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Posts filed under: High School

When I was 18 my throat sealed up, covered with giant white lumps like little pebbles on the tonsils, so pronounced I couldn’t swallow without biting pain. they dosed me up on Codeine at the health center set beside Lamont...
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The steps you take now can make or break your college experience. Here’s how to get ready for college while in high school. ...
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Ethan arrived on campus that September only a shade over 100 pounds, watery-eyed, trying gamely to pull off the insouciance he read in classmates’  faces.  He gave away the game, though.  He was nervous and uncertain, although his last name...
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There’s something of suicide in living in New England. Minus a hiatus of about two years, I’ve been in New England my whole life, and every winter the same thought occurs to me. The first inkling of dread comes in...
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By Greg Lafferty Stress can peak for teens during exam season as they juggle revision for a variety of subjects at one time. Many feel the pressure to perform highly, and this can lead to them getting overwhelmed and burned...
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When I was 22 I worked as a production assistance for ESPN in Bristol. They would give us a game to watch and you’d carefully watch and log each play in the game, then you’d put together a highlight with...
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I want to tell a story about a boy from my time teaching.  He was someone I didn’t really help.  He took approximately 349 AP classes, he could toss touchdowns with ease, and when he got to high school his...
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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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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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