TUESDAY TIPS; 3/12/19

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by Tifinie

  THE OPTIONAL ESSAY The most recent breakdown of the SAT contains an optional essay section at the end.  This essay is not required by The College Board nor by many colleges, but some colleges do require an essay submission with the SAT for admission. Students are given a total of 50 minutes to work on their essay during the exam.  They are given a prompt and asked to analyze the strategies used by the author during the passage in order to persuade their audience a certain way.  The essay demonstrates how well a student… Continue Reading

BONUS EXAM CLUB SESSIONS AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME

Published Monday, March 11, 2019 by Tifinie

  For a limited time, our Fremont location will be hosting BONUS Exam Club sessions! In order to give extra support to our students that are planning to take their official exams this spring, we would like to create a few extra opportunities to take practice exams by offering BONUS Exam Club sessions.  These sessions will be made available on certain days between Monday and Friday from 3:30pm – 6:30pm.  Check back regularly on your student portal for upcoming sessions that might be added due to student interests.  This schedule will be based on student… Continue Reading

MONDAY MATH MADNESS; 3/11/19

Published Monday, March 11, 2019 by Tifinie

  Regular practice will keep your math skills always at their best.  Continue to keep your math skills strong by practicing this week’s Math Madness Brain Buster from Geometry! In a competition, contestants must fill up a rectangular container with a green liquid using a cone-shaped cup.  The diameter of the opening of the cup is 4 inches and it is 5 inches tall.  If the container is 3.5 feet wide, has a depth of 3 feet, and is 2 feet tall, what is the minimum number of times that they will need to fill… Continue Reading

EXCEL AT A GLANCE; 3/8/19 – 3/14/19

Published Thursday, March 7, 2019 by Tifinie

See what’s happening this week at Excel!  Our courses are guaranteed to increase your scores or help you pass, click here for more details. High school students:  Sign up for our upcoming SAT and ACT courses.  We are offering a variety of courses this spring and summer that are sure to fit your schedule.  Now is the perfect time to start preparing for next fall’s exams!  Our SAT and ACT classroom courses are generally 4 weeks long and come with 6 months of access to our Exam Club practice tests for free as well as 6… Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY WISDOM; 3/6/19

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by Tifinie

    “The biggest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”  -Robert Swan           WORD OF THE WEEK:  Ineffable  (adj.)   DEFINITION:  too great or extreme to be expressed in words; not to be uttered; indescribable   Ineffable  |  adjective Ineffably  |  adverb Ineffability, Ineffableness  |  noun   Synonyms:  unexplainable, indescribable, inexpressible, unspeakable, sacred (not to be spoken), indefinable   Example sentence:  The last time that I went to San Francisco, I saw someone on one of the piers doing something that was ineffable!   See… Continue Reading


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