SAT or ACT? Part 2

by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist Last post, we discussed some differences between the SAT and ACT Verbal sections, and today we will focus on Math and Science. If Math is your student’s A-game, then the SAT may be their best bet, whereas if your student loves Science, then they might do better taking… Continue reading

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SAT or ACT?

by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist Most schools accept either SAT or ACT scores, so your student may be wondering which one to focus their energy on. This depends on your student’s strengths – if your student is stronger on Reading, for instance, the SAT might be their best bet, whereas if your student… Continue reading

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Colleges that Superscore

by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist It is useless to try and superscore your SAT if the colleges you are applying to do not superscore! While many schools do superscore, others only take the scores for the highest sitting. Luckily, College Board has compiled a comprehensive list of colleges that superscore, which is available… Continue reading

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Strategies for Superscoring

by Dr. Emily Matson, Test Prep Specialist If you want to use superscoring to your advantage, there are a few strategies that can really help boost your scores. First, plan on taking the SAT multiple times. Second, leading up to each SAT, focus on a particular section. For one SAT, focus most of your preparation… Continue reading

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Strategies for Successful Online Learning
By Gina Bellisario

This past March, students across the United States were introduced to the concept of online learning. Althoughhigh schools and colleges have offered online courses for a number of years, many students found themselvesimmersed in a brand-new experience, with every one of their subjects being taught in a completely remotefashion.Online learning, as with any experience, comes… Continue reading

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Strategies for Managing Executive Function Disorder
By Gina Bellisario

Does your student procrastinate often? Misplace materials for school? Have multiple late assignments? Thesemay be signs of a condition called executive function disorder (EFD). EFD inhibits one’s executive functioningskills, which include the ability to: (1) organize information; and (2) regulate behavior in order to appropriatelyrespond to that information.Consider the following scenario as an illustration:Student A… Continue reading

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Students and Cell Phones

Cell phones are a very important aspect in a teenagers life. Teenagers use cell phones for communication purposes with their friends and family. They can also use them as a support for homework or research. One thing that has caught most parents minds is the fact that teenagers are always on their cell phones; even… Continue reading

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Students Interested in Pre-Medicine: How to Get Started Early

Many students interested in the pre-medical field are unsure of how to get started and what they can do in high school to prep them for the journey ahead. In this blog post, we will be discussing some ways you can get started now to make yourself a successful candidate for a future career in… Continue reading

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Applying to Colleges: how to get started, what to keep in mind, and how to simplify the process

College applications – everyone’s worst nightmare! Applying to colleges is a stressful time without a doubt. There are so many different factors to keep in mind when deciding which colleges to apply to. Not only that, but the application process itself can be somewhat confusing. Here are several tips to help make your college application… Continue reading

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Parents: How to be Involved in Your Child’s Learning

Let’s face it – your child’s education is important to help them build a stable career and sometimes, children are too immature to realize it. So how can you be involved in your child’s education without being an annoyance? Start Early. Try to be involved from the beginning of their education – as early as… Continue reading

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