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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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Quick start, quick climb. Riley makes a 6 point ACT increase.

“In the midst of a cross-country move and going through the college application process, we were thankful to have been referred to Revolution Prep. After several weeks of tutoring, Riley achieved a six point improvement on her ACT scores. We are thrilled with the results.” Quote from Riley’s mom, Jessica. Riley came to Revolution Prep… Continue reading

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Accepted to the school of her dreams with an essay “that works”

Joanna began working with Revolution Prep as a sophomore in high school, working to get the grades and test scores necessary to apply to the nation’s top universities. In the fall of her senior year, Joanna expressed to her academic advisor, Daniel, that she was struggling to write an essay that would help her gain… Continue reading

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First the daughter, now the son. A family of Revolutionaries.

Kim began working with Revolution Prep in the Fall of her junior year to prepare for the PSAT. After working with her tutor, Mindi, for a few months Kim earned a PSAT score that led to a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit program, placing her in the top 50,000 of over 1.5 million… 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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Why College Grades Matter

Your college student’s grade point average (GPA) can be vital to their success beyond college.  According to the US News and World Report, maintaining a high GPA is crucial to those who plan to attend graduate schools. Even if they are planning to enter the job market immediately after graduation, it is advisable to list… 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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College Profile: The University of California System

Applying for any of the nine prestigious schools in the University of California system may seem like a daunting task. While admission statistics vary widely from campus to campus (e.g., you would need a more competitive profile for a school like UC Berkeley or UCLA than for UC Merced), the minimum requirements are the same… Continue reading

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Getting Your College Degree: You Can’t Afford Not to Prepare

Let’s talk about investments, namely, investing in your future. Given that college is expensive and the job market is a little iffy, is college really a smart  investment? If you’ve ever talked to a financial advisor, the first thing he or she will do is run the numbers. It’s important to look at the numbers… Continue reading

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College Visits

Choosing a college is a big deal. Sure, some people know exactly where they want to go because their parents and their parents’ parents went there, but for most students, the amount of options they face can be a bit overwhelming. One way to narrow down your choices is to take campus tours. While college… Continue reading

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