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What Is Analytical Writing?

Many students question tutors on the nature of analytical writing and how the student knows when they are accomplishing it. “What is analysis?”, “ What separates analysis from detailed description of evidence?”, or “How do I know if my analysis is correct?” are typical questions that ... Read More


Why Does My Student Struggle to Read Their Class Materials?

The Nature of Reading Despite the vast areas of adult and professional life that rely on literacy, reading English is not easy. Reading requires multiple skills, such as the decryption of discipline-specific lingo, knowledge of grammatical and structural standards, and the practiced ability to ... Read More


Is Being Literate Enough?

Search for “the benefits of reading” and many articles, lists, blogs, and studies will pop up with great arguments as to why everyone should read often. Avid readers become better at taking standardized tests, writing, and thinking creatively. They can even reap the benefits of warding off ... Read More


Private Middle & High School Admissions in 2021

Middle school and high school applications are still changing in light of the pandemic and distance-learning, even with a return to school in the fall, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t prepare for them! We sat down with one of our trusted admissions counselors, Mary Folsom, to compare ... Read More

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