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Podcast Episode #131: ACT English Test Comma Usage Non-Restrictive/Restrictive Clauses

On episode 131 of the Prepped & Polished Podcast, ACT Instructor Terri talks about how to use commas correctly with non-restrictive and restrictive clauses

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August 6th, 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 107, How to Get an 800 on the SAT Subject Test in Chemistry

On this tutoring tips episode of The Prepped and Polished Podcast, SAT Instructor Anooj shows you how to ace your SAT Subject Test in Chemistry. Anooj scored an 800 on the SAT Chemistry Subject test, so pay close attention to his tips! In this video you will learn the following:
1. How to study, take practice tests, and use flashcards
2. Memorize key chemistry formulas

Memorize important chemistry facts

Episode 107, How to Get an 800 on the SAT Subject Test in Chemistry

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January 19th, 2016
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All About Acing the SAT Math 2 Subject Test

On this tutoring tips episode of The Prepped and Polished Podcast, SAT Instructor Anooj shows you how to ace your SAT Math 2 Subject Test. Anooj scored an 800 on the Math 2 test, so pay close attention to his tips! In this video you will learn the following:

  1. Study and Practice
  2. Diagnose your weaknesses
  3. Calculator Tips

Episode 105, How to Get an 800 on the SAT Math 2 Subject Test

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January 12th, 2016
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College Counseling from a PARENT’S Perspective

On episode 102, Alexis talks to college coach expert and writer Suzanne Shaffer of the popular college coaching site, Parents Countdown to College. Suzanne brings a unique perspective to the college admissions process, the PARENT’S perspective. On today’s episode, Suzanne shares her personal story and insights on how she helped her own kids navigate the college admissions process. If you are a ‘do it yourself’ kind of parent, this episode is a must listen.

Suzanne’s must do’s: apply to local scholarships, apply to colleges where you are going to shine

Suzanne’s things to avoid: don’t waste time applying to scholarships that you don’t think you have a chance winning, and don’t apply to colleges without visiting first

Suzanne’s ‘a-ha’ moment: 1. Everyone qualifies for financial aid, just fill out the FAFSA form!

Advice to parents? Don’t miss out on Twitter. Use twitter to ask questions to experts in college admission process.

Recommended college experts who offer tons of free information:

Financial Aid: Jodi Okun and my podcast with Jodi Okun

College Visits: Kelly Queijo and my podcast with Kelly Queijo

College Planning: Paul Hemphill

College Essays: College Essay Guy

Episode 102, Suzanne Shaffer, Parents Countdown to College

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December 11th, 2015
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How to Get an 800 on the SAT Subject Test in Chemistry

Prepped & Polished SAT Instructor Anooj shows you how to ace your SAT Subject Test in Chemistry. Anooj scored an 800 on the SAT Chemistry Subject test, so pay close attention to his tips! In this video you will learn the following:

  1. How to study, take practice tests, and use flashcards
  2. Memorize key chemistry formulas
  3. Memorize important chemistry facts

 
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October 7th, 2015
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How to Get an 800 on the SAT Math 2 Subject Test

Prepped & Polished SAT Instructor Anooj shows you how to ace your SAT Math 2 Subject Test. Anooj scored an 800 on the Math 2 test, so pay close attention to his tips! In this video you will learn the following:

  1. Study and Practice
  2. Diagnose your weaknesses
  3. Calculator Tips

 

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September 28th, 2015
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Episode 69: Five Ways to Keep Learning this Summer Podcast

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 Episode, Alexis gives you five tips to beat the summer brain drain including:

1. Keep reading
2. Take a screen break
3. Get your hands dirty
4. Explore local museums
5. Write it all down

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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June 9th, 2015
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Episode 68: Caroline Apovian, Best Foods for Test Day

On episode 68 of The Prepped & Polished Podcast Alexis talks to Dr. Caroline Apovian. For over twenty-five years, Dr. Apovian has held a position at the forefront of the weight-management and nutrition field. One of the world’s premier weight-loss experts, she has distinguished herself as a leading researcher, treatment provider, teacher, and New York Times bestselling author. Caroline’s latest book is called the Age Defying Diet. Dr. Apovian is a doctor AND plays one on TV! She recently appeared on the Dr. Oz show, giving tips for weight loss and nutrition. On episode 68, Caroline gives us the best foods for test day, best foods for students w test anxiety, and what foods to definitely avoid.

Some key takeaways include:

Sleep 8 hours or more, otherwise you tend to gain weight.

  • Eat some protein with each meal and get fruits and veggies in each day.
  • Eat the whole egg!
  • Fried foods and high sugar foods will make you sluggish after an hour.
  • Need a quick burst of energy midway through a test? Eat a little piece of dark chocolate.
  • Caffeine is dangerous to kids health, bc kids need to sleep for optimal health.

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June 5th, 2015
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Five Tips to Beat Summer Brain Drain – Infographic

In recent years the summer brain drain phenomenon has been at the forefront of parents’ minds as their children start summer vacation. What exactly is summer brain drain? In a nutshell, it’s a term that describes the knowledge a student can lose over the course of the summer if they’re not actively stimulating their mind. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to beat the summer slide. Here are five to get started with:

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Beating brain drain is simple; keep the summer fun and interesting. With these tips your child will have a summer to remember and they’ll be prepared to head back to school in the fall.

Five Tips to Beat Summer Brain Drain: Click here for Infographic (PDF).

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May 13th, 2015
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