What to do when your teen hates reading

What to do when your teen hates reading

One of the first questions I ask new college-bound students is “Tell me about the last book you read for pleasure”. Usually there’s a pause and they mention a book that’s clearly from a school reading list like “Catcher in the Rye” or “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Once I...
How to avoid overpaying for college

How to avoid overpaying for college

If you are the parent of a college-bound teen and your family is likely to not qualify for financial aid, then there are three lessons from this most recent admissions cycle that you must know. Applying these lessons while your teen is in high school can help you...
How to Make the Most of Middle School

How to Make the Most of Middle School

Every fall, I hear from parents of high school seniors with last-minute questions about getting in and getting money for college. If it’s still early enough in the season, they will often sign up for my firm’s Comprehensive Assessment where we do a deep dive of their...