Standardized Test Taking Strategies

Discover helpful test taking strategies for the SAT, ACT, and AP exams that can build students’ confidence and boost their overall performance.

Need an Executive Functioning Coach?

Executive Function Coach

Is your student struggling with organization and time management? Learn how an executive functioning coach can help them be successful in all areas of life.

Write Your Perfect College Essay

The college essay (or personal statement) is an important component of a college application. Discover Signet’s 8-step approach to writing the perfect essay.

The Essential ACT Prep Guide

In this essential ACT prep guide, we provide crucial information about the ACT, including how to go about studying and preparing for this test. Check it out.

10 Tips to Ace the SAT and ACT

Is it standardized testing time for your student? Here are ten tips for getting students on the road to acing the SAT or ACT.

8 Tips on How to Study for Calculus

8 Tips on How to Study for Calculus

Calculus is among the most daunting subjects that many high school and college students will ever face. Students who take this class typically struggle with it at one point or another, whether due to the hard-to-grasp concepts, the intimidating notation, or the difficult problems.

Academic Coaching vs. Teaching: What’s the Difference?

When students struggle with school, they often don’t know who to turn to for support. Can their teachers put them back on track, or might they benefit from a service like academic coaching? What are the differences between academic coaching and teaching in the context of getting students the help they need?    You’ve got […]

Standardized Testing

Standardized Test

Standardized Testing Standardized testing can be stressful and confusing for students. There are no specific classes designed to prepare students for these tests (with the exception of AP exams), so in many cases, students don’t know what to expect.  Should they take the SAT or ACT? Does it matter which test they submit to colleges? […]

College Admissions

College admissions is one of the most important parts of the high school experience. It can also be a significant source of stress for students and their parents—especially as they try to keep up with the many other demands of high school.   First things first: take a deep breath. The journey you’re about to take […]

High School Road Map for Sophomores and Juniors

The most successful high school students have a road map that takes them from the beginning of freshman year through high school graduation. Learn how sophomores and juniors can plan their road maps.

Excellent Organization in High School

High School Organization

Is your incoming freshman organized enough for high school? Explore the three elements of good organization and how to help your teen master tasks, time, and stuff.

SAT, ACT, or go ‘Test Optional?’

SAT vs ACT vs Test Optional

We receive many questions from families about whether their students should take the SAT, ACT, or go test optional. Here’s how to make the right decision.

Alison: Our Newest Admissions Consultant

Alison: Our Newest Admissions Consultant

Signet Education is thrilled to welcome Alison Malbrough, a college admissions consultant and the newest principal tutor to join our incredible team! Get to know Alison.

Is Test Anxiety Holding Your Student Back?

Is Test Anxiety Holding Your Student Back?

Does your child freeze, fumble, or flip out when confronted with high-stakes testing? They may be experiencing test anxiety. Learn how to help them prepare for testing.

Reflecting on the School Year

Reflecting on the School Year

The end of the school year is an excellent time for students to engage in healthy self-reflection. Learn how to facilitate this process with your teen.

Activities for Teens to Enjoy this Summer

Activities for Teens to Enjoy this Summer

What should your teen read, watch, and listen to this summer? Hint: Signet’s recommendations are based more on pure enjoyment than academic value. See our list.

Summer: The Time for College Applications

Get on Track with College Applications This Summer

Summer is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time for students to get on track with college applications. Get Signet’s college application checklist.

Does My Student Need a Life Coach?

Does a freshman really have enough life experience to necessitate a life coach? Yes! Learn more about academic coaching—life coaching for teens.