Finally...feel confident about the SAT journey.
Part of what I do here at Conquer the Test is to mentor students AND PARENTS to a place of healthy, Kingdom-centered SAT Conqueror-ship. A good starting place is helping you get un-confused 🙂
“We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.”
-Carol S. Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Inside your student, your teenage high-schooler, believe it or not 😉 is a world-changing, atmosphere-shifting, conqueror. God made them to fully unleash the identity, dreams, and potential that he put in their DNA…out into the world.
And I, a professional SAT coach and Lead SAT Conqueror, believe that has nothing to do with the SAT. It’s true.
I believe that your kid has absolutely zero obstacles that can hold them back.
No less-than-stellar teacher leading to a bad transcript grade
No sucky friends/social circumstances at school
No overwhelmingly huge college entrance process
No dang SAT score can stop them.
In fact, after 10 years of SAT coaching, I fully believe that we parents have put far too much weight on college as a whole, and the SAT in particular.
We may love and believe and serve God with our whole being, and yet when it comes to our child’s future, we seem to think that God’s not big enough to secure them.
We seem to think that the rat race of applications and deadlines and competing with a world-full of other high school seniors is somehow outside of God’s realm of care. And we, parents, are on our own.
Well, you’re not on your own. No matter how overwhelmed you feel. No matter how many fights you’ve had with your spouse or your child over college crap…you’re not on your own.
My job—my honor—is to join you in every possible way.
Yes, I offer an entire SAT prep online course for your kid to learn everything they need for the test.
But I also offer you, mom and dad, the coaching that you’ve been needing to just figure out, “What the heck am I supposed to do? Where do I even begin? When do I begin? SAT or ACT? Ahhhh!”
I hear you.
So let’s do this whole SAT thing in a way that is healthy, peaceful, and frankly, dominating. Yes, I want you to dominate the process rather than let it steal your sleep.
I want your teen to Conquer the Test rather than let it define them and their worth in the world.
And I want all of you to know, no matter what score you end up with, God’s dream for your child cannot be stopped…unless you let go of it.
Let’s believe the truth again.
“For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness. For by you I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall…He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze…For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made those who rise against me sink under me.” Psalm 18:29-39
“May he grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans! Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God..we rise and stand upright.” Psalm 20:4, 7-8
“And your ears shall hear a word behind you saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’” Isaiah 30:21
“We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37
Ways We Can Work Together
You may feel that your son or daughter needs of focused, one-on-one, motivation from someone other than you Maybe they need a morale boost, a mindset shift, someone to tell them that God loves them.
Or maybe YOU need someone to help you formulate a powerful SAT prep plan.
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