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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Aug 16, 2022

At every stage of education–including test preparation–highly individualized instruction presents both benefits and tradeoffs compared to learning in large or small groups.  Amy and Mike invited educator Dominique Padurano to explore the pros and cons of small group classes vs 1-1 tutoring for SAT & ACT prep.

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Aug 12, 2022

While education often feels like an art, a great deal of objective research and proven strategies support the technical craft of both teaching and learning. Amy and Mike invited educator Mike McGibbon to explain how to make learning science work for you. 

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. How does...


Aug 9, 2022

In 2022, the University of Pennsylvania reported that a third of their class of incoming freshmen had done research in high school. What makes research so important? Amy and Mike invited researcher Stephen Turban to discuss the trend of high school students doing independent research and how research impacts the...


Aug 7, 2022

How Students Can Differentiate Themselves To Stand Out To Prospective Schools and Employers with coach Dave Harris

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What is the story behind Dog Star Prep and how does it work?
  2. What kind of outcomes do users experience?
  3. What should someone curious about Dog Star...


Aug 5, 2022

Over the last several years, timeless verities related to getting into college–or even what colleges a student can get into–have given way to painful, new truths. Amy and Mike invited educational consultant Rebecca Stuart-Orlowski to share admissions notes for the HS graduating class of 2023.

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