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Unsure about how to prepare for the SAT? Here is some insight from a former student:

Are you nervous about taking the SAT? When I began my junior year, my teachers and administrators flooded me with tons of information regarding the SAT. I remember walking into Barnes and Noble and seeing a huge 4-inch wide book with “S.A.T. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW” in big block letters printed on its bindings. Anxiety pulsed through my veins, and I thought to myself: do I really need that? In reality, when students begin…

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The Several Benefits to Being Bilingual

Recent studies have shown that there are several benefits to being bilingual. Learning a second language could give your child a serious advantage in conceptual thinking. It may even broaden their perspectives and understanding of the world.  Improving The Executive Function According to an article put out by Psychology Today, one of the several benefits to being bilingual is it improves brain activity functions. The executive function, for example, which is the control system of…

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6 Things Not to do When Applying to College

Applying to colleges can be tricky, but if you make sure that you fully understand the process, things will go more smoothly.  Many students believe the following “facts,” but doing these things will lead you down the wrong path. Here are some college application myths you should know about. 1. When applying early, there’s no real difference between early action and early decision.  Early action and early decision applications have similar deadlines, but they are very different. Early…

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The Value of Advanced Placement Courses for College Admission

Consider the value of advanced placement courses for college admission. College admissions boards are becoming more and more selective about who they accept into their universities. About 37% of students in the class of 2017 took at least one AP course in high school. The pool of students challenging themselves with AP courses is growing. This is a huge factor behind why college is becoming harder to get into! Make yourself a part of this…

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Is Early Decision or Early Action Right for You?

You may be wondering whether early decision or early action is right for you. If you are going into your senior year, you’re probably feeling a lot of excitement and relief that you only have one more year until you’re off in the real world. Finally, no more high school. But there are some serious decisions you need to make very soon, and the best way to know where you’ll want to apply is to…

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The 2019-2020 SSAT Test Dates Have Been Released

The 2019-2020 SSAT test dates have been released. Your child can take the middle and upper level SSAT test up to 8 times, or the elementary level twice. It’s important to review the test dates below and make sure you register your child in time. Standard Test Date Regular Registration Starts Aug 1, 2019 & Ends: Last Day for Registration (Without Testing Accommodations) Sat, Oct 19, 2019 September 28, 2019 Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Sat, Nov…

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Year in Review: Education News in 2018

In one of our first articles of the new year, we will be taking a look back at some of 2018’s biggest pieces education news. The November elections brought lots of good news. The new Democratic majority in the House might be able to hold Betsy DeVos more accountable. Three additional states voted for Medicaid expansion, which should help huge numbers of kids and their families (research has already shown the positive impact on students when they…

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The Chestnut Hill School Open House

Boston Tutoring Services is excited to share the Open House dates of local schools. Take the time to research these schools and visit the ones that seem like a good fit for your family. Open Houses are a great way to experience a day on campus and meet the staff. This week we are featuring The Chestnut Hill School located in Chestnut Hill, MA.  The Chestnut Hill School Open House date is as follows: Sunday,…

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The Park School Open House

Boston Tutoring Services is excited to share the Open House dates of local schools. Take the time to research these schools and visit the ones that seem like a good fit for your family. Open Houses are a great way to experience a day on campus and meet the staff. This week we are featuring The Park School located in Brookline, MA. Read on for more information about the Park School Open House.  The Park…

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Meridian Academy Information Session

Boston Tutoring Services is excited to share the Open House dates of local schools. Take the time to research these schools and visit the ones that seem like a good fit for your family. Open Houses are a great way to experience a day on campus and meet the staff. This week we are featuring Meridian Academy located in Jamaica Plain, MA.  The Meridian Academy Information Sessions for fall 2017 are as follows: Wednesday, October…

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