SAT Practice Stars: Where Are They Now? (Matthew Blue)
SAT Practice Stars: Where Are They Now? (Matthew Blue)Maria Alcon-Heraux, Director, Communications
We first met Matthew Blue a year ago, when he was a senior at Booker T. Washington High School in Houston, Texas. He was one of the first Official SAT Practice success stories across the country—his SAT score went up more than 200 points from his PSAT/NMSQT score after he practiced on Khan Academy 10 hours a week, in school and after school. “All I had before was a dictionary and books I could take from the library,” he said. “When my teachers introduced me to Khan Academy, I was so happy that it was free.”
Today, Matthew told us he finished his first semester at Langston University in Oklahoma with a 4.0 grade point average. “Before, my [college] options were very limited, but once I saw my new SAT scores, I was over the threshold so to speak,” said Matthew. He used Official SAT Practice to prepare not only for the SAT, but for his classes as well.
Matthew says he had to really focus in college, where there are a lot of distractions, but he overcame them. He has some words of wisdom for other first-generation college students like himself: “Make sure you have discipline and the heart to fail.” Words to live by.
Students can start practicing for free anytime, anywhere. Visit satpractice.org.