The Advantages of Online Tutoring

Many parents express skepticism about enlisting their child with an online tutor. Here is why online tutoring is, for most students, the BEST option for test prep. 1. Students Are Already Used To Some Online Learning Parents might not be so accustomed, but by 9th grade, the majority of students have learned online. It is…

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Why All SAT & ACT Students Should Include the Essay

We’ve had several parents ask whether their students need to do the Essay. ACT and SAT both make it optional and most colleges do not require the Essay. Here’s why doing the Essay is a must for all students serious about improving their admissions chances.* It’s required at SOME colleges. It’s desired by SOME colleges…

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4 Things Seniors Should Know About College

Is your graduating senior ready for college? By early 2018, most high school seniors will know the school they’re heading to in the fall, but maybe not what to expect when they get to campus. Many 17 and 18-year-olds enter their freshman year with the mindset that college is all fun and games with some…

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Why Parents Should Plan On At Least Two Tests, Even Senior Year

My head still has hair, but I’m removing some each time I read or hear that a student is taking “one last SAT test”. With such an important test, especially one your student has studied hard for, the agenda should be at least two more tests. Why should parents and students plan for multiple SAT…

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Are the ACT and SAT Essays Important?

The ACT and/or SAT essays are important for the most competitive colleges. Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and UPenn all require an essay submission. Most of the other top-50 universities, including Michigan, Texas and all the University of California schools either require or recommend the ACT or SAT Essay. Should You Prepare for the Essay? Come…

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