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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 54: Jethro Jones, The Transformative Principal

On today’s show, Alexis is joined by, Jethro Jones, Principal of Kodiak Middle School in Kodiak, Alaska and host of the “Transformative Principal Podcast.” Each week he interviews school principals who are making a real difference in the life of his or her students.
Jethro talks about his podcast and shares his findings on who are some of the great innovative principals today and what it takes to become a truly great principal.

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April 3rd, 2015
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Episode 52 : Dr. Bonnie Singer, Teaching Students to Overcome Challenges with Their Writing

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On episode 52 of The Prepped & Polished Podcast Alexis talks to Dr. Bonnie Singer. Bonnie is founder and CEO of Architects For Learning, which provides educational intervention and assessment services to underperforming students in grades K-12 as well as teacher education in instructional methods for teaching literacy nation-wide. She is co-developer of EmPOWER, a method for teaching expository writing, and Brain Frames, graphics for supporting language, learning, and literacy. Bonnie is author of numerous publications on methods for assessing and teaching writing, reading, listening, speaking, executive functions, self-regulation of learning, higher-level thinking, and critical literacy skills. On today’s episode, Bonnie talks about challenges students face with writing, and why writing is hard for so many people, why kids struggle with it, why teachers struggle to teach it, and how it relates to reading.

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March 19th, 2015
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Podcast Episode 44 with Elly Swartz, Insider Advice from a College Essay Expert

Essay Writing Tips: Elly Swartz

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 show, Alexis talks to founder of The Essay Adviser, Elly Swartz. The Essay Adviser is a company that helps high school students craft well written essays for their college applications. Elly goes into detail about the application process, how parents can help their teens during this exciting and stressful time and much more.

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Advice From a College Essay Expert

 

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January 24th, 2015
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