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San Diego Online Homeschooling Service During Coronavirus

We are currently living in a truly unprecedented time. The coronavirus pandemic has changed nearly every aspect of our lives, and we have been forced to adapt as best as we can. One of the biggest changes related to the virus outbreak has been the collective approach to schooling and Read More…

What Type of Math is on the SAT and How to Dominate It

To some, trying to learn math is like trying to comprehend a foreign language. No matter how long you stare, squint, and ponder a math problem, it simply does not make sense. Unfortunately, no matter how math-phobic you are, you still need to take the math section on the SAT. Read More…

What is a Good SAT Score for 2020?

The SAT has undergone a number of changes over the last decade, which has left many test takers confused about what a good SAT score is in 2020. First of all, the total number of points on the test has continually changed. From 2005 until 2016, the SAT was scored Read More…

“Test Optional” Won’t End Tutoring in SAT and ACT Test Prep

Test Optional Gains Traction Are college entrance exams really getting kicked to the curb, tossed out, rendered obsolete, “retired?” Word on the street, in academic corridors and across the nation’s college campuses, suggest a definitely maybe.   “There are now well over 1,000 colleges and universities that don’t require SAT Read More…

SAT Reading: To Skim or Not to Skim

Skim Reading The “new normal” of skim reading, or “looking only for the general or main ideas,” is all the rage among teens and young adults according to Maryanne Wolf, UCLA Distinguished Visiting Professor of Education and Director of the UCLA Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice and the Chapman University Presidential Fellow. Read More…

Test Anxiety: How to Overcome and Score

Test anxiety: Reality or fiction? Some medical professionals attribute exam or test anxiety to a host of real-world circumstances: lack of preparation, overstimulation, anxiety, depression, worry and dread. On the other hand, others believe test anxiety is the result of somatization, “the production of recurrent and multiple medical symptoms with Read More…

The Test Prep Lowdown: Why It’s Important

  The Test Prep Lowdown- A Brief Summary Even when your student’s school is nothing short of excellent, it’s difficult for schools to meet every academic intricacy of every student. Unfortunately, this becomes clear when universities compare the scores of those students who’ve pursued test prep and those who haven’t. Read More…

Ready Set Go: College Application Season

Ready Set Go Once upon a time, American high school juniors had a genuine summer break. But frolicking in the sand at the local beach or working a summer job as a barista were the revels of many high school scholars of the past. What the heck? Why? University competition, Read More…

The Facts of Education Level: College Graduation’s True Value

Facts: Education Level In an era in which facts are advertised as obsolete, students and parents may be tempted to dismiss the merits of a college education. Nonetheless, when analyzing the relationship between higher education and real world wages and earnings, the hard evidence- the numbers- have withstood the test Read More…

The College Waitlist- How to Survive Purgatory

  The College Waitlist “Waitlisted.” You’ve already waited for months! You’ve chewed your every nail down to the nub, endured restless nights and promised the “Great Spirit in the Sky” you’ll do better, be better, if you only get into that one school. Finally, the March college acceptance letters roll Read More…

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