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When the PSATs Matter and When They Don’t

When the PSATs Matter and When They Don’t

Most high schoolers will take the PSAT for the first time in October of sophomore year. For many students, it might seem like there is a lack of information surrounding this test.  What is the PSAT? Does my score count? Should I study?  As the name suggests, the PSAT...

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College Applications

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...

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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Standardized Test Prep

The Proctor Nightmare

The Proctor Nightmare

Sign this petition to urge standardization of SAT/ACT proctor and test site. Imagine it’s the morning of test day. Your student wakes up fully rested, prepared and confident that their SAT/ACT preparation is going to pay off. They’ve done their due diligence. They’ve...

Making March Marvelous

Making March Marvelous

Thinking about March usually conjures up images of spring, St. Patrick’s Day, and of course college basketball. Likewise, while college athletes prepare themselves for March Madness, we think that students should put just as much effort into preparing for the March...

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Case Study

Case Study 3: The Prep Plateau

Case Study 3: The Prep Plateau

Executive Summary: Teresa was a popular girl at Franklin High with a starting score of 21. She never thought of herself as an academic-type, but she needed a 27 for her dream school. Her tutor unearthed the academic plateau and insecurities that were preventing real...

Case Study 2: Bright Students Need Tutoring Too

Case Study 2: Bright Students Need Tutoring Too

Executive Summary: Tim was a bright Mcdonogh student with a high starting score -- 1420 walking in the door. His parents had signed him up to take a prep class with another local company. After months of tutoring with them, his score had managed to go down. Streamline...

Case Study 1: Unearthing Latent Obstacles To A Student’s Test Prep Success

Case Study 1: Unearthing Latent Obstacles To A Student’s Test Prep Success

Miles’ IQ was in the 99th percentile while his processing speed was below the 20th percentile. We wouldn’t find that out until we conducted a full battery of educational testing. It took a lot of work to get us there. The parents were resistant. “Isn’t extra time cheating? There’s nothing wrong with my kid!” Unfortunately, in the traditional classroom setting, a high IQ can mask certain learning differences. When a child is earning good grades and keeping up with the material, parents and teachers don’t always recognize red flags.

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Learning

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...

The past, present and future of learning

The past, present and future of learning

The Past of Learning There was once a time when people were smarter and more skilled because they simply had to be. They had a multifaceted intelligence that they needed in order to remember everything they needed to survive. People had to recognize the languages of...

Never assume a kid is not trying

Never assume a kid is not trying

The first thing we do when a student is doing consistently poorly in school should never be to chalk said student’s failures up to being a bad or unintelligent student. The first thing we should do should be to question the system. How is it treating this child? Is...