How to accurately notate a musical rhythm after hearing it just once

Posted by Michael Br. on 4/5/21 12:15 PM

If you have ever taken a music theory class, you have probably become familiar with the concept of dictation – essentially, the process of converting heard music into written, notated form. Dictation exercises are very common in these classes as a means to help students train their ears and hone their aural skills. Many students, however, dread doing them. I certainly know from experience that they can be extremely stressful! In this post, I want to share a strategy that can help take the stress out of rhythmic dictations and enable you to transcribe musical rhythms accurately and quickly – perhaps even on the first try.

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4 Excel Quick Tips to Navigate Data Faster

Posted by Enrique on 8/5/19 11:00 AM

"Give it to me in Excel." There's a high probability that you've heard this phrase in school, at work, or from someone that needs data. Excel has made it tremendously easy to sift through data and make it more interpretable. The vast majority of users in the business world use Excel, so it pays to be well-versed in this powerful tool. During my time working in the finance industry, I found Excel invaluable, and I committed these tips to muscle memory. I learned that these shortcuts helped me save a tremendous amount of time.

So, let's jump right to it! Here are 4 Excel quick tips to help you navigate data faster.

Note: These keyboard shortcuts apply to Windows computers.

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How to Find a Good Tutor: What They Offer and How to Decide

Posted by Sam on 5/2/16 9:30 AM

The tutoring industry is a mess. You have individuals and companies offering tutoring anywhere from $20 an hour to thousands of dollars per hour. How can you determine who to trust? How can you even determine your budget?

In this article, I’ll explain what to look for in a good tutor, and how to decide whether the price is right.

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Tutor Spotlight: Meet Troy, Test Preparation Tutor

Posted by Troy on 4/8/16 9:30 AM

This week we're spotlighting Troy, one of our Cambridge-based test preparation tutors! Troy is currently working at an education technology start up, and previously attended Yale for his B.A. and Harvard Law School for his J.D.  Interested in working with Troy, either in Boston or online? Then feel free to check out his tutor profile here!

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Tutor Spotlight: Jon, GRE Tutor

Posted by Sam on 2/5/16 9:00 AM


This week we're spotlighting Jon, a Boston-based admissions coach and a tutor for Philosophy, German, and the GRE! Jon attended Asbury University and majored in History and Philosophy, then proceeded to earn an MA and a PhD in Philosophy at Boston College. He's currently teaching in Boston College's 'Perspectives in Western Culture' program. Interested in working with Jon, either in-person in Boston, or online? Check out Jon's tutor page here!

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Tutor Spotlight: Meet Adrienne, College Admissions Coach

Posted by Kening Zhu on 2/1/16 9:30 AM

This week we're spotlighting Boston-based admission coach, Adrienne! Adrienne is currently an English Ph.D. candidate at Harvard, and previously attended Iowa Writer's Workshop to get her MFA in Poetry. Interested in working with Adrienne, either in-person in Boston, or online? Check out Adrienne's tutor page here!

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Tutor Spotlight: Josie, Economics and MCAT tutor

Posted by Sam on 1/29/16 9:30 AM

This week we're spotlighting Josie, an Economics and MCAT tutor based in Boston. Josie attended Amherst College and majored in Economics and Environmental Studies. She's currently pursuing her MD at Harvard Medical School! Interested in working with Josie, either in-person in Boston, or online? Check out Josie's tutor page here.

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SAT Tutoring Approaches with Troy

Posted by Troy on 11/20/15 8:30 AM

This week we're spotlighting Troy, who joined the Cambridge Coaching team in Boston as a test prep tutor. He teaches the SAT, SSAT, LSAT, ISEE, and even has experience editing standardized test questions! He's sure to give great advice on SAT tutoring approaches.

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SAT Tutoring Approaches with Zuzanna

Posted by Julia Holden on 11/16/15 9:00 AM

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SAT Tutoring Approaches with Nikita

Posted by Nikita Saxena on 11/9/15 8:30 AM

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