Archive for October, 2011

Three Reasons to Get Online Tutor Training

Many tutoring centers and tutoring organizations offer some training for their tutors, if only to ensure a good experience for clients. But what about private tutors and coaches? Many private tutors have “learned by doing,” perhaps supplementing their experience by …

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Inspirational Quotes

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” ~ Seneca, Roman Statesman, Philosopher “Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.” `Josh Billings  (1818-1885)  “The difference between try and triumph …

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College Entrance Essay

This is an essay written by a college applicant to NYU. The author was accepted.       3A. IN ORDER FOR THE ADMISSIONS STAFF OF OUR COLLEGE TO GET TO KNOW YOU, THE APPLICANT, BETTER, WE ASK THAT YOU …

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Top Education Trends for 2011

                By Emily Driscoll Published February 03, 2011     As the student population increases and technology continues to change how we live our lives, the country’s higher education system must adapt quickly …

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Public School vs Private School

As someone who has experienced public and private schools (both day and boarding) first hand as a student, teacher, administrator, private tutor, owner of a tutoring company and parent, I think I have some awareness of the stark differences between …

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Weird SAT Words & Groups of SAT Synonyms

        These are weird SAT words you need to know: dross (impurities) slag (impurities) charlatan (faker) necromancy (communication with the dead) sorcerer (someone who communicates with the dead) conflagration (big fire) palisade (row of stakes)   These …

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100 College Essay Topics

  The College Essay – 100+ Fine Prompts 1. What have you undertaken or done on your own in the last year or two that has nothing to do with academic work? (Northwestern) 2. Imagine that you have the opportunity …

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Perspectives on SAT and ACT Scores.

Middlebury Dean Says SAT or ACT Score Is ‘Seldom a Deal Breaker’   By ROBERT S. CLAGETT   Mr. Clagett is dean of admissions of Middlebury College. Too many prospective applicants obsess far too much about the role of their …

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Admissions Essays: The Ins and Outs

Your Comments on Admissions Essays ~ courtesy of the NYTimes   By JACQUES STEINBERG   One of the pleasures of editing The Choice occurs when readers lob in level-headed comments borne of experience. Many of the responses to Dave Marcus’s …

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ORGANIZE YOUR SSAT ESSAY

        Opening Paragraph: Introduction * Put the topic in your own words. Show them you understand it. *State your opinion. Some words you can use if you’re agreeing with the topic: support, endorse, advocate, uphold, maintain, and …

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