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Creating an ideal study environment starts with designing a dedicated study space at home. This space serves as your study sanctuary, separating your work environment from your relaxation space. Having a specific area for studying can help signal to your brain that it’s time to focus and get down to work such as having tutors...
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Because of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, and the delay of some SAT and ACT scheduled test dates, some colleges have announced they would move to a test optional admissions policy for the 2020-2021 academic year. What exactly is a test optional admissions policy? That is actually a critically important question and one we...
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Mackler Associates proudly announces that Jason S. Marks is its new president, having previously served as Director of Operations and Vice-President/CFO.  Mr. Marks has been with Mackler Associates for 18 years. A lifelong resident of St. Louis, Mr. Marks demonstrated a gift for teaching in elementary school when teachers asked him to help tutor classmates...
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With a heavy heart, Mackler Associates has the somber task of announcing the passing of our company founder, Leona Mackler, Ph.D.  Over the last year, Dr. Mackler faced a confluence of medical issues with her characteristic determination, grit, and sardonic humor.  She remained feisty and optimistic until the end.   From her early days in...
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Perpetual relaxation, video games, vacations, and parties are often the topic of conversation for things to do during the summer. And justifiably so! Final exams, projects, and standardized tests have just finished, and educational responsibilities are paused for a well-deserved three-month break. While it is incredibly important to relax and enter the upcoming school year fresh...
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We can all feel it: the sunshine, the coming heat, and the presence of kids around the house during the day. That means that the summer months are finally upon us. While it’s important to allow your children to enjoy their lengthy summer vacation, it’s equally important to find ways to keep them engaged academically. It can be tough to jump...
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At this time of year, anxious juniors receive notice (more by email than by snail mail these days) of whether they were accepted to their various colleges of choice.  Mackler Associates is proud to report that this year we again have had students gain acceptance to some remarkable schools:  Boston College, Georgetown, Cornell, Notre Dame,...
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The College Board officially announced the changes coming to the SAT, beginning with the spring administration in 2016.  The PSAT will reflect the changes in the October 2015 administration. Due to the implementation of the Common Core Standards, complaints from certain colleges that the SAT did not sufficiently encourage high schools to implement more critical...
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The results for the January SAT and the February ACT should be in your inboxes by now, and for many juniors this was the first time taking these big tests.  Not surprisingly, many feel the scores were below expectations.  So…now what? Lower than expected scores result from three general sources:  lack of preparation, test anxiety...
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Many students take advantage of AP classes in high school — as well they should, as they provide an excellent window into what a freshman college course demands and also the chance to earn valuable hours of college credit. However, to secure the credit, most colleges require either a 4 or a 5 on the...
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