Information Overload

Information Overload We've made a Faustian bargain: We can now access free and unlimited information, but we don't know how to measure the accuracy of this information. The keynote speaker at the Independent Educational Consultants Association conference in Boston proposed that we've made a deal with the devil. Dr. Daniel Levitin, a brilliant neuroscientist and [...]

May 10th, 2016|0 Comments

New Summer Coding Course Offered!

Come get your coding on! From August 1st-August 12th, we will be teaching a coding course at Newmark Education in Scotch Plains. Students entering grades 6-12 are invited to join. Classes will be Monday-Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm, with a half hour lunch break. Students should bring their own laptops and lunches. Call for more information.

April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Engaging Girls in STEM

If I had to use one word to describe why I decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Biological Oceanography, it would be 'worms.' Let me explain. When I was in sixth grade, my class went on a trip to the Liberty Science Center. We spent most of the day touring the museum, but for the [...]

October 15th, 2015|0 Comments

College Admission Fireworks!

Note: Class of 2016: There are no changes to the college admission process for this class. Note: Class of 2017: Some colleges will offer additional options for applying, but all will still accept the Common Application or another alternative such as their own application. If your student does not have materials suitable for a portfolio [...]

October 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Overcoming Obstacles

Many of us struggle in one way or another, with focus, with procrastinating, or with physical challenges. Our own Co-Founder Nicole Oringer understands first-hand what it's like to have to persevere and show resilience during the difficult teenage years. Her experience is one of the reasons she is a strong woman today, and why she [...]

July 28th, 2015|0 Comments

Summer Reading and Writing 2.1

With summer upon us, it's time to think about some fun summer reading and maybe some writing practice as well. I remember spending long summer hours in the air-conditioned retreat of my public library, wandering through the stacks and picking up an interesting-looking book, browsing it for awhile, picking another, browsing it, and so on. [...]

June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

FlexSchool receives NIPSA Accreditation

FlexSchool, our alternative private middle and high school, received accreditation from the National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA) this past week!  This has been a huge undertaking, and it means that we can expand our student population.  If you are interested in learning more about FlexSchool, check out our website or call us at 908 322-0533.

April 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Three of the Best Places to Study For the ACT

One of the best ways to handle a stressful event is to prepare for it. Students need to study for ACTs if they want to do well and not get overwhelmed by the pressure. In order to study for ACTs as efficiently as possible, students need to go to a place with a calm, focused [...]

February 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Three Ways to Make Sure You Get Your Studying Done

With the holidays out of the way and a fresh new year upon us, it's a great time to renew your commitment to college test prep and midterm exams.  Here are a few of the best ideas from our tutors to help make sure your college test prep review gets done. Go Somewhere Conducive to Studying [...]

January 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Three Ways to Use Science to Make More Efficient Use of Study Time

No matter how hard you study, no matter how many hours you spend poring over the test prep review materials, no matter how smart you may already be, you won't do well on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) if you don't study the right way. Instead of straining yourself, use these science-backed tips to study [...]

October 28th, 2014|0 Comments