March 2011 Newsletter

March 22, 2011 

In this issue:

Why Are College Freshmen so Stressed Out?

The mental health level of college freshmen is at the lowest level it has been in 25 years, according to a survey conducted by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program at UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute. In the Fall 2010 survey, “The American Freshman: National Norms,” involving more than 200,000 incoming full-time students at four-year colleges, the percentage of students rating themselves as “below average” in emotional health rose. At the same time, the percentage of students who said their emotional health was above average fell to 52 percent, down from 64 percent in 1985.

Four + Three Tips = Your Child Excited About MATH!

It’s not uncommon to hear adults say that they hated math in school, but a parent wouldn’t want to convey that attitude to his child. How can a parent address this dichotomy? By following the seven easy tips below, you just might be able to get your child excited about math!

An Interview with Test Prep Book Author Charles Gulotta

For this month’s newsletter we were very pleased to have the opportunity to speak with Charles Gulotta, who has been a freelance writer for the past 30 years, in both corporate advertising and marketing. Charles is also the author of six test-prep and education-related books.

JCC Kaiserman Offers a Free College Admissions Seminar

A+ is teaming up with Hannah Bookbinder and the JCC Kaiserman Branch to offer this informative program for high school students and their parents. Date: Thursday, March 24, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

FREE Proctored ACT and SAT Exams!

Free, no-obligation, proctored ACT and SAT practice exams are open to current students and to members of the community. The next scheduled test date is April 2, 2011.


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