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Good Books I: Reading Recommendations for High School Students

“Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.” – Lena Dunham Here are the ground rules: the only requirements were that the books be appropriate for high-school-aged readers, and that they not be books that regularly show up on high ... Read More


Top 7 Reading Recommendations for SAT/ACT Reading Success

At AJ Tutoring, we pride ourselves on having helped thousands of students navigate the test-taking process. Our goal in working with students who are preparing for exams like the SAT and ACT is to minimize stress and maximize success.  While the exams are difficult, the content of each ... Read More


Checklist for Rising Seniors

Junior year is certainly one of the busiest (if not the busiest) year for many students. Most students have gone through a full round of testing (SAT, PSAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests), survived two semesters of finals (and probably a round of AP exams), as well as kept up with all their ... Read More


Using the Pomodoro Technique for Effective Studying

Do you struggle with focusing on a single task for a long period of time? Do you find yourself getting distracted when working on a calculus problem set, crafting a literature essay, or reviewing for a history exam? We all do! Welcome to the club. Understanding how your mind focuses and works ... Read More

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