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”

SAT and ACT Prep: 4 Things Every Parent Should Keep in Mind

July 1st, 2019

We understand that preparing for the SAT or ACT exam can be a stressful process for both students and parents. Here are three things to keep in mind when it gets tough: 1. It’s Smart to Start Preparing in the Summer Not only is important to start thinking about the ACT and SAT early but … Continue reading “SAT and ACT Prep: 4 Things Every Parent Should Keep in Mind”

Tips for the Night before (and morning of) the SAT

August 23rd, 2019

From all of us at A-List, we wish your student the very best of luck on this weekend’s SAT and SAT Subject Tests! Please be sure to share the following tips in preparation for test day. The night before the exam: Relax. Try your best not to cram or study the night before the big … Continue reading “Tips for the Night before (and morning of) the SAT”

ACT/SAT ELA & Math Question Walkthrough

August 8th, 2019

A-List’s Director Curriculum Development, John Oh, walks us through an ACT/SAT ELA & Math question. Math:Let’s look at how the SAT forces your hand on the No Calculator Test. If x4 = 9, what is x10 ? A) 22.5B) 53C) 202.5D) 243 Since we cannot use a calculator here, logarithms are out. Besides, logarithms are … Continue reading “ACT/SAT ELA & Math Question Walkthrough”

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”