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Tips to Help Young Students Prepare for Tests

It’s never too early to begin thinking about your child’s academic success. The types of habits they develop at a young age will influence what kind of students they are later on. Why wait until it’s time to take college prep tests to help your child find the right academic regimen for them? Here are some strategies to help your young student prepare for tests – no…

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Posted October 17th, 2017

How to Build a Solid Parent-Teacher Partnership

Forging a positive relationship with your child’s teachers can go a long way in determining academic success. When you make the effort to form this kind of partnership, you and the teacher can work in tandem to support your child, sharing strengths, weaknesses, and strategies you’re both seeing at home and at school. (more…)…

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Posted October 16th, 2017

You Took the PSAT – Now What?

You did it. You woke up early on a Saturday and devoted part of your weekend to taking the PSAT. You put in hours of PSAT practice, experienced what a college admissions test feels like, learned to manage the clock, and bolstered your confidence. Congratulations! Maybe you’re wondering: what do I do now (besides take a nap)? Your scores will be available in January. Y…

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Posted October 13th, 2017

What College Admissions Officers Look For: Part 2

In Part 1 of our series, we talked about the top factor, student grades. Today, we’re covering the second factor that comes up year after year, course rigor. What exactly is strength of curriculum? The strength of curriculum, also sometimes known as course rigor, describes the types of courses you took in high school. Did you take a lot of lower level classes, non-…

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Posted October 12th, 2017

Preparing Your Facebook Profile for the College Admissions Process

The internet is rife with stories of people posting ill-advised comments or photos on their social media platforms, only to suffer negative consequences later. Many employers prescreen applicants by searching their Facebook or Twitter feeds, and colleges are starting to do the same. You’ve worked so hard to get to this point—you’ve volunteered on the weekends, att…

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Posted October 10th, 2017

5 Things You Should Do on Every College Visit

Between doing homework, leading school clubs, and preparing for the SAT test, you may be tempted to save time by making your college visits brief and light on stops. You would be missing out, however, on lots of vital information that could help you in one of the most important decisions you’ll make. On your next college visit, slow down and try these helpful strategies.…

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Posted October 9th, 2017

Congratulations C2 2017 Summer Scholarship Recipients

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, C2 partnered with high schools across the country to offer nearly $500,000 in C2 Tutoring Scholarships. Congratulations to our 2017 summer winners who are one step closer to their college dreams with 30 FREE hours at their local C2 Center! This scholarship recognizes deserving students that could use a little extra help with their…

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Posted October 9th, 2017

Last-Minute Tips to Score Well on the PSAT

This year’s PSAT falls on Wednesday, October 11. For many students, the PSAT will be their first experience taking a lengthy, standardized test. The PSAT is generally considered a practice test administered to juniors and sophomores, and most students don’t prepare as seriously as they practice for the SAT test. However, the results of your PSAT can earn you National M…

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Posted October 6th, 2017

What College Admissions Officers Look For: Part 1

College admissions: confusing, complicated, not fun… These are just a few ways to describe the college admissions process. To help you out, we’ve created a three part series that will give insight into what colleges actually look for when deciding who they want attending their school. Enjoy! Every year, the National Association of College Admissions Counselor…

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Posted October 6th, 2017

Webinar – College Admissions from
Start to Finish

College admissions are confusing. College admissions are complicated. These are two facts that everyone can agree on. Whether you're a student or the parent, it's hard to know exactly what to do and when to do it. Join us on Wednesday, October 4th, at 8:00PM EST (5:00PM PST), as teacher trainer extraordinaire, Jesse Pizarro covers the college admissions process i…

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Posted September 28th, 2017