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Prep for the October ACT and November SAT! This special Chariot Learning SAT/ACT Extended Class is perfect for students from Our Lady of Mercy and McQuaid who want to learn the powerful strategies and content needed for their best test scores in time for the October tests. This combination of nine comprehensive lessons on math, grammar, reading, and testing strategies along with two full full-length proctored practice tests (one SAT and one ACT) provides a powerful foundation for test day success. Instructional sessions for this class meet at Our Lady of Mercy from 3:15-5:15. The two practice tests meet at the Chariot Learning office on 10/19 and 10/27 run from 10am-2pm: October 8, 10, 15, 17, 20 (ACT), 22, 27 (SAT), 29   The fee for this class is $500, but just $450 for Mercy students. Seats are limited and advance registration is required. Reserve your seat ASAP by email…

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Anyone who has met me is well aware of how proud I am to have been born and raised in The Bronx. But just about ten years ago, my wife and I had to decide where our children were going to grow up and the Boogie Down did not make the cut. Instead, through some strange serendipity, we wound up over 350 miles away from our old apartment and landed in Monroe County, the core of what is considered Greater Rochester. Not long after that, I founded Chariot Learning, at which point I learned something profound yet previously hidden from me: Monroe County has some amazing schools! In fact, Monroe County has many amazing schools, districts, and educational communities. Whether you favor public, private, or parochial options, you’re spoiled for choices in the Greater Rochester area. The strong commitment to academic success shared by so many families here proved a…

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In any line of work or study, the people you surround yourself with strongly influence how happy you are going to be. Luckily for me, I landed in an incredible community filled with families that feel as passionately and think as deeply about quality education as I do.  Rochester won’t stay a well-kept secret for long if others find out how committed to learning, success, and–most important of all–balance we are around here. And when I think of these qualities, I think of Pam Sherman, who I’ve known as a client and a friend for most of my short life here in the Flour City. Over the years, we’ve had many opportunities to debate the role and relevance of standardized tests. Pam, a Renaissance woman whose bio includes attorney, actor, and international speaker, doesn’t exactly love tests like the SAT and ACT: As my daughter, and my son before her, have…

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If, like us, you love Rochester and love books, you’re probably looking forward to the next Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival. And if, unlike us, you’re artistically inclined, you can do a lot to make the 10th Annual Teen Book Festival in May 2015 even more amazing: design the TBF t-shirt and program cover. They’re looking for teen artwork, so get to work! The deadline is March 1, but why wait?

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