National Merit Scholarship: What Is It and How Can I Win It?

The National Merit Scholarship is a competition that allows students who score highly on the PSAT (the practice SAT) to be considered for a $2,500 scholarship. So how does it work? Let’s break down the steps!

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  • National Merit Scholarship: What Is It and How Can I Win It?


    Although all high school juniors can apply for the National Merit Scholarship, many students aren’t aware that the opportunity exists. So what is the National Merit Scholarship? In summary, the National Merit Scholarship is a competition that allows ...

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  • Our Top Picks for Books to Read This Summer

    Summer Activties

    Students may experience a decrease in reading and math scores after a long vacation, which we refer to as the “ summer slide .” Reading is a great way to keep young minds active during a break, and is an excellent option for students of all ages! Here are ...

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  • Interesting Career Paths for Your Student to Consider

    Career Path

    It's not uncommon for college students to feel unsure of their future career choice. In fact, 30% of all undergraduate students change their major at least once within the first 3 years of enrollment. If your student is researching options, here are some ...

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  • How to Choose a College That's Right For You

    College Application Tips

    With so many choices available for higher education these days, it's easy for teens to become overwhelmed when trying to decide which school is right for them. From traditional on-campus learning to online classes, there's a number of options for ...

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  • What To Do When Your Student Is Unmotivated

    Parenting Advice

    If you have a student that has lost their drive towards school, fear not! There are many ways to encourage students that aren't academically motivated. Here are Tutor Doctor's tips on what to do when your student is unmotivated. Try to discover the cause ...

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  • What to Consider When Building Your Summer Test Prep Calendar

    SAT Prep

    With summer vacation right around the corner, now is a great time to start planning a schedule for summer test preparation. If your student is planning on taking the SAT or ACT, spending extra time during the summer break is a great way to squeeze in more ...

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  • The Importance of Developing a Growth Mindset for Children [Podcast]

    Parenting Advice

    Academic success isn't just about a student's grades, but also their attitude towards education. Building confidence is a key goal with all the students we work with for this very reason. Students that believe they can learn, make an effort, and improve ...

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  • Towards a Better Understanding: OCD


    Obsessive compulsive disorder, often known as OCD, affects 1 in 100 children in the United States . Symptoms of OCD can be obvious or invisible, so it can sometimes be difficult to diagnose, especially in younger kids. Unfortunately, students with OCD may ...

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  • Benefits of Introducing Online Tutoring Into Your Tutoring Sessions

    online tutoring

    In today's day and age, technology has monumentally changed the way we approach educational instruction. As an addendum to tutoring, online resources and instruction can be a valuable addition to any academic routine. Although nothing can ever fully ...

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