Larry Liu

The Future is Why

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In a world of rapidly increasing change, it’s no longer sufficient for students to learn hard skills and facts — the ‘what’. To thrive in this new environment, they need to develop purpose — a ‘why’. This blog post explains why purpose is so important for today’s youth and provides some guidance for how you can develop your own ‘why’.

Teaching at the Frontier: Innovation at Dwight School

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We ran several innovation programs with Dwight School in New York, and faculty from four different Dwight campuses around the world. Learn more about our takeaways here.

Spike Stories: Meet Jessica Cheng

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In this installment of our Spike Stories series we look at Jessica (Johns Hopkins, ’22) who created an initiative to help kids with microtia.

How Parents Can Get Younger Children Ready for College Applications

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With college application season upon us, we’re asked by a lot of parents, “What should I be doing to help my 9th grader prepare?” In this blog post, we’ve outlined a number of guidelines for parents of younger high school students to follow.

Call Me Maybe: Admissions Office Edition

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It’s normal to get stuck when writing your college applications, but the important thing is to get yourself unstuck as quickly as possible. We’ve prepared a guide to help you quickly reach out to colleges and get the answers you need.

Cooking Up a Great College Application

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When it comes to applying to college in the US, there are a lot of moving parts. This can be overwhelming at times and missing even a single part can render your entire application incomplete. In this blog post, we’ll take you through a broad overview of the entire application and briefly discuss the strategy for each part along with some recommendations.

Catching up with Johnny after MIT Launch

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In this post we check in with Johnny, who at the time had recently returned from participating in MIT’s Launch Program. Talking to Larry, Johnny shares about his experience at Launch, how he got accepted, and gives an update on his journey so far toward college.

Special Programs: Medicine (BA/MD)

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This article covers some general insights of medical majors and specialized pre-medicine college programs. Find out which program is perfect for you right now!

Applying to the Right Colleges Part 2: Making Your List

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According to the US Department of Education, there are approximately 2,300 four year degree-granting colleges in the US. The average international student is familiar with a very small percentage of these. How should you go about narrowing down your list to the short list of (6-10) colleges that you’ll eventually apply to?

Applying to the Right Colleges Part 1: It’s All About Fit

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Don’t make the common mistake of only applying to the highest ranked US colleges. It’s more important to first figure out which colleges are the best fit for you and then aim for the top colleges on that list.

How To Pick Your Spike

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Not all achievements are impressive, and some Spikes are better than others. The question then becomes: “what makes something impressive to U.S. colleges?” In this post, we’ll give you a glimpse into our own coaching process, and the questions we have students answer in order to determine if their Spike is worth pursuing.

What’s Your Passion?

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When it comes to developing a deep achievement Spike, passion is an essential ingredient. But for most students, discovering passion is no easy task. Like most students, you probably have too many interests and even deciding on a place to start is a challenge.