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A Note on Mission from the Founder, Alexander W. Merrill Alliance Tutoring has a unique mission in that it serves its students holistically, in both coaching and academic tutoring support. Many other services offer strictly academic support, with tutors that...
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Back to school means all the possibilities and the pitfalls occur in equal measure for parents and students alike. That's normal. healthy, and helpful. Families are right where they need to be....
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US News College Rankings recently released its annual list and has come under fire for dropping Columbia from 2 to 18 after some controversy over Columbia’s misreporting of class sizes… at least, it’s come under fire from a lot of...
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Early in my teaching career, I was stationed at a school in Stamford called King that proffered education to kids who were fairly intelligent, but really were there because they could afford the tuition. The kids typically had some “extra-curricular”...
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I was a student for 19 years and a teacher for 15 years, and every single fall, every single one I was anxious when labor day approached and the start of school reared up to meet my daily tremulations. It...
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The term “self-advocacy” has always seemed like an awkward term to me. There’s something clunky about it, like a plumbers wrench or a tangled up kite or like a pile of shoes that need to be moved. Perhaps it’s my...
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Moving to college is a big change. It’s an exciting time, where you’re taking the next step in your academic career, moving away from home, and living independently for what for many will be the first time. This is naturally...
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If you’re still studying or recently graduated, you’re likely still trying to figure out your next steps career-wise. While you’re determining what path to take, you need to earn some cash. Freelance writing is a great side hustle that you...
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College admissions counselors are impressed by students who spend their summers working. They can infer that you are responsible, mature, capable of making a commitment and can manage your time—all skills that will serve you well in college. The specific...
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For those not familiar, positive parenting is a form of parenting that involves a complete absence of negative disciplinary measures like punishment, threats, guilting or shaming. One of its foundational no-no’s is keeping your temper around your progeny and avoiding...
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