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3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Child’s Progress Report

It feels like school just started, but a quarter of the school year is already behind us. Has your child’s progress report already arrived? You may be tempted to dismiss a progress report because it doesn’t count on your child’s final transcript, but progress reports can help you understand more than just grades. Common areas… Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Start AP Prep Now

Common sense will tell us that cramming just isn’t smart. If students try to overwhelm themselves with information the night before a big exam, chances are they are much more likely to forget information rather than retain information. While students should prepare wisely for the short-term, the same goes for their long-term goals. Parents and… Continue reading

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What to do about the new Redesigned SAT

Parents of Rising High School Juniors – Did you party too hard before taking the SAT? If the answer is yes, then you are in the seeming majority.  I have had people from HS principals to Congressmen tell me the same story: how they partied the night before and took the SAT cold.  Well folks, like… Continue reading

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Tutor: Friend or Foe?

A great tutor can be life changing. An okay tutor can do more harm than good. Many people ask us ways to evaluate whether someone will be a good tutor for their child. Choosing tutors is something we have a lot of experience with and we are happy to share what we’ve learned. Over the past… Continue reading

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The SAT and SAT Subject Tests – How Do I Measure Up?

No matter the grade level in high school, if your child is planning on taking the SAT, one of the first places to start is collegeboard.org. CollegeBoard is the company that administers the SAT, and in order to register for the exam, a visit to their website is necessary. CollegeBoard offers a few free sample SAT questions,… Continue reading

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How Tutoring Helps Straight A Students

Through Revolution Prep, I’ve had the pleasure of helping hundreds of families plan and prepare for the SAT, ACT and academics. I’ve worked with straight-A students looking to raise their score up to a 2300+ on the SAT, and I’ve worked with students hoping to master algebra, and everyone in between. I’ve also seen the positive impact that… Continue reading

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The 5 Traits Your Tutor Must Have: A Tutor Hiring Check List

When Jake and I started, we made plenty of mistakes (as entrepreneurs tend to do) and hiring the right tutors is high on the list. I know the difficulty in recruiting tutors is universal, both for our industry, and for any family looking to give their kids excellent resources. The perception about what makes a… Continue reading

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3 Questions to Ask at a Parent-Teacher Conference

I often hear from friends how parent-teacher conferences feel perfunctory: just another box to check during the quarter and taking up a Tuesday night. While that’s obviously not the case for all parents, I believe that we all have the responsibility to make each conference truly beneficial. I can understand why we think of them… Continue reading

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Want to know how you learned to hate math?

It’s actually pretty simple. (Well actually I’m going to MASSIVELY oversimplify it so I can write an entertaining post. I’m happy to address the finer points if you follow up with me.) The elementary school system is out to get you! Just kidding. Actually, I’m kinda serious… You see elementary school has a single teacher… Continue reading

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The “Three R’s” aren’t enough

You know that if you subtract 56 from 73, you’ll need to “carry the one”. We all know to “carry the one” but very few of us understand why. This is because we were taught this skill, but not the concept behind the skill. In the past (and unfortunately, often in the present as well),… Continue reading

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