Knowing the Difference Between Verb Tense and Verb Agreement on the ACT English Section

ACT Instructor Aaron shows you how to tackle ACT English Questions involving Verb Tense and Verb Agreement.

Knowing the Difference Between Verb Tense and Verb Agreement on the ACT English Section

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July 26th, 2016
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Don’t Have a Function Freakout! .. On the New SAT Math Section

SAT Instructor Dan M. shows you a how to solve function math questions on the new SAT.

Don’t Have a Function Freakout! .. On the New SAT Math Section

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July 18th, 2016
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Overview of the SAT Chemistry Subject Test

SAT Chemistry Instructor Samantha shows an overview of the SAT Chemistry Subject Test including structure, format, and pacing.

Overview of the SAT Chemistry Subject Test

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July 12th, 2016
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Episode #130, Nived Ravikumar, The College Statement Guru Gives His Best Essay Tips

On episode 130, Alexis Avila talks writing tutor Nived Ravikumar, AKA the Statement Guru. Nived took a pretty unusual path to essay educator extraordinaire. Born and raised in Southern California, he became obsessed with movies at a young age. In high school, he became so preoccupied with writing screenplays that he went on to major in Film Studies from UCal Santa Barbara and obtain a Masters from Chapman University (M.F.A in Film Production). Today Nived uses his creative writing talents to help thousands of students all over the world learn to tell unique, engaging college admissions narratives. Nived’s admissions statement philosophy? Tell a great story! Involve readers! Get them to care! On today’s episode Nived will give you his best tips for writing amazing, unique college admissions essays.

Nived’s 4 tips for writing college essays: 1. Don’t cram everything in it. 2. Create a dynamic title to act as your anchor throughout 3. Do a force retype, instead of superficial edits 4. Focus on the “hero’s journey” so don’t be afraid to show your flaws and how you were able to persevere and learn from mistakes.

Nived’s no no’s for writing essays: Don’t be redundant and don’t play it so safe!

Nived’s advice for teens? It’s great to have an idea of your long term goals but don’t be afraid to change your mind while in college and explore other possibilities. Be adaptive!

For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #72 with Elly Swartz: How to start, write, and revise the college admissions essay

College Statement Guru

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July 11th, 2016
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Episode #129, 3 Last Minute Study Tips for the SAT Chemistry Test

Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished, LLC shows you how to study for the SAT Chemistry test with just a week away.

Tip 1: Take Control and Make a Schedule

Tip 2: Study What is Tested the Most

Tip 3: Don’t just read, RE-WRITE and RE-DO

Episode #129, 3 Last Minute Study Tips for the SAT Chemistry Test

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July 1st, 2016
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Episode #128, Tammy Motola, How to Not Let the Bullies Win

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On episode 126, Alexis Avila talks to anti-bullying activist Tammy Motola. Tammy is also founder of the Bully Buzz facebook group, which is a space where we can openly discuss how we have been affected and impacted by the hands of a bully whether it be us personally or our loved ones have. On Today’s episode Tammy talks about how to overcome getting bullied in today’s generation.

For another related conversation make sure to listen to podcast episode #24 with Josey Milner: Teen Country Artist Stands Up and Sings Out Against Bullying

Tammy’s resources:

www.isave.org

www.stopbully.gov

www.bullypolice.org

Tammy’s words of wisdom: Life is not always fair and it’s not about winning and losing but the key is to find that middle road where you feel good about yourself.

Don’t let bullying break you, come out of it better!

Episode #128, Tammy Motola, How to Not Let the Bullies Win

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June 24th, 2016
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Episode 127, How to Best Stay in Touch with Your College-Age Kid

Alexis Avila of prepped &Polished suggests healthy ways for parents to stay in touch with their college-bound child.

  1. Schedule a weekly call
  2. Don’t rely on social media

Episode 127, How to Best Stay in Touch with Your College-Age Kid

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June 15th, 2016
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How to Solve Complex Math Questions Quicker on the New SAT

SAT Instructor Dan M. shows you three examples of complex SAT Math problems that can be solved quickly using math strategies.
Things you will learn include:
1. Look to simplify and cancel out like terms
2. Remember your exponent rules and always try to get bases the same
3. Don’t overanalyze graphs
4. When roman numerals are involved, answer one roman numeral at a time and eliminate as you go.

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June 14th, 2016
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Episode #126, Jessica Yeager, Crafting Your Best College Application

On episode 126, Alexis Avila talks toJessica Yeager, CEO & founder of Impress the Ivies. Jessica is a graduate of Harvard and MIT. As a senior in high school, she gained acceptance to Harvard, MIT, Yale, Stanford, Cornell, and Columbia. Her students have gotten into elite schools, like Harvard and Carnegie Mellon.

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On Today’s episode Jessica gives us tips on how to craft an application that Harvard will want to see! Jessica’s take on why perfect scores sometimes get rejected? Colleges want to see that you spend hundreds of hours on something more impactful than just on test prep.

Jessica’s X factor for getting into Harvard? Showcase what makes you unique and don’t be a dabbler.

Jessica’s advice to students who get rejected from Harvard? It’s not the college you get into that is most important but rather it’s what you do with your degree that matters. Get involved and make an impact at the school you get into.

Jessica’s advice for teens: Surround yourself with positive people who make an impact in the world, that will help you step up your game!

 

For Prepped & Polished listeners only, you can access Jessica’s Ultimate Guide to the Commmon App!

For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #90 with Elizabeth Dankoski: How a Perfect SAT Score can Backfire on You

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Episode #126, Jessica Yeager, Crafting Your Best College Application

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June 10th, 2016
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Episode 125, Three Middle School Parenting Tips

Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished discusses 3 middle school parenting tips.
1. get the inside scoop
2. make respect a priority
3. engage in thoughtful conversation

Episode 125, Three Middle School Parenting Tips

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June 1st, 2016
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