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Getting Started

GETTING STARTED: A Pre-College Plan for Junior High Families In simplest terms, the value of education is at least threefold: the acquisition of knowledge; the access it provides to higher levels of the socio-economic spectrum; and the cash value of … Continue reading

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Getting Started

GETTING STARTED: A Primer for Anxious Parents and the College Bound STARTING EARLY Every year, throughout America, a new crop of college-bound high school seniors begins the final and sometimes traumatic lap that will, for most, end with graduation and … Continue reading

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Campus Rape: Freshmen Women Beware

      The New York Times has recently printed a pair of detailed articles on an instance of campus rape, and its painful aftermath, at Hobart and William Smith College, NY. It is our sincere hope that readers of … Continue reading

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“I’m Bored” – More Ideas to Prevent Summer Slide

A promised, below are a few more ideas to prevent summer slide: Have your child get comfortable with online learning. Hire a tutor to teach your child, keep them on a schedule and hold them accountable for learning. Follow the … Continue reading

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“I’m Bored. There is nothing to do.” – How to Prevent Summer Slide

Every June, my husband and I create a summer studies plan for each of our children.   It helps create order in our home, allows the children to practice and learn independently at their own pace and provides the feeling … Continue reading

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SAT – ACT: The Dread of Standardized Testing

There is an overwhelming amount of work that needs to be completed in the college application process.  Amidst the excitement of this time, most students look at standardized tests with dread.  They consider testing and test prep to be extremely unpleasant … Continue reading

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What are my chances of getting into and receiving merit aid from the college of my choice?

Wondering what your chances are of getting into and receiving merit aid from the college of your choice?   The Competitive Student Quotient (CSQ), is instrumental in providing this information.  We offer each student who works with an Informed Educational Solutions … Continue reading

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College is an Investment: Match School and Student Personality Types and College Affordability to Find the “Best Fit” School

Find your Best Fit College or University with our unique personality type and affordability match process. Personality Survey: Find My Spark Survey (FMS) Every student and every college has a unique personality. When the two are in sync, the college … Continue reading

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Why should college students be familiar with CourseSmart?

A Silicon Valley start-up called CourseSmart may be changing the way college professors grade their students, according to the New York Times on April 8, 2013.   Nine colleges are testing this innovative product which tracks whether and how much … Continue reading

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Decision Time: The College Choice Factor That Can’t Be Measured

Once a student and I have spaded through all of the data— majors, testing, size, location, selectivity— and the college visits are scheduled, I always give the following advice: Take the tour, do the group meeting, and make sure the … Continue reading

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