What to Know About Middle School Math

What to Know About Middle School Math

With the introduction of new—and often challenging—concepts, middle school math can be a roadblock for many students. To best offer guidance to middle school students who are apprehensive about their math class, there are specific things parents should know about middle school math—such as how students can establish good study habits, ways to encourage development of strong subject-specific skills, and how to identify opportunities for advancement. Middle school math can be intimidating for students and parents alike. Keep reading to learn what to know about middle school math: Middle school math allows students to establis ... Read More About What to Know About Middle School Math

Arizona State University: A Student Interview

Arizona State University: A Student Interview

Armin earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from Arizona State University. He specializes in economics tutoring, Mandarin Chinese tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, he shares his experience at Arizona State University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Armin: Arizona State University offers a very diverse campus. Bikes, scooters, and longboards are possible modes of transportation, but there are certain areas where only walking is allowed. Buses are available to take you to other campuses and there are free buses to get you around Tempe. Parking on campus is hard to find. How available are ... Read More About Arizona State University: A Student Interview

What are AP Through-Course Assessments?

What are AP Through-Course Assessments?

Students enrolled in AP courses face an end-of-course assessment, testing students’ cumulative knowledge in a specific AP subject area. AP scores, however, are not only dependent on how well you do on your final AP exam. In some cases, they also consist of through-course assessments. If you are enrolled in an AP course, it’s important to understand all of the elements that will make up your AP score. So what are AP through-course assessments? Keep reading to learn more, including two examples from AP Seminar. The basics of AP through-course assessments Through-course assessments are tasks that students complete during the year ( ... Read More About What are AP Through-Course Assessments?

My Experience at Tufts University

My Experience at Tufts University

Rachel earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and communications from Tufts University. She specializes in SAT Writing and Language tutoring, English tutoring, and a number of other subjects. Below, she shares her experience at Tufts University: Describe the campus setting and transportation options.  Rachel: The Tufts campus is a cross between suburban and urban; however, it’s easily walkable. There are shuttles that are about a 15-minute walk from campus that will take you into the local towns. There are public buses that pick up near the campus as well. I always felt very safe on campus. How available are the profess ... Read More About My Experience at Tufts University

4 Ways Learning a Language Can Help Your Career

4 Ways Learning a Language Can Help Your Career

Many high schools and colleges require students to study a foreign language. Beyond fulfilling this prerequisite for graduation, learning another language can boost your career prospects. This is increasingly important in today’s global economy. As companies broaden their reach across continents, they are increasing communication and movement between offices around the world. At a more local level, companies are serving a diverse population. With nearly 58 million Latino people in the United States for instance, Spanish is spoken more often and in more communities than ever before. This has led to more bilingual jobs. So how exact ... Read More About 4 Ways Learning a Language Can Help Your Career