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What has the pandemic taught us about the future of remote learning—and education in general?

Last week, CATES CEO Chris Ajemian discussed this and more as a guest on NPR's Maine Calling.

Listen here: https://www.mainepublic.org/show/maine-calling/2021-06-01/reimagining-education-the-pandemic-has-led-to-a-rethinking-of-ways-to-teach

Do you know how to tell a story with your extracurricular activities?

In this video, we discuss how activities fit into your wider college application narrative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGF5CPQ9bmI

As you put the finishing touches on your college essay, have you given some thought to who will be reading it?

Our latest video explains who admissions officers are and what they look for in an essay.

https://youtu.be/ekERg0mqtpU

Limor Weinstein & Chris Ajemian review what families can do to maintain students’ mental health and academic progress in this uncertain environment
College interviews in the next few months? Don't miss today's webinar, which will cover our top tips for interview prep.

Register free: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6315996468871/WN_2KbYJwTWQDqGEIODPzZ0cw
Webinar/Q&A – How to Tackle Supplemental Essays on the Common App

TODAY at 2 PM (ET) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

Featuring CATES CEO Chris Ajemian and guest Michael Muska, a former Brown admissions officer, author, and college consultant.
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Attendees will be able to participate in a live Q&A with Chris and Michael.
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Webinar – How High Schoolers Can Build a College Application Narrative

TODAY at 2 PM (ET) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

With special guest Michael Muska, a former Brown admissions officer, author, and college consultant.

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Webinar – How to Create a College List in the Age of COVID-19

TODAY at 2 PM (ET) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

With special guest Michael Muska, a former Brown admissions officer, author, and college consultant.

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This Wednesday at 2 PM, find out how to choose a best-fit college and build a rounded school list in the age of COVID-19. The latest CATES webinar will feature expert insights from CEO Chris Ajemian and guest Michael Muska, the director of Relativity College Consulting and a former admissions officer at Brown.

As we head into what is likely to be a competitive admissions cycle, both this fall and next, it will be doubly important for students to think carefully and strategically when choosing which colleges to apply to. In this webinar, admissions experts Chris Ajemian and Michael Muska will provide a deep dive into the art and science of designing a school list.

Chris and Michael will address the following questions and many more:

- What are the main factors I should consider when deciding which colleges to apply to?
- How can my school selections reflect my future goals for education and career?
- How should I balance safety, target, and reach schools to give myself the best chances of admission?
- Beyond academic and vocational fit, how can I choose a school whose cultural environment and support systems will allow me to find happiness and community?
- How should I engage with the schools on my list to demonstrate interest?
- How might COVID-19 impact my choice of schools and my chances of being accepted?

Webinar – How to Navigate the Common App in the Age of COVID-19

TODAY at 2 PM (ET) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

With special guest Michael Muska, a former Brown admissions officer, author, and college consultant.

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This Wednesday at 2 PM, catch up on the latest developments in college admissions and learn how best to navigate the Common Application in the age of COVID-19 with expert insights from CATES CEO Chris Ajemian and guest Michael Muska, the director of Relativity College Consulting and a former admissions officer at Brown.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend the education sector, rising high school seniors face a dramatically altered college admissions landscape. One element of the application process that remains largely unchanged, however, is the Common App, the college application portal used by over 800 universities across the United States and beyond.

With summer opportunities thin on the ground and the likelihood of an especially competitive admissions cycle in the fall, there’s no better time for students to come to grips with the Common App system—and to learn how they can use it to stand out from their peers.

What’s more, with many students’ transcripts being disrupted by school closures and dozens of colleges, including the Ivy League, going test-optional, crafting a compelling Common App will be doubly important in future admissions cycles.

Webinar – How to Navigate the Common App in the Age of COVID-19

Wednesday 6/24 at 2 PM (ET) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

With special guest Michael Muska, a former Brown admissions officer, author, and college consultant.

