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3 Tips For Planning Your Spring Term

January 22nd, 2021

Spring Term of your junior year can be a hectic time—with SAT/ACTs, schoolwork and AP courses, and preparing your college applications, it can feel like you hardly have a minute to breathe! However, the right preparations and priorities can help make sense of everything and make time for all you need. So, what should you … Continue reading “3 Tips For Planning Your Spring Term”

SAT Essay and Subject Tests Can’t Hurt You Anymore

January 20th, 2021

The College Board is eliminating the essay component of the SAT and also all of the SAT Subject Tests! NO! Wait. Up until January 19th, for most of my students (and by most, I mean all but one), the SAT Essay was something we just ignored. So, this news is no news. Why is the … Continue reading “SAT Essay and Subject Tests Can’t Hurt You Anymore”

Why the SAT Subject Tests and Essay will not be missed.

January 20th, 2021

Master tutor Dory Schultz breaks down the latest news from the College Board and explains why parents and students shouldn’t stress.

Asynchronous Learning Helps All Students Get on the Same Page

January 20th, 2021

As educators struggle to make online learning more effective, some evidence suggests that new, asynchronous teaching techniques may present more effective teaching opportunities in virtual settings than trying to replicate the classroom in an online environment.  Why Educators Are Moving Toward Asynchronous Learning Synchronous learning most closely resembles the interactions you see in a physical … Continue reading “Asynchronous Learning Helps All Students Get on the Same Page”

Taking a Gap Year: Pros vs. Cons

January 15th, 2021

After a tumultuous and stressful 2020 for us all, it’s no wonder many students are considering taking a “gap year” between finishing high school and beginning undergrad. While gap years have always been more common in Europe and Australia than the United States, many American students are expressing increased interest in the idea. So, should … Continue reading “Taking a Gap Year: Pros vs. Cons”

5 Ways To Prepare For Your College Interview

January 13th, 2021

Interviews are an important part of the college application process. They are one of your first (and only) chances to meet face to face with someone who has a direct impact on your admission decision. Therefore, it is imperative you do everything in your power to be prepared! Below, we’ve included the top 5 ways … Continue reading “5 Ways To Prepare For Your College Interview”

Planning Your Application Year

January 7th, 2021

As 2021 begins, many people are aware that this is the year they’ll be applying to college. Are you ready to tackle it head on? After the extraordinary challenges of 2020, applying to schools in 2021 can seem like a daunting task. However, a little advance planning and a “roadmap” for the year can save … Continue reading “Planning Your Application Year”

GRE vs SAT/ACT

January 3rd, 2021

So, you’ve decided to take the GRE. Congratulations! This is a big step towards getting into your top-choice graduate school. Many people who have taken the GRE compare it to the SAT and/or the ACT, and indeed, there are many similarities between them. In fact, many people wonder if your score on the SAT/ACT can … Continue reading “GRE vs SAT/ACT”

What Will 2021 Look Like for Schools?

December 29th, 2020

From New York and New Hampshire all the way to Kentucky and Minnesota, schools across the nation are again going all virtual due to the fall-winter surge of COVID-19. With rolling lockdowns likely to continue until vaccines are widely distributed, many schools will be relying on distance learning models for months to come, causing concern … Continue reading “What Will 2021 Look Like for Schools?”

Want to Get Your Student Into Their Target School? Here’s What to Do This Winter Break

December 22nd, 2020

Winter holidays are a great time for families to build bonds and relax a little. It’s also the perfect opportunity to talk with your kids about their future and engage in a little college prep. If you’re planning for college, it’s likely that your student already possesses some notion of what they want their college … Continue reading “Want to Get Your Student Into Their Target School? Here’s What to Do This Winter Break”