How Do Fraction Exponents Work?

Perhaps the trickiest aspect of exponents is learning how to handle fractional exponents. In school, you may have been told to memorize a rule. But, without further explanation, remembering and understanding that rule can be difficult. Using fractional exponents is a...

Why Does Anything to the Power of Zero Equal 1?

You may have learned in school that anything, whether it’s a variable or a constant, to the power of zero is equal to one. However, your teacher probably didn’t explain why, and knowing the “Why?” is key to genuinely understanding this rule...

Understanding the SSAT and ISEE

WHAT ARE THE ISEE AND SSAT?   The ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) and SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) are used by many private, boarding, and independent schools in their admissions processes. Some schools will accept either test, so it is...
Test Prep Early for the SAT/ACT

Test Prep Early for the SAT/ACT

Your Sophomore year is all about test prep  Senior year is the time for applying to and being accepted into the college of your choice. Junior year is for building your academic resume and taking the SAT or ACT. What should you be doing to prepare for this process in...
4 Reasons to test prep over the summer

4 Reasons to test prep over the summer

4 Reasons you should test prep over the summer   Summer break is in full swing! By now, you have probably checked off a few things from your summer “to-do list”: Lounge by the pool Hang out with friends Play a “few” hours of video games As the temperature rises...
5 Reasons You Need to Study Over Summer

5 Reasons You Need to Study Over Summer

5 ways the summer can help you get ahead Summer is a wonderful time for relaxing by the pool and hanging with friends; a time to take a break and reconnect with friends and family. Summer is also a great time to reflect on the previous school year and take some...
3 Steps to Help Pick The Right College

3 Steps to Help Pick The Right College

Selecting the right college for you Many high school students know that they wish to pursue higher education at a 4 year college or university, but very few know exactly which institution they would like to attend. Selecting the right college is a complicated choice,...
4 Steps to Hire the Right Tutor 

4 Steps to Hire the Right Tutor 

4 Steps to Hire the Right Tutor  Finding the right tutor for your child can be a daunting task but it doesn’t have to be! Hiring the best tutor is about doing research and asking quality questions. Take a look at 4 steps every person should take to get the best tutor...
What Makes a Successful Tutor?

What Makes a Successful Tutor?

What makes a successful tutor? What is a tutor? According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, a tutor is a person charged with the instruction and guidance of another. However, to be a quality and successful tutor, the definition needs to be further developed to...
How To Decompress After an Exam

How To Decompress After an Exam

How To Decompress After an Exam Decompressing after a “life-altering” standardized test can often be tricky. An exam like the SAT or GMAT is an important event if your life that has taken months to prepare for and stress over. When the exam is over, however, the best...