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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…

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Why A Campus Tour Is So Important

Applying for schools is a process of elimination.  Schools that you have minimal interest in are automatically placed at the bottom of your list.  Something that is not widely known however, is that while you are showing interest in some schools these schools are demonstrating interest in you as well.  This “Demonstrated Interest” is usually…

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Girls in STEM: Not Just For Boys

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are ever-changing fields of study.  One thing, however, has remained the same for far too long.  Women make up the minority in the STEM industry; for example, a study done in 2016 by the National Science Foundation estimated that only 15% of engineers were female.  Even in 2019, there…

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Why does my child hate Math?

“I hate Math!” Everyday, parents around the world hear this statement. When your child comes to you and tells you that they are “not smart enough” or that math is “hard and stupid”, it can be extremely disheartening. There are 3 main responses that students give when they’re asked why they “hate math.” 1. Math…

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…