Thursday, May 28, 2015

What's New in the Shifting College Landscape: The Revised SAT and Finding Value for Your Tuition Dollars


What's New in the Shifting College Landscape:
The Revised SAT and Finding Value for Your Tuition Dollars

Join us for an evening of essential updates on the college world! We’ll be doing two talks over a wine and light bite reception:

The New SAT: A Comprehensive Overview
ArborBridge's Senior Director of Instruction, Megan Stubbendeck, and Director of Tutoring Programs, Sean Quinn, offer an unprecedented look at the new test.
 
Here's what we'll cover:
    • A comparison of the old SAT vs. the new SAT (format, timing, scoring, etc.)
    • How the new SAT compares to the new ACT
    • Detailed breakdown of each section
    • Test preparation tips for students
    • Which test to take: testing timeline recommendations for sophomores, juniors, and seniors

            How to Pay For College Without Ending Up In The Poorhouse
            Rachel Coates of EduCoates.com, college admissions consultant, editor and former New York Times manager, shares practical and creative ideas for making college affordable.

            Here's what we'll cover:
              • The importance of early planning
              • How to find generous colleges & avoid stingy ones​
              • Tuition discounts based on academics, even for average students​
              • How to get the need-based financial aid you are eligible for
              • Return on investment: how to identify value
              • Smart use of Federal grants, loans & loan forgiveness programs
              • International options that compare favorably

                          You can catch us for both talks on separate evenings in Brooklyn or Manhattan:
                          Tuesday in Brooklyn
                          June 2,  6:30-9pm
                          Old Stone House
                          336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

                          Wednesday in Manhattan
                          June 10, 6:30-9pm
                          Columbia University
                          Dodge Hall, Room 413
                          2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

                          Schedule for each evening:
                          6:30pm Reception
                          7:00pm How to Pay For College Without Ending Up In The Poorhouse
                          7:30pm The New SAT: A Comprehensive Overview
                          8:00pm Open Q&A


                          Kindly register at http://arborbridge.com/june-presentation-registration/ or RSVP to rachel@educoates.com. Looking forward to seeing you then!

                          Friday, May 22, 2015

                          2015 BROOKLYN VOLUNTEER FAIR


                          The 2015 BROOKLYN VOLUNTEER FAIR will bring together over 80 Brooklyn-serving organizations that rely on volunteers to enrich our communities. Opportunities abound for families, individuals, seniors, students… anyone with a spirit for giving!
                           
                          Thursday, June 4th | 5:30 to 8:00 PM
                          at the Park Slope Armory YMCA
                          361 15th Street (7th/8th Avenues)
                           
                          Community Service Credit available for middle school, high school, and college students through many of the participating organizations
                           
                          This event is co-sponsored by Assemblymember Brennan, New York Methodist Hospital, Park Slope Civic Council, Park Slope Parents, Borough President Eric Adams, City Council Members Brad Lander and Carlos Menchaca, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Community Boards 6, 7, 12 + 14

                          What's New in the Shifting College Landscape: The Revised SAT and Finding Value for Your Tuition Dollars




                          Join us for an evening of essential updates on the college world! We’ll be doing two talks over a wine and light bite reception:

                          The New SAT: A Comprehensive Overview
                          ArborBridge's Senior Director of Instruction, Megan Stubbendeck, and Director of Tutoring Programs, Sean Quinn, offer an unprecedented look at the new test.

                          Here's what we'll cover:
                          • A comparison of the old SAT vs. the new SAT (format, timing, scoring, etc.)
                          • How the new SAT compares to the new ACT
                          • Detailed breakdown of each section
                          • Test preparation tips for students
                          • Which test to take: testing timeline recommendations for sophomores, juniors, and seniors

                          Rachel Coates of EduCoates.com, college admissions consultant, editor and former New York Times manager, shares practical and creative ideas for making college affordable.

                          Here's what we'll cover:

                          • The importance of early planning
                          • How to find generous colleges & avoid stingy ones​
                          • Tuition discounts based on academics, even for average students​
                          • How to get the need-based financial aid you are eligible for
                          • Return on investment: how to identify value
                          • Smart use of Federal grants, loans & loan forgiveness programs
                          • International options that compare favorably

                          You can catch us for both talks on separate evenings in Brooklyn or Manhattan:

                          Tuesday in Brooklyn
                          Old Stone House

                          Wednesday in Manhattan
                          Columbia University
                          Dodge Hall, Room 413
                          2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

                          Schedule for each evening:
                          6:30pm Reception
                          8:00pm Open Q&A

                          Kindly RSVP to rachel@educoates.com. Looking forward to seeing you then!

                          Girls Electronic Music Seminar -- app due 5/26


                          GEMS was developed by New York University's Music Technology program, and SWiTCH (the Society for Women in Technology), as a unique hands-on intensive program designed to teach girls (age 10-14) about music technology, recording/production, microphones, interactive music and more in a fun setting just for girls at the NYU Music Tech studios.

                          This summer we'll be running GEMS for the third time
                          for 5 full days June 29th-July 3rd at NYU in Greenwich Village.

                          There is more information here:  http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/summer/gemsThe deadline to sign up is being extended to May 26th.

                          For more information or to sign up -- please have email  dafna@nyu.edu.

                          Best regards,


                          Dafna Naphtali
                          Director, GEMS/NYU

                          Monday, March 9, 2015

                          Please review your child's High School



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                          I am collecting reviews of NYC High Schools. 
                          Please take a moment and Click Here https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015HighSchool
                          to take the survey.  Parents of kids currently in HIGH school and those who have graduated in June of 2014 can participate.

                          Your responses will be posted anonymously to this blog  AND to insideschools.org  (with your permission)  and will help many parents & teens with the difficult decision of what schools to consider.

                          Please begin the survey when you have a few extra minutes to jot down your review of you and your child's experience at the school.


                          Please repost the link to the survey far and wide https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015HighSchool. You can share it with any friends who send their kids to HIGH schools in the five boroughs.


                          Thanks for your participation!

                          Rachel