Published Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by Tifinie

  It is important to take a step back and reflect once in a while.  Enjoy this quote and see if you can find a way to relate it to your life.   “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”  -Confucius   Confucius was a philosopher, teacher, politician, and editor from China.  He valued the importance of studying, developing ideas which grew into a philosophy known as Confucianism and later Neo-Confucianism.  His hopes were to get people to morally reflect on whether certain ideas were right or… Continue Reading


Published Tuesday, November 6, 2018 by Tifinie

Practice tongue twisters to help develop perfect speech habits. Rapid, repeated pronunciation is proven to strengthen presentation skills and may help you get through a difficult speech or interview when your tongue gets tied up on its own.  Check out this popular tongue twister:   Betty bought a bit of butter, But the butter Betty bought was bitter. So Betty bought a better butter, And it was better than the butter Betty bought before.


Published Monday, November 5, 2018 by Tifinie

Keep your math skills sharp by practicing with this week’s math question out of geometry: What is the area of a circle with the diameter of 24? A)  576π B)  24π C)  144π D)  12π   Stay tuned next week for the solution and a new question!

EXCEL AT A GLANCE; 11/2/18-11/8/18

Published Thursday, November 1, 2018 by Tifinie

  This is an intense time for students, especially for those that are interested in taking placement tests.  There are a lot of important dates coming up that we want our students to be aware of: REGISTRATION FOR FORMAL EXAMS It is nearing the end of the season to take SAT, SAT Subject, and ACT exams.  If you want to participate in any of these tests, make sure you register today or be prepared for late registration!  These are the last opportunities to take these tests in 2018! November 2nd Registration deadline for SAT, SAT… Continue Reading

Prayag Patel Excel’s Latest Perfect Scorer

Published Monday, August 13, 2018 by Mariah

An incoming senior at Cupertino High School, Prayag scored a perfect 36 on the February 2018 ACT exam. In his preliminary perfect score questionnaire, Prayag explained all the ways that Excel’s classes and supplemental services helped make his perfect score possible. He admits early on to being unfamiliar with the college admissions exams, and he initially chose to take a course simply to get a feel for how they actually work. “I liked the balance between practice and teaching,” he notes when describing what he likes best about Excel’s approach. “I do not believe that… Continue Reading

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