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How to (Peacefully) Help Your Child with Essay Writing

At Ivy Tutors Network, we pride ourselves in our tutors’ ability to guide a student through the writing process without losing their unique voice. You can do this too. The trick is to put yourself in the role of your child’s editor.

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How to be a Quarantine Ninja and Slay High School During the Coronavirus

Here is a quick guide to making 10th grade your best grade yet – from home.

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How to be a Quarantine Ninja and Slay 11th Grade During the Coronavirus

You’ve mastered washing your hands to your favorite song twice. You’ve caught up on all your secret-pleasure YouTube dives and Netflix shows. You’ve counted all the cracks in your bedroom ceiling and then turn see your pile of SAT/ACT books in the corner and wonder: when and how will I let the 11th grade beast back out of its coronavirus cage?

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Top tips for planning the perfect college visits

Visit many types of schools – urban, rural, small, medium, huge, liberal arts, collegiate, private, public, near home and far away, your dream school and one currently not on your list at all.

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5 steps to improving your vocabulary, your SAT or ACT score, and your life.

Improving your vocabulary makes studying for the SAT, ACT, SSAT, and ISEE easier. It also help you become a faster reader and having a large vocabulary makes you seem smarter, which could open many doors. Here are the best tricks out there for building your vocabulary or teaching vocabulary in the classroom.

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Get your PSAT FAQ right here!

It’s December and PSAT results are in… Most schools in New York City automatically register 11th graders for the October PSAT exam, which is given in school during regular class time. In other words, the test is more or less mandatory. About 1.6 million 11th graders take the PSAT every year in the U.S. With…

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5 Tricks for Getting Better at Timed Tests

We’ve been in the game for over 16 years, working with students just like you. Almost all students face time pressure… And all face test anxiety. Here are a few things to work on – we know they work! #1 – Practice! Are you running out of time computing math problems? This could simply mean…

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To Tweak or Not To Tweak: Should you customize Your College Essay for your Early Decision Application?

“Help me! Vanderbilt came to my school and said they like social entrepreneurship. My essay’s about my family dinner. Should I change my essay?” We’re used to getting messages like this every year!   “The Yale admissions rep said they want ethical leaders, but my essay is about teaching dance to kids…” “UC Berkeley talked…

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17 tips for starting your college essay this summer!

At last, it’s Summer! Internships, lemonade, vacations, barbeques, camping trips, movies, beaches, mountains, your college essay…   Oh wait… your college essay?!   Fret not. The summer before your senior year could not be a better time to start brainstorming the oh-so-paramount college essay. Why? Because with all that fun and freedom, you now have…

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