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GMAT vs GRE Webinar Presented By Noodle Pros and Stratus Admissions Counseling
11 February, 2019
Planning to apply to business school?  Don’t know which standardized test to take? Noodle Pros experts Neill Seltzer [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/OTc3Yzk4ZTk4MGU5MDR] and Akil Bello [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/ZDljOTljZWQ5ZTc0ZTB] will discuss the nitty gritty of the GMAT vs. GRE. Register here [https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/7025940170936335875] to reserve your spot.  Registrants are also able to enter themselves for an opportunity to win a 5 hour one-to-one G
How To Get A STEM Scholarship
09 October, 2018
There’s no easy way of saying this: college is expensive [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/03/17/financial-aid-upper-middle-class/] and for now, the price only going one direction, up. This can be a daunting future for parents who have invested their all into ensuring their child’s success and are now waiting for the final step of the best college education. Luckily, talent often begets the interest of those who want to recognize or develop it by accounting for the financial investment [htt
New York Public Library's Weekend Programming
07 September, 2018
Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to spend your weekend doing something educational and helpful for your child? Visit the New York Public Library. Along with the well-programmed events throughout the year, we believe a visit to the library is always in your child’s best interest. As a professional tutor who works with children starting at age 4, parents often ask me how they can help enhance their children’s education. One of the simplest and best things you can do —  regardless of you
14 Tips To Banish Test Day Butterflies
09 April, 2018
Are you gearing up to take the ACT or SAT this spring? Here are some practical mindfulness tips from Noodle Pro Billy Calder [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/MDZiZmY2MzI1OTUzOTJ], originally published on Forbes.com [https://www.forbes.com/sites/capitalone/2018/03/27/find-out-if-you-should-rent-or-sell-your-starter-home/#72412c5d52e8] . *** The hours leading up to a standardized test can be stressful and frightening for students. While most test-takers spend a good deal of time focusin
#ProTips Turns 1!
21 March, 2018
Today is the one year anniversary [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/03/21/welcome-to-protips/] of Noodle Pros blog #ProTips — and what a year it has been. What started as a platform for sharing the work of Noodle Pros tutors and students has grown into a hub of useful information about admissions, standardized tests, and academic life from pre-k through graduate school. The past year has brought 362 blog posts — almost one per day — and has included contributions from parents, students, edu
What Is The GMAT And How Do You Take It?
06 February, 2018
The GMAT [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/11/27/gmat-questions-answered/], or Graduate Management Admissions Test, is the most commonly taken test for admissions [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/12/05/mba-programs-guide/] into MBA and other graduate Business programs. Test scores, work experience, and essays are the most important factors for admission [https://www.noodlepros.com/blog/2017/07/14/presenting-your-academic-record-in-the-mba-application-gpa-gmat-gre/] into most MBA progr
20 Common LSAT Questions Answered
19 January, 2018
Noodle Pro Lisa Liberati [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/ZDU4YTQ1NWEwNzk2ZTF] is an LSAT expert. She has been professionally tutoring for 20 years, and has tutored thousands of students in Southern California, around the country, and all over the world. Lisa worked with the best research and development teams and trained to teach exams from middle school through graduate school. She is devoted to mastering what’s on the test, how it is tested, and how best to prepare. Here, Lisa answe
How To Explain A Bad Grade In College Admissions
16 January, 2018
Sometimes bad grades come without a particularly useful explanation; they are simply the result of a failure to work at the appropriate level for the course you’re taking. But some bad grades are the result of situations beyond your control. In those instances, it’s worth it for high schoolers to provide college admissions committees some context for what exactly happened. Maladies or Other Ailments In the case of illness or surgery, you should address this situation; do not allow your applicat
100 Ways To Improve Your LSAT Score
09 January, 2018
If you’re planning on taking the LSAT, you know that there are plenty of online and in-print resources with tips and tricks for mastering the exam. You also know that there are few places to find all of that information — hundreds of web-tutorials and thousands of workbook pages coupled with real-world experience and expertise — summarized in only a few pages. If you have started your LSAT studies and are seeking a comprehensive “cheat sheet” of tried and true LSAT recommendations, look no furth
20 MCAT Questions Answered
08 January, 2018
Noodle Pro Douglas McLemore [https://www.noodlepros.com/tutor/profile/MDBjYTI5ZjI5Yzk5ZTI] is a top MCAT tutor. After earning his BS in Chemistry, he researched computational chemistry and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy at Notre Dame. He worked for Pacific Northwest National Labs doing computational research for David A. Dixon and Steven H. Strauss on fluoride affinities and fluorination of carborane clusters for potential battery and BNCT (boron neutron capture therapy) cancer treatment appli
The Shortest ACT Prep Book Ever: Improve Your ACT Score In Five Brief Chapters
27 December, 2017
Plan to take the ACT two or three times. If you achieve your goal on the first or second try, congratulations! But most students score lower on their first test than they had done in practice. Think of your first test as a dry run, and don’t give up. *** 1. Use Your Pencil. The more you mark up your test booklet, the better you will do. On all subjects, when you use Process of Elimination (POE) and have physically crossed off wrong answers, you will be a better guesser once your eye needs to
The 9 Elements Of An Awesome Law School Admission Essay
20 December, 2017
A good personal statement for law school can make an application stand out from the crowd. While LSAT score and undergraduate GPA are the primary factors for admission into law school, top programs get far more qualified applicants than they can admit. The personal statement is one way in which you can stand out from the mass of your fellow applicants. But what is the best way to construct an outstanding personal statement? The personal statement should show reflection and introspection. It sh