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This Wednesday at 2 PM, catch up on the latest developments in college admissions and learn how best to navigate the Common Application in the age of COVID-19 with expert insights from CATES CEO Chris Ajemian and guest Michael Muska, the director of Relativity College Consulting and a former admissions officer at Brown.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend the education sector, rising high school seniors face a dramatically altered college admissions landscape. One element of the application process that remains largely unchanged, however, is the Common App, the college application portal used by over 800 universities across the United States and beyond.

With summer opportunities thin on the ground and the likelihood of an especially competitive admissions cycle in the fall, there’s no better time for students to come to grips with the Common App system—and to learn how they can use it to stand out from their peers.

What’s more, with many students’ transcripts being disrupted by school closures and dozens of colleges, including the Ivy League, going test optional, crafting a compelling Common App will be doubly important in future admissions cycles.

Webinar – How to Get Admitted to NYC Private Schools in Uncertain Times

TODAY at 2 PM (ET) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

With special guest Jennifer Brozost, a former admissions officer and author of "The NYC Private School Admissions Guide."

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The many upheavals induced by COVID-19 have added another layer of uncertainty onto the fraught world of NYC school admissions.

And as thousands of New York families consider the next stage of their child’s education, deciding whether to go private for elementary, middle, or high school will be more challenging than ever before—as will figuring out how to secure a spot at the most competitive institutions.

So how should families think about private education—and find their admissions edge—in these uncharted waters? To find out, tune into our latest Inside Admissions webinar on Wednesday, May 20, when CATES CEO Chris Ajemian will be joined by Jennifer Brozost, author of “The NYC Private School Admissions Guide” and co-director at PEAS.

Webinar – COVID-19’s Early Impact on the Waitlist: What it means for seniors and juniors applying to

TODAY at 2 PM (EDT) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

With special guest Michael Muska, a former Brown admissions officer and respected college consultant.

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As we all adjust to the disruptions caused by COVID-19, the familiar drumbeat of the cycle has reasserted itself. But what has changed because of the pandemic? What has happened with this year’s ? And what can students, parents, and educators do to find admissions success in this new normal?

Join CATES CEO Chris Ajemian and guest Michael Muska today at 2 PM to find out.

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At CATES, our goal is simple: to provide the tools you need to transform your life. Since 2003, we've delivered innovative support with test prep, academics, applications, education planning, and careers to students across the United States and the world. We also partner with schools and institutions to deliver tailored learning programs fine tuned to maximize students' potential.

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Reimagining Education: The Pandemic Has Led To a Rethinking of Ways to Teach 10/06/2021

Reimagining Education: The Pandemic Has Led To a Rethinking of Ways to Teach

What has the pandemic taught us about the future of remote learning—and education in general?

Last week, CATES CEO Chris Ajemian discussed this and more as a guest on NPR's Maine Calling.

Listen here: https://www.mainepublic.org/show/maine-calling/2021-06-01/reimagining-education-the-pandemic-has-led-to-a-rethinking-of-ways-to-teach

Reimagining Education: The Pandemic Has Led To a Rethinking of Ways to Teach Educators have learned lessons from the pandemic and are adapting their teaching methods and embracing innovative approaches.

Tips on Extracurriculars: Building Your Application Narrative 23/10/2020

Tips on Extracurriculars: Building Your Application Narrative

Do you know how to tell a story with your extracurricular activities?

In this video, we discuss how activities fit into your wider college application narrative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGF5CPQ9bmI

Tips on Extracurriculars: Building Your Application Narrative Your application narrative is the overall story told by each part of your college application. In this video, Chris Ajemian and former Brown admissions offic...

College Essay Tips: Know Your Audience 16/10/2020

College Essay Tips: Know Your Audience

As you put the finishing touches on your college essay, have you given some thought to who will be reading it?

Our latest video explains who admissions officers are and what they look for in an essay.

https://youtu.be/ekERg0mqtpU

College Essay Tips: Know Your Audience Like any writing, college essays are more successful when written with their intended audience in mind. In this video, we provide a quick overview of who col...

