Developing Young Writers through Publishing

As an English teacher, I enjoy being able to help developing young writers find their voices and try to find places to publish their work.  Since publishing is a vital part of the writing process and I work with some talented, young writers, I wanted to find a place where those developing young writers could … Continued

SAT Test Dates

We have gathered a list of SAT dates and registration deadlines for your convenience. While we do our best to ensure the accuracy of these dates, we strongly encourage you to use this as a guide only. Please double check these dates with your local testing center before finalizing your plans. All data below is … Continued

ACT Test Dates

We have gathered a list of ACT test dates and registration deadlines for your convenience. We do our best to ensure the accuracy of these dates, however we strongly encourage you to use this as a guide only. Please double check these dates with your local testing center before finalizing your plans. .dateRow {border-top: 2px … Continued

Word Wednesday – Ameliorate

Ameliorate: verb – to make better; improve Happy Word of the Week Wednesday! Today’s word is all about improvement. Every hour, every day, every week, every month, every year, there is an opportunity for improvement. Are there areas in your life that you can make better? What goals will you set this month to improve … Continued

The New SAT & What to Expect

Did you know that the SAT is changing? In fact, the new SAT replaced the current SAT after the January 23, 2016 test day (with the first new SAT test date on March 5, 2016). At Alpha College Prep we are focused on education and preparation, and when it comes to preparing for the new … Continued

Strangest College Courses In America | Plexuss.com

  We were surprised to come across this list of strange college classes on Plexuss. These courses are not only weird but oddly intriguing. From Montclair State University’s, How To Watch Television to Michigan State University’s, Surviving The Coming Zombie Apocalypse, we can’t decide which course we would like to take. Read on, and share with us which course is … Continued

What Could Possibly Constitute a #tutoringemergency?

One of Robert’s students texted him the other day – it was a tutoring emergency.  Much to my amazement Robert takes tutoring emergencies fairly seriously.  I guess his family really valued school when he was growing up. This is where I refer to the old adage  “lack of planning on our part does not constitute an … Continued