5 Surprising Tips For Anyone Wondering about Commercial SAT/ACT Coaching

Recently I got such a great question from a mom. I’m hoping many parents will benefit from hearing why I told her, “No, I don’t.”

Jeannie, I was wondering if you do coaching for students looking to study for the ACT/SAT tests? I have a daughter who is wanting to take the PSAT and the ACT this year and her high school counselor told us to invest in a good testing coach. I honestly have no idea where to find one, but thought of you because of the work you have already been doing in this area. Do you provide tutoring services to students who want to do well on standardized tests?

My answer to her is below.


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Your Kid Actually CAN Get Through College Debt Free


I’m always most able to inspire people when I talk to them face-to-face.

The video above gives me the chance to do that, for you, right now.

Click the play button above now; watch for just two minutes.

And let this excited, hopeful feeling wash over you:  Kids at all income levels actually can get through college debt free.

P.S.  I have exciting news:  Soon you’ll be able to hold and read my book LAUNCH:  How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward.  People are very excited about this book because when President Obama made his sweeping changes to the U.S. financial aid system on September 13, 2015, every other book on this subject was instantly out of date.  This book will be the first to contain comprehensive strategies for navigating President Obama’s changes.

What questions do you have about this?  Comment below, or LIKE “Jeannie Burlowski, Author” on Facebook and comment on this post there. Follow me on Twitter @JBurlowski.

Who is Jeannie Burlowski?

Jeannie is a full time author, academic consultant, and speaker.  She helps parents set their kids up to graduate college debt free and move directly into careers they excel at and love.  

TWO BIG QUESTIONS I’m Getting From Parents! (Hint: The Answer to the First One is Not “AP!”)


Wow.  Wow!  The best way I can describe how I feel right now is – overwhelmed with gratitude.

Just a four days ago, on Dec 5, 2016, I announced that my book LAUNCH:  How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward is wrapping up and is going to be available for pre-purchase this month.

(If you missed the cool story on why this book’s launch date was moved into 2016 and how President Obama was involved in that, you can read it here.)

Today I want to answer two important questions parents asked me in the days following that post.

#1  What’s the very best way for students to earn inexpensive college credit in high school?

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SURVEY RESULTS ARE IN! Here are the Top Five Questions Parents Asked Me Last Week

On January 4th, 2016 I announced exciting news about my upcoming book LAUNCH:  How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward.

If you missed that exciting post, you can read it here.

In that post I asked my readers to complete a short survey designed to help me be sure that my book covers absolutely everything parents need to know about getting kids age 13-22 through college debt free.

The number of responses I got to that survey was absolutely overwhelming!

I got at least 60 times as many responses as I ever expected.  I feel stunned and humbled that so many people took time to jump in and help me with this!  If you were one of my responders — thank you so much!!!  For those of you who typed in detailed questions for me, I’ll be answering those in my future free email newsletter articles — so make sure you’ve subscribed using the form on this site and are opening my email newsletter every week.

(If you haven’t yet taken the survey, it’s not too late.  You can still let me know your biggest questions about debt free college by clicking here.)


Here’s a sneak peek at the top five biggest questions parents and grandparents are sharing with me — along with my responses:

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A Big Announcement and a Favor

Today I have a big announcement to make!  And a quick favor to ask.


First, an exciting update 

For the last year, I’ve been on a beeline to having my book LAUNCH:  How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward out in December of 2015.

This has been incredibly exciting to me.  It’s taken me almost three years of work!  I’ve packaged up every viable debt free college strategy into one little package any parent can benefit from — even if they make far too much money to qualify for any government financial aid.

The manuscript was finished earlier in 2015 and everything was set to wrap up exactly on time.

But then something wonderful happened.

At exactly the perfect time for me, President Obama suddenly, on September 13, 2015, made two sweeping, landmark decisions that changed the way every student and every family will apply for financial aid for college for years to come.  Certain parts of LAUNCH do talk about maximizing financial aid, of course, so this meant that I suddenly had a lot of changes to make to my manuscript.

I wasn’t upset though!  This was the best thing that could have possibly happened to me as an author.  Why?

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