30/09/2020

Helping Students Adjust to a School Year like No Other

Limor Weinstein & Chris Ajemian review what families can do to maintain students’ mental health and academic progress in this uncertain environment

Webinar: Preparing for Your College Interview | Wednesday 9/16 at 2 PM ET | How has COVID-19 changed the college interview? What can students do to prepare? Find out with admissions expert Chris Ajemian and former Ivy League admissions officer... 16/09/2020

Webinar: Preparing for Your College Interview | Wednesday 9/16 at 2 PM ET | How has COVID-19 changed the college interview? What can students do to prepare? Find out with admissions expert Chris Ajemian and former Ivy League admissions officer...

College interviews in the next few months? Don't miss today's webinar, which will cover our top tips for interview prep.

Register free: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/6315996468871/WN_2KbYJwTWQDqGEIODPzZ0cw

Webinar: Preparing for Your College Interview | Wednesday 9/16 at 2 PM ET | How has COVID-19 changed the college interview? What can students do to prepare? Find out with admissions expert Chris Ajemian and former Ivy League admissions officer... As students worldwide gear up for college interviews over the coming months, the latest CATES webinar will cover everything you need to know about this year's interview process. We’ll give you the lowdown on what to research and which talking points to prepare, what's changed in light of COVID-19,...

19/08/2020

Webinar/Q&A – How to Tackle Supplemental Essays on the Common App

TODAY at 2 PM (ET) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

Featuring CATES CEO Chris Ajemian and guest Michael Muska, a former Brown admissions officer, author, and college consultant.
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Attendees will be able to participate in a live Q&A with Chris and Michael.
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22/07/2020

Webinar – How High Schoolers Can Build a College Application Narrative

TODAY at 2 PM (ET) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

With special guest Michael Muska, a former Brown admissions officer, author, and college consultant.

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08/07/2020

Webinar – How to Create a College List in the Age of COVID-19

TODAY at 2 PM (ET) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

With special guest Michael Muska, a former Brown admissions officer, author, and college consultant.

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This Wednesday at 2 PM, find out how to choose a best-fit college and build a rounded school list in the age of COVID-19. The latest CATES webinar will feature expert insights from CEO Chris Ajemian and guest Michael Muska, the director of Relativity College Consulting and a former admissions officer at Brown.

As we head into what is likely to be a competitive admissions cycle, both this fall and next, it will be doubly important for students to think carefully and strategically when choosing which colleges to apply to. In this webinar, admissions experts Chris Ajemian and Michael Muska will provide a deep dive into the art and science of designing a school list.

Chris and Michael will address the following questions and many more:

- What are the main factors I should consider when deciding which colleges to apply to?
- How can my school selections reflect my future goals for education and career?
- How should I balance safety, target, and reach schools to give myself the best chances of admission?
- Beyond academic and vocational fit, how can I choose a school whose cultural environment and support systems will allow me to find happiness and community?
- How should I engage with the schools on my list to demonstrate interest?
- How might COVID-19 impact my choice of schools and my chances of being accepted?

24/06/2020

Webinar – How to Navigate the Common App in the Age of COVID-19

TODAY at 2 PM (ET) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

With special guest Michael Muska, a former Brown admissions officer, author, and college consultant.

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This Wednesday at 2 PM, catch up on the latest developments in college admissions and learn how best to navigate the Common Application in the age of COVID-19 with expert insights from CATES CEO Chris Ajemian and guest Michael Muska, the director of Relativity College Consulting and a former admissions officer at Brown.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend the education sector, rising high school seniors face a dramatically altered college admissions landscape. One element of the application process that remains largely unchanged, however, is the Common App, the college application portal used by over 800 universities across the United States and beyond.

With summer opportunities thin on the ground and the likelihood of an especially competitive admissions cycle in the fall, there’s no better time for students to come to grips with the Common App system—and to learn how they can use it to stand out from their peers.

What’s more, with many students’ transcripts being disrupted by school closures and dozens of colleges, including the Ivy League, going test-optional, crafting a compelling Common App will be doubly important in future admissions cycles.

22/06/2020

Webinar – How to Navigate the Common App in the Age of COVID-19

Wednesday 6/24 at 2 PM (ET) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

With special guest Michael Muska, a former Brown admissions officer, author, and college consultant.

