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“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…

Our Tutors Can Teach You How (and When) to Skim Read

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…

Our Tutors Lower Your “Test Anxiety” in ACT & SAT Test Prep, School Classes, and More

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…

Our College Admissions Counselors Help You with 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…

Is College Really Worth the Hassle of Tutoring, ACT and SAT Test Prep Classes, and Everything Else About It?

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…

Waitlisted? Ask One of Our College Admissions Counselors About What to Do Next

  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…

Even Natural Learners Benefit from Our Private Tutoring

Nature vs Nurture Is it nature or is it nurture? Every so often we meet a student who appears to have it all. She seems naturally gifted in every sense: the captain of the varsity tennis team, a Calculus BC mathlete not to mention her high school’s poet laureate, and Read More…

Our Tutors Say: Read These 4 Tips to Help Your Child with Holiday Learning

Holidays or “Holidaze?” Many of the families I serve wrack their brains, “What can I do with my kids over holidays like Veterans Day, Thanksgiving break, Winter break, President’s’ Day,  Ski Week (especially if they don’t ski), Spring break and the whopper of them all, Summer Break?” The list of Read More…

Private Tutoring Does More for You Than a For-Profit College

For-Profit and the Rest For-profit or nonprofit, public or private, community college or four year college? So many choices confuse the college planning process for our youth and working adult students. Regardless of which option students choose, they all have to pay; tuition, housing, food, medical, transportation, facility fees, and Read More…

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