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Interview with an Admissions Consultant: Gaby Fogelson uses her background in private school admissions to tell all

By Elementary School, High School, HSPT, Independent School Admissions, Interviews with Educators, ISEE, Middle School, SSAT, Test Prep No Comments

1. What is the most important thing you wish you could tell all applicants? The most important thing is to be themselves. The goal is for the school to get to know who they are as a person. Showcase who they are and highlight their greatest strengths. Each child has unique gifts and talents. Let…

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11 Questions with a Private Elementary School Teacher: Featuring Amanda M.

By Accommodations, Elementary School, Interviews with Educators, ISEE, Learning Differences, Test Prep No Comments

1. Where are you located? I am located in Charlotte, North Carolina. 2. What subjects have you taught in the past? What subjects will you teach next year? What grade levels? I’ve always been a K-5 special education teacher focusing on language arts and math, but very occasionally in the past I’ve provided support for…

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IEPs: How They Work and What They Mean

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Students who receive special education services in the public schools must have an IEP, or “Individualized Education Program.” An IEP is a legal document; once all the paperwork has been signed, the services and accommodations in the IEP are the legal right of the student, and non-compliance with the IEP can be met with legal…

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Interview with an Admissions Consultant : Personal Statements and Private School Applications with Priya Nambiar

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What is the most important thing you wish you could tell all applicants? Do you think your advice differs for younger or older students? For older applicants (those who are applying to 6th grade and above), I always remind them to look for a school that is the best match – academically, athletically, socially. Try…

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ISEE Preparation: How to get a head start over the Summer

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While summer is typically every student’s favorite time of year to relax and smell the roses, that doesn’t mean you can’t also prepare and get ahead in school work and tests. The ISEE or Independent School Entrance Exam administered by the ERB (Educational Records Bureau) is one such test that a student should prepare for…

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