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By Jessica Brondo Now that the spring testing season is finally over, we’re moving into summer application season.  Deciding on a finalized list of schools and filling out applications are complicated enough, so adding new terminology to that already blazing fire of confusion is probably the last thing you want.  I’m going to discuss 2

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By Jessica Brondo Memorial Day Weekend is upon us and while for most people it signifies the unofficial start to summer, for high school juniors (and their families) it is the official last weekend before the last SAT of this school year (and thus a super important study weekend).  A lot of families will end

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By Jessica Brondo I’m writing this post on the first utterly fantastic spring/summer day in NYC, and while I’m inside working, the quick trips outside just put an instantaneous smile on my face.  However, this past weekend was not so dandy.  If you’re anywhere near New York (or weather.com), you’ll know that we’ve been having

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By Jessica Brondo I’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether students should take the Math Level 1 or Level 2 SAT II exam this year and figured it might be an interesting topic for many of you since the math is one of the most popular SAT II exams.  For starters, both tests

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By Jessica Brondo A lot of my students’ parents think that I use fairy dust on their children because they can’ t believe how fast their scores improve and by how many points. Unfortunately, I don’ t have access to fairy dust or magic wands, but what I do have are targeted strategies to help

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By Ashley Wellington If you’ve signed up to take a few SAT IIs in June, you’re probably wondering how to prepare for them when you’re already busy studying for APs and school exams. When I was in high school, a few of my teachers told me that my exams would provide adequate preparation for my

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By Ashley Wellington Recently, I ran into some family friends who have a 16-year old daughter. They told me that they were going to go out, buy an SAT test prep book by a certain well known company, and learn all the “tricks” to mastering standardized tests. I vehemently argued against this common, yet misguided

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