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Tagged "Academic Advising"

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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Think ahead: College Preparation Calendar

High school is a mountain, a huge mountain. And the summit is centered directly over May of your child’s junior year. Many kids suffer the summit because they were not prepared, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As you can see from the college preparation timeline below, there is so much going on… Continue reading

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Think Ahead to Ease Stress

High school is a mountain, a huge mountain. And the summit is centered directly over May of your child’s junior year. Many kids suffer the summit because they were not prepared, but it doesn’t have to be that way. As you can see from the college preparation timeline below, there is so much going on… Continue reading

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What Michael Jordan can teach you about tutors

Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest basketball player of all time. With 6 NBA championships, 6 NBA Finals MVPs, and 5 NBA League MVP awards, he’s the equivalent of a straight-A student with perfect scores on everything. But with all his championships and accolades, do you think that he’s the best person to coach a… Continue reading

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Planning Ahead – The Importance of Creating an Academic Roadmap Now

For many high school bound freshmen, the college admissions process and college applications seem like a setting sun on a distant horizon. Most feel their time is better served focusing on the vast stretch of road that lies immediately in front of them. Why not focus on the “here and now”? College applications are not… Continue reading

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Writing Your College Admissions Essay

Writing the college admissions essay is a vital part of any college application. Some universities require as many as five essays, whereas many others only require one. Depending on the university, more weight is put on the admissions essay than others. If the essay is required, you can count on it being used to aid the… Continue reading

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