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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...

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What Do College Admissions Counselors Want?

You may not be applying to college for another few years, but it is never too early to start preparing your resume. While every college is different, there are certain trends in what admissions counselors...

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Does Your Child Need a Tutor?

As a parent, it can be frustrating when your child doesn’t communicate with you. Especially as they grow older, children can become more introverted from their parents. When one or two bad report cards come home, you find yourself unable to get to the root of the problem. If you think your child may need…

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The Importance of Vocab in Life

Some students are rejoicing now that The College Board has eliminated directly testing vocabulary, through Sentence Completion. Others still work through their lists to build an advantage with the indirect uses of vocabulary that are still tested. Despite the elimination of Sentence Completion from the new SAT, learning vocabulary will still impact a student’s score…

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ACT Writing Strategies

While the essay is optional on the ACT, some colleges require it for admission. Others suggest it (which pretty much means “require”). Some work the Essay score into a formula; others leave it as a stand-alone score for evaluation. Beyond college admission there is a benefit to ACT Essay prep. The ACT essays are akin…

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