July 2019

How an Enrichment Program Can Prepare Your “Student” for the Upcoming College Application Process in 2020

By APlus on 5 June 20 Blog

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes  The college application process is becoming increasingly competitive. Students are expected to go above and beyond to demonstrate that they are the perfect candidate for their dream school.  Recent research shows that acceptance rates at top colleges have declined by around 50% over the past 10 years. For students and…

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ISEE or SSAT? Understand and Master the Tests

By Tianhao Li on 12 May 20 Blog

Why take the ISEE or SSAT You may have heard the new BPS(Boston Public Exam Schools) will change the admissions test beginning in September 2020. It doesn’t mean exam schools(Boston Latin Academy, Boston Latin School, and the John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics and Science) will not require an admission test to enter the admission…

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How Public Speaking for Kids Can Boost Academic Performance

By APlus on 6 March 20 Blog

Reading time: 3 mins Some children are outgoing, while others are shy. But whether they are introverted or extroverted, public speaking can be nerve-wracking for many young students. Can public speaking skills be learned? Definitely! With the right guidance, any young student can engage their audience, present ideas or arguments, and make the most out…

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How the Top High School Students Solve Tough Math Problems

By APlus on 21 February 20 Blog

Read time: 3 mins High school students who do well in math have learned effective strategies that give them the confidence to tackle the most difficult mathematical concepts. Where do they start with complex math problems? How do the top students build up the necessary confidence to feel ready for math assignments and tests? The…

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Writing Is One of the Most Important Skills Students Learn in Elementary School, Here’s Why

By APlus on 7 February 20 Blog

Reading time: 3 mins When Albert Einstein went to Boston in 1921, he was confronted with a questionnaire that Thomas Edison was using to find employees. On this questionnaire Einstein noticed that applicants could simply look up some of the answers in a reference book. This prompted him to express an idea about the value…

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