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How to Prepare Yourself for Exam Day

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Feb 19

Testing season is almost here. If you’re planning on taking the ACT in February or the SAT in March, you should be well into your test prep by now (if you think you might be behind schedule, check out our post onwhen to start preparing for either test). Even if you’re on track for success now, how you handle those anxiety-filled days right before the exam can have a major effect on your score.

5 Ways Your Study Space Impacts You

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Feb 15

This is a guest post by Nicholas Randall of StudentSharp Choosing the right study space might seem hard. Or perhaps you’ve become accustomed to one, but don’t know the pros and cons of it. It can be difficult to decide between libraries, parks, your home, or other areas to study. In this post, we’ll show you five ways your study space impacts you to help you become

Top 5 Factors to Consider when Choosing a College

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Feb 12

High school students these days are busy. They play sports, take AP classes, participate in various clubs or community outreach programs. It never ceases to amaze me how much some of our students have on their plate. When every day is chock-full of activities, it may feel impossible to find enough time to dedicate to college hunting. With over 5,000 universities to choose from in the U.S. alone, you may be wondering — Where do

6 Signs You’ve Found the Right SAT/ACT Tutor

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Feb 08

Tests are hard. Maybe your student gets tripped up by the phrasing of questions, has trouble with timing, or, like for many students, is losing the battle with testing anxiety. No matter their unique situation, finding the right tutor can be just as much of a struggle. Tutoring should be approached like a teeter-totter (remember those playground staples from your own childhood?) with the tutor providing just the right amount of help to balance out

How to Turn Your Top SAT/ACT Score into a Scholarship

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Feb 05

Education is expensive. Collectively, Americans spent almost four hundred billion dollars in the 2010–2011 academic year alone and with college tuition only getting more expensive, you can just imagine what that number looks like today. So, when it comes to tutoring and test prep, the added expense might not seem so appealing. However, what you may not know is that earning that higher score on the SAT or ACT can actually pay for itself.

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

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Feb 01

Curvebreakers’ Student of the Month series features students who go above and beyond to achieve outstanding results. They take full advantage of everything Curvebreakers has to offer by improving their scores, being accepted to top schools, or receiving exceptional scholarships. We recognize them to inspire all Curvebreakers students to reach for their dreams! Our Student of the Month for February 2018 is Caroline K., who increased her ACT 7 points. Great job, Caroline!   [caption

When to Start Taking the SAT or ACT?

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Jan 18

Taking the SAT or ACT requires a large amount or preparation ahead of time. In order to get the best results, you should give yourself both enough time to properly study for multiple attempts as well as the time needed to prepare for each attempt. Just as you wouldn’t start studying for the SAT a week before the test, you shouldn’t take the SAT or ACT for the first time in December of your senior

Essay writing

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Jan 15

Let’s be honest. At some point, all of us dreamt of being in Carrie Bradshaw shoes, especially the Manolo Blahnik ones that she could affordwhile writing columns from the comfort of her home. Well, at least all of the girls have dreamt about it. But it’s not just because of the shoes and the materialistic perks why we are in such an awe, it’s about that special power and pride you get by calling yourself

STUDENT OF THE MONTH

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Jan 11

Curvebreakers’ Student of the Month series features students who go above and beyond to achieve outstanding results. They take full advantage of everything Curvebreakers has to offer by improving their scores, being accepted to top schools, or receiving exceptional scholarships. We recognize them to inspire all Curvebreakers students to reach for their dreams! Our Student of the Month for January 2018 is Grace Aulisa, who improved on her SAT by over 100 points.

The 5 ways students get themselves rejected from reach schools (and how we get you in)

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Jan 08

1. Poor common app essay topic One of the easiest ways to get rejected from a reach school is to have a sub par common application essay. The difficult part of the common application essay is often picking a great topic that will “wow” the committee. Here is an example of a common mistake: Student writes a passionate essay about her Grandfather who served in World War II and won a purple heart. Only a