Harvard admitted only 5% of applicants this year; here’s how Frank beat the odds of admission!

April 27, 2015

“On April 1st, I found out that I got admitted into Harvard…at first I thought it was an April Fool’s joke!  But when I shared my results with my college admissions consultant, he was not surprised at all…” -Frank L. Frank immigrated to the United States from China at the start of 9th grade.  Being […]

You’ve Been Accepted, Now What?

April 20, 2015

You are about to go to college in the fall or maybe you have another year before you leave home and begin pursuing your education. Either way, prepare for college before you get there. Not only does the Bay Area provide several opportunities for young students, but universities and colleges across the country offer programs […]

Is Studying Abroad Right for You?

April 16, 2015

There are many prestigious universities around the globe that offer a great learning environment. But students in the United States tend to focus more on the schools within our borders. If you desire something a little different, there are a range of international universities that will provide academic rigor and tremendous learning opportunities: Oxford, Cambridge, St. Andrews, […]

How to Prevent “Summer Learning Loss”

April 10, 2015

Most people have never heard the term “summer learning loss,” but it is an easy phrase to understand. Summer learning loss refers to a loss of academic knowledge during the summer vacation months. At the beginning of a new school year, many students have forgotten what they learned last year, so they fall behind when […]

Finishing Strong: How to End the School Year with Confidence and Success

April 8, 2015

With springtime here and plans for summer activities beckoning, you may find that your student is feeling distracted and not as motivated as he or she has been earlier this school year. Here are five tips to help your son or daughter stay on track and to finish the school year strong. 1. Get organized: […]

Summer’s Here! Have You Looked at Your Local Community College?

March 30, 2015

As a College Admissions Consultant, I see a lot of students with a range of backgrounds and skill sets.  The thing all my students have in common is a desire to do well.  And so, when I discuss summer planning with my students, naturally a topic that comes up is taking a summer course at […]

An Open Letter on Stress and Academics

March 10, 2015

In light of the recent tragedy involving a Palo Alto High School student, we would like to express our condolences and prayers to the family, friends, and all those affected by the sudden loss in their lives. As an education company that works closely with the students and youth throughout the Palo Alto Community, we […]