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Grammar Hints for Application Essay

You may or may not be having trouble getting off the ground with your application essay, but when it’s time for the polish, here are some basic language rules to keep in mind:Never use the word that when referring to … Continue reading

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3 Tips to Decide if Your Teen Needs Tutoring

By Kelsey Sheehy Recent SAT and ACT exam results show most high school graduates aren’t ready for college courses, and those that are prepared often feel added pressure not just to achieve, but to excel. With classroom time as a … Continue reading

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From Village School To Harvard-Westlake To Harvard University

Originally posted on February 8, 2011 On my last birthday, my son sent me a letter that began, “I’m sitting in my dorm room overlooking Harvard Yard. I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for all you did.” It’s not … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Sandy: What You Can Do Now To Plan for a Successful School Year

While many people think of May and June as the last gasp of the school year, in fact this is the perfect time to plan for the year ahead. Whether you are going to be looking for Kindergarten, middle or … Continue reading

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College Planning Starts in the 8th Grade

To navigate life successfully, you must know where you want to go and then plot a way to get there. Sounds straightforward enough! However, when a student is 13 or 14 and just trying to adjust to high school, the … Continue reading

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Should Your Child Become an Entrepreneur? Yes!

College admissions councilors have always been on the look-out for the best and the brightest. The student who not only keeps pace with a full workload, an extra-curricular activity, a sport, but who also dances outside the chorus. And most … Continue reading

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