Dr. Shakespeare or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bard

For many students, being handed their first Shakespeare play of the year is a dreaded event. "Shakespeare's boring!" "I don't get it!" "Why are we learning about what some dead white dude wrote hundreds of years ago?"However, with the right frame of mind, Shakespeare can be incredibly enjoyable. So there are a few things to...

College Recruitment Seminar 10/15

Next College Recruitment Seminar with Aspire Soccer Consulting is scheduled for Sunday, October 15th from 7- 8pm Location: Learning Ascent Tutoring House at 2020 Dean Street, Unit N, St Charles, IL. Please call 630-587-2795 to reserve you seat. Space limited. Did you know colleges give more Scholastic Scholarships than Athletic Scholarships? Want to know how...

Test Tumult

Every year, juniors across the country take either the ACT or SAT test to prepare for college entrance. But which would should you take? There are differences between the two, so it is important what to expect in each. Here is a breakdown of the two tests: ACT There is a science section to the...

AP Awareness

If you are a junior or senior in high school, you may be taking an Advanced Placement (AP) class in hopes of getting some college credit. These classes are a terrific way to get ahead in college, but not just because of the possibility of skipping a freshman level class or two. The skills...

Prep Course Tips from a Senior Who Knows

SAT. ACT. Those three little letters can bring up so many emotions. How can three letters hold so much power? The score you receive on these tests could set the framework for your future, and where you will go in life. Sounds scary, right? Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be. Last year, I was...

Study (De-)Stress

Finals season is here, and so is the stress that comes with studying for them! But don't worry, there's no need to freak out over finals. In fact, here are some ways to get rid of your stress and go into your exams with confidence! Make a list of all the exams and things you...

Saving Scores

When students take the ACT, they have the option to send their scores to up to four colleges where they are looking at applying. This is a free option during registration for the ACT, however, you might want to hold off on sending those scores right away. Here's why: Each time a student takes the...

Essay Prompts ’16-’17

The website The Common Application has announced its personal statement essay prompts for the 2016-2017 year. This website allows students to apply to over 600 colleges and universities around the world with one application form. While the form may be the same, the essay questions change from year to year. The essay prompts are designed...

ACT Anticipation

The ACT is coming up within the next 24-48 hours. Your child has studied hard (or maybe not at all). It's the point of no return. What can you, as a parent, do to help them make the most of the last few days before the ACT test? Here are a few ideas: Stay Positive. Just...