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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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7 Habits of Ineffective Students

We all develop habits in life. Some of these habits put us on a trajectory towards success, and other habits put us on a trajectory towards stress, burn out, and poor grades.  The start of the school year is the time to make good decisions and develop good habits. Think of the decisions at the… Continue reading

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5 Math Tips to Multiply your SAT Score

The March SAT is just a few weeks away! Are you ready, or do you still shiver at the thought of figuring out one more ratio? Either way, here are five tips that should help you supercharge your math score. 1. Never, ever, ever guess randomly.  Like ever. You don’t understand how to do the… Continue reading

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AP Language Exams: Don’t Get Tongue-Tied

It’s easy to be intimidated by foreign language AP tests, but you don’t have to be a native speaker to score well. Nor do you have to be fluent—you’re not expected to know every single word or understand every grammatical construction the test writers throw at you. You just need to use strategy. Multiple-choice questions… Continue reading

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Because Newton Didn’t Use a Calculator: Why you shouldn’t fear the AP Calculus Exam

Many students have great fear about AP exams: it’s an “AP Exam,” it’s the College Board, I won’t get credit for the course if I don’t do well.  But there is no reason to fear any of these tests if you’re well prepared, and the AP calculus exams are no exception. There are two AP… Continue reading

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Three Tips to Ace Your Final Exams

Getting ready for finals does not need to be the anxiety-inducing, painful process that so many of us make it out to be.  Being a great test-taker is about learning how to maximize your time, so start planning now!  Just a little bit of extra preparation will help you learn and retain more for test… Continue reading

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Tips for Conquering the AP Calc BC Exam

Even though the AP Calculus exam is months away, students are already beginning to stress about staying on top of the demanding course load needed to pass the test.  But, by following these six tips, students can maximize their potential in class and conquer the exam. 1) Read a good textbook. If your teacher is not… Continue reading

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Breaking Down the AP Chemistry Test

Even if you are taking an Advanced Placement test in your best subject, the test itself can be challenging. These are not your normal high school tests! Because students can receive college credit for a passing score on an AP exam, these exams are going to test you at a college level and in a… Continue reading

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Should You Tutor Your Own Child?

The simple answer to this is maybe.   There are several factors to consider – your ability, your availability, you and your child’s personality type and rapport, your budget, and your desire.  If you are considering being your child’s tutor, ask yourself the following questions: (1)  Do you have personal expertise in this subject?  If your… Continue reading

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Preparing for an Academic Tutoring Session

If you are engaging an academic tutor for your child, you will want to make sure to get the most value  from each session. The academic tutor you have chosen is only part of the equation – you must also have a student with a good attitude who is well-prepared. Curriculum It is important that… Continue reading

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