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My 7 Secrets For Getting Straight A's in High School

My 7 Secrets For Getting Straight A’s in High School

When I started my 9th grade year, I honestly thought, “How hard could high school be? I mean..I didn’t study that much in middle school, but I still got straight A’s” Does this sound familiar? High school students see a drastic drop in their GPA when transitioning from 8th to 9th or 9th to 10th grade. And to be REALLY
8 Mistakes to Avoid when Writing UC Personal Insight Questions

8 Mistakes to Avoid when Writing UC Personal Insight Questions

The UC's are some of the most competitive schools in the nation to get accepted into.  Just last year, they received a record number of applicants.  How can you ensure that your child will stand out?  Today, I’m going to be sharing with you (and your child) 8 mistakes to avoid when writing UC Personal Insight Questions. Mistake #1: Repeating
How To Write The BEST Supplemental Essays

How To Write The BEST Supplemental Essays

If you’re a senior just about to get started on college essays and applications...you might go through a series of panic attacks or a realization that sounds like “Oh my goodness...why are there SO MANY college essays to write?” So it’s natural that one of the most frequently asked questions from high school seniors is this: Are Supplemental Essays even important? And
5 Proven Tips to Writing Your Best College Essays

5 Proven Tips to Writing Your Best College Essays (video included!)

Happy Monday, everyone! College application season is HERE, and I’m on my laptop every day editing, proofreading, and finalizing my seniors’ college essays. Here is the current situation. (FYI: My desk is usually not this messy.) This year, something feels different. I love this mess. I love this creative process. I love how each and every student is writing something so unique,
How to Find Passion: Insider secrets to discovering what your child does best

How to Find Passion: Insider secrets to discovering what your child does best

Today, we are going to talk about Julia Child -- an American chef, author, and television personality who was famous for bringing French cuisine to the American public, both through her cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, as well as through her television programs. To be honest, I didn’t know much about Julia Child’s life and journey until I
The Hidden Key to Successful Ivy League College Essays

The HIDDEN key to successful Ivy League college essays

Most parents and students tend to think that the students who get accepted into their dream colleges and Ivy League schools write essays that only demonstrate their accomplishments, academic endeavors, and lofty future goals. But, let's face it, that's what everyone will write about. However, there is a secret that my students, who have successfully been accepted into their dream
What should I write my college essays about_

What should I write my college essays about?

When I was preparing to write my own college essays, I felt as if I had to squeeze my entire 4 years of high school into a single page Word document. I knew I had to write about something significant in my life. However, only two ideas came to mind: one, was immigrating to America when I was in 3rd

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