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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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