FLEX College Prep https://flexcollegeprep.com What is your college dream? FLEX can help! Sat, 18 Jan 2020 13:29:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://flexcollegeprep.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/cropped-FLEX-Favicon-Blue-32x32.png FLEX College Prep https://flexcollegeprep.com 32 32 Score Guarantee Program Seminar https://flexcollegeprep.com/score-guarantee-program-seminar/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/score-guarantee-program-seminar/#respond Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:54:01 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=213060 The post Score Guarantee Program Seminar appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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FLEX College Prep presents a free educational seminar:

FLEX SAT Score Guarantee Program Seminars

About this Event

How does it work?

  • Target the August SAT
  • Plan your test prep around school and other activities 
  • Weekly instruction to learn key concepts and strategies
  • Intensive drilling to reinforce learning
  • Regular diagnostic testing to monitor progress

Ask about the 1500 club… 

  • Entrance Exam to qualify
  • Adhere to FLEX Student Code of Conduct
  • Work with expert FLEX SAT Tutors

Ask about FLEX SAT Tutors: 

  • Graduates of Top 20 colleges & universities
  • Top 1% scorers in their subjects of instruction
  • Take the real SAT regularly to stay on top of current trends
  • Proven track record of improving student scores

FLEX Cupertino

1/18 @ 9:30AM

1/22 @ 6:30pm

1/29 @ 6:30pm

2/8 @ 9:30am

FLEX Irvine

1/8 @ 6:00pm

1/15 @ 6:00pm

1/22 @ 6:00pm

1/29 @ 6:00pm

2/5 @ 6:00pm

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Early App Results Are In & There’s Great News For Future College Applicants https://flexcollegeprep.com/early-app-results-are-in-theres-great-news-for-future-college-applicants/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/early-app-results-are-in-theres-great-news-for-future-college-applicants/#respond Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:44:56 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=213051 The post Early App Results Are In & There’s Great News For Future College Applicants appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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Colleges across the nation have begun to publicize early acceptance results for the high school Class of 2020, and, for the first time in years, these results provide an optimistic outlook for the “normal” student. While all the data is not in yet, we already can see a RISE in acceptance rates across the Ivies (Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, UPenn) alongside other well-known schools such as Duke. At the same time, we see a DECLINE in the number of students who are applying to schools during the early admissions cycle. In other words, there has never been a better time for students to apply to colleges early.

Harvard, for example, saw its acceptance rate increase for the first time in nearly a decade (13.4% to 13.9%) while the number of early applicants decreased by 7%. U Penn also broke a near decade record in declining Early Decision acceptance rates by admitting 19.7% of applicants. (It accepted 17.9% for the high school Class of 2019.)

Admissions officers and industry experts have offered various theories as to this decline but ultimately this should be good news for future student applicants who have waited a long time for a reprieve in the record-breaking competition that had characterized the admissions process. While a percentage point difference in admit rates might not seem like much, it can mean the difference between a student getting accepted or declined at any particular school–if that student knows how to leverage the current admissions climate. Leveraging that information requires good answers to questions such as:

  1. Will I be ready to apply early? How can I get ready?
  2. Which early admissions college will give me a competitive advantage?
  3. How can I best strategize my early admissions options?
  4. What qualities or characteristics are trending in early admissions decisions?
  5. What changes in admissions trends (including those resulting from admissions scandals) give me a competitive edge?

To learn more, click the button below to attend a FLEX seminar near you about Changes & Trends In College Admission, Early Edition.

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Why My Major Workshops https://flexcollegeprep.com/why-my-major-workshops/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/why-my-major-workshops/#respond Wed, 08 Jan 2020 21:32:10 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=213021 The post Why My Major Workshops appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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FLEX College Prep presents a free educational seminar:

Why My Major: Free College Essay Workshop

Featuring: FLEX-Certified Essay Specialists

About this Event

Applying to College?

A great college essay communicates all the necessary information about you as a person. Learn what colleges are looking for and get help writing the essays that best showcase you.

Under the supervision of a FLEX essay specialist, students will learn what should and should not go in the essay, study a sample essay, brainstorm potential topics, and their unique writing voices for their UC or Common Application.

*Students are REQUIRED to bring a laptop to this 2 hour workshop.

