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The Most Important SSAT Vocabulary Word

SSAT at Home, Part Two: Verbal As many parents remember, and as many teenagers are regrettably learning, a strong vocabulary…

The Culture Shock of Adjusting to College

California dreaming! That was Elena during her last years of high school as she contemplated where she wanted to go…

Why Parents Should Act as Consultants

You just have to study more. Work harder. That’s it. Just buckle down, put in more time, and you will…

College Cousins: Johns Hopkins University and the University of Chicago

Johns Hopkins University and the University of Chicago are both highly regarded academic and research institutions and, in addition, share…

SSAT Support at Home

Part One: Laying the Foundation As a test preparation tutor, I often get asked by parents “What can I do…

How to Make the Most of Freshman Year

You’re a freshman now, and freshman year is about breaking ground. While you’re adjusting and exploring new opportunities, your academic…

Why Senior Year Isn’t the Time to Slack Off

It is true that junior year grades are paramount, but colleges do consider senior year transcripts. Work hard and continue…

Breaking the Beat

The Nobel Pursuit of Circadian Rhythms I awoke with the sun on Monday morning, refreshed and aligned with the world. I was…