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This Wednesday at 2 PM, catch up on the latest developments in college admissions and learn how best to navigate the Common Application in the age of COVID-19 with expert insights from CATES CEO Chris Ajemian and guest Michael Muska, the director of Relativity College Consulting and a former admissions officer at Brown.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend the education sector, rising high school seniors face a dramatically altered college admissions landscape. One element of the application process that remains largely unchanged, however, is the Common App, the college application portal used by over 800 universities across the United States and beyond.

With summer opportunities thin on the ground and the likelihood of an especially competitive admissions cycle in the fall, there’s no better time for students to come to grips with the Common App system—and to learn how they can use it to stand out from their peers.

What’s more, with many students’ transcripts being disrupted by school closures and dozens of colleges, including the Ivy League, going test optional, crafting a compelling Common App will be doubly important in future admissions cycles.

20/05/2020

Webinar – How to Get Admitted to NYC Private Schools in Uncertain Times

TODAY at 2 PM (ET) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

With special guest Jennifer Brozost, a former admissions officer and author of "The NYC Private School Admissions Guide."

-

The many upheavals induced by COVID-19 have added another layer of uncertainty onto the fraught world of NYC school admissions.

And as thousands of New York families consider the next stage of their child’s education, deciding whether to go private for elementary, middle, or high school will be more challenging than ever before—as will figuring out how to secure a spot at the most competitive institutions.

So how should families think about private education—and find their admissions edge—in these uncharted waters? To find out, tune into our latest Inside Admissions webinar on Wednesday, May 20, when CATES CEO Chris Ajemian will be joined by Jennifer Brozost, author of “The NYC Private School Admissions Guide” and co-director at PEAS.

13/05/2020

Webinar – COVID-19’s Early Impact on the Waitlist: What it means for seniors and juniors applying to

TODAY at 2 PM (EDT) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

With special guest Michael Muska, a former Brown admissions officer and respected college consultant.

-

As we all adjust to the disruptions caused by COVID-19, the familiar drumbeat of the cycle has reasserted itself. But what has changed because of the pandemic? What has happened with this year’s ? And what can students, parents, and educators do to find admissions success in this new normal?

Join CATES CEO Chris Ajemian and guest Michael Muska today at 2 PM to find out.

22/04/2020

Webinar: How to Overcome and Manage Emotions During Testing

TODAY at 2 PM (EDT) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

Taking high-stakes can be an intensely emotional journey. For students of all ages, learning to manage these emotions is key to earning consistently stronger scores or grades.

Join CATES CEO Chris Ajemian and senior SAT/ACT tutor Nyssa Wilton as they discuss the importance of emotional self-regulation and how to practice it successfully—on test day and throughout the process.

15/04/2020

Webinar: As school closures enter their second month, how are K–8 students and parents coping?

TODAY at 2 PM (EDT) | Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

Join Adam Harrington, a senior tutor at CATES, today at 2 PM to find out how has impacted K–8 families across the US. With collected parent wisdom and a live kids' panel, Adam will share some insights and best practices to make the coming months a little easier for us all.

08/04/2020

Webinar: International College Admissions in the Age of

Today at 5 PM (UK) / 12 PM (NYC)

Register free: https://catestutoring.com/events/webinars/-webinars

Join CATES CEO Chris Ajemian and Lisa Montgomery of Edvice London to learn how COVID-19 will impact US for international students.

17/01/2019

The TV show "World's Greatest!", which identifies the world’s leading companies in every industry, has selected CATES as their featured tutoring and test prep business. On Monday, January 21, you can watch Chris Ajemian discuss CATES’s unique approach to learning and self-development, hear from students about our transformative impact on their lives, and find out what really makes CATES the “world’s greatest” education company.

Our segment will air on January 21 at 6 AM local ET/PT and 5 AM local MT/CT on DirecTV channel 305 and Dish Network channel 250. Full scheduling details are available here: worldsgreatesttelevision.com/tv_schedule.

