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SAT Writing Strategies

While the essay is optional on the SAT, some colleges require it for admission. Others suggest it (which pretty much means “it’s required”).  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 Essay prep. The SAT essays are akin…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of LD Specialist Tutors

Some parents express high concern about the education credentials of their soon-to-be tutor for a child with a learning difference. With one exception, we agree with that concern. Best Tutor Qualities A tutor who teaches with empathy is paramount. A talented tutor who won’t attempt to see through the eyes of a struggling student is…

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Finding a Balance Between Work and School

For many teens, getting their first summer job is one of life’s great milestones. They are finally able to embrace independence, learning responsibility, communication and money management. Yet, what about the aspect of time management? If you’re keeping your job through the fall, it becomes essential to find a balance between school and work. Your…

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Preparing to Go Back to School

August is Back to School Month. While few kids are ready for summer vacation to end, school will be back in session before we know it. Unless your child was enrolled in summer school or participated in our summer tutoring program, chances are they haven’t done many educational activities over the break. If you’re worried…

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Choosing a College Major

We’ve all heard it before: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The reality is, your answer at age 18 will likely be very different from your answer at 14. However, your response at age 18 carries more weight! You’re off to college in the fall, facing the question of what your…

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