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AP, IB, and AICE Programs: A Brief Comparison

Last Updated on Feb 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 

In the next four postings, we’d like to provide you with insights into the three principal accelerated or advanced programs of study offered to high school students in the US. After we consider each of three programs, we’ll wrap up with a brief comparison.

This first in the series describes the College Board’s familiar Advanced Placement.

Topics: AP Exams, Test-Prep, Tutoring, College Planning, ib

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Topics: AP Exams, Test-Prep, Tutoring, College Planning, ib

eLearning: Study Apps for Busy Teens

Last Updated on Jan 30, 2015 9:39:00 AM

 

You’ve got studying on the brain, but your teen would rather be hanging out with his friends or playing sports. Since our teens always have their phones in their hands, meet them half way by downloading some of these study apps. Who knows, they may even start to enjoy learning.

Topics: Tutoring

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Topics: Tutoring

Courses for Credit – A Brilliant Summer Opportunity

Last Updated on May 15, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Want to strengthen your academic record? Improve your GPA? Make up a failed course? Strengthen your chances for college admission? Then join us this summer by taking a course for academic credit with one of our gifted instructors!

Score At The Top offers courses for credit in a 1-on-1 or small group setting. Because our approach is so individualized, we can schedule courses at a student’s convenience – mornings, afternoons, evenings, and even weekends – and a student can start a course with us at any time. Our students can be certain that they will have the absolutely best possible learning environment, one that suits each one’s personal learning style.

Topics: Tutoring, Summer School, Private-School

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Topics: Tutoring, Summer School, Private-School

Read On Suncoast High School Students' Success

Last Updated on Apr 24, 2014 2:25:00 PM

Through its Suncoast Foundation, Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Florida, tapped Score At The Top to provide an eight-week, 24-hour SAT prep course to 150 of its students. The students took two simulated exams as part of the course of preparation. Suncoast compared the results of the first simulated exam with students’ results from Palm Beach County’s February 26 SAT test administration.

Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Private-School, SAT

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Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Private-School, SAT

The Secret to Studying

Last Updated on Jan 30, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Some research indicates that the overwhelming majority of students study the wrong way. Students simply re-read their notes and textbook, believing that through simple repetition they can learn by osmosis! Hardly the case.

Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, Tutoring

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Topics: Study Tips, Test-Prep, Tutoring

Ho Ho Homework!

Last Updated on Dec 7, 2013 12:00:00 AM

Winter Break is coming! Tidings of comfort and joy? Well, yes, but there are certain other “holiday” preparations that you can’t pass up, preparations that are vital for your student’s success.

Topics: Tutoring, Private-School

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Topics: Tutoring, Private-School

Math is Beauitiful! Math is Poetry

Last Updated on Jun 24, 2013 1:15:00 PM

As an x-mathematician (or maybe once a mathematician, always a mathematician?), I always cringe when my students complain about having to take math throughout high school. Sure, they believe they’ll never use it in their future endeavors (wrong!) and have no intention of studying anything remotely related to it in college (hmmmm, logical thinking in any academic discipline – and in life! – requires the brain of a good mathematician). I can’t help but wonder: Don’t they see the beauty in math? Don’t they get a rush when they solve a challenging problem? Ok, maybe it’s just me, the math nerd who thinks that way (and who majored in mathematics in college because she thought all the cute, smart guys would be in her advanced math classes – wrong!). But I was elated when Bill Morse, my friend and educational consulting colleague from Connecticut, shared his thoughts on mathematics with me…

Topics: Tutoring

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Topics: Tutoring

Math Requirements - Bright Futures Scholarship

Last Updated on Sep 1, 2011 12:00:00 AM

In order to receive Florida Academic Scholars (FAS) and Florida Medallion Scholars (FMS) awards, Florida Statutes require that a student pass four college preparatory math credits at the Algebra I level and above:

Topics: Tutoring, College Planning, Educational Consulting

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Topics: Tutoring, College Planning, Educational Consulting

The SAT Essay

Last Updated on Jun 4, 2009 12:00:00 AM

One of the greatest nightmares in a young student’s life is writing an essay that some adult is going to read with a critical eye. No matter how much pumping up a teacher or tutor may do, the high schooler fidgets and stares, eyes glazed over at the thought of committing ideas to paper. It’s as though, upon the student’s completion of the writing task, the hand of Adult-dom will descend from above, index finger menacingly pointing to the poor writer, and from deep inside the cloud of knowledge will come the booming “You FOOL! That’s so immature!”

Topics: College Application Essay, Tutoring, Educational Consulting

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Topics: College Application Essay, Tutoring, Educational Consulting

Test Prep, to What End? - Score At The Top

Last Updated on May 20, 2009 12:00:00 AM

According to an article in the May 20, 2009 edition of Inside Higher Ed, more than one third of colleges said that an increase of 20 points on the math SAT or 10 points on critical reading would “significantly improve a student’s likelihood of admission.” The impact of such gains rises as the total SAT score goes up and at more selective colleges.

Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Educational Consulting

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Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Educational Consulting

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