Students Can Beat Test-Taking Stress by Developing Better Time Management Skills with eXaminator®

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April is Stress Awareness Month – Are you aware that test stress may be holding your child back?

It’s no coincidence that April is both Stress Awareness Month and the start of college test season. In our test obsessed society, the two go hand in hand.

Standardized multiple choice and essay exams have become the method of choice for determining student performance levels under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Colleges and universities evaluate applicants’ performance on entrance exams from the SAT, ACT and GRE, to the GMAT, MCAT and LSAT, in order to determine who is admitted into their programs. With so much riding on how well a student tests, it’s no wonder many fail to perform effectively, no matter how well they’ve prepared academically.

Test stress is indiscriminate, impacting students regardless of gender, ethnic background or grade level. Test taking anxiety can undermine confidence, impede cognitive ability and impair memory. The anxiety ridden test taker is less likely to perform up to his or her academic ability, which can limit future educational and vocational opportunities.

Master test anxiety with a foolproof time management tool

In an effort to address increased anxiety levels among today’s students, Dr. Dirk de Brito, a Board Certified E.R. physician, with additional specialty training in Psychiatry, created eXaminator®, the only patented, truly silent, test pacing watch. eXaminator goes to the heart of test stress – the fear of running out of time – to help students stay on track and focused during timed multiple choice and essay exams.

“I designed eXaminator® to help users of all ages and abilities to perform to the best of their ability when it matters most,” said de Brito. “eXaminator keeps students on perfect pace so they finish tests on time and with more questions answered.”

Pacing is key to achieving higher test scores

Worn as a regular digital wristwatch, eXaminator provides an easy way to accurately keep pace on any exam. The built-in silent vibration alarm alerts the wearer at preset intervals to check the watch and adjust his/her pace accordingly. With the single press of a button, students can see how much time remains to complete whatever question is at hand. This is particularly valuable for answering essay questions like those found on the new SAT and LSAT.

eXaminator has no sound making or calculation capabilities

eXaminator is the only truly silent test-pacing timer watch that conforms to the rules of essentially all standardized exams. eXaminator silently paces students through their exams with a vibration that alerts only the user and does not disturb others in the room. The user feels the vibration, looks down at eXaminator worn on the wrist, sees exactly what question number they should have reached, and returns to the test feeling confident and anxiety free.

To learn more about eXaminator, the only patented, truly silent, test-pacing watch, contact Lauri de Brito, or visit

About eXaminator®

eXaminator® is a registered trademark of The de Brito Corporation, P.O. Box 1884, Beverly Hills, CA 90213.


Lauri de Brito, marketing/public relations

The de Brito Corporation



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