Charles, a student of mine, went from scoring a 1620 on SAT practice tests to scoring a 2060. Upon informing his mother of the improvement, his mother said to both Charles and I that the improvement was hard to believe because Charles is not a good test taker. There was no congratulations, no beaming smile of pride at her son's success, no commendation to Charles for working so diligently for three months. While this type of response continues to surprise me, it is actually fairly common for parents to have similar responses. And, while it might be hard to hear, my advice will help your child to achieve on college admissions tests.