Ahead of the Curve: November 7, 2013

From the News:

From CMC Clients:

  • Parent Conversations with High School Teachers: At the quarter/mid-semester break, I start receiving more phone calls from parents of high schoolers concerned about the possible ramifications of talking with their son/daughter’s high school teachers, yet wanting information because a grade is lower than expected.  While throughout the semester, parents may have encouraged their child to talk with the teacher, no immediate impact to a grade may have been noticed.
  • Common App Time Stamp: The Common Application time stamps submitted applications either in Eastern Standard Time (EST) or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).  Not to worry if a time stamp says the day AFTER a deadline; generally, college admissions offices honor the time zone of the applicant. If you’re concerned about pushing a deadline, knowing you tend to procrastinate, contact the college admissions office days in advance to ask what time zone will be considered an “on time” submission.
  • Extra-curricular Activities and Academic Majors: Extra-curricular activities can help students explore possible majors, before having to declare one in applications.  Summers can provide concentrated time to attend a camp or other program to indulge an academic interest.
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About Jill Yoshikawa, Ed M, Partner of Creative Marbles Consultancy

Jill Yoshikawa, EdM, Harvard ’99, a seasoned, 25 year educator and consultant, is meticulous in helping clients navigate all aspects of the educational experience, no matter the level of complexity. She combines educational theory with experience to advise families, schools and educators. A UCSD and Harvard graduate, as well as a former high school teacher, Jill works tirelessly to help her clients succeed.
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