3 Basic Tips for SAT Prep

3 Basic Tips for SAT Prep

Over several years of watching and helping tens of thousands of students get through the SAT, I’ve learned that the three most helpful pieces of advice I can share are almost dismayingly simple…but very powerful. Start early! Practice makes perfect! Practice the right...
SAT: What is the Scholastic Aptitude Test?

SAT: What is the Scholastic Aptitude Test?

Although the SAT gets a lot of attention and everyone has heard a great deal about it, in my experience, I’ve discovered that too many students and their parents fundamentally misunderstand the nature of the test. So let’s start with some basics: What does the SAT...
How to Choose the Right College

How to Choose the Right College

For families with college-bound students, the final years of high school are a very stressful time. Parents often worry that they are not doing enough and leaving their children at a disadvantage; students often feel overwhelmed by the challenge of maintaining...
Choosing A College: Community Colleges

Choosing A College: Community Colleges

In a previous post we looked at liberal arts colleges, which can be as exclusive, selective, and well-endowed as private universities. In this post, I focus on a very different kind of college: the community college. Story #1: Sue Here’s a true story to get us...