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History Help: How To Find a High School History Tutor

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Many high school students struggle with history, but this isn’t a reason to avoid the topic. In fact, understanding history is important for scoring well on your PSATs and SATs, ensuring a high overall GPA, and improving chances of admission to competitive colleges and universities. If you’re struggling with any aspect of history or social studies, a history tutor can help.

History tutoring can help you refresh everything you learned in class while helping you harness tangible study strategies you can use for years to come. Here’s what to look for in a history tutor and how to find the right one for you.

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Academic Goals: How To Stay Motivated To Achieve Success


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The ability to set goals in high school can help you make important decisions regarding your future, and it can ensure you stay on track toward higher education plans.

Still, setting goals can feel overwhelming — especially if you don't know where to start. Here's how to create a straightforward formula for setting short and long-term goals that can guide you toward academic success.

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High School Math Help: Find the Perfect Geometry Tutor

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If you're the parent of a high school student and you're looking for a geometry tutor, you've come to the right place. There are many options for finding a tutor, whether you opt for a college-level student majoring in math or you get help from a local teacher.

But selecting a virtual tutor opens up the possibilities of finding a skilled, experienced tutor who can meet your specific needs — you can access tutors worldwide. This is especially important when it comes to high school math, because there are so many important subject areas and concepts within math — including geometry — and having more options can help you choose the best tutor for you.

And, finding a geometry tutor can help your student with test preparation for key exams, including the SAT math portion.

From education qualifications to teaching style, here's what to look for in a geometry tutor, plus how to brush up on concepts between tutoring sessions.

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How Many AP Classes Should I Take? How To Plan Your Workload

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Whether you want to graduate early from college or apply to the Ivy leagues, AP classes offer many benefits for college students.

AP classes are also academically demanding, which looks great on college applications and can make you stand out to admissions officers.

Still, AP courses require a significant time investment, and the number of AP classes you take will depend on your ability to manage a heavy workload. This leaves many high school students asking the question, “How many AP classes should I take?”

Here's how to create a balanced course load that's challenging, but manageable.

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How To Apply for Financial Aid: A Guide for Students and Families


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There’s no denying that higher education is a serious investment. High school students who dream of going to college may feel like attending college is out of reach financially, especially if they’d like to attend a four-year institution.

Fortunately, the federal government has an office of financial aid that offers a multitude of scholarships, grants, and other funding sources that can significantly reduce college costs. Since the aid process can be overwhelming and confusing, we’re making it easy. Here’s how to apply for financial aid to make the price of college more affordable.

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