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Video Games:  Extracurricular or Curriculum?

Video Games:  Extracurricular or Curriculum?

My first ever gaming experience was playing Mario Bros on my brand new video game console gifted by my dad on my 9th birthday. I could play that game for hours and would wait eagerly to get back home from school to spend my evenings with Nintendo’s two most famous…

Is Online Learning Better Than Traditional Classes?

Is Online Learning Better Than Traditional Classes?

  Co-authored by Renae Hintze When microwaves were first invented, manufacturers put fake wood paneling on the sides. Why? Because when something new is first introduced, people can be uneasy about it. The wood paneling was there to make it feel less foreign and more “hand-made”. According to some statistics,…

How to Find the Best Major

How to Find the Best Major

When I received my rejection letter from the ASU Visual Communication program, the first thing I did was make plans to reapply the following year. I bought nearly $400 worth of supplies to that effect. But about 1 month into my “temporary” Design Management major, I realized something — Visual…

Should My Teen Work During High School?

Should My Teen Work During High School?

Updated on April 20, 2016.  Growing up, the only time I ever heard the words “allowance” were when they came out of my friends’ or their parents’ mouths. Having two siblings before me who had gone through the same channels, it didn’t come as a surprise to me when my…

Top 6 Money-Making Majors

Top 6 Money-Making Majors

Co-authored by Renae Hintze Small talk for most people means talking about the weather, last night’s sports game, or insert-most-current-pop-culture-event-here, for example: “Can you BELIEVE it took Leonardo DiCaprio 20 years to get an Oscar??” But when you’re a junior or senior in high school, you’ll soon notice that the…

How to Write a Good Thesis Statement

How to Write a Good Thesis Statement

Co-authored by Renae Hintze It seems simple enough… and yet this is something that many college students still struggle with. When you get to college, chances are that you will have to take an English course in which you are required to write academic essays that involve a proper thesis…

9 Tips to Avoid Scholarship Scams

9 Tips to Avoid Scholarship Scams

Co-authored by Renae Hintze Technology has become very integrated in our lives today. The majority of us are dependent on our phones, computers, or both. Students today use technology in the classroom, at home, and on-the-go for both schoolwork and entertainment. If you are reading this blog right now, you…

Top 7 STEM Resources for High School Students

Top 7 STEM Resources for High School Students

Co-authored by Renae Hintze I’ve been talking a lot these past few weeks about STEM. You may be wondering why. As I mentioned in the previous article I wrote, it’s because the The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2015 depicts that more than 50% of students entering STEM majors will struggle….

5 Mistakes STEM Students Make in High School

5 Mistakes STEM Students Make in High School

Co-authored by Renae Hintze Every junior and senior in high school knows the drill. Holidays, birthday parties, family gatherings… suddenly, every conversation is the same, “So, where are you going to college?” And then, “Oh alright, what are you going to major in?” Which is followed by… “What do you…

When is the Latest I Can Take the SAT or ACT?

When is the Latest I Can Take the SAT or ACT?

Co-authored by Renae Hintze It’s your senior year of high school. Everyone is talking about where they want to go to college, and asking you what you want to major in… but you haven’t applied anywhere yet. You still need to take your standardized test. At Student-Tutor, we get this…

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