power of positivity

Power of Positivity and ACT Success

Student attitude and involvement in the college prep process has a major impact on their success. If a student is physically present, but mentally or emotionally absent, they may not see any progression in their test score results. Likewise, a negative attitude can be a real nail in the coffin for college prep success. Therefore, students taking the ACT…

Teaching Self Advocacy Skills

According to Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers”, one key to a person’s success is learning how to self advocate when they are young. Gladwell dives into a memorable exploration of a single question: what makes some individuals so successful? Self Advocacy is crucial. Gladwell discusses other answers to the question including 10,000 hours of practice creates…

study habits

Study Habits To Ensure Better Grades

To study or not to study, that is the question.  Well, it really isn’t.  Studying is one of the most important skills that today’s students need to master.  However, many students don’t know HOW to study.  These students are relying on ineffective methods of studying and therefore, are not able to hone their study habits.…

growth mindset

Growth Mindset: The Basics

Shaping Your Mindset to Create Success   I often find myself explaining to a young generation that “back in my day,” people used to fail. Can you imagine that? In a world chock-full of participation trophies, self-esteem management, and protectionist parenting, the word “failure” is a dirty word. We are a success-crazed society. But if…

sat math subject test

SAT Math Subject Test

So you’ve taken the SAT. You’ve gotten a decent score, and you think you’re done with standardized testing forever. Congratulations! You are like most students your age. However, if you’re looking for a bit of an edge on your applications, and you’re an excellent math student, you might want to consider the SAT Math Subject…