Category Archives: For Parents

Part 2, Class of 2017: Should I Take The Current or Redesigned SAT?

In Part 1, Should I Take The Current or Redesigned SAT, we provided helpful tips to understand the difference between the current and redesigned SAT as well as ACT test to benefit the Class of 2017. Part 2 will detail … Continue reading

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Class of 2017: Should I Take The Current or Redesigned SAT?

This is one of the most common questions that we are getting from parents of students in the class of 2017. During junior year, the SAT will be changing in March. As of now, most colleges and universities are planning … Continue reading

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The Best Books Aren’t Hard to Find

Books are a part of the learning experience, whether you like it or not. The high school years are prime time for reading some of the most mind-bending and life-changing literature you will ever read. With that in mind, we … Continue reading

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Back to School—Avoiding the Homework Battle

It’s that time of year again—the weather is starting to cool down, the first leaves are beginning to change colors, and our news feeds are filled with smiling children toting backpacks for the first time.  While this seems like a … Continue reading

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Should I Take the ACT or SAT?

One of the questions we are asked most frequently is “should I take the ACT”? I always tell juniors that they should try both the SAT and the ACT.  Even if you do not take an official test, you should … Continue reading

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Comparing the Costs: Public vs. Private

I find all too often parents tend to focus on the sticker price of college tuition instead of the actual true total out of pocket cost of college. A simple but critical formula to know before you apply to any … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Mid-Terms Get You Down

It’s that dreaded time of year: mid-term season. Parents and students alike dread mid-term exams, but with a few tips, there is no reason to be afraid. The key— as in all things — is to be prepared. The first … Continue reading

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The College Application Essay: How To Write One That Works.

College Applications.  There are few things that cause more anxiety for high school seniors and their parents.  Navigating this process can be daunting between gathering transcripts, getting letters of recommendation, taking last minute SAT tests, and trying to recall four … Continue reading

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Making Up for Summer Learning Loss

Nothing is quite like summer vacation. As young students, we counted down the dwindling days of the school year in anticipation of our big breaks. Now, as parents, we contemplate what exactly to do with our children now that they … Continue reading

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Summer Learning at the Battlefield

TIME TO PREPARE It may sound a little crazy, but for something as significant as the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, one needs to take extreme measures. The sesquicentennial (say that five times fast) of the battle that ripped … Continue reading

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