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    Tips to Ace Online Learning

    • October, 19 2020
    • Jacob Brucker

    With the coronavirus pandemic ridding us of in-person learning this past spring and continuing to disrupt learning in this new school year, it is important that we adapt to this new period of online learning. While this is not ideal for us students, and most of us would much rather prefer learning in the classroom, there are ways that can make the best of it and perform at a high level that we normally would. Here are three tips to ace your online learning and still make the most of your experience.

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    Making a Self-Tape the Right Way for Performing Arts High Schools

    • October, 16 2020
    • Halina de Jong-Lambert

    The idea of showing all of your talent and promise to a prospective performing arts high school through a recording is a nerve-wracking one. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is what the reality may look like for this year’s eighth-grade applicants. A self-taped audition does not have to be a scary thought; with the right environment and the advantage of being able to re-record to get the best performance or presentation, you can send in a tape that shows off the best of your ability.

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    Three Questions Families Want the DOE to Answer

    • October, 09 2020
    • Halina de Jong-Lambert, Jacob Brucker

    With a chaotic start to the school year, most families have been focusing on understanding how their children will be educated through online, hybrid, or socially-distanced in-person learning. Despite experiencing all of the changes to classroom learning, there are still a lot of changes that families are asking about for this upcoming school year from the Department of Education (DOE).

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    SHSAT Score Calculator and 2020 Cutoff Scores

    • October, 06 2020
    • NYC Mentors.org Staff

    There is a unique group of advanced public schools in NYC called specialized public schools that each have a different focus. There are nine specialized high schools but only eight of them require eighth-graders to take the Specialized High School Admissions Test or SHSAT for short. Practicing for the SHSAT? Use our calculator to estimate your scaled score and look at last year’s cutoff scores.

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    Online Learning: Advice from Mentee Accepted to Specialized High School

    • March, 29 2020
    • Michael N. Manta

    It’s easy to get bogged down during this pandemic by the negative news that is surrounding us. Schools have closed in NYC, and cases are continuing to rise. After stocking up on essentials and quarantining themselves, the biggest question for many families right now is “how can I make sure my child does not fall behind in school?”

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    The Definitive Guide To NYC Dream Charter Schools In 2020

    • March, 25 2020
    • NYCMentors.org Staff

    Searching for your dream charter school in NYC may seem like a nightmare with all the options to choose from. Don’t worry! We have put together all the qualities you should look for in finding the perfect school for you and your family. Read on to find everything you need to know when searching for your dream charter school! Let’s first look at the learning techniques your school should incorporate in the classroom.

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