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Getting Ready for College

College Prep During Covid-19: To-Do Lists

What Will Colleges Look For? In light of all the changes in college entrance requirements and processes, many students and their parents are wondering what colleges will be looking for in the next wave of admissions. Typically, students know exactly what colleges seek in a strong college applicant. However, this year things are looking blurry. With the cancellation of the SAT/ACT, extracurricular activities on hold, and the difficulty of assessing grades via online learning, students are left to their own initiative and drive to build their resume. Making yourself stand…
Monica Ruz
May 7, 2020
Parenting Tips

Teenagers During Quarantine: Advice & Tips

Living through this quarantine as a young person can be very difficult because it is the perfect time to go out with friends, experience new things, travel and have fun. But with the safer-at-home order, many young people are experiencing sadness, anger, and anxiety. These desperate times call for some creativity. Most of all, it calls for some structure and strategy. Here is some advice for teenagers during quarantine. It is completely normal to feel anxiety during quarantine time. You Are Not Alone- Teenagers During Quarantine Knowing that many people, regardless…
Mundo Academy
April 30, 2020
College Entrance Exams

Spring Testing Updates and Suggestions

College Entrance Test Changes *Updated April 21, 2020 Given all the changes occurring in the College Admissions process in regards to testing and test prep, we’ve compiled some suggestions as to how to proceed. We are here to support you during this difficult time!  We are all adjusting to remote learning. This is true for parents, students, teachers, and tutors alike. However, this is also an adjustment period for the College Board, ACT, and colleges and universities across the country and around the globe. Colleges and universities are aware of…
Mundo Academy
April 12, 2020
College Entrance Exams

Tips For Test Anxiety

Test anxiety is a common obstacle for students and we have some strategies to help! During this challenging time of plenty of adjustment and stress, we want to share some tools to help reduce test anxiety. Read on for Tips for Test Anxiety. First, we need to understand a little more about stress.  In 1908, psychologists Robert M. Yerkes and John D. Dodson found a relationship between stress levels and performance. Too much stress can cause us to feel overwhelmed. Too little stress often leaves us feeling unmotivated. However, we can…
Mundo Academy
April 7, 2020
Study Skills

Study Skills Every Student Should Know

Study Skills to Study Smarter, Not Harder Our Study Skills Course teaches evidence-based strategies students need to know to study more effectively. There are several strategies that experts have linked to academic success along with key characteristics of highly effective students. In our last Study Skills Blog, we discussed the difference between studying for short-term and long-term use. In this blog series, we will go over one of the most effective study habits all students should integrate into their study routine.  High school students do a lot of studying during…
Mundo Academy
March 17, 2020
Getting Ready for College

Creating A List of Prospective Colleges

Creating a list of prospective colleges can be overwhelming. We have created some easy steps for you to follow, making the process of picking schools easier and lighter. There are more than 5,300 colleges and universities in the United States. Therefore, parents and their teenage kids often have many questions about how to choose amongst all the choices. In order to create an optimal list, families must look at a few important criteria: affordability, fit, and access. Be Open-Minded You must also start the process with flexibility of thought. Often…
Mundo Academy
February 4, 2020
Events/Offerings

SAT Prep Workshops

Join us for our two FREE SAT preparation sessions. The first session will focus on Reading and Writing, and the second will focus on Math. You are welcome to take one or both! Register TODAY!  
Mundo Academy
January 27, 2020
Parenting Tips

Get Your Teen off their Smartphone

Parenting Advice to Get Your Teen Off Smartphone Every parent wants to know how to get their teen off their smartphone and into their books. Many teens also say that they spend too much time on their phones. The internet is full of advice on rules parents should implement to limit cell phone usage. Those rules are great, but we have some advice that is better than just implementing rules. It’s about becoming the type of parent you always imagined you’d be, about having the type of child you can…
Mundo Academy
December 14, 2019
Parenting Tips

Common Mistakes Parents Make With Their Teenagers

Parents, are you part of your teenager’s problem? Sometimes although well-intentioned, parents can be part of a child’s barrier without realizing it. There are some common mistakes that parents tend to make with their teenage children. Here are they are with some points you should be aware of and try to avoid. Acknowledge Your Child's Feelings Do not overlook or diminish your child’s feelings. Saying, “It’s not a big deal,” or “It’s not important” contributes to teenagers’ feelings of not being understood. If your teenager is upset about something, then…
Mundo Academy
November 19, 2019
Events/Offerings

SAT Prep Course

  Mundo Academy is proud to parter with Barrio Action to offer a FREE SAT preparation course for students in the 10th and 11th grades who live in El Sereno and Lincoln Heights areas of Los Angeles. The course will cover content commonly tested on the exam such as math, grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. We will also administer two practice tests through the course. GOALS Learn strategies to improve performance on the SAT, which is required for college admission Familiarization with each section of the exam and respective strategies…
Mundo Academy
October 29, 2019