250 episodes

The Prepped and Polished Podcast is an educational and inspirational show that offers tutoring and test prep tips as well as interviews with celebrities and leaders in education. It is hosted by Alexis Avila, founder of Prepped and Polished LLC, a tutoring and test prep firm for K-college.

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The Prepped and Polished Podcast is an educational and inspirational show that offers tutoring and test prep tips as well as interviews with celebrities and leaders in education. It is hosted by Alexis Avila, founder of Prepped and Polished LLC, a tutoring and test prep firm for K-college.

    Episode 250 with Shirag Shemmassian: How Students Can Appeal College Rejections

    Episode 250 with Shirag Shemmassian: How Students Can Appeal College Rejections

    Episode 250:

    On today's episode of the Prepped and Polished Podcast, Alexis welcome’s back Dr. Shirag Shemmassian, founder and admissions consultant of Shemmassian Academic Consulting. As a Cornell University graduate and Cornell admissions interviewer, Shirag knows what the best schools are looking for in prospective students during admissions interviews.

    During the episode, Shirag gives you some tips on how students can appeal college rejections.

    What to do if you get a rejection letter:
    Tell admissions something you didn’t talk about that was meaningful to you
    Offer major updates to your application

    Ways to not do it well:
    Don’t tell admissions they were wrong
    Don’t simply repeat what you wrote in your application
    Less than 1% of students who appeal get the decision overturned
    Be Humble About it.

    For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #152 with Shirag Shemmassian, Evaluating Your College Application

    For More Information Visit: preppedandpolished.com.

    Enjoy, Thanks for Listening and remember at The Prepped and Polished Podcast, We Empower You to Take Control of Your Education!

    • 35 min
    P&P Tutoring Tips: Advice for Students Who Consider Themselves Bad at Standardized Tests

    P&P Tutoring Tips: Advice for Students Who Consider Themselves Bad at Standardized Tests

    Episode 249:

    On today's episode of the Prepped and Polished Podcast, Aaron gives a pep talk to those who consider themselves bad at standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT.

    For More Information Visit: preppedandpolished.com.

    Enjoy, Thanks for Listening and remember at The Prepped and Polished Podcast, We Empower You to Take Control of Your Education!

    • 9 min
    P&P Tutoring Tips: Subject Verb Agreement Rules on the ACT and SAT

    P&P Tutoring Tips: Subject Verb Agreement Rules on the ACT and SAT

    Episode 248:

    On today's episode of the Prepped and Polished Podcast, Aaron talks about the subject, verb agreement rules found on both the ACT and SAT exams

    For More Information Visit: preppedandpolished.com.

    Enjoy, Thanks for Listening and remember at The Prepped and Polished Podcast, We Empower You to Take Control of Your Education!

    • 9 min
    P&P Tutoring Tips: How to Excel on the ACT Math Section

    P&P Tutoring Tips: How to Excel on the ACT Math Section

    Episode 247:

    On today's episode of the Prepped and Polished Podcast, Aaron discusses how to excel on the math section of the ACT exam.

    For More Information Visit: preppedandpolished.com.

    Enjoy, Thanks for Listening and remember at The Prepped and Polished Podcast, We Empower You to Take Control of Your Education!

    • 10 min
    P&P Tutoring Tips: Which Test is The Better One to Take? The SSAT or The ISEE

    P&P Tutoring Tips: Which Test is The Better One to Take? The SSAT or The ISEE

    Episode 246:

    On today's episode of the Prepped and Polished Podcast, Aaron makes the case for which test SSAT or the ISEE is the better one to take.

    For More Information Visit: preppedandpolished.com.

    Enjoy, Thanks for Listening and remember at The Prepped and Polished Podcast, We Empower You to Take Control of Your Education!

    • 8 min
    P&P Tutoring Tips: What Top Scorers on the ISEE and SSAT Share in Common

    P&P Tutoring Tips: What Top Scorers on the ISEE and SSAT Share in Common

    Episode 245:

    On today's episode of the Prepped and Polished Podcast, Aaron talks about what top scorers on both the SSAT and ISEE share in common.

    For More Information Visit: preppedandpolished.com.

    Enjoy, Thanks for Listening and remember at The Prepped and Polished Podcast, We Empower You to Take Control of Your Education!

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

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Sound & Actionable Advice for Families on the College Admissions Journey

Alexis has been hosting this amazing podcast for over six years—that says a lot about the host and the usefulness of its content. Personally, I am an IEC (independent educational consultant) and a mother of four. I’ve been in education for over 25 years and find Alexis’ perspective and guests insightful. Thanks, #preppedandpolished

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Great Episode

Episode 200 - How to Get Unmotivated Students to Take Action with Yulia Rafailova was awesome!! I really liked the perspective and ideas.

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Financial aid and college selection

I was honored to chat with Alexis Avila at Prepped and Polished tutoring, about the college financial aid and funding process. It was an enjoyable conversation on the ins and outs of college aid, with an easy going interviewer!

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