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Tutors and Students Praise Preparation Tool for College Entrance Tests

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tutors who help students get ready to take college entrance exams, like the upcoming ACT® tests February 8, 2014 and April 12, 2014, are praising the Testing Timers wristwatch. Testing Timers is a simple time management tool that takes the pressure of watching the clock off the table so students can focus on answering the questions.

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Both tutors and students appreciate Testing Timers simple design which shows at-a-glance exactly how much time remains to complete each section of the ACT® or SAT® examinations.

  • "We use them during class time when we take timed practice tests.  The students use Testing Timers at home. And of course on test day they all use their watches," said tutor Linda Larson of SAT Prep Sandpoint. "During one timed essay section a student who had never used the watch before thought she should stop with 3 minutes left. But she kept going and was amazed at how much she was able to accomplish in just 3 minutes."

Testing Timers watches allow students to control pace and reduce anxiety. Those are critical factors in doing well on entrance exams, which determine which student college options and scholarship opportunities.

Here's how it works: The Testing Timers watch is pre-set with times for each section of the test. The student triggers the appropriate Testing Timers and begins the test. Testing Timers then displays specific markers at key points while digitally counting down the total section time. The screen also provides a blinking track around the high-definition screen to deliver a quick visual of where the student should be. Students who use Testing Timers appreciated the benefits.

  • "The Testing Timers watch has been extremely helpful in both taking the ACT and studying for it. It is very simple and easy to use. The simplicity makes it easy to quickly glance and see how much time is left. It has definitely helped me with time management." Andre B., Student, New York.
  • "I was able to stay focused and continue to work right up to the last second on every section. Before I had this watch I raced through every question thinking that I was out of time.  Now I know how to slow down and pace myself," Lilli H, Student, Idaho.

Testing Timers was developed by 20 year-old entrepreneur Jordan Liss, who struggled with tracking time on his own standardized test. In keeping with the company's mission to help students, Testing Timers offers its revolutionary new watches at an affordable price: The aTest Timer model for the ACT® is just $45.99 and the sTest Timer model for $45.99.

Students and parents can purchase Testing Timers watches at the company's website: www.testingtimers.com.   Professional broadcast video b-roll is available at http://vimeo.com/74332722.

Although Testing Timers makes no claim that its watches are approved or endorsed by College Board or ACT, the products do not make noise nor vibrate, and are encrypted so that they can't be converted into "smart watches." Both College Board and ACT have been quoted as saying the watches meet all criteria to bring into testing sites. The watches are an amazing tool to supplement test preparation and they allow students to take practice tests using actual time allotments, which helps to build confidence for when students take the real test.

About Testing Timers
Testing Timers is revolutionizing how students prepare for and take standardized tests like the ACT® and SAT® with unique timers featuring designs that help students pace themselves, save time and score better. With just a quick glance at the timer, students have all of the information they need to continue testing confidently, no longer wasting precious seconds or minutes trying to calculate the amount of time they have left or where they should be in each test section. Find out more at www.testingtimers.com.

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