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Musings on Learning English

My experiences learning English―what can we take from that as a English native learning foreign languages? I grew up in Switzerland, a little country in the middle of Europe and with 4 official languages: Swiss German (the written language is German), French, Italian, and a curious one:- ... Read More


AP Exams 2021: What You Need to Know

The College Board recently announced some updates to the way AP exams would be administered in 2021. If your student is currently planning to take an AP exam this spring, here’s what you need to know: AP Exams Will Be Full-Length This Year Last year, with the abrupt move to shelter-in ... Read More


Scheduling Study Time Using Online Calendars

“But how do I make time to study and complete homework?” A question asked of many of our tutors, by a wide range of students. These students are understandably overwhelmed: classes take up upwards of 35 hours a week, with most students also balancing hours of sports, extracurricular, ... Read More


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

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