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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.

Why You Need to Take Gen Eds and How You Can Appreciate Them

Chuck Cohn | Posted 10.07.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

It may not feel like it now, but being able to have a wide breadth of knowledge in so many vastly different topics will prove to be incredibly beneficial to your career, whatever it may be.

How to Prep Your Child for the ISEE

Chuck Cohn | Posted 09.10.2013 | Parents
Chuck Cohn

With a clear plan and a good head start, any student can walk into the test room feeling confident and prepared.

How to Prep for Advanced Placement Exams

Chuck Cohn | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Chuck Cohn

While AP coursework is developed to help students prepare for testing, earning an "A" in class is no guarantee that you'll pass the exam. Dedicating time to AP exam prep is still critical.

LISTEN: The Tutoring Boom's 'Tutoring Industrial Complex'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

As students settle in to the new school year and as mid-semester grades start trickling in, students who are looking for another boost in their academ...

What Justifies $400/hour Private Tutoring?

Alex Mallory | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

Academic tutoring in major metropolitan areas frequently run from $200 to $700 per hour. However, more stunning than the hourly rate is the healthy market of parents willing to pay it.

Isn't Tutoring Just a Crutch?

Alex Mallory | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education
Alex Mallory

I receive phone calls from parents who have been wrestling with the consequences of private tutoring. Their concern is that tutoring is, at best, a band-aid and, at worst, a crutch.

Education in Chicago: Reader, What Would You Do?

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

According to many authorities, fifth grade is a turning point. By the end of the school year, many of teacher Mary Jensen's eighteen sub-literate students will be well on their way to a life of crime.