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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...

Mindprint: SAT vs. ACT Made Easy

Conventional wisdom says to take both the SAT and ACT as a diagnostic to see which one’s the better fit. But when you have more information at your fingertips, you really shouldn’t. And with the pandemic, it’s challenging to take both these days, not to mention time-consuming. Keep reading for an easier way to choose which test to take.

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25 Colleges That Allow Gap Years

25 Colleges That Allow Gap Years

Not quite ready to jump into college life? A gap year may be just what you need! A gap year is a year you take off from your studies, typically between high school graduation and college matriculation. You could spend the year working at an internship, traveling the...

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Tutoring Industry around the World

Tutoring Industry around the World

Private tutoring industry in South Korea account for more than 12 percent of total household expenditures… is the US catching up? As the demands of high school and the competition in college admissions continue to increase, it’s no surprise that the tutoring industry...

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What makes a good tutor?

What makes a good tutor?

We firmly believe our tutoring team is the best tutoring team in all of Baltimore, and that’s largely because of who we hire and how we train.  Our tutors scored 98th percentile or higher, underwent an intense hiring process, and completed rigorous training. Our...

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The science behind motivation

The science behind motivation

What is motivation and why is it important? Motivation is an internal process of goal-directed behavior. Sometimes it's induced by drive, other times by need, but motivation is really just a desire for change.  Motivation is important to most aspects of human...

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