Martha C.

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Early Decision Schools: Everything you Need to Know

Posted by Martha C. on 3/24/17 5:00 PM

Many sophomores and juniors—along with their parents—are thinking about college right now.  Though so many have whittled down a balanced list of schools, many applicants and their families have difficulty deciding when to apply.

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Tags: college admissions, college

Tutor Spotlight: Meet Max, Biology and MCAT Tutor!

Posted by Martha C. on 3/20/17 5:43 PM


This week, we're spotlighting Max, one of our exceptional biology and MCAT tutors!

Max was born down the street from the National Institutes of Health, outside of Washington, D.C., and has been a lab rat ever since. He graduated from Yale Phi Beta Kappa with both a B.S. and M.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry while announcing hockey games as a TV broadcaster. As an undergrad, he achieved a 4.0 GPA in all graduate coursework and his lab work earned the departmental prize for excellence in research and scholarship. After graduating, Max completed a research fellowship at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. He is an author on multiple scientific papers and is currently pursuing a M.D. and a Ph.D. through the combined Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program.

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Tutor Spotlight: Meet Lucas, Mathematics Tutor

Posted by Martha C. on 3/6/17 5:52 PM

This week, we're spotlighting Lucas, one of our incredible mathematics tutors!

Lucas attended MIT as an undergraduate, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Physics, and a minor in Management Science. He decided to remain at MIT to pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics, where he is currently in his fourth year.

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Your College Admissions Timeline

Posted by Martha C. on 2/20/17 9:00 AM

Looking ahead to the college application process, it is imperative to have a roadmap to follow.  The most successful applicants begin to plan for their college application during the sophomore year of high school. By beginning to plan for the college admissions process early, applicants can better position themselves and significantly reduce the stress.  

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Tutor Spotlight: Meet Caroline, Economics and GMAT Tutor

Posted by Martha C. on 2/15/17 4:53 PM

This week, we're spotlighting Caroline, one of our exceptional economics tutors!

Caroline graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy. While at Brown, she was involved in club field hockey, Women in Business, and Kappa Alpha Theta. She also interned in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in 2011, and in the United States Senate in 2010. At Cambridge Coaching, she has experience tutoring financial modeling and the GMAT. 

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Ask an Expert: Do Colleges Consider Campus Visits in their Admissions Decision?

Posted by Martha C. on 10/21/16 6:34 PM

In this blog post, we ask four of our New York and Cambridge college admissions coaches a simple question. Based off of their expertise in coaching prospective applicants, four of our coaches weigh in on the discussion.

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Tags: college admissions, college

Tutor Spotlight: Meet Mac, Test Preparation Tutor

Posted by Martha C. on 8/5/16 6:00 PM

This week we're spotlighting Mac, a Boston University MD candidate who is one of  our most experienced test praparation tutors! Mac started teaching while he was a student at Middlebury, taught volunteer swim lessons and tutored friends in a variety of subjects. Since he began at Cambridge Coaching, Mac has tutored students in the SAT, the GRE, and the MCAT. He particularly enjoys working with students to achieve the highest score they can on the MCAT. Mac has a wide range of experience with different academic subjects, including the sciences, history, and political science and looks forward to using memorable analogies to make difficult topics accessible.  You can learn more about Mac by visiting his tutor profile.

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Team Spotlight: Meet Martha, Director of Client Management

Posted by Martha C. on 7/4/16 9:30 AM

This week we're spotlighting Martha, a Rutgers graduate who came aboard the Cambridge Coaching team back in April.  After getting her Masters in Education, Martha worked for Success Academy in Harlem.  She then moved on to a nonprofit in New Brunswick teaching adult re-entry populations basic literacy, math, and life skills.  She is now thrilled to be a member of Cambridge Coaching, overseeing client and tutor relationships while helping to shape the future of the company.

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Tutor Spotlight: Meet Liz, Economics and Finance Tutor

Posted by Martha C. on 6/3/16 12:00 PM

This week we're spotlighting Liz, a New York-based MIT graduate who loves teaching economics, mathematics, and finance! Since graduating from MIT, Liz is following her dream of working in art as a co-founder and the CEO of a start-up based in NYC called limeSHIFT, which uses a co-creative art process to build culture and community, instigate and manage change within organizations, and transform working spaces. You can look at Liz's tutor profile here.

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Score Choice, Superscore, and All Scores: Why You Should Care About the Difference

Posted by Martha C. on 6/1/16 9:30 AM

As you’re gearing up to submit your college applications, you’ll inevitably have to consider the ways your standardized test scores impact the strength of your overall standing.  Different schools review your test scores in different ways, so it’s imperative to familiarize yourself with the distinctions between each method, and strategically frame your scores whenever possible. For the SAT, there are three ways colleges consider your scores: Score Choice, Superscore, and All Scores. Let’s review the differences now.

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Tags: SAT