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Episode #163, Executive Function Building Blocks: How to Study for an Exam

Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished, LLC talks about how students especially those with executive function issues can study effectively for an exam.

Episode #163, Executive Function Building Blocks, How to Study for an Exam

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June 22nd, 2017
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Episode #162, Seth Perler, Strengthening Your Executive Functioning Skills

On episode 162, Alexis Avila  speaks with Seth Perler, an educator and teen coach. Seth  was a teacher for 12 years (several grades and subjects), has a B.A. in Education, an M.Ed. in Gifted Education, has worked with teens with substance issues for 15 years, and taught on a Navajo reservation. On today’s episode Seth talks about the one thing all struggling students share, and gives us ways to strengthen your executive function skills.

What turned Seth around in school? He started asking teachers for help. Now Seth works with students and teaches them accountability.

Some of Seth’s favorite executive function strategies? Teaching students systems ex) how to use a planner, and how to learn routines

Seth’s advice for parents? Reward and praise your child for small successes. Try to compliment three times for each criticism.

Seth’s purpose of education? To help a child launch a successful adulthood. Executive function issues seem to be something a lot of student struggle with which interferes with this launch.

Check out Seth’s youtube channel!

For another related conversation, check out my podcast #32 with executive function expert Sarah Ward

Episode #162, Seth Perler, Strengthening Your Executive Functioning Skills

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June 15th, 2017
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Episode #161, One Crucial Mistake You Do Not Want to Make on the SSAT Math Section

Alexis Avila of Prepped & Polished, LLC talks about the one error most students make on the SSAT math section and how to avoid it.

Episode #161, One Crucial Mistake You Do Not Want to Make on the SSAT Math Section

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June 8th, 2017
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Episode #160, Lynn O’Shaughnessy, How to Get Smarter About The College Planning Process

On episode 160, Alexis Avila speaks to Lynn O’Shaughnessy, a nationally recognized college expert, who is a higher-ed journalist, speaker educator, and founder of The College Solution. As former Los Angeles Times reporter, Lynn has written and been interviewed about college issues for such national outlets as The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. On today’s episode, Lynn helps us understand ways to better afford college and how to get smarter about the college planning process.

 

Lynn’s advice to parents:

  1. Stop fixation on only getting into ivy league schools. There are plenty of good schools out there. Fixating on only a few name brand schools will only put stress on your kid.
  2. Run a net price calculator on how much college will cost you
  3. Buy the Book The Thinking Student’s Guide to College by Andrew Roberts

 

Lynn’s advice for teens: What matters most is what you do when you’re in college!

 

For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #65 my interview with College Coach Todd Weaver on How to Appeal your Financial Aid Award Letter

Also check out my podcast interview #14 with Maria Furtado about Colleges that Change Lives

 

Episode #160, Lynn O'Shaughnessy, How to Get Smarter About The College Planning Process

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June 1st, 2017
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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 #158, Monica Matthews, Your Guide to College Scholarships

On episode 158, Alexis Avila brings back to the show Monica Matthews educator and founder of www.how2winscholarships.com . In 2008-2009, Monica helped her oldest son procure over 100K in scholarship money. Monica now helps parents and students all over the world find and win college scholarship money. On today’s episode Monica shares some of tips we will find in the updated version of her nationally recognized college scholarship guide.

Monica’s updates to her guide include: How to make your online application better and how to better prep for scholarships.

Are you a B- student and want to win a scholarship? Then you CAN! Many scholarships don’t even ask for GPA.

Monica’s advice for teens going to college? Don’t be afraid to apply for scholarships. Jump right in.

For another related conversation, check out my first podcast with Monica Matthews Episode #17 How to Win the College Scholarship Game

Episode 158 Monica Matthews Your Guide to College Scholarships

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May 4th, 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 #156, Jordan Schanda, Why the College Admissions Process Starts After 8th Grade

On episode 156, Alexis Avila speaks to Jordan Schanda, founder of ScholarPrep a company that helps students set goals, track their progress and organize all of the information they will need for college and scholarship applications.
ScholarPrep was created by Jordan and her mother, Christina, based on their personal experiences with the college and scholarship application process. The mother-daughter team developed ScholarPrep after Jordan’s successful yet, overwhelming and stressful, experience applying for college and scholarships.
On today’s episode Jordan talks about how students can stay organized and on top of their college admissions process.

Jordan’s tips for staying on top of the college admissions process:

  1. start right after 8th grade
  2. indentify your specific interests so you can delve into them
  3. get organized either by paper or digitally and have a catch-all device ex) use a file folder

Jordan’s advice for teens: Figure out early what best interests you.

For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #126 with Jessica Yeager on Crafting your best college application

Episode #156, Jordan Schanda, Why the College Admissions Process Starts After 8th Grade

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April 14th, 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 #154, Eric Stutman, Six Goals for the Best College Search Experience

On episode 154, Alexis Avila speaks to college consultant and founder of Top Choice College Consulting Eric Stutman. Eric uses his research and project management skills to help his Top Choice College Consulting clients find the best fit and stay on schedule. Eric earned a BS degree from the University of Virginia School of Engineering and an MS degree from Boston University’s College of Engineering.

On today’s episode, Eric talks about the goals students should make so that everyone involved in the college admissions process will have a great experience during, and after, the college search!

Eric highly recommends the Fiske college guide which has honest observations about the political and social climates at many colleges.
Eric’s advice for teens: Get ready for college in an organized, on-time way, and don’t procrastinate.

 For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #82 with Joan Casey: How to Thrive in College

Episode #154, Eric Stutman, Six Goals for the Best College Search Experience

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April 1st, 2017
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