What do ACT/SAT scores mean? Story of two students who overcame their standardized testing hardships (Part One)

March 7, 2018

By Jeff Lee  Story of N.S. and J.L. Parents and students frequently ask me questions pertaining to ACT/SAT scores such as “What does a [insert test score] on the ACT/SAT mean?” and “Is [insert test score] good enough?” This happened again recently when one of my students asked me what would be considered a “good […]

Summer Employment and Academic Development

February 28, 2018

By Tobias Joel For many teens, finding a summer job can seem daunting. The process involves multiple phases that each take significant time: first searching for jobs, then applying and following-up, and later interviewing. The process requires prolonged focus and many students do not bother because “Who really cares if I work making bubble tea […]

The Changing Climate of Computer Science

February 28, 2018

By Samuel Fung Longtime Bay Area native Samuel Fung grew up in San Francisco’s Richmond District and attended George Washington High School. Sam went to the University of California, Berkeley, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering.   … [Read More About the Author] Gone are the days where you could walk on to a college campus […]

3 Reasons Why Employment-Readiness Should Start Before College

February 23, 2018

By Steven Ma Should colleges and universities be responsible for making students employment-ready? Peter McPherson, over at Inside Higher Ed, says yes. However, Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University (a top-notch liberal arts college), cautiously agrees. Over at the Washington Post, Jeffrey Selingo sheds light on the perspective of Roth, a champion of the liberal […]

Summer Proposals

February 6, 2018

By Monica Triplett Finding the right college or university is one of the most important tasks in a young person’s life, and Monica is eager to apply her knowledge and skills toward helping TTL clients to identify schools that will best meet their interests and goals. [Read More About Author] Top- tier colleges and universities are […]

How to Apply as an Art Major

January 23, 2018

By Calla Buttke Calla Buttke is a college admissions strategist and college preparation expert. She earned a master’s degree from Stanford University in East Asian Studies, where she was offered a full-tuition fellowship and stipend to attend. [Read More About Author] How to Apply as an Art Major For students who are passionate about art and […]

A Guide to Choosing a UC School

December 27, 2017

In California, we’re lucky to have a rich choice of strong public universities – namely, the University of California (UC) schools. Sometimes, that choice can even be overwhelming. With nine schools that have undergraduate programs, how do you figure out which one is right for you? You can use this guide as a starting point […]

Since 2002, ThinkTank Learning has helped 80,000 students crack the code of college admissions. Let’s find out the story of how Steven Ma gets his students admitted to the Ivy League colleges and beyond, as featured by NBC News.

December 6, 2017

Since 2002, ThinkTank Learning has helped 80,000 students crack the code of college admissions. Let’s find out the story of how Steven Ma gets his students admitted to the Ivy League colleges and beyond, as featured by NBC News.