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Your Questions Answered – A-Level Results

Education

With the cancellation of examinations due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it's important for students to be aware of what options are available to them.

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How To Adapt Your College Search, Application & Acceptance Strategy In Light of COVID

Education

Unprecedented… for once this adjective is not an exaggeration! With academic life upended, parents are asking about the pandemic’s effect both on graduating seniors and juniors gearing up to apply to college. Our US Universities Advisor, Susie, shares her advice ...

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The Almost Essential Community: Lucy, The Tutor Finder

Education

As part of a new series meeting the Almost Essential community, we speak to Lucy, who started tutoring in 1991 and set up her own well-respected tutor agency in 2000. Since then she has accumulated a wealth of experience in the sector and has over 200 of the country's leading tutors on her books.

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What You Need To Know About US University Admissions Testing Under Covid19

Education

The SAT and ACT have been integral to the US university admissions process for decades. However, COVID-19 has led to test date cancellations and many US universities have decided to introduce test-optional policies for the 2020-21 admissions cycle. So, what does this mean for your son or daughter?

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Holiday Study: Summer Programs at US Universities

Education

Whilst we don't want to interrupt the fun of the holidays, Christmas is the perfect time for A-Level and college students, who want to study in the US, to think about what summer programs they might like to attend. Almost Essential's recommended educational advisers share some helpful information...

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SAT Tutoring In London: Advice For Achieving A High Score

Education

Achieving a high score on the US Standard Admissions Test (SAT) is an essential requirement of being accepted to a prestigious US university. Fortunately Almost Essential has some advice to help your child succeed!

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Making The ‘Back to School’ Blues a Breeze

Education

Do you remember packing school bags for the first time and sending your children off to their first day at school? They seemed far too little to be venturing out into the big wide world, and yet academic challenges appear at every step of their school life.

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Applying to US Universities – What You Need To Know

Education

For international students, the US application process can seem daunting. It is important to get a head start. Ideally, beginning the process two years prior to graduation. In this article, US Universities Advisor, Susie, shares her advice for successfully applying to the US College System.

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Education Health Check For The Start Of The Academic Year

Education

The new school year, mean's it's time to consider giving your family an 'Education Health Check'

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US University Application Timeline for UK Students

Education

In order to give you or your child the best possible chance of being accepted into a top US University or College, consideration and preparation should start as early as three years before the intended enrollment date. Almost Essential's US educational advisors share their full time for success...

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Effective Revision Strategies

Education

Leading educational consultants Ed and Jon discuss their essential revision strategies and tips in this short video.

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US College Admissions: Writing A Successful Personal Statement

Education

Crafting strong personal statements for US universities is time consuming and challenging at best. Luckily, Almost Essential works with several college admissions specialists and here one of those experts has shared their advice for writing a successful personal statement for US college admissions.

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