Dr. Leddo’s Blog
In our society and throughout history, we’ve admired people who have achieved greatness. We respect their tremendous talents and achievements, and we are grateful to them for the contributions they have made to humanity. Many of these people were born with extraordinary abilities, but many achieved greatness through good old-fashioned grit and hard work. As parents […]
By Dr. John Leddo Graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and Yale University At MyEdMaster, I’ve been privileged over the years to work with some very gifted students. Because I’m interested in helping all students develop their fullest potential, I started a research program at MyEdMaster where students and I research, among other topics, methods for […]
In my previous blog, “How to get into a top college”, I mentioned internships as a way that students can stand out to improve their college applications. Internships also offer students the opportunity to get practical experience in fields they are considering entering.
Many students dream of getting into top colleges or selective high schools. As owner of MyEdMaster, a tutoring company, and a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy (the #1 private high school in the US) and Yale University, I have more than 30 years professional experience, helping countless students get into top colleges (and high schools).
Many important tests that students take today are timed. These include the SAT, ACT, Thomas Jefferson High School tests, Academies of Loudoun tests, AP exams, CoGAT and NNAT, Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test, the various tests for post-graduate schools (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, GMAT) and even the essays for these various tests.
This is the time of year when students hear from the colleges they apply to. Hopefully, they’re hearing yes instead of no. Undoubtedly, students put a great deal of effort into gaining those acceptance letters and will also put give some serious thought as to what college to attend. But getting into college isn’t an endpoint.