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Balancing Homework And Play

Written by Moira Motyka, Education Station Homework Academy Instructor and Former Hopkinton 5th Grade Teacher “Homework is part of learning and most likely part of your elementary age child’s daily after school responsibilities. However, homework needs to be balanced with play, and, students need their parents to help them develop a healthy balance.” Homework is…

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College Tours: When Is the Right Time?

By Christine Chapman, Educational Consultant It’s never too early to get out to visit college campuses, as far as I am concerned. In fact, I’ve been dragging my own kiddos around college campuses since they were little, even if it is a simple drive-by or drive-through of campus. I think that’s one of the reasons…

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Entering the College Process

By Alex Wojcik, Recent High School Graduate & Education Station Intern When does the college process begin? With the Common App? The SAT? That sweatshirt you wore as a toddler? Now that the process is over, I’m relieved to be done. I’ve found a community I’m excited to join. However, without some of the lessons…

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Hopkinton College Counselor Reflects on the HS Graduation Ceremony

Author: Christine Chapman, Education Station Founder and College Counselor As a college counselor who has worked privately for many years, and as someone who has also worked as faculty in a private school, I’ve attended many graduations—both as a participant and as a guest. This year, for the first time, I was honored to be…

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A College Counselor Processes Admission Decision Disappointments

Author: Sims Yun, Education Station Founder and Director of Academic Services and Tutoring So it was a tough week for people who do what I do for a living. The great celebrations of admissions decisions are always wonderful, but helping students and families manage disappointments is difficult and emotionally tears me apart. So, in the…

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How to Study For AP Math?

Sometime between my AP Calculus class and my AP Calculus test, I had a panic attack. I knew I hadn’t actually learned anything from that class–truthfully, I had been coasting all year. I definitely wasn’t interested in finding “best practices” in studying in high school (whatever that means), but I still managed to pass the…

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