About Shelby Joe

Shelby Joe 周 is the Founder of Piqosity. He has more than 20 years of experience in education as an entrepreneur, professor, and tutor. Shelby earned his BA in Political Science from Rice University. Born and raised in Mississippi, he now resides in Houston but has also lived in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hamburg.

DSAT Course Construction Notice

The SAT Digital Course is a work-in-progress. Please pardon our errors: Concept review lessons (text) are incomplete Piqosity Virtual Tutor will show construction messages for unfinished lessons In Personalized Practice, do not use the "Math - Do Not Use" topic since these are questions that we have not finished porting over from the paper [...]

By |2024-06-13T10:33:25-05:00June 12th, 2024|App Alerts, ZPQA SAT|

Announcing Major Summer App Update

We successfully deployed our most complex update ever to the Piqosity application on Thursday, June 13, 2024. These are the biggest changes existing users should be aware of: A New Student Questionnaire helps to orient students when they first log in. The Student Dashboard has been completely reimagined. Piqosity Virtual Tutor 2 (PVT [...]

By |2024-06-14T14:42:18-05:00June 5th, 2024|Piqosity News, ZPQA Org Teacher, ZPQA Student, ZPQA Teacher|

Digital SAT Practice Tests – Free, Full-Length, and Adaptive

Piqosity is publishing 12 Digital SAT practice tests, and these tests are currently available for free! Just like the real Digital SAT, Piqosity's full-length Digital SAT tests are comprised of 54 Reading and Writing Questions and 54 Math questions. No credit card or phone number required Full-length and adaptive Completely free through May August 24, [...]

Announcing Our ACT Test Prep Video Course

Our ACT online test prep now includes an available Premium Video Course with nearly 15 hours of instruction and guided practice split across 62 videos. The video course is meant to replicate a standard, in-person ACT prep class but from the comfort and convenience of the student's home. Each of the 62 ACT prep [...]

College Admissions Interview Tips from the Interviewer

College admissions interviews are an opportunity for students to talk to an alumnus of their prospective school and showcase their personality as a factor in their admissions process. I've interviewed prospective candidates for Rice University—below, I’ll tell you about some of my interviews and explain to you some things you or your child should [...]

By |2024-04-30T11:01:57-05:00April 18th, 2024|College Resources|

How Long Should You Study for the Digital SAT Test?

Every student, parent, and school administrator always asks us, “how long does it take to improve an ACT or SAT score?” Asked to anyone else, the generic response that you’ll usually get for this admittedly broad question is “experts say about 10-20 hours.” But who are these experts and what does that mean? Can [...]

By |2024-03-21T10:35:55-05:00February 8th, 2024|SAT Test Prep, ZPQA SAT|

ISEE Sample Essay Prompts and Responses

The ISEE Essay is the fifth and final section of the ISEE lower, middle, and upper level tests. This personal essay is not scored; however, a copy of it is sent to each school to which families send their scores. Students have 30-minutes in which to write up to 2 pages in response to [...]

By |2024-05-30T16:29:51-05:00January 23rd, 2024|ISEE Test Prep|
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