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College Visits in D.C. & Maryland

April 5th, 2019

A-List’s Director of Advising, Natasha de Sherbinin, recently visited colleges in the District of Columbia region including University of Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, George Washington University, American University, and Loyola Maryland. Check out some information about the schools below! Loyola University Maryland 3,924 undergraduate students 66% acceptance rate 3.5 average GPA 1170-1320 SAT middle 50% … Continue reading “College Visits in D.C. & Maryland”

Portfolio and Creative Supplements

April 4th, 2019

Often times, students applying for creative programmes in areas such as music, visual arts, film, dance or drama are required to submit supplementary materials that demonstrate their talents. These can be particularly daunting and time consuming! Utilising the summer months to create material for these portfolios can be really helpful and ensures that you are … Continue reading “Portfolio and Creative Supplements”

Summer CV Development

April 4th, 2019

US universities employ a holistic review process when evaluating applicants. This means that each part of your multi-layered application is important to the admissions committee, including your CV! For students of all ages, summer is an excellent opportunity to explore interests and engage in activities you are passionate about — US universities are particularly curious … Continue reading “Summer CV Development”

Personal Statement

April 4th, 2019

Crafting strong personal statements for US universities is time consuming. First you have to get used to the format — the prompts and style of writing are very different than anything a student will have written in their academic career. Then you need to ensure that admissions counsellors will learn something about you through the … Continue reading “Personal Statement”

Student aptitude tests for US universities

March 28th, 2019

In the United States, getting into a university requires passing aptitude tests. US school students work towards these tests throughout their school years. The SAT tests candidates’ knowledge and critical thinking in 3 sections: English Reading Math Many UK students find that the best way to get excellent results is with the help of A-List … Continue reading “Student aptitude tests for US universities”

You are not alone, start ACT tutoring in London

March 21st, 2019

When we grow up with a way of doing something, it can be easy to glide through the process when it’s our turn. But when faced with something like trying to get into university in another country, the process is not as straightforward. Not everyone around is talking about it. They are going on about … Continue reading “You are not alone, start ACT tutoring in London”

What you need to know about SAT tutoring in London

March 14th, 2019

If you want to go to university in the United States, your first hurdle is getting great marks in one of 2 standardised exams: either the ACT or the SAT. Let’s take a look at the SAT. Students who want to get into US universities need strong SAT scores, particularly for the Ivy League universities, … Continue reading “What you need to know about SAT tutoring in London”

Getting into US universities

March 7th, 2019

Getting into university is different in every country. Here in the UK, it’s all about getting the right A and AS level results, based on an offer given by the university. In the United States, the first phase is all about getting great results in one of two aptitude tests. Every year thousands of students … Continue reading “Getting into US universities”

More Reading in SAT Math

March 5th, 2019

Recently, while working with some math teachers, I recommended that they include word problems–lengthy word problems–like those found on the SAT on their quizzes and tests. To which, they replied, “Why? We don’t teach just SAT-Math.” Of course, SAT-Math isn’t some esoteric branch of mathematics. It’s algebra – a lot of algebra. But, a plethora … Continue reading “More Reading in SAT Math”

Four common questions about the SAT

February 28th, 2019

A-List Education is here to help with any questions you have about the SAT. Below are some of the questions that we often hear from students who wish to attend SAT tutoring in London. What is the SAT? The SAT has been around since 1926 and it is a general exam that is used, alongside … Continue reading “Four common questions about the SAT”