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Tell Your Story from the Inside Out With Lisa Boes

With all the external pressure that students face surrounding their college search, it can be difficult for them to know what kind of educational environment best fits them. Standardized tests, extracurriculars, the prestige of certain institutions over others—all of these [...]

By |2020-07-14T22:26:38-05:00October 17th, 2018|College Search Process, High School|

What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything

We spend a great deal of time telling you the how and why or our teaching, what inspires us, and how we hope to inspire our students. Now, we’d like to take a few minutes to talk about the range [...]

Five Steps To Academic Success

I’ve spent nearly ten rewarding years as an ACT Test Prep Coach, preparing incredible young people for over 100 ACT and SAT tests. In addition to gifting me with great joys and challenges, this work has revealed valuable insight into [...]

Simple Steps to Up Your College Admissions Game this Spring and Summer

The college admissions process can be exciting, stressful, and mystifying for students and parents alike. There’s the anxiety over grades, test scores, college rankings, finances, and the more subjective questions of fit and preference. As a parent, how can you [...]

Writing A College Admission Essay? Check Out These Quick Tips

For many high school seniors, Thanksgiving is a final calm before the storm of college application stress. I still remember the anxiety of crafting my own admission essays, though I’ve long since forgotten what they were about. You want to [...]

By |2020-07-14T22:46:54-05:00November 22nd, 2017|College Search Process, Essays & Writing, High School|