Improving Academic Performance

How to Create an Impressive High School Resume: 5 Pro Tips

Posted by Aditya Sharma on Wed, Jul 08, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

As a high schooler, you may feel as if you do not have enough experience to have a resume. You probably imagine a resume as a document for professionals with great working experience and a fancy job title. Do not get discouraged by your lack of experience. When you are writing a high school resume for your college application, you are in the same boat as everyone else. 

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Tags: College Applications, College Admissions, college advice, college entrance, college admissions interview, college resume, high school resume

Present Your Best Self: How to Prepare for College Admissions Interviews

Posted by Alexandra Berube on Thu, Jun 04, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

For students preparing for college admission interviews, it’s key to begin in the proper mindset. Yes, you want to promote yourself and articulate clearly why you deserve a spot. But if that’s what you focus on, the interview may feel like a series of landmines with endless opportunities to fail. Instead, you need to frame the experience as an opportunity to learn what the school can offer you in terms of your goals and needs for your future growth.

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Tags: College Applications, College Admissions, college advice, college entrance, college admissions interview

Is Online College Now the Right Option?

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Apr 06, 2020 @ 04:14 PM

Choosing a college isn't easy, especially if you don't want your college experience to lock you into one place. And, now we have the Coronavirus to consider. If you are already in a traditional on campus college, but aren't necessarily loving the experience, it could be the right time to consider studying online. If you are thinking about returning to school and were already pondering an online university as an option, the pandemic makes online college an even more appropriate choice. 

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How Online Tutoring Works

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Apr 06, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

In a previous article, we scanned the distance learning landscape and explained how online tutoring can help parents and students navigate it.

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Tags: online tutoring, online tutors, working with an online tutor, online educational resources, coronavirus, distance learning, remote learning, online classroom

A Guide to Distance Learning (and How Online Tutoring Helps)

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 @ 03:24 PM

As a result of Covid-19, we're all living in a strange and unsettling new reality, and none of us knows exactly how long things are going to continue like this. While all of us are experiencing and dealing with the situation in our own ways, students across the country and around the globe have a particularly new set of circumstances with which to contend, and they, as well as schools, teachers, parents, administrators, tutors—every single one of us involved in education—need to learn ways to adapt. 

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Tags: online tutoring, online tutors, working with an online tutor, online educational resources, coronavirus, distance learning

How Online Tutoring and E-Learning Can Help Beat the Coronavirus

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Wed, Mar 18, 2020 @ 02:44 PM

The world today is not the same as the world we lived in two months or even two weeks ago. The global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus (aka COVID-19) has completely disrupted all economic and social life, and its true effects are only just beginning to be felt. We are all entering a time of uncertainty such as none of us have faced before, as individuals or as a collective. As the virus infects more and more of the global population, greater numbers of people are going to be forced into isolation within their homes, having their work-lives transformed or completely shut down. What are we going to do? How should we be spending all the extra energy and time many of us will now have, but which none of us asked for?

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Tags: online tutoring, online tutors, working with an online tutor, online educational resources, online gmat tutor, online GRE tutoring, online LSAT tutoring, grad school online, coronavirus

Five Private High School Application Mistakes

Posted by David Mainiero, InGenius Prep on Fri, Jan 03, 2020 @ 11:56 AM

If you’re applying to private high schools soon, you need to plan the months you’ve got ahead of you. The admissions process is very competitive, and you have to make sure you’re on top of your game every step of the way. While there are definite protocols to follow such as reading the application instructions carefully and going through multiple drafts of your essays, there are also some don’ts to keep in mind. Take a look at 5 mistakes to stray away from throughout your private high school application journey.

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Tags: motivation, improve academic performance, college prep, improving grades, college student, high school, private high school, CPS selective enrollment, high school admissions

Physical Wellness: An Underappreciated Key to Improving Performance on Tests

Posted by Dr. Kenya Grooms, MacCormac College on Fri, Jul 19, 2019 @ 10:38 AM

No matter how confident you may feel, final exams can still cause a great deal of anxiety. For many students, the pressure builds even if the understanding of the material is thorough. In more extreme cases, you might begin to doubt yourself, lose sleep and fail to remember the information you studied so hard to learn.

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Tags: motivation, improve academic performance, college prep, improving grades, college student, high school, physical wellness, health and academic performance, healthy living for students

How to Improve Performance in High School & College: 5 Basic Strategies

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, May 10, 2019 @ 11:55 AM

We are a tutoring company, and as such parents and students tend to seek us out when they realize some extra 1-1 help is needed to perform well in an academic class or on a standardized test. However, using a private tutor is just one way to improve your academic performance. In this article, we’ll explore other, perhaps sometimes obvious yet too often ignored or neglected, strategies to try before investing in private tutoring.

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Tags: motivation, improve academic performance, college prep, improving grades, college student, high school

Podcasts for Students Series: Introduction

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 @ 10:09 AM

In this series of blog posts, we’ll explore how podcasts can help students improve their academic performance and prepare for successful careers. We all know effectively managing your time is a key component of performing well at work and in school, and podcasts are an excellent way to learn new things while you are exercising, walking to class, or on the bus. Podcasts obviously cover a wide range of topics. Apple’s “categories” of podcasts include: arts, business, comedy, education, games, government, health, kids and family, music, news and politics, religion, science and medicine, society and culture, sports, technology, and TV/film.

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Tags: podcast, growth mindset, productivity, time management, improve academic performance, college student, undergraduate student, high school