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How To Tackle the College Application Process
23 March, 2021
By Casey Loalbo The college admissions process can feel overwhelming—and for good reason. Most students have never been through anything quite like it and, naturally, that can cause a bit of anxiety and trepidation.  The great news? It does not have to be that way! While lots and lots of individualized and specific planning goes into the college admissions process, the actual application process does not have to feel insurmountable.  In this article, I’ll break the college application into 5 ma
How To Understand Twice-Exceptional Kids: An Expert’s Guide
15 March, 2021
Tedra Osell, PhD The word “gifted” is arguably one of the most misunderstood terms in education. Most people think that gifted kids are straight-A students, and many believe that these children’s abilities are primarily the result of pushy or privileged parents. Even teachers sometimes hold these misconceptions because, in the past (and, unfortunately, in some school districts today), gifted programs were often made up primarily of “teacher-pleasers” — bright, conscientious kids who follow ins
What are SAT and ACT Score Ranges for the top colleges and universities?
10 March, 2021
03/10/2021 College admissions at top schools seem to only keep getting more competitive. Students looking to attend one of these extremely selective schools need to prepare an application that is strong in all of its components. That includes standardized test scores. Standardized testing, unfortunately, causes a lot of anxiety for high school students. Luckily, with enough preparation, standardized tests can become the least stressful part of the college admissions process. What Scores do
How to Help Your Child Develop Executive Function and Self-Regulation Skills?
09 March, 2021
By Shauna Tominey Duck, duck . . . goose! Mother, may I take two giant steps? Yes, you may. Mother, may I take four baby steps? No, you may not. Simon says, Touch your nose. Simon says, Turn around. Simon says, Jump up and down. Now stop! I didn’t say, ‘Simon says’! The refrains from the traditional games that many of us played as children—and that many children play today—are not just the sounds of children having fun. They are also the sounds of children learning! The skills children practi
How to Curate Your College List?
25 February, 2021
By Franca Rawitz One of the first steps on the college journey is drafting a preliminary list of colleges to explore. The earlier students begin thinking about schools, the easier it is to shape schools’ selection over time. The college list is like a piece of art—a work in progress— continuously modified as the artist (that is, you, the student) develops a stronger sense of what the finished piece should look like. While some college counselors may help students draft their preliminary lists
How Do I Determine If I Should Take the ACT or the SAT?
19 February, 2021
"Should my child take the SAT or the ACT?” It’s a question that tends to cause both students AND parents lots of stress and worry. The good news is, there are some great ways to try to answer this question. Read our tips below!
How to Prepare for the SAT or ACT
18 February, 2021
When to register? Which test should you take? What to do? Read our tips on taking the most important tests for college admissions!
10 Facts About the ISEE
10 February, 2021
Noodle Pros is here for all of your ISEE test prep needs! Read what you need to know about the ISEE!
10 Books To Help Your Child Cope With Difficult Issues
09 February, 2021
All children are bound to experience difficult events as they grow up: family members becoming ill or passing away; divorce or separation; moves that takes them away from the familiar comfort of home. In these moments of great sadness and struggle, parents and caregivers might wonder what can be done to ease children’s pain. When complex situations arise before children develop the ability to articulate their emotions, books can help them feel less alone and more at ease with feelings of anger,
Why Good Grades Don’t Always Match Good Test Scores
21 January, 2021
Grades and test scores do not always agree; generally speaking, school grades usually reflect better performance and higher achievement than test scores. Still, when it comes to admissions decisions, test score certainly play a role.
3 Solid Strategies For Deciding When to Take Your SAT or ACT
07 December, 2020
Determining when it’s best to take the SAT (developed and produced by College Board, like the PSAT) or the ACT (developed and produced by ACT.org) really comes down to when you’ll have time to prepare for the college admissions process and to properly organize your junior and senior year priorities.
Do SAT Subject Tests Actually Matter?
30 November, 2020
The Subject Tests are a series of one-hour exams that focus on a variety of academic subjects.