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Cultivating Collegiality with your High Schooler

  This post is a recap of a recent presentation I gave on the topic of promoting healthier parent-child dynamics around academic coursework and the college planning process. Below you’ll find a revised transcript of the presentation, which occurred at St. Mary’s Academy in Portland, Oregon, on January 13, 2016. Thanks to Amy Romm of […]

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Understanding your PSAT scores

Many of our juniors have come to tutoring recently armed with their October 2014 PSAT/NMSQT scores – and sophomores are slated to receive their PSAT scores in the next few weeks as well. Thus, to anticipate the inevitable influx of parents’ inquiries and students’ confused grins, we’ve created a guide to understanding PSAT scores. PSAT: What’s all the fuss about? The […]

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Update on the New SAT: Major Changes

This post is the first in a series examining the changes to the SAT announced by the College Board in March 2014 and scheduled to take effect in Spring 2016. First off, here’s an answer to the question everyone seems to be asking: The new SAT will affect you ONLY if you are a rising […]