test prep offers you the tools you need to tackle these tests with confidence! Our recipe for success is simple: we offer one-on-one test prep, built to fit your family’s needs and preferences, taught by top-notch instructors. In addition, all of our SAT and ACT prep programs include access to our highly-effective online study tool, Z Prep! Score Booster. The Z Prep! Score Booster features:
- Diagnostic testing with detailed analysis of a student’s strengths and weaknesses, broken down by subjects and sub scores, as well as a projected score for the SAT or ACT;
- Video modules from top tutors demonstrating the correct way to solve each and every question on the diagnostic test;
- Multiple full-length practice tests, complete with video answer explanations for each and every test question;
- Access to hundreds of additional Study Hall video tutorials covering all subjects/topics measured on the SAT and ACT; and
- Our comprehensive Word Smith vocabulary builder to help improve reading fluency and understanding words in context (both of which are measured on the ACT and SAT).
Test Prep Resources
Although there are no shortage of available web sites, YouTube videos, and other online resources for struggling students, most students will see the greatest benefit from direct instruction with a live tutor. This type of instructional approach to online tutoring allows students the opportunity to ask questions and clarify responses, which significantly improves retention and recall on the next quiz, test, or assignment. This is exactly the kind of approach that Z Prep! Online Tutoring offers its students. Working with a national organization like Club Z!, that offers both in-home and online tutoring, such as Z Prep! Online Tutoring, will also give you peace of mind that your tutor has been properly vetted, and is qualified to handle the subject at hand. And whether you prefer in-home test prep lessons, or one of our online test prep classes would better fit your schedule, there are options for all students.
If you are in need of other college planning assistance – from selecting the right schools and major courses of study, to completing the Common Application or Coalition Application, crafting a well-written personal essay, applying for financial aid, or looking for grants and scholarship opportunities, Club Z! can help with that too! Through our network of highly experienced, professional college admissions counselors, we can help with all aspects of the college planning and application process! Call today, or fill out our information form online, for your FREE consultation.
Relaxation Techniques to Stress Less
Finally, whether you are preparing for college, or just need general tips and strategies to decrease your stress levels, relaxation techniques such as these 10 tips offered by the experts at WebMD.com can be used across a variety of settings and experiences to help lower stress and improve health and happiness.
To find out more about how test prep from Club Z! can help you decrease your stress, call 800-434-2582 today.