FLEX Diamond Bar

FLEX Fremont

FLEX Los Altos

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Education Expo 2020 | Roadmap To College https://flexcollegeprep.com/education-expo-2020/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/education-expo-2020/#respond Wed, 18 Dec 2019 23:04:46 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=212956 The post Education Expo 2020 | Roadmap To College appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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FLEX College Prep Proudly Presents:

Education Expo Spring 2020 | Roadmap to College

Event Details

2.22.2020, 9-11AM

De Anza College, Forum 1
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014

Meet former Admissions Officers from Yale, USC, UC Berkeley, & more!

  • Whitney Enwemeka, USCFormer Admission Officer
  • Rob Jackson, Yale, Former Admission Office Liaison for all Athletes
  • Danny Byun, FLEX CEO & Founder
  • Dan Kwon, UC Berkeley, Senior VP of Admissions Consulting

Keynote Presentations:

  • Winning Strategies for UC Admissions: Learn about current admissions trends, including the “New Look” for UC Applications for the 2020 application cycle!
  • Private College Admissions Committee: View a mock simulation of a College Admissions Comittee and watch the drama unfold as to who gets accepted, waitlisted, and denied!

Raffle Prizes: vouchers for FLEX services valued over thousands of dollars!

Admission free! Space is limited!  

Event Details

2.22.2020, 3-5PM

Lakeview Senior Center
20 Lake Rd, Irvine, CA 92604

Meet former Admissions Officers from Yale, USC, UC Berkeley, & more!

  • Whitney Enwemeka, USCFormer Admission Officer
  • Rob Jackson, Yale, Former Admission Office Liaison for all Athletes
  • Danny Byun, FLEX CEO & Founder
  • Dan Kwon, UC Berkeley, Senior VP of Admissions Consulting

Keynote Presentations:

  • Winning Strategies for UC Admissions: Learn about current admissions trends, including the “New Look” for UC Applications for the 2020 application cycle!
  • Private College Admissions Committee: View a mock simulation of a College Admissions Comittee and watch the drama unfold as to who gets accepted, waitlisted, and denied!

Raffle Prizes: vouchers for FLEX services valued over thousands of dollars!

Admission free! Space is limited!  

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FLEX College Prep Proudly Presents:

Academics in College Admission

for 5th – 9th Graders

Event Details

2.8.2020, 10AM-12PM

CPAA
6148 Bollinger Rd
San Jose, CA 95129

Find out what 5-9th grade families must know about their academic preparation for success in high school, college, and beyond.

Learn more from the FLEX Expert Academic Panel:

  • Danny Byun: FLEX CEO & Founder
  • Tiffany Lu: FLEX: Senior Director of Curriculum Development & Tutor Management, Stanford: BS Biology
  • Klaus Aichelen: FLEX: Director of Academics & Principal Tutor, USA Biology Olympiad Instructor & Specialist, UC Berkeley: BS Biology
  • Henry Rownd: FLEX: Associate Instructor, Stanford: PhD Art History, Carleton College: BA Media Studies

Exploration of:

  • Reading & Writing for Success in the Humanities
  • Young Writer’s Workshop
  • Scientific Reasoning and Exploration + Biology Olympiad
  • Solving the Word Problem (Math)
Event Details

2.1.2020, 10AM-12PM

University United Methodist Church
18422 Culver Dr
Irvine, CA 92612

Find out what 5-9th grade families must know about their academic preparation for success in high school, college, and beyond.

Learn more from the FLEX Expert Academic Panel:

  • Danny Byun: FLEX CEO & Founder
  • Tiffany Lu: FLEX: Senior Director of Curriculum Development & Tutor Management, Stanford: BS Biology

Exploration of:

  • Reading & Writing for Success in the Humanities
  • Young Writer’s Workshop
  • Scientific Reasoning and Exploration + Biology Olympiad
  • Solving the Word Problem (Math)

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The Challenge of AP Coursework 2020 https://flexcollegeprep.com/the-challenge-of-ap-coursework-2020/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/the-challenge-of-ap-coursework-2020/#respond Wed, 18 Dec 2019 20:54:07 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=212889 The post The Challenge of AP Coursework 2020 appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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FLEX College Prep presents a free educational seminar:

The Challenge of AP Coursework: Assessing Readiness and Preparing Students

About this Event

Attend this seminar to understand how to ACE the AP Exams. Learn about our World Class Instructors and distinctive AP Programs.

Topics include:

  • Strategies for AP exam success
  • Time management and testing stamina
  • How colleges view AP exams
  • Deep dive into the various AP exams
  • Upcoming AP Prep Courses at FLEX Centers

FLEX Diamond Bar

FLEX Fremont

FLEX Los Altos

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UC Essay Prompts (Free College Essay Workshop) https://flexcollegeprep.com/uc-essay-prompts-free-college-essay-workshop/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/uc-essay-prompts-free-college-essay-workshop/#respond Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:50:59 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=212776 The post UC Essay Prompts (Free College Essay Workshop) appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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FLEX College Prep presents a free educational seminar:

UC Essay Prompts: Free College Essay Workshop

About this Event

Applying to College?

