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Episode #159, Marathon Training and Test Preparation

Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished, LLC talks about how test preparation is very much like training for a marathon.

Episode #159, Marathon Training and Test Preparation

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May 20th, 2017
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Episode #157, Make Flashcards for these 4 SAT Chemistry Topics

Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished, LLC gives you four SAT chem topics that you’ll want to make flashcards for.

Episode #157, Make Flashcards for these 4 SAT Chemistry Topics

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April 28th, 2017
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Episode 155, Overview of the SAT Chemistry Subject Test

Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished, LLC gives you an overview of the SAT chemistry subject test.

Episode 155, Overview of the SAT Chemistry Subject Test

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April 5th, 2017
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Episode #151, 5 Tips for 12th Grade Success

Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished, LLC shows you five tips for 12th grade success:
Tip 1: Continue to work hard and show leadership
Tip 2: Take a final SAT or ACT if needed
Tip 3: Get your college application essay out of the way early
Tip 4: Submit your college applications early
Tip 5: Visit your guidance counselor often

Episode #151, 5 Tips for 12th Grade Success

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March 3rd, 2017
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Episode 149, 5 Tips for 11th Grade Success

Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished, LLC shows you five tips for 11th grade success:
Tip 1: Solidify your portfolio
Tip 2: Come up with a college list
Tip 3: Take the SAT and or ACT twice Junior Year
Tip 4: Work hard and do well this year
Tip 5: Visit Colleges

Episode 149, 5 Tips for 11th Grade Success

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February 16th, 2017
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5 Things to do on a College Visit

College is an expensive investment, so you not only want to take that campus tour, but also do these five things to make sure you find the best college for you!

Alexis Avila CEO of Prepped & Polished gave us some tips.

Five Things to Do on a College Visit
from Alexis Avila CEO of Prepped & Polished

Visit school when it is in session, bustling with kids.
Sleepover in the dorms. Hanging out with students overnight will tell you volumes about the day to day college scene.
Really taste the food! You’re going to spend the next two to four years eating at this dining hall, so make sure you like the cuisine!
Identify your academic interest and take a class in it. Was the class interesting? Were the students engaged?
Get to know other college students. Find out what’s REALLY happening at the school.

5 Things to do on a College Visit

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February 14th, 2016
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Study Tips for Students with Learning Disabilities

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Studying can be a challenging task, especially for students with learning disabilities. Alexis Avila, Founder of Prepped & Polished, Tutoring and Test Preparation joins us with 7 study tips to help students.

1. For ADHD Inattentive Type
Pitfalls: Difficulty Paying Attention, Trouble with Multi-Step Tasks
Strategies: Break your essays into small chunks. For SAT and ACT essays first spend several minutes brainstorming examples and outlining each paragraph BEFORE actually writing the essay.

2. For ADHD Hyperactive Type
Pitfalls: Impulse Control
Strategies: Write out all your math steps on paper before rushing directly to those confusing multiple answer choices.

3. Unmotivated, Low-Energy Type
Pitfalls: Ambivalent
Strategies: Don’t enroll in large classes. Small class sizes are more stimulating and engaging. Bonus Tip: Low on energy and need an energy boost during a test? Eat dark chocolate before or during your test to get the energy burst without the crash!

4. Executive Function Disorder Type
Pitfalls: Difficulties with Time Management and Organization
Strategies: Become an early riser. Develop an early morning routine by waking up early and doing homework exercises each Saturday two to three months BEFORE your SAT or ACT test.

5. Non-Verbal Learning Disorder Type
Pitfalls: Drawing Inferences, Difficulty with Word Problems
Strategies: Avoid Careless mistakes, Underline! Underlining key words in math problems will force you to read questions carefully and know EXACTLY what to look for.

6. Anxious Student Type
Pitfalls: Catostrophizing
Strategies: Practice tests bolster confidence. Take practice tests under timed conditions on Saturday mornings to mimic test day environment.

7. Reading/Language-Based Learning Disorder Type
Pitfalls: Trouble with Working Memory
Strategies: On long reading passages, mark up the passage, answer specific questions as you read, and answer general questions last.

Study Tips for Students with Learning Disabilities

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January 18th, 2016
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Back to School Organizing Tips for Students

Use these strategies to start the year off on the right foot.

Organize Your Homework
Purchase an academic calendar with room to write notes in it.
(if you must use technology to schedule and organize your homework, use google calendar, or the iStudiez Pro App, which which is an easy way to keep track of your schedule, homework, and grades!
Take a look at all your assignments and make a list of what’s due each week.
Prioritize the list by arranging by due date.
Look at your assignments and figure out how long it will take to accomplish each task. For example, writing approximately how long takes to do math homework could be listed as 30 minutes ,1 hour etc.

Organize Your Backpack
Carry only the textbooks and folders for the classes you have on a given day. This will help protect your back, too!
Carry the following in a separate compartment: two black and blue ink pens, two pencils with erasers, a highlighter, a stack of blank index cards, and a mini pencil sharpener.
Always keep your assignment notebook near the top of your bag for easy access.

Store School Papers at Home
Make folders for each subject to store school papers.
At the end of each week, transfer graded school papers from your backpack to the appropriate home folder.
Keep your folders in special drawer away from other home clutter
Hang your A + papers on the fridge for all to see! It will give you that motivation to keep getting A’s.

Organize Your Desk
Remove all clutter from your desk.
Add the essentials that you will need each day (pens and pencils, lined paper, laptop) .
Group similar things together. Pencils/pens, post-it notes, and your stapler go in one area, while homework and projects goes in another area.
Keep a garbage can nearby to get rid of things.

Recommended School Supplies
Assignment notebook with room to write notes in
Pencils and Pens (blue and black ink)
Highlighter
Paper Clips
Folders
Lined Paper and index cards
Tape and scissors (for school projects)
Calculator
Mini Dictionary (students typically aren’t allowed to use their cellphones during the school day)

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January 18th, 2016
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Episode 97, Avoid These Four Common SAT and ACT Math Exponent Rule Mistakes

You will need to learn the exponent rules in preparation for the SAT and ACT tests. http://www.preppedandpolished.com Alexis Avila Founder of Prepped & Polished, LLC in South Natick, Massachusetts, teaches you the exponent rules and shows you the four common mistakes many people make with exponent rules.

Episode 97, Avoid These Four Common SAT and ACT Math Exponent Rule Mistakes

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October 6th, 2015
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Episode 65: How To Appeal Your Financial Aid Award

The Prepped and Polished Podcast is an educational and inspirational show that offers tutoring and test prep tips as well as interviews with celebrities and leaders in education. It is hosted by Alexis Avila, founder of Prepped and Polished LLC, a tutoring and test prep firm for K-college.

On today’s Tutoring Tips show, guest host, Todd Weaver of Strategies for College.com talks about how you can appeal a financial aid award letter in order to get more help to pay for college tuition More information about Unleash Your Presence can be found on the web:

www.strategiesforcollege.com
Enjoy, Thanks for Listening and remember at The Prepped and Polished Podcast, We Empower You to Take Control of Your Education!

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ep 65 Financial Aid Award podcast with Todd Weaver

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May 19th, 2015
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