Staff Post: How to Avoid Sleep Deprivation and Get the Ultimate Night’s Rest

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Category: Setting Goals, Technology, Wellness

This post was written by Harsh, a popular Green Ivy tutor and neuroscience major. One of the most important facets of our work here at Green Ivy is helping students improve not only their academic and organizational skills, but also their life habits. Students often don’t realize that their well-bring is composed of many things, including nutrition, … Continue reading

Staff Post: New August SAT Test Date Announced

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Category: Setting Goals, Standardized Test Prep, Standardized Test Preparation, Summer Plans, Teen Boys, Teen Girls

This post was written by Harsh, a popular science and math tutor at Green Ivy.   The College Board recently released some big news—they have decided drop their January SAT test date and have added a test date August 26, 2017. This is the first time in decades that the exam has been offered during … Continue reading

Staff Post: Are Your Kids On Snapchat?

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Category: Parenting, Technology, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Teens and technology

This was written by our fabulous (and popular!) educational consultant, Harsh. He works with students on everything from ACT and SAT test preparation to Chemistry, Physics and Calculus.  The announcement of the recent IPO of Snap, Inc.,  the company behind the immensely popular app Snapchat, has been hard to miss, especially here in Silicon Valley. The … Continue reading

New Application Season, New Common Application Prompts, plus—Green Ivy Summer College Admissions Bootcamps!

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Category: College Admissions, College Counseling, Education Articles, Summer Plans

The Common Application recently announced it is changing many of its existing prompts for the 2017-2018 admissions year. Some of the prompts remain the same or have been modified to some extent, but entirely new questions have also been added, including one that allows students to submit an existing essay or create a prompt of … Continue reading

The Impact of Practicing Mindfulness and Meditation on Children, Tweens and Teens

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Category: Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers, Wellness

Much of our work at Green Ivy revolves around helping students build their overall executive functioning skills, which in part, involves teaching simple strategies for time management and organization. We also take a holistic approach to student wellness, and encourage students to reflect on their overall well-being, which includes stress management, nutrition and sleep. In terms of … Continue reading

Individualized Tutoring: Part of the Solution for Math Woes?

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Category: Teenagers

This was written by our fabulous (and popular!) educational consultant, Harsh. He works with students on everything from ACT and SAT test preparation to Chemistry, Physics and Calculus.  “The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.” – Paul Halmos   We often hear some version of “Math is really hard” around our office, and it … Continue reading