Category Archives: Homewood, IL Tutors

What’s a “Good” Score? 3 Ways to Evaluate Your ACT Score

by Zena Smith With the latest round of ACT scores set to release in the coming weeks, students (and their parents) may soon be wondering how they did. But despite what they may learn from a quick Google search or by comparing scores with friends, the truth is that what counts as a “good” or “bad” ACT […]

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MASTERs Plus Road Map to College: November

by Zena Smith For those who followed along on the first leg of our road map to higher-ed, congratulations on making the initial steps toward college enrollment! The road continues through November as we share what this month holds for your student’s journey to college. November As you pack away what’s left of October’s tricks and treats, it’s time […]

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MASTERs Plus Tutoring Program’s 12 Months of College Prep: September

by Zena Smith As this year’s seniors return from summer break to walk the halls of high school one last time, they may be thinking—and you might, too—that the countdown to college is finally on. By this time next year, those same seniors will have become the small fish in a big pond . . . […]

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Lock Down a Tutor BEFORE Trouble Strikes

by Zena Smith Foresight is a wonderful thing. The ability to plan ahead is one of those tricks of adulthood that gets easier with practice and makes more sense with age. At a some point we realize that a little diligence now can save a whole lot of hassle down the road. It’s why we bring our cars in for regular oil changes, turn […]

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Are Unsafe Social Media Challenges Putting Your Student at Risk?

by Zena Smith There was a time when internet safety meant little more than warning your student about the dangers of public chatrooms and making sure they weren’t online past their bedtime. It was a simpler time back then, when getting on the internet was still synonymous with the buzzes and hums of a dial-up modem. Of course, times have […]

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Keep an Eye Out for Changes at MASTERs Plus

by Zena Smith This summer has given the MASTERs Plus family a lot to be excited about, and we’d like to pass some of that excitement on to you. If you’ve stopped in to see us as of late, you may have already noticed that change is afoot at MASTERs Plus. From fresh new faces around the office to […]

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It’s Not Too Late To Save Your Year-End Grades With a Tutor!

by Zena Smith With just a few more assignments to complete, projects to turn in, and tests to take before the summer months set in, most students are finding themselves on the “home stretch” of the school year. Depending on the student—and what’s at stake—that can be a comfortable or highly nerve-wracking place to be. Students who […]

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Apply to These 3 College Financing Opportunities

by Zena Smith Because we’re in the “student success business,” we often feel we owe it to our parents and students to keep an ear out for helpful college financing opportunities. We know that getting into college is difficult enough in its own right, but paying the bill once you’re there can become a nightmare. We’ve been there ourselves. […]

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Get to Know the PARCC Assessment

by Zena Smith Did you know that Illinois (along with several other states) recently overhauled its standardized testing procedures? That’s right. The ISAT of old out, and it’s been replaced in 2015 by a new yearly exam called the PARCC Assessment. Sound familiar? Maybe not! As hard as they sometimes try, our schools don’t always succeed in keeping parents […]

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4 MASTERs Plus Programs to Get You College Ready

by Zena Smith As we discussed in our last post, college readiness means more than being willing to move away from home and take on a new challenge. College readiness is a broader term that describes the sets of knowledge, skills, and habits of mind that will make or break your student at the college level.  […]

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