Jessie has been helping and supporting my triplets since sophomore year! We started with her at that time because the kids were looking to get additional advice (besides just that of their guidance counselor at school) as far as helping them with their schedules and deciding how many Honors and AP classes to take. She…

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Register early. College Board will be offering the SAT and SAT Subject Test exams on August 26, 2017. The word on the street is that seating may be limited. The following Subject Tests will be available: Literature U.S. History World History Mathematics Level 1 Mathematics Level 2 Biology E/M Chemistry Physics French Spanish  

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Applerouth is a test prep firm with which many of our students have had success. Founder Jed Applerouth, recently posted this blog detailing how the SAT is not the only test to undergo recent and significant changes. In the May 2016 testing date the ACT was found to have upped the rigor on the science…

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The landscape of standardized testing shifts more often than the faults running beneath California. Like it or not, standardized tests play a significant role in an applicant’s file. In 2015 the ACT underwent “quiet” changes and in a few short weeks the new SAT will go live, in a “loud” way. Sometimes less information is…

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Delia, a bright-eyed high school junior, sat in my office. “You saw my transcript?” She asked in a cringing tone. “I’m trying harder. I’m working on that.” I had reviewed her transcript. She clearly had the best of intentions. Her freshman year, though, was killing her confidence, not to mention her GPA. One B, 3…

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THE NEW SAT AND YOUR STUDENT This recent NY Times article gives a nice overview of what to expect. While we are recommending that the Class of 2017 skip the SAT and focus on the ACT, it is always prudent to be informed and know your options. “What’s true of the writing section is true…

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