Tips on Time Management for the New School Year

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Get back in the swing of things with these time management tips! A new school year is around the corner, and we hope that this one will allow for kids in classrooms and on sports fields rather than in pajamas and on Zoom! As regular school days and extracurricular activities pick up again this year,… Read more »

Ten Book Recommendations for Reluctant Readers

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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 »

A Primer on the HSPT and SSAT for Parents

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What are the HSPT and the SSAT? Are they Different? Many students applying to independent  high schools are required to take standardized tests as part of the admissions process.  In the Washington, DC area, the majority of Catholic high schools require the High School Preparation Test (HSPT) while many secular schools require the SSAT or… Read more »

General Tips for preparing for the 2020 AP Exams

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Tips to help you prepare for the 2020 AP exams. This week, the College Board provided further guidance on this year’s AP tests including dates and question types. As we continue to support our students adjust to the changing testing landscape, Marks Education tutors brainstormed tips for this year’s unusual exams. 1. Get the right… Read more »

Changes to Advanced Placement Exams for 2020

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UPDATE :The College Board has announced in a tweet that the 2020 AP exams will all be open book/open note and will test more thematic understandings In response to the school closures resulting from the coronavirus outbreak, the College Board has announced significant changes to AP exams this May.  This year the traditional in-school tests will… Read more »

Your PSAT Scores and What They Mean

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What does your PSAT score Mean. Understanding your PSAT scores

What do Your PSAT Scores Mean? This week, most high school sophomores and juniors will receive their PSAT  results.  For many juniors, receiving their PSAT scores marks the beginning of a concerted push to get ready for the SAT or ACT.  Other juniors may have already begun the test preparation process.  For sophomores, PSAT scores… Read more »