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What to do for college applications as a rising senior (in August)
After what was hopefully a restful and relaxing summer, you are ready to start school again this month (or next, depending on where you go to school)! You are officially a senior now. Much about your college process will come into clarity in the next few months. All of the work you have already done will be such an advantage to you in the weeks ...
Summer is the time to start your college application process
In between junior and senior year? Here’s what you need to focus on. Junior year of high school can be very demanding. Not only are your grades and GPA incredibly important to the college admissions process, but you’re also balancing AP classes, SAT and ACT tests, extracurriculars, a social life, and (for many) part-time jobs. It’s a lot. So ...
How to spend the summer before your senior year of high school
If you’re a high-school student at the end of the spring semester, you’ve likely got two things on the brain: passing your finals and summer vacation. Hopefully, in that order. But summer vacation is no longer all fun and games. These days, there’s the expectation to fill June, July, and August with resume-building activities. Family vacations get ...
Tips on How to Spend the Summer Before College to have a Successful First Year
The transition from high school to college can bring about a complexity of emotions, from excitement to uncertainty. There will be students from a variety of different backgrounds who are all taking a big step toward independence, growth, and exploration with you. Colleges will help you with this transition by giving you information during ...
Study Skills: Summer standardized test preparation
Unless, of course, you're applying to graduate school, in which case, read on. The summer is a busy time for aspiring graduate students: lots of graduate school admissions cycles open up in the fall, meaning that MCAT tutors, GRE tutors and GMAT tutors are often the busiest this time of year! That means hoards of students are also working hard to ...
Career Advice: Summer Internships!
Just because there's money in it doesn't mean it's a good job.
Academic Tutor: Back to School
There’s no more denying it – summer is just about up.  And within the next few weeks, everyone will be headed back to school, from middle school students to all of us doctoral candidates.  But no matter what grade or class you’re prepping for, whether it’s AP US History or Algebra II, this is the time to get a jump on the year ahead and make sure ...
Middle school summer activities
One of the thorniest problems middle schoolers face every summer is learning loss: while away from the school environment, children risk losing academic skills and rolling back growth achieved during the year. By introducing fun educational activities into your child’s summer schedule, you can help them maintain or even improve their academic ...
Academic Tutor: Literature, History, Writing by the Poolside
It can be so hard to start a study project (any project) in the heat of the summer.  Between the beach, the pool, and the couch, studying is often the last thing on a student’s mind.  But summer months present so much potential – from firming up your base knowledge in last year’s subjects, to getting in a little advance SAT prep, to making sure ...
Middle School Academics: Summer Reading 2013
The Middle School Maze is back with a 2013 summer reading list! With July and August just ahead of us, the summer is rife with opportunity to read. While you’re not in school, reading can take on a life of it’s own. Books become openings to new worlds, not the sign of dreaded after-school tasks. 
Summer Test Preparation: Vocabulary Building for the SAT
Many students think ahead and wonder how they can use their summer to advance their standardized test preparation, without monopolizing the entire summer break. Vocabulary-building is an easy (and for some, fun) way to improve your verbal SAT score and can be done easily from anywhere, even while you're in transit.
Academic Tutor: Get ahead with Some Simple Summer Preparation
It’s official – summer is here for (almost) everyone.  And without the normal school deadlines on your back or the usual cast of teachers to please, summer can be the perfect time to sharpen the study skills that you just seem to have missed during the year before. 
Finishing the School Year Strong & Planning for Summer Academics
As the end of the school year approaches, finals begin to loom on the horizon as well.
Middle School Maze IV: The Summer Online Classroom & Academics
The most effective way to keep a middle-school student engaged in learning through the summer is to make academics fun and relevant.
The Middle School Maze III: Summer Reading & Study Skills
Yes, summer fun is important. But reading through the hot months is too, maybe even more so.
Rock your Summer Course with an Academic Tutor.
During the summer months, students from all over the country (And the world!) flock to Cambridge to take advantadge of Boston's prestigious academic institutions. Looking around Harvard Square, we see students of all ages boasting their hometown or college logos, scribbling art-history dates on note-pads in coffee shops, or simply strolling, ...
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