Executive Functioning

By | June 15th, 2016|For Parents, Organizational & Study Strategies, Student Guide, Students with Learning Difficulties|

Frustrated because you constantly forget to do assignments, you get distracted from doing your homework, or you are unable to prioritize tasks? Many students need [...]

New SAT: Free Downloadable Printable PDF Practice Tests

By | November 4th, 2015|College Applications, Organizational & Study Strategies, Test Prep|

To learn more about the ACT and how if differs from the SAT, click here. The new version of the SAT is scored differently. Use [...]

A Guide to College Preparation (During High School)

By | July 17th, 2015|College Applications, For Parents, Organizational & Study Strategies, Student Guide|

It is never too early to start preparing for college. As soon as your child is begins high school, preparations should begin for the competitive [...]

Strategies for the ACT Science Section

By | April 18th, 2015|College Test Prep, Organizational & Study Strategies, Science, Student Guide, Test Prep|

Many students are deterred from taking the ACT because of the daunting Science section. They argue that they are bad at science or that they [...]

Nine Awesome Strategies to Improve Organization

By | July 31st, 2012|For Parents, Organizational & Study Strategies, Student Guide, Students with Learning Difficulties|

Oftentimes low scores, poor grades, and lack of motivation stem from disorganization. With some simple organizational techniques, many students become more engaged in their learning [...]

The Real Deal with High School Placement Exams

By | July 31st, 2012|For Parents, Organizational & Study Strategies, Student Guide, Test Prep|

For admission to Chicago’s top high schools, a high school placement exam must be completed. Selective Enrollment High Schools, such as Walter Payton and Whitney [...]

College Placement Exams: ACT versus SAT

By | July 31st, 2012|College Test Prep, For Parents, Organizational & Study Strategies, Student Guide, Test Prep|

With some exceptions, nearly every college accepts either the ACT or the SAT. In my experience, most students do much better on one test than [...]