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At Private Prep we have access to some of the top experts in their educational fields. Learn from them on specific subjects with our Thrive in 30 webinar series.

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Upcoming Webinar:

The Thrive in 30 Executive Functioning Webinar Series

August 12 - September 16 | 8:30 - 9 PM EST

The 2020-2021 academic school year has been one of unprecedented changes and challenges for parents and students alike. With students headed back to school in the fall—whether that means they’ll be in person, at home, or some combination of the two—our executive functioning coaches are here to help you and your child prepare for success with a weekly five-part webinar series. From time management tips to setting up productive work spaces and everything in between, we’re here to help you start the school year off right.

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Watch Previous Webinars

  • Thrive in 30: Test Optional Admissions & The Class of 2021 (July 1, 2020)

    Part of Private Prep's Thrive in 30 College Admissions Webinar Series:
    Join our Director of Admissions Counseling for a deep dive into understanding test optional policies, how applying test optional impacts how your file is read, how to decide whether to apply test optional, and all your other burning test-optional questions.

  • Private Prep & University of Maryland present: Application Workshop

    Private Prep has partnered with the University of Maryland to offer an interactive virtual application workshop. Admissions officers responsible for the NY/NJ metro areas present and discuss the college application process in general as well as tips for successfully completing the University of Maryland application.

  • Thrive in 30: Essays, Personal Statements, and More (June 3, 2020)

    Part of Private Prep's Thrive in 30 College Admissions Webinar Series:
    Take the pressure out of the essay-writing process with our do’s and don’ts of the Common App personal statement as well as information on how to write knockout supplements—including the dreaded “why us?” essay and how to address the impacts of COVID-19.

  • Thrive in 30: Using the Arts to Amplify Your College Application (May 27, 2020)

    Part of Private Prep's Thrive in 30 College Admissions Webinar Series: Curious how to leverage your artistic talent in the college admissions process? Tune in to learn more about BFAs, BAs, and the role that arts can play in the admissions world, especially in light of COVID-19.

  • Thrive in 30: Sophomores and Freshmen Task List (May 20, 2020)

    Part of Private Prep's Thrive in 30 College Admissions Webinar Series:
    Learn about the college admissions timeline, including what freshmen and sophomores can be doing now to prepare for next year and beyond as well as how COVID-19 will affect that process.

  • Virtual College Night

    Private Prep's Virtual College Night (May 12, 2020)

    Part of Private Prep's Thrive in 30 College Admissions Webinar Series: College visits may be off the table for the time being, but that doesn’t mean high schoolers can’t learn more about colleges and universities from the comfort of their couch. Join Private Prep alumni as they discuss what they love about the colleges they currently attend, answer student questions, and give your child a real-life peek at some of their top picks. Featuring student panelists from: Emory University, Georgetown University, Northeastern University, Syracuse University, and the University of Wisconsin.

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  • Thrive in 30: Class of 2021 Updates (May 6, 2020)

    Part of Private Prep's Thrive in 30 College Admissions Webinar Series:
    Juniors are facing some big changes to standardized testing and college admissions. Join our Director of Admissions Counseling and our Director of Test Prep & Tutoring Curriculum for the most up-to-date insights and recommendations.

  • Private Prep & Sadar Psychological present: Thrive in 30: How Parents Can Help Manage Anxiety During COVID-19

    Tips and tools from a licensed psychotherapist on what you can do to lighten the load for you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Thrive in 30: Tips for Setting a Homeschooling Schedule (March 24, 2020)

    Our Director of Executive Functioning Services shares strategies for setting a homeschooling schedule.

  • Private Prep & Brio Benefits Consulting present: Thrive in 30: College Admissions Office Hours (April 14, 2020)

    Our Director of Admissions Counseling and Director of Test Prep & Tutoring Curriculum discuss the rapidly changing college admissions landscape.

  • Thrive in 30: Test Prep Office Hours (March 26, 2020)

    Our Director of Test Prep & Curriculum address your questions about what's changed for ACT and SAT exams and addresses what your child can do to stay ahead.

  • Thrive in 30: Goal Setting and Follow Through

    Join Vanessa Hughes, our very own Director Performance Prep, and Jenna Prada, our Director of Executive Functioning, for a Thrive in 30 webinar that introduces research-based best practices for setting goals in a way that you and your children can follow through on them.

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    How You Can Learn About Colleges from Home

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