Author Archives: Kate Kresse

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)

An open letter to students receiving standardized test scores

Previously, I published excerpts from a letter that a friend shared with me. She said that a principal sent it home to the students. Here is the link to that post https://aceitnow.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/test-scores-whats-really-important/ In recent feedback, I was told that the … Continue reading

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Why do I have to take history and social studies?

Why do I have to take history/social studies? That is a mantra that many of my students repeat, over and over. Of course, I tell them that those who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it. I … Continue reading

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When should you start preparing for finals? Map to success.

As you know, I am a tutor. I am already hounding my students to review, review, review. But this method can help all of us improve learning. Final exams are still many weeks away. Students are immersed in the day-to-day … Continue reading

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Test Scores: Whats REALLY important?

A friend of a friend shared this with me today. I love this. My friend said: My daughter’s new elementary school principle sent this to all the students as they received their state standardized testing scores this week: “We are concerned … Continue reading

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SAT/ACT prep

A resource for a free SAT/ACT preparation class Posted on September 19, 2013by Kate Kresse My friend Katharine Trauger made me aware of a free SAT/ACT tool/preparation class. You pay a very small student fee, but that’s it. Of course there are other … Continue reading

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Don’t have a sit down strike about the SAT for goodness sake!

It is fall, and students are beginning to really panic about college admissions tests, such as the SAT. Here are the tentative SAT dates: 2013-14 October 2013 -Saturday, October 5, Sunday, October 6 November 2013 – Saturday, November 2, Sunday … Continue reading

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college fairs are coming

here is a link for some college fairs that may be coming to a city near you. https://www.gotomyncf.com/Registration/EventSelectForState?stateName=All You never know when you will have the opportunity to find the school of your dreams!

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