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Dora Seigel

As an SAT/ACT tutor, Dora has guided many students to test prep success. She loves watching students succeed and is committed to helping you get there. Dora received a full-tuition merit based scholarship to University of Southern California. She graduated magna cum laude and scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT. She is also passionate about acting, writing, and photography.

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What Is the IB Curriculum? What Are IB Diploma Requirements?

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Jul 17, 2022 2:50:00 PM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you're reading this article, we assume you know a little bit about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. If not, we encourage you to read our introductory guide to what this program entails.As a brief refresher, the IB program was started in the 1960s and has become a rigorous, internationally recognized diploma program that students all around the world can earn to gain entry into the university of their choice.

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Which IB Courses Can I Take Online? Can I Get an Online IB Diploma?

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Jul 9, 2022 11:14:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Wow, the world has changed a lot for us old folks who graduated high school in 2010. While you can't get your International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma online, you can take several IB courses online if you are enrolled in an IB World School.

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Can You Take the SAT After High School? Expert Guide

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Jun 25, 2022 5:00:00 PM

SAT Logistics

While people associate the SAT with high school students, there are several reasons someone may need or want to take the SAT after high school. But can you take the SAT after high school? Absolutely! I took the SAT this past year as an adult and will be taking it again this May.

In this guide, I’ll cover the reasons you may want to take the SAT as an adult, how to register, how testing is different as an adult, and more advice.

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The Complete List of IB Courses and Classes

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Jun 14, 2022 10:00:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

What are all the International Baccalaureate (IB) courses available to take? Here, we give you the complete list of all Standard Level (SL) and Higher Level (HL) IB classes.

Every IB school is different, so your own school might not offer all the IB courses below. However, these are all the classes the IB has created a curriculum and test for. There are in total 57 classes (counting HL and SL separately). I have categorized them by the categories that the IB defines as the six subject groups.

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Complete List of IB Schools in the USA, by State

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Jun 13, 2022 1:00:00 PM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

As a former IB student, I highly recommend the IB Diploma Programme. I believe I was far better prepared for college than my non-IB counterparts because I'd been prepared to think critically and globally. If you are a parent or a student interested in enrolling in an IB Diploma Programme, this article is for you.

I've compiled a list of all the IB Diploma Programme schools in the United States and arranged them by state.

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Book Review: The Official SAT Study Guide, 2020 Edition

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Posted by Dora Seigel | May 30, 2022 6:00:00 PM

New SAT

The most recent edition of the College Board's official SAT prep book is The Official SAT Study Guide (2020 edition). What's the book like? Is it helpful? In this review, I'll break down the strengths and weaknesses of this newest edition of the official guide, discuss how students feel about it, and tell you whether it's ultimately worth buying.

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The 9 Best Film Schools in the US

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Posted by Dora Seigel | May 15, 2022 9:00:00 AM

College Info

In the past few years, applying to film school has gotten extremely competitive: top schools like USC's School of Cinematic Arts now boast lower admission rates than the Ivies. Simultaneously, the number of film programs has grown—rising from about 300 in 2006 to almost 400 today.

With so many programs available and so much competition for the top spots, where should you apply? In order to help you find the right school for you, I've compiled a list of the best film schools in the US, based on my experience as a film student and actress in LA.

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Every IB Business and Management Past Paper Available: FREE and Official

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Posted by Dora Seigel | May 3, 2022 10:02:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you want to do well on your IB exams (which you should since acing them will get you college credits!), you need to prepare as you would for any other standardized test: with practice tests.

But preparing for an IB exam doesn't simply mean reviewing your class notes. You should use IB Business Management past papers as practice tests so that you feel prepared for the length, format, and types of questions asked.

In this article, we'll provide you with links to IB Business Management past papers, free and official. Additionally, we'll give you advice on how to use them to ace the real IB Business Management test.

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Every IB History Past Paper Available: Free and Official

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Apr 23, 2022 2:30:00 PM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Taking a practice IB History exam before the actual exam will help you familiarize yourself with the length, style and format of the test. In this guide, we explain the IB History test format and link to the best past papers available. At the end, I'll explain how best to use these IB History past papers for your studying.

Disclaimer: these free exams should be used at your own risk. The exams are not authorized by the IBO and were most likely put up online without the IBO's consent.

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Where to Find IB Physics Past Papers - Free and Official

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Apr 23, 2022 11:14:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

When you take the IB Physics exam, you'll be nervous no matter what. But having seen a practice test beforehand will be a huge benefit since you'll know the format of the test cold and will be used to the length and style of the test.

In this article, I'll help get you familiar with the exam format by exposing you to IB Physics past papers, both free and paid. I'll also share strategies on how best to use these IB Physics tests for your own exam prep.

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Where to Find IB Chemistry Past Papers - Free and Official

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Apr 23, 2022 11:13:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Taking the IB Chemistry exam will be a nerve-wracking experience, but having seen a real IB past paper before taking the actual test will be a huge advantage since you'll have experience with the test format, the length, and style of the test.

In this article, I'll show you where to find IB Chemistry past papers, both free and paid. I'll also share tips on how to study most effectively using these IB Chemistry past papers.

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Every IB Geography Past Paper Available: Free and Official

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Apr 23, 2022 10:51:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

If you are preparing for your IB Geography SL/HL papers, studying your notes is likely not enough to ace the test. Taking practice tests using IB Geography SL/HL past papers is the only way to ensure you know what to expect the day of your exam. You'll be better prepared because you'll know the test length and format...and you'll be more confident because you're more familiar with the question formats!

In this article, I'll let you know where to find IB Geography SL/HL past papers—both free and paid—to help you excel on your own IB Geography exam.

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The Best IB Chemistry Books, Reviewed

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Apr 23, 2022 9:55:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

To get an A in IB Chemistry SL/HL and a 7 on the exam, you need to be using the best study materials for your learning style. In this article, I will review some IB Chemistry SL/HL books to help you narrow your search.

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Every IB Math Past Paper Available: Free and Official

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Apr 15, 2022 3:00:00 PM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

No matter which IB math course you take, the test can be stressful. For many students, achieving a 6 or better is necessary to get you out of college math requirements. Even if you're not aiming for a 6 or above, you need to pass to better your chances of getting your IB Diploma. You've spent years studying for this moment. To ensure you're prepared, we highly recommend sitting for at least one practice test using IB Math past papers.

In this article, we show you where you can find free and paid IB math practice materials for the four IB math exams: Applications & Interpretations SL and HL as well as Analysis & Approaches SL and HL. We'll also give you advice on how to get the most out of your practice so you can hit your target score on test day.

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The Best IB Math: Analysis & Approaches Study Guide and Notes for SL/HL

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Posted by Dora Seigel | Apr 14, 2022 11:00:00 AM

International Baccalaureate (IB)

IB Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches Standard Level (SL) and IB Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches Higher Level (HL) (which are revised versions of the previous IB Math courses) are two of the toughest classes in the IB Diploma Programme curriculum, so it's no surprise if you need a little extra help in either class.

In this article, we've compiled the best free online materials for Analysis & Approaches SL/HL so you can get all the IB Math notes you need in one place. For convenience, we ordered the resources following the IB Math: Analysis & Approaches syllabus.

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