Tutoring in Columbus, Ohio

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The founder of, Brian Stewart, has expanded his tutoring business to have several outstanding associate tutors.  Every tutor has scored in at least the 95th percentile and has extensive instructional experience.  Please click here to learn more about the tutor biographies.  

In addition to offering ACT Tutoring, SAT Tutoring, Math Tutoring, Writing Tutoring, and Science Tutoring, we still offer ACT Classes and SAT Classes.  Additionally, BWS Education offers help with College Admissions.  Please contact BWS Education Consulting with any questions about our tutoring services.  Thank you.  

ACT, SAT, and Academic Tutoring in Indianapolis, Indiana

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Our partner company, BWS Education Consulting, is now offering ACT, SAT, math, science, and writing tutoring to students in the greater Indianapolis, Indiana area.  Our tutors are available to meet students in the surrounding suburbs of Carmel, Plainfield, Noblesville, Brownsburg, and Westfield.  To learn more about our services, please click these links:

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Fictional School Rankings

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Number 1:  Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Somewhere, Scotland

Tuition and fees: $42,752

Enrollment:  about 300

Setting: Rural

While many Muggles will only see ruins and warnings of danger, the Hogwarts castle has been on the Daily Prophet’s most beautiful campus list since its founding in the 10th century. Hogwarts offers a wide variety of challenging classes to give every witch or wizard the best possible magical education.

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Number 2:  Xavier’s Gifted School for Youngsters - New York, USA

Tuition and fees: Unknown

Enrollment:  Varies, first class was 8

Setting: Suburban

Mutatis Mutandis. Located on historic grounds, Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters has long been an institution that promotes equality between mutants and humans. Class sizes are very small and students have the unique opportunity to learn from teachers just like them.
*Note: Pre-req for admissions – must be a mutant

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Number 3:  Jedi Academy - Coruscant, A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Tuition and fees: Unknown

Enrollment:  First post-war class – 12

Setting: Urban

Jedis have suffered from persecution throughout the history of the galaxy. While Jedi Academies were banned and destroyed during the Great Jedi Purge, since the Galactic Civil War many locations have re-opened to provide young Jedi quality instruction in the ways of the Force.

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Number 4:  I.F. Battle School - Space Station, Orbiting Earth

Tuition and fees: Unknown

Enrollment:  about 650

Setting: Galactic

The Battle School not only gives students a top notch education but also trains them for war with the Formics. At the Battle School students learn military strategy and tactics as well as mathematics and science. Before graduation students must also pass  mock battle simulations. Graduates of the Battle School also stand a very good chance of later acceptance to the Command School.

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Number 5:  Starfleet Academy - San Francisco, California, U.S.A., Earth

Tuition and fees: Money does not exist in this time period

Enrollment: High

Setting: Urban

Founded in 2161, Starfleet Academy has an excellent reputation for training Starfleet officer corps. It’s stellar reputation is upheld by a rigorous entrance exam. Notable alumni include Jean-Luc Picard and Kathryn Janeway. Ex astris, scientia; From the stars, knowledge!

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Number 6:  Empire State University - New York, United States

Tuition and fees: about $34,000

Enrollment:  about 22,000

Setting: Urban

ESU has been compared to both NYU and Columbia University.  Empire State has a policy of integration, making sure all types of students feel welcome – human and mutant alike. Given this history, ESU has many notable alumni including Peter Parker, Johnny Storm, Gwen Stacy and Emma Frost.

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Number 7:  Camp Half-Blood - Long Island, New York, U.S.A.  

Tuition and fees: Free (must be half-blood)

Enrollment:  37

Setting: Rural

While Camp Half-Blood has had some reputation issues as a party school (being run by Dionysus), there is no better school for demi-gods in the world! Camp Half-Blood is a safe environment in which demi-gods can grow and mature amongst their peers while  maintaining ties to the outside world.

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Number 8:  Pennbrook University - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Tuition and fees: about $43,000

Enrollment: about 9,250

Setting: Suburban

One Pennbrook University student chose to attend PU over an acceptance to Yale. She told people this was because of the friends and community she was sure to find while attending Pennbrook. With world class professors like Mr. Feeny, who could say no to Pennbrook? Go Penguins!

