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A Guide to Your Teacher's Feedback: Common Abbreviations Defined

Posted by Martha C. on 6/7/17 7:59 PM

If you are a student, you have probably seen a fair share of markings on your papers to indicate errors or ideas for improvement. If you are a teacher, you have made many of these markings and know how important it is to streamline the correcting process. While individual teachers or editors may have their own systems of signaling suggestions in writing, the language of editing and proofreading comprises many abbreviations that generally convey a universal meaning.

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Tags: English

An Insider's Look at an MBA at Wharton

Posted by Martha C. on 5/17/17 5:53 PM

This past weekend, I ventured back to Philadelphia. A lot was going on: the Wharton MBA reunion; the Wharton Class of 2017 graduation; and a much needed trip back to the Penn Museum. Walking through campus, seeing the familiar and iconic pit stops - Claes Oldenburg’s button, the Benjamin Franklin statue nearby, and our beloved Huntsman Hall (where Business school students take all of their classes) - I couldn’t help but remember the wonderful and incredibly chaotic experience my MBA had been.

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Tags: MBA admissions

Tutor Spotlight: Meet Ashwin, Cambridge Test Prep Tutor

Posted by Martha C. on 4/7/17 6:07 PM

This week, we're spotlighting Ashwin, one of our exceptional test preparation tutors!

Ashwin graduated magna cum laude from New York University in 2011 with a major in Biochemistry and minors in both Mathematics and English. After graduating, he went to one of the poorest and marginalized cities in the East Coast - Camden, NJ - to help failing primary care clinics adjust to the new demands of Obamacare. He then started his MD at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and is currently a dual degree student at Harvard Kennedy School studying health delivery systems.

Ashwin has previously worked for two professional tutoring companies totaling over 7 years, specializing in standardized tests (e.g., SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT) as well as admissions coaching to undergraduate & graduate schools. He has instructed close to 150 students one-on-one over his career as a tutor. He specializes in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Critical Thinking, Essay Writing, and general test preparation. Ashwin has also served on the admissions committee at his medical school & has worked with many students on crafting successful applications.

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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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Tags: college admissions

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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