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Author: Jason Bullock

Extracurricular Activities During COVID-19

High school students typically use their summer vacations to engage in activities that will feature prominently in the “activities” section of their college applications. These activities paint a picture of how the student spends his/her time after school and on breaks and help college admissions staff determine which students will be a good fit for Read More

Managing Stress to Score Better on the SAT and ACT

By the time students in US public schools graduate from high school, they will have taken an average of about 112 standardized tests since kindergarten (Washington Post). On top of that, students are taking quizzes and tests in each of their other classes, not to mention AP tests and the all important ACT and SAT. Read More

Taking Online College Courses – Tips for Success

Many of your students are planning to attend college this Fall and are reviewing the ongoing coronavirus (COVID -19) news. A large number of Colleges are discussing having their classes online this Fall and those that aren’t will see many of their students consider taking online classes as opposed to in-person due to the threat Read More

Are Your Students’ College Essays About Great Storytelling?

An independent educational consultant recently asked me this question: “Is the essay about great storytelling?” Day after day, we get emails and calls like this one from counselors, teachers and educational consultants with questions and challenges. We’re always happy to answer. This time, my answer was “Nope.” That’s a myth. We say this all the time: At its core, the Read More

Seniors Coping with the Covid Quarantine

There is no doubt that this is the saddest senior class of all time, and rightfully so. They have missed out on opportunities they have waited for for 13 years. When I talk to high school seniors they talk about how they feel robbed of experiences and opportunities. Many of them are sad and depressed. Read More

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