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Aiming for Harvard? A Perfect SAT Score Can Actually Backfire

Elizabeth Dankoski | Posted 02.04.2015 | College
Elizabeth Dankoski

These 5 steps will lead your child directly into a path of unstoppable success -- and significantly boost the chance of acceptance into a top choice school.

What Do We Know About the Upcoming Changes to the ACT?

Alex Mallory | Posted 01.10.2015 | College
Alex Mallory

While much is being made of the 2016 SAT, ACT, inc. -- an SAT competitor that now comprises more than 50 percent of the standardized college entrance exam market -- is quietly making changes, or "enhancements," as the company calls them.

What the New SAT May Look Like and Why It Could Be Mandatory

Alex Mallory | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Alex Mallory

The College Board plans bigger, farther-reaching changes for the SAT, an admirable goal for the oft-criticized test. But why rush those plans for a launch in 2015? Probably to turn the tide against the SAT's dwindling market share.

Tutoring Firm Sabotages Independent High School

Alex Mallory | Posted 03.12.2012 | Education
Alex Mallory

On September 28, 2011, the New York Times broke an unprecedented story about the private school world. The tutoring firm, Brattle Street Coaching, ha...

How Tutoring May Be Harming Our Students

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 06.05.2011 | Education
Brian Harke Ed.D.

This shift toward hyper-focusing only on academic growth -- "over-tutoring" -- versus the growth of the whole student comes at a great cost to students.

Tutoring Is A Dirty Word

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

Spending huge sums of money on a tutor can never guarantee a straight-A transcript or top standardized test scores

SAT vs. ACT: Choose Wisely

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

It's not difficult to understand why the ACT has managed to gain popularity. Plain and simple, it's a more straightforward test than the SAT, less intimidating than its more established counterpart.

The Real Reason Private Schools Drop APs

Alex Mallory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

Advanced Placement not only restricts curricula that is vastly superior when decided by teachers in the classroom, but is also a hindrance to submitting a top-notch college application.