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Virtual Field Trips & Online Educational Activities

Museums, historical sites, art galleries, and zoos offer excellent opportunities to learn outside the classroom. Ideal for kinesthetic learners, these types of field trips allow for plenty of movement while engaging all the senses. Unfortunately, with so many public...

Virtual Learning- It Just Got Real!

As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps through the nation, the disruption and chaos it has caused can be felt in every facet of our lives. Requirements of social distancing have wreaked havoc on the public school system, resulting in school closures for at least a month....

What Does It Mean to Be Waitlisted?

When college decision letters start rolling in, the anticipation of being accepted or denied admission can feel overwhelming. The response in this letter could determine where you spend the next four or five years. But what if your response is “waitlisted"? How long...

College Campus Resources

Living on a college campus is a unique and exciting experience. You probably won't ever live in a building with hundreds of other students your age or enjoy lunches and dinners you don't have to cook after the college years. While the dorms and dining hall are staples...

Test Taking Tips

If there is one thing students are familiar with, it’s exams. All kinds of exams; the ones with multiple choice answers, true/false questions, an essay or two, and yes... even math exams! While it's important to understand subject content, it is also helpful to apply...

The Benefits of Community College

As friends receive their college acceptance letters and start planning their lives after high school, living at home and attending community college might not seem nearly as exciting. Although you won't experience late night study sessions with friends in the dorm...

Is that a Good SAT or ACT Score?

When the SAT or ACT scores come out, we are often asked, “Is that a good SAT or ACT score?” This is a tough question to answer because “good” is very relative. Before I answer that question for a parent or student, I always ask which schools will the student apply to?...

Opportunity Knocks: Choosing Career Paths

Years ago, employees prepared for one career with one company and retired after 30 years of working for that company. Today, there are no guarantees when it comes to a job, no promises that you will be employed with a company until you’re ready to move on. The more...

The Sky’s the Limit: Self-Assessment and Career Exploration

It's never too early to daydream about your future career. Remember in elementary school when you sported a white doctor’s coat with a stethoscope and pretended to treat patients or taught your favorite subject to a group of imaginary students? In middle school you...

SAT/ACT Grammar Rules

The writing section of the SAT or English section of the ACT both require a strong understanding of grammar and usage rules. On the SAT, the Standard English Conventions questions test students on grammar to include verbs, punctuation (comma, colon, apostrophe, etc.),...

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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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The Dreaded Return to School

Find a quiet spot in your house and listen carefully. If you pay attention, you may be able to hear the collective groan of students across the country upset about having to return to school. The end of summer vacation can be a relief for parents. But for students, it...

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Back to School

It's getting to be back to school time, and that means some preparation is in order. Going back to school isn't a simple matter of packing a kid's lunch and sending him or her off. Some additional thought is required. This website has some interesting advice for these...

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Effective Study Habits

A study habit is a repeated behavior or practice used when learning educational material. Positive study habits enable you to study smarter, not harder. Beyond the classroom, they enhance decision-making and problem-solving skills that benefit you throughout life....

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College 101: Class Basics

The freedom and independence of college life might be enticing enough to pursue a college degree, but it’s the degree that opens the door to greater career opportunities, higher pay, and increased job satisfaction. The classes required to earn a degree are much...

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SAT Score Choice

If you decide to take the SAT more than once, you're in good company. The majority of high school students take the test two or three times with the intent to improve their score each time. After taking the test twice (or more!), students often ask if they should...

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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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