Rainbow Musings

Crafting a Productive Summer

March 30, 2021

A desire to create rich academic experiences for our students is at the heart of everything we do here at Rainbow. We believe that there are endless ways to create meaningful educational experiences in and out of the classroom, and we take pride in helping families curate these experiences to suit their personal needs.

Kickstart Your School Year With an Entrepreneurial Endeavor (From the Comfort of Your Computer)!

January 30, 2021

Today, becoming an entrepreneur is easier than ever — but just as impressive! The Rainbow EDU team has had the joy of mentoring countless high-schoolers over the years, and we have a stellar track record of helping students get into their top choice undergraduate programs. How do we do it? You probably already know the answer. You’ve probably heard it a million times, each time thinking to yourself, “Easier said than done!”

The College Acceptance Chronicles: A Dream Come True!

January 12, 2021

After her first year of college in Paris through American University with the original plan of continuing college at SMU, the wonderful Jenny Drew followed her heart and was accepted to USC as a sophomore. She joined the Trojan family this year and she couldn’t be more ecstatic.

The College Acceptance Chronicles: ACT Strategy

December 12, 2020

Maddy had her sights set on the Airforce Academy and was not going to allow the ACT to get in her way. We interviewed her about her strategy of approaching the ACTs when working with the Rainbow Family.

6 Ways to Avoid Academic Disaster in College

September 22, 2020

This post isn’t meant to scare you. In fact, it should do the opposite and reassure you that your first semester in college can and will be a success; all you need to do is put yourself in the best possible position to succeed. However, you must come to terms with the fact that you are taking a big step and many students dig a rather deep hole for themselves by starting college with a disastrous first semester. The beginning of college seems a little overwhelming for everyone at first, but the key is to remember, you, just like everyone else at the school, made it in for a reason.

Prepping For Your First College Roommate

September 12, 2020

One of the most stressful parts of beginning your college experience is meeting and subsequently living with a new person (or people, if you end up tripled). A large part of your college experience can hinge upon a positive experience with your new roommate. So how do you prepare for the most amicable and healthy living scenario possible? We’ve got some great ideas for you!

Taking the Leap: Valentina’s Journey to Academic Fulfillment

June 30, 2020

For our latest Rainbow interview, we sit down with a young woman by the name of Valentina Povolo. Valentina was bold enough to take the unconventional route of leaving a College prep High School for a Performance Arts High School. It can be difficult to make such a life changing decision about your future on your own – from dealing with new classmates and teachers to a completely new curriculum style. Read about Valentina’s experience and let it serve as inspiration for those of you considering taking a similar leap.

Year in Review: Rising College Sophomores on their Freshman Year of College

March 30, 2019

Some of the most meaningful work we do at Rainbow is our college counseling and admissions mentorship. It is an incredible privilege to partner with students and families while guiding them through their admissions process with ease and confidence.

Say Hello to the Class of 2019!

May 30, 2018

The November 1st Early Action and Early Decision college application deadlines are over and the regular application deadlines are fast approaching! So we’d like to take a moment to reflect back upon this past year’s college admissions season and share a few anecdotes, insights, tips, and transformations experienced by several of the amazing seniors (now college freshmen) as well as transfer student or two who we were privileged to mentor through their own personally-tailored, impactful, eye-opening college application process.

4 Game Changing Ideas For an Epic Summer

March 30, 2018

So, you’re almost done with another school year. Congratulations! We’re sure it was nothing but hard work and determination that has gotten you here. Naturally, the first inclination is to throw your books in the air and not think about school again until late August. That, however, may not be the most prudent move. Yes, you absolutely deserve a break, but there is some truth to the old expression “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” Though your brain is not a muscle, studies show that in many ways it works just like one. Meaning, that just like a muscle, if not given exercise, it will get weaker. So turning your brain off for the next few months and switching it back on the first day of school may not be the best course of action. You don’t want to fall behind at the start of the next school year, so here are some ways to stay intellectually productive over the summer.

Get Ready for Your Tutoring Session! [INFOGRAPHIC]

March 30, 2016

Get Ready for Your Tutoring Session!

The College Acceptance Chronicles: a Rainbow Alum’s Journey

February 28, 2015

After pursuing rigorous undergraduate degree programs at both Wellesley College and USC, one of our students sought admission to some of the most selective and impactful MBA graduate programs in the country. Our student, Sarah Ifrah, found her business school admissions process eye-opening, transformative, challenging, and rewarding. Sarah was happy to share her story with the Rainbow family, providing us with a generous and illuminating interview about her process. See below for her unique insights, personally-tailored preparation experiences, key observations, bold choices, and advice for other students seeking admissions to their dream schools.

Stop the Cycle of Self Comparison

December 23, 2014

There are many times in any student’s life when it may be tempting to fall into the dark cycle of comparing oneself to others: that fateful moment when graded exams are handed back in class, during tryouts for athletic teams or stage productions, when early decisions from colleges start rolling in, when ISEE scores come out, or homecoming nominations present themselves, etc.

The College Acceptance Chronicles: How Does One Get Into Emory?

November 12, 2014

It is no secret that applying to college entails a considerable amount of hard work. With all of the research, supplemental essays, school visits, networking, naviance surveys, and testing, the process can seem like taking on a full-time job.