Your Kids Need More Discipline

Motivation is not enough.  I’ve heard it so many times. Motivation is the supposed well-spring from which all wonderful things come to be. Did well on a test? He was SO motivated! Didn’t get the grade you want? Wasn’t motivated enough to study for it. That second part actually highlights the issue with motivation, and […]

SAT vs ACT: Which one should YOU take?

Before I go ahead and answer this question, it’s important to know what exactly standardized testing aims to achieve. It is essentially a benchmark exam which allows college admissions officers to compare your performance to that of the kid across the country who wants the same seat in school that you covet. A ‘scaled’ score […]

The Epidemic of Being ‘Well-Rounded’

Our ability to read and react properly to a situation plays a crucial role in our survival. That much is undeniable. Hunting for food, planning an assault during wartime, navigating office politics: these are all high stakes situations that require us to respond in real time and the consequences of a poor decision can be […]

The PSAT: Should you care??

I get a lot of questions every year about how seriously a student should take the PSAT. Subsequently, I hear all sorts of gossip about how it might be the harbinger to future success or that it doesn’t matter at all because colleges don’t look at the scores. Well, here’s the real answer: it matters […]