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Adaptive Learning Provides Continuity for Students in a Hybrid Environment

October 23rd, 2020

Chances are that you’re already familiar with A-List’s adaptive learning technology and how, on average,  it helps students improve their ACT and SAT scores by +5 and +167 points, respectively. But did you know that adaptive learning technology has proven itself a critical tool beyond test prep? Educators and administrators have found that it helps … Continue reading “Adaptive Learning Provides Continuity for Students in a Hybrid Environment”

How Can I Provide Consistency and Continuity for My Children No Matter What Happens?

September 18th, 2020

The thing about a pandemic is that it can happen in waves. While your school may be planning on opening with a hybrid model, they may need to go fully virtual in the near future again, or vice versa. Every time your child switches, it causes some disruption to their concentration and progress. So how … Continue reading “How Can I Provide Consistency and Continuity for My Children No Matter What Happens?”

How Do I Make Sure My Child Doesn’t Fall Behind?

September 4th, 2020

Learning loss from spring school closures have had a significant affect on students, with scholars at Brown University estimating a 1/3 loss of expected progress in reading and an 1/2 loss expected progress in math from the previous year. While schools scramble to provide education either exclusively online or through a hybrid model, parents have … Continue reading “How Do I Make Sure My Child Doesn’t Fall Behind?”

How do I make remote learning equitable for all students (including those who need extra help like ESL & IEP’s)?

September 4th, 2020

“There’s a level of independence, a level of reflection, and a level of intrinsic motivation that kids need to have before they can be good online learners,” says Dr. Jennifer Economos, Ed.D. If students find learning challenging in general, switching to a virtual-only environment can make them even more frustrated. Special education and ELL students … Continue reading “How do I make remote learning equitable for all students (including those who need extra help like ESL & IEP’s)?”

Test and Admissions Update

July 29th, 2020

This year schools, colleges, and families are weighing their options when it comes to every aspect of the new school year. Here is the latest on tests, admissions, and the ongoing impact to the education community. TESTS The ACT postpones section retesting:https://leadershipblog.act.org/2020/06/update-on-summer-testing.html The ACT has added more testing opportunities: https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html The ACT postpones online testinghttps://leadershipblog.act.org/2020/07/act-postpones-online-testing-for-fall.html … Continue reading “Test and Admissions Update”

Inside the University of Chicago

July 2nd, 2020

Emma MaltbyA.B.  English Language and Literature + Theater and Performance Studies The Classes In my experience in the humanities departments, we were lucky to have small class sizes, engaged professors, and communities within the departments, while at the same time having all the resources of a major research institution. In both my majors, I felt … Continue reading “Inside the University of Chicago”

Inside University of Southern California

July 2nd, 2020

My name is Selene Klasner. I’m a tutor and teacher at A-List, and also a USC Trojan, Class of 2018. I started at USC as a Biology major but finished with my B.A. in Public Relations and minor in Theatre (more on that later). I was president of my a cappella group, the Troy Tones, … Continue reading “Inside University of Southern California”

Inside Vanderbilt University College of Arts & Science

July 2nd, 2020

Nick Mecikalski Vanderbilt is renowned for many things – its Medical Center, the Peabody College of Education and Human Development, the Blair School of Music – but it’s not known as a theatre school. And yet, I studied Theatre there. Why?  I didn’t know when I got accepted to Vanderbilt that I would necessarily become … Continue reading “Inside Vanderbilt University College of Arts & Science”

Summer Reading that Makes the A-List

July 2nd, 2020

For students grades 7-12, here are our summer reading list suggestions, compiled by extraordinary A-List tutor and Harvard grad Kim Onah. 7th Grade  Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi  This young reader’s fantasy book chronicles a young girl’s struggle to safely bring back magic to the kingdom of Orïsha. Our heroine, Zélie, must … Continue reading “Summer Reading that Makes the A-List”

SAT and ACT Updates

June 9th, 2020

Dear A-List Family, We hope you are well and healthy and wanted to share some recent test updates. While we expect that standardized testing will continue to be disrupted this year, we are here to help your family gameplan and prepare for any tests students can take. The SAT will not be offered online this … Continue reading “SAT and ACT Updates”