Staying Current-Professional Development

Rick Dickson | 04/17/2018

Recently, the Dunbar group met with a high school academic coordinator who is in charge of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at her school. This integrated curriculum is growing across …


Decisions Are Out

Robert Cummings | 03/30/2018

Decisions are out – what’s next? If you were accepted by your first choice college and you’re sure that’s where you want to go, congratulations! All you need to do …


Getting Back On Track After A Rocky Start In College

Robert Cummings | 02/13/2018

We occasionally see students who do well in high school, go off to college, and then struggle academically and drop out during or immediately following their freshman year. Generally speaking, …


Curriculum Planning: Tips On Making Good Decisions

Lisa Nelson and Sally Walsh | 02/13/2018

February and March mark the time of year when high school students begin to plan their academic programs for the following year. These decisions are particularly significant because the single most …


Big Data: Colleges Now Using Big Data In College Admissions

Lisa Nelson and Sally Walsh | 02/13/2018

Many of us have experienced times when Amazon or Netflix suggest a book or movie based on our past searches. It may feel strange that a huge organization can predict …


Welcome John Catalano

Rick Dickson | 02/13/2018

We are excited to announce that John Catalano has joined Dunbar Educational Consultants. John, who lives in Oyster Bay, Long Island, is a former client of Dunbar and comes from …


Seniors: Why it's important to have a Plan B

Lisa Nelson and Sally Walsh | 11/29/2017

The countdown to ED acceptance dates in December has begun and understandably, students and their families are excited/anxious to hear from their ED colleges. Instead of simply waiting anxiously for that …


The Importance of Outside Reading

Rick Dickson | 11/17/2017

Whatever your curriculum, reading beyond school assignments is extremely important, especially material that is related to a subject or subjects you are studying. It will deepen your understanding and knowledge, …


Welcome

Rick Dickson | 10/25/2017

Welcome! Dunbar Educational Consultants is happy to reintroduce ourselves with what we feel is a more informative and user friendly website. Maximizing Educational Opportunities, our tagline, best describes how we …


Seniors: Writing the Personal Essay

Lisa Nelson and Sally Walsh | 09/28/2017

Throughout high school, students have been taught the importance of writing a clear and logical essay for many of their academic courses. Students learn the value of revealing their thesis …