Category: A-List Blog

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”

College Admissions Guidance for High School Juniors

May 14th, 2019

With junior year coming to a close, now is the perfect time to start planning for the college application process. A-List College Advisors take the stress and confusion out of the application process by assisting students with selecting colleges, writing their essays, and managing a timeline for key admissions deadlines. Things to do before school finishes… Before leaving school … Continue reading “College Admissions Guidance for High School Juniors”

ACT/SAT Math Problem: Solve it with John Oh

June 18th, 2019

A-List’s Director Curriculum Development, John Oh, walks us through an ACT Math question that has multiple explanations! The degree measurements of the interior angles of a triangle form an arithmetic sequence with the common difference 10°. What is the first term of the sequence?   A.            80° B.            60° C.            50° D.            40° E.            30° … Continue reading “ACT/SAT Math Problem: Solve it with John Oh”

College Visits: NYU & Fordham

May 1st, 2019

A-List’s Director of Advising, Natasha de Sherbinin, recently visited New York University and Fordham University in New York. Check out some information about the schools below! New York University 23,492 undergraduate students 66% acceptance rate 3.7 average GPA 1350-1530 SAT middle 50% 30-34 ACT middle 50% This large urban university is a good fit for … Continue reading “College Visits: NYU & Fordham”

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”

Summer Program Opportunities: Thinking Outside the Ordinary

January 18th, 2019

Did you know that most summer program applications are due in March & April? Now is the time to begin looking into summer opportunities that could help set you apart as an applicant. Watch the recorded webinar below as Peter Shumlin, Former Governor of Vermont and Co-Director of Putney Student Travel, and Natasha de Sherbinin, Director of … Continue reading “Summer Program Opportunities: Thinking Outside the Ordinary”

College Applications: Deferral Game Plan

January 8th, 2019

More and more students apply early to college every year. It’s important to be prepared when notifications come out. A-List Education’s Director of Advising Natasha de Sherbinin has some advice on what to do if you are deferred: Don’t take it personally: This process can be very stressful for families, but once you put together a strong application, … Continue reading “College Applications: Deferral Game Plan”

Going the Distance: The Importance of Grit for Success on the ACT & SAT

January 2nd, 2019

I apologize in advance, but I’m about the brag about two of my students. A few months back, I talked about grit: when the going gets tough, the tough get going. For those of you who also coach athletics, you probably often talk about it, though you may not actually use that word (none of … Continue reading “Going the Distance: The Importance of Grit for Success on the ACT & SAT”

Preparing for your SAT exam – is London SAT tutoring helpful?

September 27th, 2018

Getting ready for the SAT needn’t be difficult – it requires detailed planning and intensive preparation. Self-tutoring students in particular shouldn’t take the SAT test without careful preparation. At A-List Education UK, we are proud of our SAT results. Over the years we have helped many students achieve scores needed for admission into the university … Continue reading “Preparing for your SAT exam – is London SAT tutoring helpful?”

The ACT – frequently asked questions

September 20th, 2018

Selecting the best university for your undergraduate studies can be quite challenging, especially if you are not well-acquainted with the American educational system and admissions process. While it may be tempting to prepare for both the ACT and the SAT, you are more likely to score well by focusing on one exam to start. At … Continue reading “The ACT – frequently asked questions”