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Helping families to be strategic and intentional about their education options is the driving force behind The Education Doctor! Radio show. We address families' questions about K-12 education and college admissions! The timeless topics covered on this program are based on Dr. Pamela Ellis' 20+ years as a researcher in education and finance executive in the private sector. Dr. Ellis is a nationally-recognized educational consultant who advises families, K-12 school districts, and colleges/universities on student achievement. Her passion for education is enlightening and contagious! She is the principal consultant at Compass Education Strategies, LLC, a research-based, educational consulting firm. Dr. Ellis is a graduate of Stanford University and Dartmouth College. The call-in number for this show is (714) 333-3356. You may also email your questions or show suggestions to radio@compasseducationstrategies.com.

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There's a lot of excitement in the air in Yellow Springs over the revitalized Antioch College. Cezar Mesquita, Dean of Admissions, joins our show to talk about the record-breaking number of applicants this year and what the new... more

When students are being considered for any type of SAT or ACT accommodation, the review process requires comprehensive documentation. Cognitive ability tests may be required, for example, to confirm that students... more

When you fit in the category of a middle to upper-income family, how do you get money for college? Is it worthwhile to fill out the FAFSA form? Where's the money? College and career expert (and former Wall Streeter) Deborah B.... more

Are you considering private school? Who is making the decision about which school(s) to apply to or attend -- student or parent? How do students research schools? How important are tour guides on the campus visits? We will talk with... more

The ACT is coming up soon. Get ready for this standardized test for college with tutoring expert, Jim Meany. Jim is the Founder/Director of Insight Tutors in Greenwich, CT with other 25 years of experience. We will discuss some... more

The final SAT for 2011 is coming up soon. Are you ready? Don't fret because tonight we will do an SAT review, with tips and strategies for first-time takers, as well as re-takers. Jim Meany, Founder/Director of Insight Tutors in... more

As students are preparing their Early Action/Early Decision admissions essays, we meet again with the Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at University of Chicago, Colin Johnson. High school seniors who want to write a compelling... more

This is part 2 of our discussion on the SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test). Aimee Gruber of SSATB returns to our show to review how schools use the SSAT as part of their admissions criteria and walk us through how students and... more

Independent schools around the country require the SSAT for admissions. The SSAT sounds like the SAT but is a different test taken by students in grades 5th through 11th, who are applying for grades 6-12. Are you preparing for the... more

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