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Number 9:  Greendale Community College - Colorado, United States

Tuition and fees: $64 per credit hour

Enrollment:  about 21,000

Setting: Suburban

GCC may not be at the top academically, but it’s definitely an affordable option! With over 80 fields of study including air conditioning repair school, all headed up by a very colorful dean, Greendale is a fun place to obtain a degree. Notable alumni of GCC include Luiz Guzman! Greendale also features many options for getting involved on campus and even features an annual paintball tournament.  



Number 10:  Hudson University - New York, New York, U.S.A.

Tuition and fees: unknown

Enrollment: mid-range

Setting: Urban

Hudson University has long been described as a campus having a very high crime rate.  However, the University has a very close relationship with the NYPD and most cases are solved relatively quickly. If you choose to attend Hudson University be sure to have the NYPD SVU unit on speed dial.

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We hope that this list has given you a welcome break from the stress of the U.S. News College Rankings.  Be sure you go to the college that is best for you — rankings are very, very subjective.  

–Brian Stewart

Sample Ivy League Essays

College Admissions, College Application Essays
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Here is a collection of college application essays that students successfully used to earn admission to the eight Ivy League Universities.  Read them to see what students did to set themselves apart in their college applications.  

Brown University

  1. BU Admissions Essay
  2. “Significant Influence” Essay for Brown University
  3. Brown University “Person of Influence” Essay
  4. Sample Essay for Brown University
  5. Brown University Common App Essay
  6. Application Essay for Brown University
Columbia University
  1. Sample Essay from Columbia University
  2. Admissions Essay from Columbia University
  3. Columbia University Common App Essay
  4. Application Essay for Columbia University
  5. Columbia University Common Application Essay

Cornell University

  1. “World You Come From” Essay for Cornell University
  2. Cornell University Common Applicaiton Essay
  3. Admissions Essay for Cornell University
  4. Cornell Application Essay
  5. “Engineering” Essay for Cornell University
  6. Common App Essay for Cornell University
  7. Cornell University “Selected Major” Essay
  8. Sample Essay for Cornell University
  9. Cornell University Essay
  10. “Topic of Choice” Essay for Cornell University
  11. Cornell University Common Applicaiton Essay
  12. Admissions Essay for Cornell University
Dartmouth College
  1. DC Admissions Essay
  2. Common App Essay for Dartmouth College
  3. Darthmouth College “Favorite Quotation” Essay
  4. Application Essay for Dartmouth
  5. Dartmouth College Common App Essay
Harvard University
  1. Harvard College “Significant Experience” Essay
  2. “Background” Essay for Harvard University

Princeton University

  1. Princeton University Common App Essay
  2. Princeton University Application Essay
  3. Admissions Essay for Princeton University
  4. Common App Essay for Princeton University
  5. “Quote” Essay for Princeton University
  6. Princeton University Common Application Essay

University of Pennsylvania

  1. University of Pennsylvania Common App Essay
  2. “Topic of Choice” Essay for University of Pennsylvania
  3. UPenn Essay
  4. University of Pennsylvania “Significant Experience” Essay
  5. Personal Essay for UPenn
  6. “Academic Interests” Essay for University of Pennsylvania

Yale University

  1. Sample Essay Yale University
  2. Example Essay Yale University
  3. Yale University Application Essay
  4. “Personal and Educational Goals” Essay for Yale University
  5. Yale University Engineering Essay
  6. Admissions Essay for Yale University
  7. “Background” Essay for Yale University
  8. Yale University “Personal and Financial Obstacles” Essay

Common Application Problem — Beware!

College Admissions, College Applications
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I had a tutoring student recently run into a problem with the common application.  He had submitted the application online through the common application website, and the website said that he had completed everything necessary for application to a particular college.  The only problem?  He still needed to do the ACT writing section for the school.  Fortunately, he was able to petition the admissions office to make an exception for him so that he could take the SAT this January and use the results from that, but it was a really close call and he was nearly denied admission on this technicality. 

The lesson?  Double check the online common application requirements with those on the actual college admissions website.  The common application is not going to be held responsible if you miss a piece of the requirements – they have an extensive disclaimer.  With the increasing complexity of college applications, be sure you have completed each and every requirement by double checking the requirements yourself. 

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