Spring is finally here, the flowers are blooming, and your worst fear is around the corner: finals. Well, never fear, HSA Tutoring is here! my name is Mahlet, I am currently a rising sophomore at Harvard, and I just survived my first finals. Here are some of the tips and tricks I used to prepare … Continue reading How to Prepare for Finals – Mahlet
*Disclaimer: This post is long overdue given that I committed to my college in early April and that I have senioritis. Whoops. Hello avid readers of the HSA tutoring blog site! For me, second semester is undoubtedly more difficult than first semester. Classes require understanding of first semester material. In addition to classroom tests and … Continue reading College Decisions and Reflections Blog Post – Juliette
Taken each May by students all over the nation, the AP Exam is the final step you take after a year of hard work in an AP class! These standardized exams are designed to measure how well you’ve mastered the content and skills of the course. Excelling on these exams could even earn you college … Continue reading What the heck are AP Exams?! – Zarah
Imagine this: You are hanging out with your friends over the weekend to celebrate the end of a long week. Even though you are (finally!) a second semester senior, all of your academics and extracurriculars still mentally and physically drain you. Out of impulse, you decide to check your phone, and you see that your … Continue reading Financial Aid for College Tips from Juliette!
Hey guys! My name is Zarah Punjwani and I’m one of the newest high school interns at HSA Tutoring! I’m so excited to write for HSA Tutoring and share my knowledge about high school and the college process with all of you! Here’s some quick facts about me: I’m from Atlanta, Georgia and … Continue reading Meet Zarah, another intern for HSA Tutoring!
At my school, something our principle always emphasizes is the “brand” or community of the student body. He holds us to the “standard of excellence,” but what does this truly mean? How do you build up community in your friends groups or at your own schools? Lead Your Life In order to build up … Continue reading Building your Community – Ansley
Many times it seems that our summers are filled with a melancholy routine that consists of Netflix and sleeping. As nice as it is to relax in the summer, sometimes it is nice to do things too. One thing you can do this summer is attend a summer program. There are summer programs for all … Continue reading What to Do This Summer – Ansley
Activities: Depth or Breadth? Is it better to be committed to one thing your entire high school career or to pursue multiple interests? Both are good. Participating in a sport, club, or other after-school activity for three or more years shows that you are dedicated. On the other hand, involvement in many activities demonstrates … Continue reading Longer Term Commitment or Spread Out?
Hey guys! As college application season comes to a close, many colleges hold interviews for their prospective students. Here are some things you should know to feel more confident about interviewing: Types of college interviews: Evaluative- An evaluative interview is used for the school to evaluate a whether the candidate would fit the school. … Continue reading Interviewing 101- Juliette
When it comes to applying for colleges, people typically focus on two main sections of their applications - grades and extracurriculars. Not everyone has exceptional grades, but he or she may be heavily involved in the community. Others may not have a single club on their application, but have perfect test scores. Is it more … Continue reading Grades Or Extracurriculars- Which are more important? – Ansley