Welcome to THE college admissions industry podcast! Join Mike Bergin and Amy Seeley as they discuss the latest issues in testing, admissions, learning, and education with leading experts.
Tests and the Rest is perfect for school counselors, educators, test prep professionals, college consultants, and just about anyone engaged in the college admissions process. You can subscribe to this podcast or stream it online via any podcast app, including iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and TuneIn Radio.
Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros.
Between the two of us, expect over 50 years of industry insight, expertise, insider news, and a bit of sarcasm.
Are IQ Tests Valid?
Most of us imagine that human intelligence is simply too complex and magical to measure in any reliable way. Why, then, do so many studies suggest otherwise? Amy and Mike invited data scientist Stanislaw Pstrokonski to explore the research regarding the validity of IQ tests.
Success In Computer-Based Testing
Like it or not, most major assessment and admissions tests will eventually migrate to a digital platform, some sooner than you’d think. This need not be a cause for despair. Amy and Mike invited educator Sonya Muthalia to describe the path to success in computer-based testing.
Test Prep Profile: Anna Solomon
Meet Anna Solomon. Anna grew up in Florida and graduated with a B.A. in History from New College of Florida. She lived in Asheville (NC) and Richmond (VA), and now lives in Salisbury (MD). She worked for Huntington Learning Center, Tutor Doctor, and other private tutoring and test prep companies before beginning her own company, Flamingo Tutoring. Now she focuses on one-on-one tutoring for the SAT and ACT.
Test Prep Profile: Adam Snoza
Meet Adam Snoza. Adam graduated from Creighton University and was a high school English teacher for 9 years in both public and private schools. He has spent 13 years in ACT test prep with Aim High Test Prep in Omaha, NE. He is the lead instructor and curriculum developer, authoring his own 350-page instructional manual.
Test Prep Profile: Leia LeMaster Horton
Meet Leia LeMaster Horton, who has been an educator for over eighteen years. Her favorite subjects were Latin and Math. In the last seven years, Leia has focused her attention on preparing students for their college entrance exams and is the owner of Horton Test Prep. Through these years, she’s helped countless students raise their scores hundreds of points and turn dream school into reality with dream financial aid packages. She is running on coffee and helping students have “aha” moments.
Test Prep Profile: Alex Chip
Meet Alex Chip, the founder of Top Score Education, a boutique tutoring, test prep, and academic counseling company headquartered in Washington DC, in 2005. Over the past 16 years, Alex has tutored several thousand students in high school and college admissions testing, developed innovative project-based learning programs for students of all ages, and launched new branches servicing students in Miami, FL, and Durham, NC.
Amy and Mike are experts in their field
With 50 years of experience between them, Amy and Mike know the right questions to ask their guests. Every episode is smart, on point and professional. Highly recommend!
Amy and Mike does such a good job covering a variety of topics. Their guests offer awesome advice as well. I would recommend this show to anyone looking to learn more about admissions!
Episode 79 WHY THE SAT AND THE ACT ARE AWESOME
The episode 79 Why the SAT and ACT are awesome was AWESOME! Very insightful and interesting to learn about the many benefits of the tests.