It’s become a predictable yearly debate that rolls around every June: Should my kids really be getting summer homework? And if they do have it assigned, what’s the best way to tackle it so that they can actually learn something over the summer (rather than just being stuck with busywork)? Here’s the thing: At some

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All the time we get asked by parents of high school sophomores and juniors: “Do we need to pay attention to the PSAT?” And the answer is… it depends. Now it is true that your score won’t be seen or count towards college admissions, but there are a few reasons why you may not want

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If you’re a parent, and you’ve started the process of looking at private schools for your son or daughter, there’s one thing that’s clear: You care deeply about their education. You want to give them access to the best teachers, the best curriculum, and the best opportunities for getting into top colleges and going on

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Should we think about getting a summer tutor? Or is it better to just take the summer off? “My son had a rough go this last year in math. Would it be worth it to have him work with a tutor over the summer to help get ready for when he starts Algebra for the

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Use It to Ace the Next Exam   ‘Tis the season for final exams, unit assessments and chapter tests. What does it take to ace these exams? It’s not just the time that’s put in; it’s also the method of studying that produces the best results. Over the years, I’ve seen bright kids that don’t

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The year was 1979. Rod Stewart and Peaches and Herb were topping the charts, and there I was staring blankly at my math test, feeling lost. Although I should have been able to do two-digit divisor long division, I really couldn’t. It all seemed so complicated and I froze. The fourth grade was coming to

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For years, SAT and ACT exams took a summer break along with students, meaning that students could get away with taking a short break from preparation before taking an early fall exam. But no more!  For the first time ever, the College Board has announced that there will be a summer SAT, which will take

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Your child just finished 10th grade and now he wants to prepare for the first-ever summer SAT—what?! Is this a good idea, or a wasted effort? Now that the SAT has announced a late summer test date—August 26th—for the first time ever, you might be wondering if this should be your rising junior’s first attempt.

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The first weeks of May are quickly approaching and AP teachers are ramping up their review sessions.  However, there are a few things your students should know as they step up their studies at home. Below are three common mistakes students make when studying and ways to avoid them. 1. Not recognizing that all exams

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If your child is in 11th grade or headed into 12th grade soon, it’s time to start thinking about the SAT or the ACT. But where to start? Should your child take the SAT, the ACT, or both? When should preparation begin? How many times should the test be taken? If you’ve got questions like these and

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