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College Admissions Narrative

An Inside Look at the Harvard Admissions Process

BY DELANO R. FRANKLIN AND MOLLY C. MCCAFFERTY, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS In the coming months, tens of thousands of Harvard hopefuls around the globe will grit their teeth, cross their fingers, and click “Submit” on applications to attend the world’s top-ranked university. The vast majority will fail. Harvard — the second-most selective four-year college in the United States — typically sees an acceptance rate of…
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SAT reclaims title of most widely used college admission test

By Nick Anderson (The Washington Post). The SAT has vaulted past the rival ACT to reclaim its long-held position as the nation’s most widely used college admission test, according to data provided Tuesday to The Washington Post. Nearly 2 million students in the class of 2018 took the SAT during high school, compared with million who took the ACT. A surge in delivery of the…
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Club Z! Tries the “Freemium?”

By  D'anne Lawrence White.   RIVERVIEW, FL -- Club Z! Tutoring of Riverview, serving families in Riverview, Bloomingdale, Valrico and Boyette, is celebrating its grand opening with free SAT or ACT test preparation programs through Nov. 15. Club Z! Tutoring of Riverview offers in-home and online tutoring for all subjects, including SAT and ACT test preparation and study skills development. In addition, Club Z! Tutoring…
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What drives an elite “super tutor?”

By Phillippa Fogarty, (BBC). Melissa Lehan’s work as a private tutor has taken her to some fantastic places. She worked in Bermuda for a couple of years, then Canada. There were stints in southern France, the Bahamas and Tuscany in Italy. At the moment she’s working in the countryside in Luxembourg, earning a six-figure annual salary. An Oxford graduate and qualified teacher, Lehan, 36, works…
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After SATs: why Chinese students need to rethink US university applications strategy

By Elaine Yau (South China Morning Post).  When the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) was held this month in Hong Kong, hotels and restaurants near the exam venue in the AsiaWorld-Expo braced for waves of candidates coming from over the border in China. Traditionally used by US universities for making admission decisions, the test is not held in China, so every year more than 10,000 students…
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