[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today is the last day of 2018 (and also, my birthday!) I love that my birthday is the last day of the year because it gives me another reason to reflect: What worked in 2018? What didn’t work in 2018? What did I learn in 2018? What about 2018...

Your Child's New Year's Resolutions

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Back in high school, I never really reflected back on what I accomplished, what mistakes I made, or how I wanted my next year to look like. I never set specific goals...

What You Need to Get Accepted into your Dream College

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]When I was in 10th grade, I worked with a counselor. Although he was so popular for getting students accepted into prestigious colleges, I hated going into our monthly sessions. The reason? He was telling me what to do without really understanding who I was. He told me to get straight A’s, get...

5 HUGE Mistakes to Avoid in High School

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today, I’ll be sharing 5 mistakes that thousands of high school students and parents make when navigating through the college admissions journey.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_column_text] Mistake #1: Trying to get as many awards and certificates as possible [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_column_text]Proud of AMC 10? Awards from Robotics Club? Certificates from Johns Hopkins? When it comes to obtaining certificates and...

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

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

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

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_single_image image="18395" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_column_text]To be honest,...

Not enough time to study THIS might be the reason

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Have you recently heard any of these statements from your son or daughter? I don't have enough time to study for all of my quizzes and tests coming up this week. I'm so stressed out! My teacher doesn't explain concepts very well, so I have no idea how to work on this problem....

The Ultimate Checklist for 9th Grade Students

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]When I create helpful PDF booklets or write blog posts for my students and parents, my #1 goal is to make every strategy actionable. What would be the point of giving you these strategies if they were too difficult to implement?[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_column_text]Related: Top 3 Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_column_text]So today, I’m...

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today, I’m going to discuss 7 proven methods for exploring your child’s potential major. As I mentioned last week, 15-year-olds don’t need to know exactly what they want to pursue in terms of major/career, but there’s a benefit to them knowing now! It’s better to find out earlier so that your child has...

8 Questions to Ask your Child

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]When I start consulting new students about college, quite often, I come across this conversation pattern: “What are you interested in?” “Nothing much.” “What do you like to do?” “I don’t know.” “What makes you happy? What are you good at?” “I don’t know...