Juniors:  Start Thinking About College
Two items that caught my eye this week should provide a push to juniors who have yet to start thinking about college. From time to time we’ve posted blogs about […] Read more ›
Move Your Teen Toward Adulthood
Wednesday’s Facebook post includes an article that caught my attention immediately:  why teens aren’t in a hurry to grow up. Home:  Where the Living is Easy Even before I read […] Read more ›
Know Your Transitions for ACT English and Reading
The use of transitions is frequently tested on the ACT English and Reading tests.  Transition words and expressions are bridges that combine sentences or parts of sentences.  Not only must […] Read more ›
Does Your Family Suffer From Decision Fatigue?
Ever hear of something called decision fatigue? As reported in The New York Times Magazine, a group of researchers stumbled on this phenomenon a few years back.   They learned that […] Read more ›
Make A College Choice You Can Live With
Holiday conversations between friends and family and high school juniors and seniors will inevitably include questions about the student’s college choice.  It’s important to make a choice you will be […] Read more ›
ACT English:  Know Your Sentence Structure
The ACT English test has evolved over the past few years.  The test assesses students in their knowledge of grammar, usage, punctuation and sentence structure.  It also assesses students in […] Read more ›
Application Deadlines Are Coming Up Fast
Students who met the November 1 deadlines set by some schools can breathe a sigh of relief—but only for a moment.  Application deadlines are coming fast in the next two […] Read more ›
Benefits of One-on-One Tutoring for ACT
Last weekend I met with a student who is taking the SAT this Saturday.  Given the limited time before the test, our two hours was the equivalent of the ACT […] Read more ›
College Reading Readiness Begins Early
This week’s blog and posts are about college reading readiness and strategies for encouraging kids to read at an early age.  Why?  Because reading is a critical skill essential to […] Read more ›
Attitude Counts When You Apply to College
The college application process can be as complicated or simple as you want to make it.  Regardless, it’s important to approach it with the right attitude.   The following are a […] Read more ›
Parents:  Let Your Students Complete Their College Applications
Our Facebook posts this week have a common thread—utilize assistance from others to help your student.  The posts include information on parent-teacher conferences and changes in ACT accommodations for students […] Read more ›
Teenagers Need Their Parents
Teenagers need their parents.  They may not say it, and they may often make their parents feel like they really aren’t wanted.  Don’t be fooled: nothing could be further from […] Read more ›

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