Top 5 Essay Topics to Avoid

Posted by Mary Kaufman on August 11, 2020

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The college essay is a major component of the college application process. This is your last opportunity to show a college what you’re all about. This essay ought to be about you and reflect who you are as a person. What are your values? What are you all about? Pro tip: Do NOT write your essay about someone else. Essay #1: Political Issues Similar to when you keep politics out of Thanksgiving dinner, you don’t

Test Optional, Test Flexible, and Test Blind Explained!

Posted by Mary Kaufman on August 5, 2020

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It seems like nowadays every other word we hear regarding college is, test optional, test flexible, and test blind. There are thousands of schools this year going test optional due to COVID-19, which is great for the many students that have been unable to take the test. But what exactly do these terms mean? Test optional:A college or university is not requiring students to submit SAT or ACT scores for admissions. One thing to note:

Compare Our Private Tutoring Services

Posted by Mary Kaufman on August 4, 2020

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Category: Uncategorized
A membership in the Curvebreakers Club, joining a learning team, or having a private tutoring package all come with a wide range of benefits. How are they alike and how are they different? Each of our services are briefly described below and a comparison chart follows. Curvebreakers Club With rates between $70-$80/hr, families subscribe to a repeating amount of sessions each month and may add on individual sessions for $80/hr. Prices vary by membership levels,

Why Should You Still Take The SAT?

Posted by Nicholas LaPoma on June 22, 2020

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Category: ACT, SAT
By Nicholas LaPoma, Esq. Let’s be frank: studying for the SAT isn’t cool. I have not yet met a high schooler whose pupils dilate at the sight of a systems of equations problem, or whose mouth waters when I bring up the grammatical similarities between a semicolon and a period, or who looks forward to months of demanding studying. So when most of America’s colleges and universities adopted test optional policies amidst the COVID-19 pandemic,

Advice for the Classes of 2022 & 2023

Posted by Nicholas LaPoma on May 19, 2020

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Category: ACT, SAT
Hello Curvebreakers and NickTheTutor family! I am proud to say we have grown to over 100,000 strong across various media platforms and I can only attribute that to you! As we continue to grow I will continue to reach out to all of you on a daily and weekly basis through my various social media platforms. That said, I wanted to give some advice to the Class of 2022 and 2023 when it comes to