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If you are, I applaud your ambition! An AP course provides an excellent opportunity to delve deeply into a particular subject matter - and even if you don't pass the May exam, you will still learn valuable skills that will help you in college and beyond. However, a decision like this shouldn't be made lightly. In my four-plus years of tutoring students in
Type: Independent, Co-Educational Location: Lynchburg, Virginia Enrollment: 2,500 Average GPA: 3.0 SAT Middle 50 Percent: 1030 (CR/M) ACT Middle 50 Percent: 18-22 Top 10 Percent of High School Class: 12% Top Quarter of High School Class: 35% Student to Faculty Ratio: 12:1 Special Offerings/Programs: For top performing students, Lynchburg College offers
Type: Private liberal arts college for women. Location: Sweet Briar, Virginia (50 miles south of Charlottesville in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains). Enrollment: Less than 1000. Average GPA: 3.4 SAT Middle 50 Percent: 1010-1220 (CR/M) ACT Middle 50 Percent: 22-27 Top 10 Percent of High School Class: 25% Top Half of High School Class: 85% Student to
It's the new year. We've all been well stuffed with holiday meats and sweets and have (hopefully) enjoyed our visits with extended family members. But now the vacation is over; it is time to get down to business. If there is one thing that has always worried me about many of my AP students, it's their tendency to procrastinate. In previous years, I've
Often, while instructing my teenaged students, I have found myself spontaneously playing the role of college admissions counselor. In that capacity, I have noticed a distinct trend: my students, by and large, only consider Virginia's larger and/or more well-known schools. Ask one of my typical students which colleges they are considering, and you will hear a
At the end of last week's lesson on fractions, I left our readers with a challenge problem to solve: X2 + 3X + 2 X2 + 4X + 4 Simplify. This week, we will discuss in detail how to solve this and other problems involving the simplification of rational expressions.
Last week, I discussed how to build an excellent foundational vocabulary. However, to earn a high score on the critical reading section of the SAT, you need more than mere word power. You also need to become familiar with the common question types you will encounter on the test - and how best to approach each. This week's topic? Sentence
Many American students are uncomfortable with fractions. Unfortunately, fractions definitely have a place on college entrance examinations like the SAT or the ACT. If you are one of the many who scream at the sight of a rational number, look below the cut for some helpful hints!
If sentence completions are the bane (*) of your test-taking existence, be assured: you are not alone. In my four years of experience teaching with C2 Education, I have encountered many students just like you - and most of the time, what these students lacked was a good vocabulary foundation. How can you boost your word power and conquer the sentence