A great college essay communicates all the necessary information about you as a person. Learn what colleges are looking for and get help writing the essays that best showcase you. Under the supervision of a FLEX essay specialist, students will learn what should and should not go in the essay, study a sample essay, brainstorm potential topics, and their unique writing voices for their UC or Common Application.

*Students are REQUIRED to bring a laptop to this 2 hour workshop.

FLEX Diamond Bar

FLEX Fremont

FLEX Los Altos

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Changes & Trends In College Admission 2020 https://flexcollegeprep.com/changes-trends-in-college-admission-2020/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/changes-trends-in-college-admission-2020/#respond Mon, 18 Nov 2019 21:32:53 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=212739 The post Changes & Trends In College Admission 2020 appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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FLEX College Prep presents a free educational seminar:

Changes & Trends in College Admission: Mid-Season Discussion of the Application Climate Early Decision Results

About this Event

Most universities will have sent their replies to early applicant students by late December and early January.

As another round of Early Decision and Early Action applications comes to a close this month, join FLEX as we discuss the trends of this year’s results, and what it means for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders who will apply in years to come.

This strategic analysis can lend perspective and insight that parents and students can harness as they begin to build college lists and pick target majors.

FLEX Diamond Bar

FLEX Fremont

FLEX Los Altos

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SAT Score Guarantee Info Seminar https://flexcollegeprep.com/sat-score-guarantee-info-seminar/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/sat-score-guarantee-info-seminar/#respond Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:56:25 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=212697 The post SAT Score Guarantee Info Seminar appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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FLEX SAT Score Guarantee Program

About this PROGRAM

The FLEX Score Guarantee (FSG) program is designed to help current sophomores work toward that significant August test date (September for the ACT).

The program provides a consistent, predictable, and manageable test prep schedule for sophomores–while helping them to make significant gains in their scores.

How it works:

  • Target the August SAT
  • Plan your Test Prep around school and other activities
  • Weekly Instruction to learn key concepts and strategies
  • Intensive drilling to reinforce learning
  • Regular diagnostic testing to monitor progress

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Plan Your SAT / ACT Prep https://flexcollegeprep.com/plan-your-sat-act-prep/ https://flexcollegeprep.com/plan-your-sat-act-prep/#respond Wed, 13 Nov 2019 19:52:16 +0000 https://flexcollegeprep.com/?p=212692 The post Plan Your SAT / ACT Prep appeared first on FLEX College Prep.

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Parents and students, we all know it’s coming. Senior year. College applications. The mere thought of college applications can make high school students feel anxiety and dread.

Parents, give your students the gift of foresight. With a little bit of smart planning, you can create a manageable and realistic schedule for your overworked student. You can help your student work productively. You can help your student maximize his or her college admissions chances. How?

Start early! Specifically, start standardized test prep during January of sophomore year. (Even earlier for advanced and motivated freshmen.)

FLEX can make this recommendation with a great deal of confidence because our tutors–who come from the top 25 universities across the nation and rank in the top 1% of test scorers–have worked with nearly 10,000 students on test prep since 2001. If we take a look at the data, we find that sophomores who begin studying for the SAT in January and study continuously for the August exam (September for the ACT) have the best rate of success. In fact, nearly 75% of FLEX test prep students achieve their target score within this 16-20 week cycle. Few (if any) test prep companies can boast the same significant score increase within the same span of time.

It is important for parents to keep that 16-20 week timeframe in mind because research shows that students need a certain amount of time to develop the speed, accuracy, and practice necessary to succeed on a standardized test. When we look at the statistics for FLEX students who study on an 8-12 week cycle, we find that a smaller percentage achieves target scores: approximately 23%. Now that is not an impossible statistic. An academically strong student can certainly achieve target scores on a shorter prep cycle. However, this is not the norm for the average student, or for the student who does not take tests well, or for the student who is strong in one area (say math) but weak in others (reading/writing).

Let’s put it this way: most students need to find–that is, create–a 16-20 week timeframe in their schedules to achieve their target standardized test scores. However, we have seen a trend toward shorter and later test prep. Most commonly, students try to cram in test prep during the summer before their junior year. This is considered last minute prep.

Consider what junior year will look like for your student.

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