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THE GAP YEAR: Good for Malia Obama, or Almost Any College-Bound Student

You don’t have to be the president’s daughter to take advantage of a Gap Year. While Malia Obama has the unique reason of wanting to be less of a “spectacle” when she arrives on the Harvard campus, there are four common types of students who can benefit from a year (or two) off between high school…

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Preparing for AP Exams

Are you ready? The 2016 AP Exams start May 2 and continue through May 13, depending on the subject. Students have been preparing since the beginning of the school year for one three-hour test. As the exam date approaches fast, you might realize that there are certain topics you still haven’t entirely grasped – don’t…

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The Benefits of Tutoring for Ages 10-14

Private tutoring has never been more accessible and for some, private tutoring has never been more important. Many parents who hesitantly enlisted their children with private tutors have since become the biggest fans of the method. We will be exploring the benefits of private, in-home tutoring for parents and children who have yet to experience…

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Online vs. In-Person Test Prep

The importance of SAT, ACT and Subject Test scores can put tremendous pressure on high school students, but we are here to help ease the stress of the entire process. Your child has four options for test prep through Ivy Bound; in-person or online tutoring and in-person or online classes. How do you decide which…

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Upcoming SAT & ACT Practice Tests in April

In April, Ivy Bound will offer students in grades 8 through 10 a chance to take a practice SAT or ACT under timed conditions. This opportunity allows students to gain the insight necessary to do well on a college admissions test in the future, before most students even enroll in a test prep course.

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