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Addressing Conflict in the Classroom

Some teachers are easy to click with. They inspire and encourage, teaching you not only about a subject but about life. You genuinely look forward to their class and might even seek them out for advice. On the other hand, some teachers aren't as easy to connect with....

Changes to the ACT

Changes are coming to the ACT! Starting September 2020, high school students sitting for the ACT can retake individual test sections as opposed to the entire test. For example, a student who scored high on the math and science sections but low on the reading and...

On College Time: 4 Time Management Tips for the College Freshman

The independence and freedom of college life can be liberating... and stressful! When transitioning from a 30 hour school week and constant parental reminders to a 15 hour school week and no one looking over your shoulder, you have plenty of opportunities to manage...

How to Choose a Safety School

Applying to college involves more than a completed application; it requires research and a strategy. With fierce competition among the elite, and not so elite, colleges, there are no guarantees you will be accepted into your top school. That's why the best college...

College Roadmap

"Overwhelming" is the number one word we hear to describe the college admissions process. Since every choice matters when it comes to college admissions, the weight of a single choice can feel excruciating. Our goal at Tri-Ed Tutoring is to take that weight off your...

Free Money for College

Who doesn't want free money for college tuition, textbooks, and living expenses? That's exactly what you get when you are offered, or awarded, an academic scholarship or grant. Scholarships are typically awarded based on merit; if you've excelled in academics,...

Learning Styles & Preferences

Have you ever paid close attention in class only to realize at the sound of the bell that you have no idea what your teacher has been talking about? If this happens often with the same teacher, he or she may not be teaching to your learning style. A learning style is...

Test Optional Admissions

It may seem like SAT testing is just another obstacle in the college admissions process. However, these test scores are often used to compare applicants living in different geographic locations. Not only do coursework and graduation requirements vary by state, and...

What is FAFSA?

College is expensive, there's no doubt about it. The cost of a bachelor's degree at a state, public university could be upwards of $80,000. Since college is a big investment, the federal and state governments as well as individual colleges and career schools offer...

Differences between the PSAT and SAT

The PSAT is a national standardized test administered to 10th and 11th graders. Created by the College Board in partnership with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), this test is designed to predict what you would score on the SAT without any test...

Scoring Policies for the SAT and ACT

SAT and ACT test scores are often used by schools as a predictor of college academic success. Scores also provide a common academic measure that can be used to compare all applicants. But how are these tests scored and how do colleges receive scores and evaluate them?...

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SAT/ACT Prep Study Options

Just the thought of studying for the SAT or ACT exam can be nerve-wracking, especially if you’re not motivated to study on your own. Fortunately, there’s more than one way to study. While self-study is an option, there’s also group study and one-on-one tutoring. Read...

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Last Minute AP Exam Tips

Students are taking their AP and IB exams over the next two weeks. In order to be eligible for college credit, students typically need to score a 3 or higher on the AP exam, which is scaled out of 5, and a 4 or higher for their IB exam, which is scaled out of 7. Here...

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Is that a Good AP Exam Score?

Wouldn't it be great to earn college credit for completing an AP class? After all, you learned college-level material at a rigorous pace before graduating high school. Unfortunately, it's not that easy. Colleges only offer credit for AP classes if exam score...

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5 Study Resources for the AP Exam

Advanced placement (AP) courses offer college-level learning content to high school students. Over 30 AP classes ranging from AP Microeconomics to AP Chinese Language and Culture provide college bound high school students with the opportunity to challenge themselves...

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Understanding your SAT Score Report

The SAT score report provides detailed information to help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses in terms of SAT content. It’s worth taking the time to really review your score report to help you decide if you should re-take the SAT and, if so, to guide...

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SAT/ACT Study Plan

Have you ever wondered if you should study for the SAT or ACT test? The answer is yes! Studying two to three hours a week, three months before taking the test can increase your SAT score by 100+ points and your ACT score by 3+ points. But before cracking open that SAT...

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SAT Tips & Tricks

It's that time of year again! SAT testing is right around the corner, and now is the time to prep. Check out these tips and tricks to make the most of your SAT prep. 1. Define a realistic target score When defining a target score consider your practice test scores,...

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