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College Planning Timeline for High School Students
02 January, 2020
For tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of seniors applying to college this year, the admissions process will be one of the most grueling and stressful experiences they’ve had in their lives.  If you’re a student or a parent of a student who’s just starting high school, however, we’ve got good news: you can avoid nearly all of the stress of the application process by planning for success early on. In fact, if you stick to our timeline, we guarantee that aiming high over the next four years, and i
Back to School Organization: Elementary School
23 August, 2019
It’s almost time to go back to school! Whether your child cannot wait to walk through those school doors, or is clinging onto these last weeks of summer, it is time to get organized for the new school year. Lower elementary grade teachers may institute their own organizational tools: folders to send home, cubbies at school, school shoes, reading logs: but this doesn’t mean you’re off the hook! Good organizational skills need to be modeled and reinforced, so here’s how you can help: 1. One is
Issue 4: Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler?
12 April, 2019
Welcome back to another edition of Are You Smarter Than Your High Schooler, a weekly chance for parents to feel like a teenager again without having to post on Snapchat or play Fortnite. In this week’s issue, three questions that resemble what high schoolers could see on this week’s ACT. Standard disclaimer: no specific rule or formula is needed to solve the Math question, calculators are allowed, you need only fix the two English questions but not name the errors, and none of the three quest
SAT Subject Test Series - Physics
18 March, 2019
Welcome to the second post in our SAT Subject Test series. To read the first post about the SAT Literature exam, click here [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2019/02/13/sat-subject-test-series-literature/] . In this post, we will cover the SAT Physics exam. Specs * 60 minutes * 75 questions * Covers virtually all topics in Physics * Mechanics: 36-42% of questions * Electricity & magnetism: 18-24% * Waves & optics: 15-19% * Heat & thermodynamics: 6-11% * Modern physics (rela
How To Tutor With Integrity When Not Everyone Does
14 March, 2019
Dear Friends of Noodle Pros, There are two truths about high-quality test prep that, when combined, add up to a very real economic advantage for those who can afford it: 1. It works. We are very good at what we do, quite possibly the best in the business. We raise scores, more than most and faster than any other outfit I have seen in the business. 2. It costs money. Our tutors are highly experienced professionals. Many are dedicated full-time to the profession of tutoring. Mo
A Strategy to Help Your Child Better Manage Her Time
19 February, 2019
As your child gets older, you probably notice that her commitment to school, sports, and extracurricular activities is growing, too. Middle and high school students generally have more homework than younger kids, and the number of practices for athletics, dance, music, hobbies and other activities increases as participants move to higher levels of achievement and skills. The Juggling Act of Taking on Too Much With so many competing responsibilities to juggle, the weight of all of the commitmen
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11 February, 2019
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5 Smart Rules to Follow When You Register for the ACT or SAT
09 January, 2019
Now that the holidays are over and everyone is back in school, it’s time to make your winter and spring plans for the ACT or SAT. There are some common mistakes that many people make when registering for the actual test, so the first step in smart preparation is to follow these good rules. DON’T MISS THE DEADLINES Make sure you register early both to avoid the late fee and to guarantee a space at your preferred testing site. You don’t need the stress of a long drive or an unfamiliar site on te
What Are My Chances At Harvard Business School?
03 January, 2019
Harvard Business School, Stanford GSB, Wharton and other top business schools have become so competitive that none can be called a target anymore, even if you have a 3.9 from Stanford, a high GMAT score and stellar work experience. As an MBA applicant, you may have heard that you should apply to some stretch schools, target schools and likely, or safety, schools. What does this mean and how do you go about it? In today’s super-competitive MBA application process, it’s a good idea to do your res
Unfinished College Applications
03 December, 2018
It’s December, which means that application deadlines are looming and many seniors are feeling the pressure. Here are five steps you can take to finish your college applications. 1.Assess your schedule. Be honest with yourself—how much time do you have left to finish your applications? Days? Weeks? Make a reasonable plan—for instance, that you’ll work on your apps for two hours a day for the rest of the month—and stick to it. In order to hold yourself accountable for this plan, feel free to sha
Everything You Need To Know About STEM Scholarships In 2019
19 November, 2018
Many students and teachers hear about STEM Scholarships but are unsure of exactly what they are and how to get one. While there is no single designation for a STEM Scholarship, you’ll find that many schools and universities offer them, each with their own rules on qualifications. So, what is a STEM Scholarship, and how do you go about getting one? The Basics Of STEM Scholarships STEM is short for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. STEM Scholarships are generally open to anyone
Is My GMAT Score Good Enough?
26 September, 2018
Many applicants to top MBA programs — HBS, Wharton, Kellogg, Booth, and others — want to know if their GMAT score [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2018/02/09/100-ways-gmat/] is “good enough”. Actually, this is the wrong question because: * There’s no simple rule. The score you need to achieve depends on which candidates you’re competing against. * Some applicants should re-take the GMAT [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/11/27/gmat-questions-answered/] — even if they already have