For further details, please get in touch by email: [email protected].

Learn more about CATES at our website: catestutoring.com.

THE TEST 23/04/2018

THE TEST

Featuring Chris Ajemian, CATES's founder & CEO, "The Test & The Art of Thinking" is a new SAT/ACT-focused documentary from Canobie Films that explores the role of standardized testing in our society and its impact on students, parents, and educators.

Opens April 27 at The Landmark Theatre at West 57 in NYC.

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THE TEST What exactly do the ACT and SAT exams measure? THE TEST explores the debate over these exams and reveals the profound and mostly unseen impact the SAT and ACT have, deep into our educational system. Coming to theaters this spring.

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Students who study with their peers learn new material in a fun and engaging setting. CATES Tutoring offers personalized group tutoring to ensure students ace their next test!

Learn more engaging habits by following and "liking" our page today!

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Are your child’s midterm grades not as high as you’d like them to be? Book a session with CATES Tutoring to help raise your child’s today!

For more information about our tutoring services, "like" and follow our page!

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NEXT Saturday 12/02 FREE , , MOCK TEST FOR NJ STUDENTS The Mock Test is open to any local Sophomore and Junior student taking a standardized test. The exams are taken in a simulated testing center and are administered by a proctor. Students have the opportunity to take their exams in the company of other students, under the actual timing and corresponding break schedule of the real exams. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW: http://ow.ly/q4Z530g9kmR

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from our CATES Tutoring family to yours!

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NJ Students! Don't miss this early offer:
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Choose any subject matter, , and more!

To redeem contact CATES of Short Hills at 973-996-1150 or email [email protected] today!

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: One of the most effective ways to prepare for exams is to take mock tests. CATES Tutoring offers test prep for , , , and exams!

Be sure to "like" and follow us today for the latest in study tips!

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Is your child taking the December 9th ? CATES Tutoring offers mock tests and test preparation so your child can ace the !

Parents, "like" and follow our page today to learn the most helpful study tips for your child!

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Saturday 11/18 FREE , , MOCK TEST FOR NJ STUDENTS!

The Mock Test is open to any local Sophomore and Junior student taking a standardized test. The exams are taken in a simulated testing center and are administered by a proctor. Students have the opportunity to take their exams in the company of other students, under the actual timing and corresponding break schedule of the real exams. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW: http://ow.ly/YBdr30g9jLz

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Taking the this year? CATES Foundation classes offer students essential preparation for acing the SAT.

Register today for the December 2nd-18th session: http://ow.ly/WLCl30gtjG9

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: Drawing diagrams can help students create a visual memory that can be easily recalled during an .

Parents, "like" and follow our page today to learn the most helpful study tips for your child!

07/11/2017

One of the best ways to for an upcoming exam is to yourself! The easier it is for you to remember information while practicing, the more likely you will be to remember it come test day!

Upcoming test? "Like" and follow our page today to learn the most helpful study tips!

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from all of us at CATES Tutoring!

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THIS Saturday 11/04 FREE , , MOCK TEST FOR NJ STUDENTS!

The Mock Test is open to any local Sophomore and Junior student taking a standardized test. The exams are taken in a simulated testing center and are administered by a proctor. Students have the opportunity to take their exams in the company of other students, under the actual timing and corresponding break schedule of the real exams. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW: http://ow.ly/3m4H30g9jEG

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Is your busy schedule keeping you from getting a ? offers video conference tutoring sessions. Don't let your tight schedule keep you from acing your next .

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At CATES, our goal is simple: to provide the tools you need to transform your life. Since 2003, we've delivered innovative support with test prep, academics, applications, education planning, and careers to students across the United States and the world. We also partner with schools and institutions to deliver tailored learning programs fine-tuned to maximize students' potential.

An unwavering personal focus and individually-tailored methodology inform everything we do, whether it’s private tutoring and classes or online and institutional programs. Working with CATES to achieve their goals gives students an opportunity to acquire new skills, develop new learning habits, and build a confidence in their own abilities that will carry them far beyond any class, test, or application, and into the next phase of their lives.

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