PTA Meeting with guest speaker Dr. Jed Applerouth, presenting
Understanding College Admissions Testing
Thank you to all our parents who have submitted their nominations for available spots on the PTA Executive Board and School Leadership Team. We sincerely appreciate your interest and willingness to serve our school in a more formal way.
Our election will be conducted at our October 27 PTA meeting in the BHSEC auditorium, followed by an incredibly informative presentation by Dr. Jed Appelrouth, expert on college admissions testing, including the new SAT and the fundamental differences between the SAT and the ACT tests. This seminar will arm you with insights into the college admission process and timelines, dispel unhelpful myths, and explore how test scores and grades factor into the admissions process.
For families who are just starting to think about the college application process (especially our 9th and 10th grade families) as well as Year 1 families who are still making testing decisions, this will be an invaluable presentation from an expert in the field.
From Jed’s bio:
Jed Applerouth is a teacher and an educational innovator. A Nationally Certified Counselor with a PhD in Educational Psychology, Jed has researched student cognition, memory, motivation, and learning strategies to enhance the pedagogical strategies of Applerouth Tutoring Services. Jed is also a trained artist. He has found a way to merge his counseling and educational insights, visual talents, and whimsical sense of humor into a highly effective and original method for teaching academic subjects and preparing students for college and grad-school admissions tests.
Jed is a veteran lecturer and has spoken to over a hundred school and parent groups: from Stuyvesant High School, High School of American Studies at Lehman College and Brooklyn Tech in NYC; to South Lakes HS in Fairfax Co., VA; to Lovett, Pace, Paideia, Woodward and dozens of other schools in Atlanta, GA. He has delivered presentations at the national meetings of the Association of College Counselors of Independent Secondary Schools (ACCIS), Independent Educational Consultant’s Association (IECA), Higher Educational Consultant’s Association (HECA), and the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG) on topics ranging from test preparation, test anxiety, student motivation, procrastination, self-regulated learning strategies, and optimizing chances for college admissions.
See Jed’s article on Deconstructing the New SAT published in the Huffington Post by clicking here:
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