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The Virtual Tutoring Experience: Why It’s Beneficial to Students

By IvyWise on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Virtual Tutoring Connects Students and Educators No Matter Where They are in the World

We live in a digital age, and with a variety of tools available these days people are able to connect with each other all over the world at any time. This has led to more flexibility when it comes to learning and working. At IvyWise, we’ve been pioneers of virtual counseling and tutoring for years, however, many families still have reservations about the virtual tutoring experience.

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What We Learned From the 2018 AP Exam Results

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 @ 10:07 AM

The College Board's Newest Data Gives New Insight into Who's Taking AP Exams

The results are in and it’s clear that AP testing in the US is on the rise! The College Board’s recently released data on 2018 AP Exams indicates that more students are taking AP exams and achieving successful scores.

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How to Determine if a Gap Year is Right For You

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 15, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Is a Gap Year the Right Decision For Your Goals and Needs?

There’s a reason why celebrities like Malia Obama and Yara Shahidi opt to take some time off before enrolling in college: taking a gap year can have some serious benefits. In addition to being able to recharge before the demands of university life, studies have found that students who take a gap year have higher retention and graduation rates than their peers who go straight to college.

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What You Need to Know About APUSH and AP World Exams

By IvyWise on Fri, Apr 12, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

What to Know About the Different Standardized History Exams

AP exams are administered during the first two weeks of May, so now is the perfect time to review the exams and learn more about what you can expect. Students who are interested in history may wish to consider taking both the AP US History (APUSH) and AP World exam, but it’s important to understand how the tests differ in order to prepare strategically.

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5 Tips for Choosing the College That Fits Your Financial Needs

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 10, 2019 @ 10:03 AM

Every Factor You Need to Consider When Reviewing Financial Aid Packages

With the May 1 enrollment deadline approaching, current high school seniors have some big decisions to make. In addition to choosing an institution that aligns with your academic and social interests, it’s important to select a college that is financially feasible for you and your family.

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Proactive Versus Reactive Studying: A Muggle's Perspective

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 08, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Think Hermione, Not Ron When it Comes To Studying and Tutoring

When it comes to studying and academic tutoring, there are often two types of students: proactive and reactive learners. For Harry Potter enthusiasts, these students’ study habits will sound quite familiar: proactive learners are the Hermione Grangers of the classroom, while reactive students are more similar to Ron Weasley. Hermiones are students who take proactive measures to get ahead on their studies while Rons often wait until they perform poorly on the first few assignments to seek out help.

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4 Questions Not to Ask on College Tours (And What to Say Instead)

By IvyWise on Fri, Apr 05, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn What to Ask (and Avoid) On College Tours

College tours are an exciting opportunity for students to get a feel for life on campus, narrow down their list of best-fit schools, and explore a variety of academic options. Asking questions can help students gain more specific information about each institution and walk away with a nuanced understanding of the school.

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4 Tips for International Students Looking To Maximize SAT/ACT Scores

By IvyWise on Wed, Apr 03, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Starting Early and Working Smart Can Help International Students Get Ahead on Standardized Tests

By Richard, IvyWise Master Tutor

When it comes to getting a great score on the ACT or SAT, the process of preparing and studying for the exam can seem quite complicated, especially if students are applying from abroad and aren’t familiar with the test. Instead of stressing out, know it can be done—as long as students learn about the exam and create a testing strategy.

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How to Deal with Admission Decision Envy

By IvyWise on Mon, Apr 01, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Focus on Personal Accomplishments Instead of Comparing Yourself to Others

All across the country, students who applied in the regular round are anxiously awaiting emails detailing their college application outcome. While rejection can always be difficult to deal with, it can seem particularly challenging when a friend or classmate gains admission to your top-choice school. Admission decision envy can cast a shadow over an otherwise successful admissions process, but there are ways to deal.

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Waitlisted? Here's What to Do Next

By IvyWise on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 @ 10:00 AM

Learn How to Weigh Your Options and Make the Most of a Waitlist Decision

Unlike acceptance or rejection, the path for waitlisted students is a little unclear. Some applicants may be unsure about what their admissions odds are, what they can do to improve their chances of acceptance, and if staying on the waitlist is even worthwhile.

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