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

The New SAT: A Better Test, But Still Biased?

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Category: Standardized Test Prep

This spring, after nearly two decades of criticism regarding the SAT’s ability to measure the potential of high school students, the College Board released a new version of its age-old test. The main changes include a return to the 1600-point scale, no penalty for wrong answers and an optional essay. We took a look at both … Continue reading

Around the Office – Including Ana’s Latest Personal Essay

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Category: Back-to-School, College Corner, College Counseling, Setting Goals, Standardized Test Prep, Standardized Test Preparation, Uncategorized

Greetings!   We’re now officially a few weeks into the New Year, and at a time when those resolutions seem to falter a bit. I wrote this personal essay entitled “New Year, Old You” in last week’s San Francisco Chronicle. It’s all about how the New Year might be the best time to reclaim the “old … Continue reading

December Newsletter

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Category: Education Articles, Parenting, Standardized Test Prep, Technology, Teenagers, Teens and technology, Wellness

Greetings!   I hope your Thanksgiving holiday was one filled with gratitude and good food, and that this upcoming holiday season is wonderful for you and your family.   This weekend, I came across this article in the NYTimes Sunday paper by Tony Schwartz entitled, Addicted to Distraction. I had some of my students read it … Continue reading

Welcome to Summer at Green Ivy!

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Category: Back-to-School, College Admissions, College Corner, College Counseling, Setting Goals, Standardized Test Prep, Standardized Test Preparation, Summer Plans, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Teenagers

The school year is almost over (and for some of you, it’s long been over!) – which means it’s time to look at summer offerings! At Green Ivy, we are in the office Monday-Fridays during the summer, and doing our group workshops, as well as one-on-one work. Our schedule is limited and tends to fill … Continue reading