Panel of Experts

Karl Schellscheidt

SAT Prep Expert

  • BSE, Princeton University '90
  • M.A., Secondary Education Seton Hall University '93
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School '00

Fred Hargadon

Dean of Admission

  • Swarthmore College
    (1964-1969)
  • Stanford University
    (1969-1984)
  • Princeton University
    (1988-2003)

Don Betterton

Financial Aid Expert

  • Director of Financial Aid, Princeton University (1973-2006)
  • Certified College Planner
  • Principal, Betterton College Planning

Seamus Malin

Admission Expert

  • Harvard University
    Dir. of Financial Aid
    (1966-1977)
    Asst. Dean of Admission
    (1977-1987)
    International Office Director
    (1987-2002)

Are we pushing our kids too hard?

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Karl Schellscheidt

I came across this article today and it got me thinking. It deals with a topic that I truly have mixed feelings about. Are we pushing our kids too hard or are we not pushing them hard enough?

While my wife and I have tended to let our children have the kind of childhoods we had — ones filled with lots of unstructured playtime — we sometimes second guess ourselves. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

In any case, I think the article is worth reading.

The Freshman and Sophomore SAT Test Advantage?

Karl Schellscheidt

free sat test videoHigh school freshman and sophomores have one discrete advantage over juniors and seniors when it applies to the SAT test, and that is the benefit of time. In this video I discuss what freshman and sophomores could be doing today to ensure they don’t get behind the ball when it comes time for taking the dreaded SAT test. Time is on your side. (more…)