May Ruiz

April College Search Guide
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April College Search Guide

  The Road to College   By May S. Ruiz   FRESHMAN: The school year is winding down.   Your 9th graders should be on track on all their academic grades and extra-curricular activities.  They need to put extra effort into getting the best grades they could muster.  They also should have already lined up summer…

Kevel Education Uses Different Approach to Math Tutoring
Education

Kevel Education Uses Different Approach to Math Tutoring

  By May S. Ruiz For students of all ages, one of the most challenging subjects to learn is math. And with most schools’ increased focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), it’s crucial to provide these kids with the tools to help them understand and learn math. In the San Gabriel Valley, there are…

March College Search Guide
Education

March College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s spring time! And most students are also on spring break. It may well be a welcome respite for your children, a time to recharge as they head towards the end of the school year. While it is an opportunity for them to relax, it is also…

Near-Peer Mentoring for College Applicants
Education

Near-Peer Mentoring for College Applicants

  By May S. Ruiz A year ago, Emma Li was a 17-year-old high school senior at Arcadia High School, eagerly yet nervously waiting to hear from the colleges and universities to which she had applied.  Today she is a freshman at Cornell University and a near-peer mentor to teenagers who are going through this…

Early College Program Gives Monrovia Students Advantage
Education

Early College Program Gives Monrovia Students Advantage

  By May S. Ruiz High school students in Monrovia can get an early start to college beginning in the 2017-2018 school year when the district rolls out its dual or concurrent enrollment program. A partnership between Monrovia Unified School District (MUSD) and Citrus Community College District (CCCD), the Early College Program (ECP) gives Monrovia…

February College Search Guide
Education

February College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Freshman Your children are well into the second semester of 9th grade and are now fully engaged in the academic and extra-curricular life at their school.  They should continue focusing on maintaining good grades, or if their first semester marks need improvement, now is the time…

January College Search Guide
Education

January College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Freshman Typically, the beginning of the year marks the halfway point in the school year. First semester grades would soon be released, if they had not been sent out yet. If your 9th grader’s marks are not great, he/she would need to use the second semester…

December College Search Guide
Education

December College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz The cool weather is settling in and some scattered showers are occasionally breaking up the otherwise cloudless blue skies. Children are eagerly anticipating the Christmas season and winter break. As we head towards the end of the year, some students are finishing up on the first…

November College Search Guide
Education

November College Search Guide

  The road to college By May S. Ruiz The onset of cooler temperatures and standard time also means students are well into their school routine. They get a breather during the Thanksgiving holiday, but they need to head back to school ready to tackle the busy stretch as they prepare for end of the…

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