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The 123s of College Admissions During COVID

The below interview was conducted in the fall of 2020 but the information/advice continues to be relevant during the 2021 college admissions season. For seniors (class of 2022), the advice remains the same. If you have an SAT/ACT score that falls in the average or...

Back to School—Avoiding the Homework Battle

It’s that time of year again—changing leaves and cooler weather are on the horizon and our news feeds are filled with smiling children toting backpacks for the first time.  While this seems like a beautiful scene, it often quickly devolves into the dreaded “homework...

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. If you're unable to visit these...

Avoid Summer Learning Loss

After a year of virtual, then hybrid learning, parents across the country are concerned about the impact disruptions from COVID-19 may have on their children's educational progress. Some researchers have dubbed this the COVID-19 slide. This slide is defined as...

How About Grad School?

After four years of grueling undergraduate schoolwork, you might not want to see another textbook anytime soon. Dream job, here you come! But if the thought of job hunting right after college graduation does not appeal to you, graduate school may be the way to go....

The Benefits of a Summer Job

On the last day of school, you can hear a collective cheer from students across the country. Two months of no homework, tests, or projects has finally arrived. For the high school student, a productive way to spend your time over the summer may be working at a job or...

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 we answer that question for a parent or student, we ask students to list their top schools and...

Understanding Your ACT Score Report

The ACT score report provides detailed information to help you better understand your strengths and weaknesses in terms of ACT content. It’s worth taking the time to review your score report in detail before deciding if you should retake the ACT because your scores...

Making the Most of Hybrid Learning

Seven months into the 2020-2021 school year, hybrid learning is now available for public school students across Virginia. Many students are excited about this opportunity to learn in the classroom, if only two days a week. Others, unsure of how the hybrid learning...

Back to School COVID-Style

For many middle and high school students, these next few weeks mark the start of in-person instruction. After almost a year of virtual school, going "back" to the classroom just might be the most exciting time of the year. But before the excitement of socialization...

5 Reasons PSAT Scores Matter

The PSAT test is more than just a trial run for the SAT; there are many benefits to taking this test. Although your scores aren't viewed by college admissions reps, the PSAT offers helpful insight into your test taking and academic abilities, as well as a potential...

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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....

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Changes to the ACT

Changes are coming to the ACT! Starting spring of 2021,* 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...

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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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