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Application Anxiety and Careers

If you were to look up “college admissions anxiety”, you would be met with countless pages. Links with titles like “6 Ways to Fight College Application Stress” and “How to Deal With Application Anxiety”. At every step of the college admissions process, students are...

The End of SAT at UC

The end of the SAT and ACT at the University of California schools has been welcomed by some with applause. And why wouldn’t it be? The original rationale of the case brought against the use of these tests cited the fact that the tests were biased towards people who...

What boosting your SAT by 150-200 points can do for your UMD application

Streamline Tutors recently started offering point-based improvement packages, wherein parents can choose to purchase either 150 or 200 points of improvement. Streamline is excited to offer these results oriented packages and we urge you to read more about...

Utilize High School to Prepare for College

How to approach your high school classes so you’re prepared for college   Students and parents come to us all the time worrying that their high school courses aren’t adequately preparing them for college.  We find this concern in reality; a lot of high school...
Making Good Learning

Making Good Learning

The Best Lecture - The difference between sitting in a lecture and actively interacting with content is the difference between a momentary experience and sustained learning. An amazing lecture can be incredibly interesting. But how much of it can you explain the next...

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Moving Up a Level in the Pandemic

Moving Up a Level in the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive disruptive impact on students in the U.S. As might be expected, many have fallen behind due to the unique difficulties of remote learning. Also due to the way that the pandemic has changed the circumstances of many outside of...

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3 Key Principles for the SAT

3 Key Principles for the SAT

Why Believe Anything? In the age of fake news and alternative facts, it often feels impossible to tell what is true anymore. One can prove any belief wrong. How? With contrasting evidence, and it makes us return to the question: “Why believe anything at all?” This...

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The Myth of the Bad Test Taker

The Myth of the Bad Test Taker

The “bad test taker” is a comforting myth. The myth says that in a situation where a student does poorly on a test, provided they have the practical skill-set needed to succeed and attend a school providing exactly what it is supposed to provide, then the kid is just...

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