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Why Can’t My Student Just Memorize History?

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it” does not, as an aphorism and turn of phrase, refer to the retaking of history courses by students over the summer or in later semesters. Instead, it is meant to caution us against ignoring historical trends and denying the effect ... Read More


What the College Board’s Recent Decisions Mean for Students

On Tuesday, the College Board announced that SAT subject exams are cancelled going forward and that, effective June 2021, the SAT will no longer feature its optional essay. What does this mean? The elimination of subject tests heralds a shift to AP exams as the premier tests of specialized ... Read More


Scaffolding: The Importance of Well-Built Lesson Plans

Let’s say you have two options: you can either learn something new or build on what you already know. For example, let’s say you’re already adept at drawing, and you’re considering learning to paint or learning to herd sheep. If you choose to learn to paint, you’d be starting with a ... Read More


Take a free, virtually proctored SAT through AJ Tutoring!

Calling all sophomores and juniors! Now that local high schools are cancelling their January 2021 PSAT plans, AJ Tutoring is offering a free, virtually-proctored exam for sophomores and juniors to give them some exposure to the format and question types on the PSAT and SAT.  When is? ... Read More

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