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Over the past 13 years, we have accumulated a wealth of experiences that have strengthened our understanding of families, students, and the education field. From Q&As with students and parents, to articles with tips on excelling through all aspects of the admissions process, we hope our knowledge base offers some insight into the current educational climate.

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Q&A: Inside the Real “Oxbridge” Interview

My son has received an invitation for an Oxbridge interview. I have read all kinds of general or contradictory advice on the Internet regarding how he should prepare for the interviews. Please could someone elaborate upon what the interview will really be like, what kind of questions are asked, and how exactly we should help him prepare? Thank you so much in advance.

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Case Study: How to help your child when they are stressed?

Maggie is seeing a tutor to brush up on her writing skills but during the lesson, she seemed less engaged and focused than usual. After several failed attempts at getting on task, Maggie broke down in tears and ran to the bathroom sick to her stomach for what turned out to be the third time that day. Besides that, she is not doing as well as we know she can in school and she is lagging behind on university applications. We’re extremely worried, but when we tried to talk to her about it, she just yelled and told us to give her space. What do we do?

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4 Key Takeaways From Former Admissions Officer of Harvard, Brown and Phillips Exeter Academy

Meet Thomas Hassan, former Principal and Admissions Director of Phillip’s Exeter Academy, and former admissions officer at Harvard and Brown. Aegis Advisors was honored to host Thomas in Hong Kong on Feb 15-17. Together with our Directors, Dan Chen and Cindy Hah, Thomas shared invaluable insights with over 100 parents on the U.S. university and boarding school admissions process. Here are a few key takeaways:

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