Valspeak and the College Admissions Process

Jessica: “Should I like write on the cover page of like the graded paper? You know, like Union College Supplement – Graded Paper?” Ivy Coach: “You can write ‘Union College Supplement – Graded Paper,’ but please delete the word ‘like’ as this is not appropriate for oral or written speech … 

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Ivy Coach College Admissions Seminars in China

On July 19th and 22nd, Ivy Coach gave seminars in China on the U.S. college admissions process. One seminar was at Beijing University and another was at a high school in Nanjing. The turnout was fantastic for both. What was so wonderful was that we met some incredible students who … 

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Are You a Helicopter Parent?

A 21st Century term “helicopter parent” refers to a person who pays extremely close attention to his or her child or children, particularly at educational institutions. They rush to prevent any harm or failure from befalling them or letting them learn from their own mistakes, sometimes even contrary to the … 

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