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Dominate Your AP Exams like a Pro

Congratulations! You've decided to tackle the academic juggernaut known as the Advanced Placement (AP) exams. You're about to embark on a journey that will test your knowledge, stamina, and sanity...

How to Crush Your Digital SAT Exam with Confidence

The brand spanking new Digital SAT exam is a crucial step in the college admissions process, and acing it can significantly impact your future academic endeavors. Whether you're a high school junior...

Digital PSAT and SAT: All You Need To Know As Parents, Students and Educators

Here’s the nitty-gritty on the new Digital PSAT and the Digital SAT. ...

I got deferred! Don’t panic. Here’s what you need to do.

Receiving a deferral letter from a college can be disheartening, but it’s essential to remember that it’s not the end of the road. Many students successfully turn a deferral into an acceptance by...

“I SUCK”: Insights into Negative Self-Talk and Why It May Not be a Bad Thing

When LeBron left his home team the first time in 2010, fans in Cleveland were furious. They burned his jersey in public, and Ohio sports writers were in shock that their native son would leave the...

Congratulations! Now what? Advice from Pittsburgh Prep

Congratulations! You’ve made it: the acceptance letter has been received, the shower shoes have been packed, and the posters have been carefully selected to promote your aesthetic taste. You are now...

How Individual Academic Tutoring Can Help Your Child in Times of COVID Learning Loss

“How Individual Academic Tutoring Can Help Your Child in Times of COVID Learning Loss” Hello! I’m excited to be writing my first blog post for Pittsburgh Prep! As a veteran classroom teacher and...

How to Create Your College List: Find Your Best Fit

“As a High School senior 25 years ago, I was given the privilege of having all of 15 minutes with my school counselor who “advised” me to either go to SUNY Binghamton and pay $13,400 for four years OR...

Go-Getters Get Better Letters!

A Guide to Letters of Recommendation Good letters of recommendation are an essential component of your college applications. An excellent letter complements and completes the skills, experiences, and...