What to Do If Your SAT Score is Not Good Enough

Here is recourse, in mindset and action, for students who receive SAT scores that are below where they need for likely admission to their choice university. Good Mindset I’m  not finished. I still have multiple chances to prove myself on a future SAT. This is a snapshot of where I am now. If I didn’t do…

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Advice from Top Tier Admissions

Michelle Hernandez and Mimi Doe are renowned college admissions consultants. They specialize in helping students raise their profiles for admission to highly selective colleges. Ivy Bound’s Mark Greenstein posed a few questions based on recent statistics on Early Decision acceptances. Q and A with Mimi and Michele: Mark Greenstein: Those ED statistics for competitive colleges…

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Advice for Students Unsure About Taking SAT Subject Tests

We have a parent whose child worked hard and nailed a 300 point SAT score increase now bewildered about SAT SUBJECT TESTS. These are required by most of the top tier colleges. Our advice: A competent student should relish colleges requiring SAT Subject Tests. That’s because they are easy to study for, only take 1…

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The Importance of Reading Skills

The PBS Kids show Reading Rainbow encouraged children to read for 21 seasons over 23 years. Today, the importance of reading can be overshadowed by technological advancements and the shortened attention span of most Americans. At Ivy Bound, we encourage students to develop good reading skills that will aid them into adulthood. Why is reading…

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Benefits of College Tutoring

As students get older, they become more reluctant to ask for help. Unfortunately, there can be a “social stigma” associated with enlisting a tutor. We’re here to tell that there’s no shame in asking for help! If you’re a college student struggling through each semester, it’s time to reap the rewards of working with a…

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Early Decision Statistics Among Elite Colleges

The building of the Class of 2021 has begun! Many schools saw an increase in early applications, Princeton was up 18 percent and Columbia, Duke, Dartmouth, and Cornell reported the largest early application pools in their respective histories. All Ivy League institutions and many other top colleges have released their early admissions stats*. We’ve compiled…

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2016 Tutors of the Year

The Ivy Bound staff has voted and we are happy to announce our tutors of the year for 2016! Ray Rabuska and Isaac Goldstein have been chosen in the “Junior Instructor” category. Ray is currently studying Chemistry at CCSU. He teaches students K-12 for many levels of math and chemistry. Ray has done an excellent job…

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