SAT or ACT Summer preparation

Summer SSAT/ISEE Test Prep Tips

July 2, 2021, by

Schools could require the SSAT or ISEE, once again!  We can help! Last year, due to COVID-19 school closures, many independent schools in the Washington, DC area either opted to administer their own “in house” virtual admissions exams or to go test optional or test blind rather than to require the SSAT or ISEE. While… Read more »

Ten Book Recommendations for Reluctant Readers

May 17, 2021, by

Are you struggling to find that perfect book? As the warmer months approach, avid readers dream of long summer days, sunny weather, and a good book. For many students, though, independent reading may not be at the top of the list for summer activities. If your child struggles to find a book to hold his… Read more »

Applying to College during pandemic

Applying to College During a Pandemic

March 30, 2021, by

What Have We Learned from the 2020-2021 Admissions Cycle? When COVID-19 struck in March 2020, more than 1,600 colleges and universities across America, including all of the Ivies and most highly-selective institutions, declared a test-optional policy for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. This presented a unique opportunity for applicants everywhere, and (not only in retrospect but… Read more »

Preparing for the 2021 AP Chemistry Exam

March 22, 2021, by

This year’s AP Chemistry exams are back to their typical full length As COVID – 19 continues to affect schools across the country, the College Board this year will be offering digital Advanced Placement exams in addition to its regular paper exams. This year’s AP Chemistry exams are back to their typical full length of… Read more »

Studying for the 2021 AP Biology Test

March 22, 2021, by

Preparing for the 2021 AP Biology Exam Unlike the abbreviated 2020 AP Biology exam, the 2021 AP Biology exam will return to its usual length [3 hours] and will include the regular 60 multiple choice questions in addition to 6 free response questions, testing content from units 1 – 8.  The key difference between the… Read more »