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The coming school year will hold many challenges for students and teachers. Learn how AI and adaptive assessment tech – the same kind used in SAT and ACT test prep – can help get students overcome any learning difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Combating the COVID summer slide and determining the best way to return to the classroom are the top issues on the mind of every educator and administrator. Learn how you can help students get back on track for the 2020-2021 school year and what a return to the classroom may look like this fall.
Emma MaltbyA.B. English Language and Literature + Theater and Performance Studies The Classes In my experience in the humanities departments, we were lucky to have small class sizes, engaged professors, and communities within the departments, while at the same time having all the resources of a major research institution. In both my majors, I felt … Continue reading “Inside the University of Chicago”
My name is Selene Klasner. I’m a tutor and teacher at A-List, and also a USC Trojan, Class of 2018. I started at USC as a Biology major but finished with my B.A. in Public Relations and minor in Theatre (more on that later). I was president of my a cappella group, the Troy Tones, … Continue reading “Inside University of Southern California”
Nick Mecikalski Vanderbilt is renowned for many things – its Medical Center, the Peabody College of Education and Human Development, the Blair School of Music – but it’s not known as a theatre school. And yet, I studied Theatre there. Why? I didn’t know when I got accepted to Vanderbilt that I would necessarily become … Continue reading “Inside Vanderbilt University College of Arts & Science”
For students grades 7-12, here are our summer reading list suggestions, compiled by extraordinary A-List tutor and Harvard grad Kim Onah. 7th Grade Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi This young reader’s fantasy book chronicles a young girl’s struggle to safely bring back magic to the kingdom of Orïsha. Our heroine, Zélie, must … Continue reading “Summer Reading that Makes the A-List”
Dear A-List Family, We hope you are well and healthy and wanted to share some recent test updates. While we expect that standardized testing will continue to be disrupted this year, we are here to help your family gameplan and prepare for any tests students can take. The SAT will not be offered online this … Continue reading “SAT and ACT Updates”
As members of a company founded on bringing equity to education, we all share feelings of outrage over the crimes of bias that have brought civil unrest to the country these past weeks. A-List does not and will not support systemic racism and oppression of Black and other minority groups. Disparities in educational opportunities … Continue reading “Committed to Doing More”
This “5 Questions” eBook is designed to help families navigate the college admissions process with advice and insight from our team of academic and college advisors. Please share with your community of friends, teachers, parents, students, and anyone preparing to meet the challenges and opportunities of the upcoming year. A_List 5 Questions_eBook Consumer
In this 30 minute presentation, A-List Education admissions advisor Natasha de Sherbinin provides high school students and their families with an introduction to the college admissions essay. Natasha discusses the importance of the personal statement in the admissions process, the factors students should consider when selecting an essay topic, and her insights on how to … Continue reading “How to Write a Compelling College Essay”