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In Person Tutoring Re-Opening Plans

In Person Tutoring Re-Opening Plans

COVID-19 ANNOUNCEMENT Updated 5/18/2020We will be reopening on June 1st for In-Person Tutoring and Workgroups SEC will implement safety rules & regulations to ensure student and staff safety Scottsdale Education Center is excited to announce that we will reopen...

Nine Hot Tips to Format Your Common Application Essay

If you do need to submit a core Common App essay (you pick from one of 7 prompts; 250-650 words), here are some tips on how to format your common application essay: Compose your draft in either a Word file or Google docs. Do not craft it directly in the Common...

Arizona Students and College Admissions

What colleges/universities are included in the Ivy League?  The eight schools included in the Ivy League are: Brown University Columbia University Cornell University Dartmouth College Harvard University Princeton University University of Pennsylvania Yale Although...

Should You Take the SAT or ACT?

Standardized test scores are an important component of the college application process.  You have a couple options when it comes to those tests.  You can take the SAT, or you can take the ACT.  You could, actually, take both. However, taking two major tests is a major...

New Common application questions and word length requirements

New Common application questions and word length requirements

Do you have an identity that is so central to your identity that your college application would be incomplete without it? OR Have you experienced and learned from an experience where you failed? OR Have you ever challenged a belief or idea that you held? Were prompted...

Does Your Child Need a Math Tutor?

School is back in session. Unfortunately, for many parents that means the return of stressful times because their child is struggling with math. If that sounds like you, it may be time to get a math tutor for your child. Many parents find that getting a math tutor...

Algebra, the Basic Building Block to Higher Mathematics

Math classes are a vital part of your education. Math is linear – it starts with a strong foundation, and new skills build upon each other. This is why it is so important to master the basics and each following step before you move on to new material. This is...

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