The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a College or University

From faculty:student ratio to leadership opportunities, this blog post covers everything you should consider when choosing a college or university.

I am so very excited for you, just beginning your college career! My undergraduate years were some of the best years of my life. I am actually a tiny bit jealous that you are just now embarking on this incredible adventure. I hope this massive blog post is a useful tool during this exciting, confusing, and perhaps stressful journey. Continue reading “The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a College or University”

Stop! This AP Class Quiz Could Change Your Life

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Stop! This AP Class Quiz Could Change Your Life

Hey ya’ll! I’ll be real with you right now: after writing up and publishing my recent blog post on the pros and cons of taking an AP class, I felt like I let you all down. I had this nagging feeling that the post was incomplete, though I couldn’t figure out why. Didn’t know why I felt that way or what I could add to make it better. I truly felt like I could have done more for you, my lovely readers. Continue reading “Stop! This AP Class Quiz Could Change Your Life”

7 Things You Should Know About AP Classes

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AP Classes7 Things You Should Know About AP Classes

High school is daunting! With puberty, sports, school, and learning to drive, I know you have enough on your plate. However, that doesn’t change the fact that college is looming near on the horizon. I’m sure you probably want to bury your head in the sand and think “I’ll worry about it when the time comes” but the sooner you plan for college, the better prepared you’ll be. Some great ways to prepare for college and university are to:

  • do your research on different schools (check out my blog post and college bucketlist checklist below),

How To Use That School Subject in Real Life

This Tutor in Tinseltown blog article by Stephanie Ortega provides students with real-world applications to certain subjects covered in the STEM courses they are taking in school. I get asked very often "when will I use this subject in real life?" so I hope this article can be helpful to students feeling frustrated.

How To Use That School Subject in Real Life

“But when am I going to use this subject in real life?!”

It’s wild and a bit disappointing how often I get this one frustrated, groaning complaint from all my students! And unfortunately, it’s usually referring to the STEM classes. You know… Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Yes, the ones you probably think are absolutely dreadful, and which I consider the most fun. Part of me gets a little sad when I hear this frustrated question. But to be honest, another little part of me gets happy! Continue reading “How To Use That School Subject in Real Life”