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SSAT/ISEE Scores in the Independent School Admissions Process

At Ivy Ed, we sometimes say we specialize in alphabet soup because the tests our students take go by so many different acronyms:  SSAT, ISEE, GED, GRE, and so on.  Today we’re focusing on the SSAT and ISEE, the Secondary School Admission Test and the Independent School Entrance Exam, respectively.  At the middle and high [...]

April 5th, 2017|0 Comments

You won’t get a grade in these subjects, but they’re just as important

While you spend four years at college ostensibly to learn academic subjects and be prepared for the next phase of life (whether it’s entering the working world or continuing to grad school), utilizing and developing non-cognitive skills is just as important. You will be faced with new tasks that previously may have been done for [...]

November 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Ivy Ed in Spain’s “El Pais”: If you want to find work, stop looking for jobs

This week, Spain’s “El Pais” interviewed Ivy Ed’s founder and owner Nicole Oringer and career counselor Carolyn Magnani for a training piece on how Spaniards seek jobs.  Here is a translation of the article which appeared September 12th, 2016: If you want to find work, stop looking for jobs by ANA TORRES Menárguez Experts note that in [...]

September 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Go with your gut!

At Ivy Ed, we are in summer testing evaluation mode.  What this means is that dozens of rising high school Juniors are streaming into our offices to sit for a practice test so they can see how they would perform on an actual one.  We provide this service so that we can give students an [...]

August 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Fair? Nope. Cheating? Probably. Unsurprising And Preventable? Definitely

In May 2013, the College Board outright cancelled the administration of the SAT in South Korea because someone had obtained and distributed copies of numerous SAT and SAT Subject Tests.  Since some of these tests consisted of entirely new material that had never been used on previous assessments, the only logical conclusion is that either [...]

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Transitioning to college–and good luck to the Class of 2016!

I lived in the same house in the same small town for most of my 17 years before my parents dropped me off at college. Coming from a close-knit family and having the same friends since kindergarten, I was not prepared for the newness of every day. Freshman orientation programs taught me about campus resources, [...]

July 13th, 2016|0 Comments