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Your Child’s Spring Survival Guide

Spring semester in high school can be a trying time for students, especially sophomore and junior years. As courses get tougher, social and athletic obligations begin to pile up, and students start preparing for college admissions, it can be quite a lot! As parents, we want to help our children get through this stressful time… Continue reading

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Changing attitude has cascading effects.

Nick began working with Revolution Prep as a 7th grader because he needed help with math and science. His professional tutor, Greg, quickly learned that Nick was a bright kid with above average reading skills but that he was rushing through his work due to a lack of motivation. Greg worked on building a connection… Continue reading

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What trends have you noticed in admissions?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the experts. Here are their answers. Bill Pruden Head of Upper School, College Counselor Ravenscroft School In the over twenty years I have been involved in college admissions work, I have seen colleges move away from seeking well rounded students… Continue reading

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What can high school seniors do to enhance their chances of admission?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the the experts. Here are their answers. Vanessa Roth, Founder & Director, Scholar’s Station Colleges keep track of students who have “demonstrated an interest” in their school and many use this as a “tipping factor” in admissions. So even if… Continue reading

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What should students be asking?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the the experts. Here are their answers. Reecy Aresty, College Admissions/Financial Aid Expert & Author, Payless For College, Inc. Here are a few: What’s the best number to call in an emergency? Where’s the health center & nearest hospital –… Continue reading

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Smart Kid Problem

As we all know, getting straight As in school doesn’t guarantee you a stellar SAT score. But why not? Smart is smart, right? Shouldn’t your grades correspond with how well you do on an annoying standardized test? Not really. The SAT is a critical reasoning test, which is different than the fact-based tests you’re used… Continue reading

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