Poem of the Week: Walt Whitman

I Saw in Louisiana A Live-Oak Growing I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing,All alone stood it and the moss hung down from the branches,Without any companion it grew there uttering joyous leaves of dark green,And its look, rude, unbending, lusty, made me think of myself,But I wonder’d how it could utter joyous leaves standing … Continued

Job Openings

We currently have job openings for the following positions: Statistics Tutor Chemistry Tutor To apply, please send a copy of your resume to Taylor at [email protected] Statistics Tutor We are hiring for a statistics tutor who can tutor AP statistics and introductory college statistics. Job candidates should also be comfortable teaching geometry, algebra, and pre-calculus. … Continued

Get $20 Off Your First Appointment

Upon registering for any new tutoring service, receive $20 off your first appointment. We don’t want to exclude existing clients though, so if you fall into that category, you’re still eligible if you sign up for a service you haven’t used previously. Just mention the discount when contacting us, and we’ll happily apply it after … Continued

Call for Submissions!

We’re now accepting fiction, poetry, and nonfiction entries for the first edition of The Alpha College Press Literary Journal. Please see guidelines for submissions below. Guidelines Must currently be enrolled in high school or a college/university Fiction and nonfiction submissions must be between 300-4,000 words Poetry submissions should be a minimum of 10 lines All … Continued

Writing Haiku

History Haiku originated in Japan in the 9th century and was originally a form of poetry for peasants. A haiku usually features an image that depicts the essence of a specific moment. The Japanese used haiku to clear and refresh their minds and connect with the natural world. In fact, all haiku are related to … Continued

Poem of the Week: Emily Dickinson

I felt a Funeral, in my Brain I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,And Mourners to and froKept treading – treading – till it seemedThat Sense was breaking through – And when they all were seated,A Service, like a Drum –Kept beating – beating – till I thoughtMy mind was going numb – And then … Continued

Know Your Verbals

What’s a verbal you may ask? Well, a verbal is a verb that’s not really a verb. I know this all sounds counterintuitive, but stick with me for a moment–it’ll all make sense soon. Verbals can be nouns, adjectives, or even adverbs. So how can a verb be words that aren’t verbs? It’s easy. Verbals … Continued

A Guide to Superscoring

What’s Superscoring? Imagine this: you’ve taken the SAT twice, once in August and once in October. On your first try, you score a 600 on the verbal section. On your second try, however, you receive a 550 on the verbal section. You’re understandably bummed, but at least your math score went up on the second … Continued

Breaking Down the Changes to the ACT

Changes are coming to the ACT. Starting September 2020, the ACT will offer three new testing options to students: individual section retesting, online testing, and superscoring. Students who have already taken the ACT will have the option to retake individual sections of the test, rather than retake the whole exam. They’ll also have the option … Continued

Alpha College Prep Wins Best of Albany Education Award

We are pleased to announce that Alpha College Prep has been selected by the city of Albany as the winner of the Best of Albany Education Award. Every year the Albany Award Program honors the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the city. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability … Continued