Livius (formerly Chyten)

Livius (formerly Chyten)

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Welcome to the Livius podcast! We discuss education, optimizing high school, planning for college, and the importance of sharing YOUR story. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/LiviusPod and please join our Facebook group for videos, articles, and more tips at https://www.facebook.com/ChytenTutoring/ .


You’ve Been Accepted to College… Now What?
Mar 22 • 28 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by frequent guest and co-host Kristi Davin to discuss what students can do once they’ve been accepted into college. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiviusPod
Top Study Skills Tips
Mar 19 • 19 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by returning guest Dr. Andy Snyder to discuss their top tips for improving study skills. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiviusPod
Accommodations and the Cheating Scandal
Mar 14 • 19 min
In today’s episode Jason talks with Kristi Davin, Executive Director of Chyten and parent, about the recent college applications cheating scandal and who really deserves accommodations on standardized tests. Follow us on Twitter:…
How 9th and 10th Graders Can Prepare for College Applications
Mar 12 • 15 min
In today’s episode Jason talks with college counselor Andy Snyder about what 9th and 10th graders can focus on to start thinking about college applications. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiviusPod
The Value of College
Mar 7 • 25 min
In today’s episode Jason talks with Kristi Davin, Executive Director of Chyten and parent, about the value of College beyond just the classes and degree. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiviusPod
Seniors Who Missed College Application Deadlines
Mar 5 • 21 min
In today’s episode Jason talks with college counselor Andy Snyder about what steps high school seniors can take if they missed college application deadlines. Is it too late?
Planning for Your Future Career
Feb 26 • 20 min
In today’s episode Jason talks with Kristi Davin, Executive Director of Chyten, about how planning for the type of career you want now can help you get there. Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiviusPod
Junior Year College Application Timeline
Feb 21 • 27 min
In today’s episode Jason sits down with college counselor Andy Snyder to discuss how juniors in high school should be preparing for their college applications.
Avoiding the Senior Slide
Feb 19 • 28 min
In today’s episode Jason talks with Kristi Davin, Executive Director of Chyten and parent, about the consequences of a senior slide and how to avoid falling into one. Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiviusPod
Beyond the Numbers: AP and SAT Subject Tests
Feb 14 • 22 min
In today’s episode, Jason and college counselor Leigh Ann Schwartz, M.Ed. talk about AP and SAT Subject Tests. They take a closer look at how important those scores truly are when it comes to college applications.
How Juniors Can Prepare for College Applications
Feb 12 • 20 min
In today’s episode, Jason sits down with college counselor Marvin Vilma to discuss the different ways in which high school juniors can prepare for their college applications.
Everything You Need to Know About Financial Aid
Feb 7 • 22 min
In today’s episode, Jason is once again joined by college counselor Leigh Ann Schwartz, M.Ed. They give you everything you need to know about financial aid and more specifically FAFSA.
Admissions Beyond the Numbers
Feb 5 • 21 min
In today’s episode, Jason talks to college counselor Marvin about how applying to college means much more than just your numbers.
English Language Learning
Jan 31 • 25 min
In today’s episode, Jason talks to tutor Cindy Frueh about her experiences teaching english as a second language to young students. Check out our Twitter: https://twitter.com/LiviusPod
Stephanie Clegg Shares Her Science Background
Jan 29 • 23 min
In today’s episode Jason talks to tutor Stephanie Clegg and her background in Science. Stephanie shares her journey through the medical and science worlds, and some of her tutoring experiences. Follow us on Twitter! https://twitter.com/LiviusPod
The Truth About Early Decision and Early Action
Jan 24 • 17 min
Jason sits down with college counselor Leigh Ann Schwartz, M.Ed. to discuss Early Decision/Action. They dive into some of the myths surrounding early applications, and the advantages and disadvantages of applying early.
How to Perfect Your College List
Jan 22 • 16 min
Jason and college counselor Leigh Ann Schwartz, M.Ed. discuss the right amount of colleges to apply to, and why it’s important to hit the right number.
The Transitions from Elementary to Middle School and from Middle to High School
Dec 21, 2018 • 18 min
Jason talks about the challenges in the transitions from elementary to middle school and from middle to high school, and how to best face those challenges. Articles: https://www.chyten.com/transition-elementary-school-middle-school.html…
Tuition, Room and Board, Other College Costs, and the Facts and Fantasies About ‘Free Tuition’
Nov 9, 2018 • 21 min
Frequent co-host Kristi Davin joins Jason to discuss the various costs of college, the truth about ‘free tuition’, and scholarships. If you have any questions on this topic or any other, please reach out to us at www.twitter.com/endeavorpod . Join us at…
What Not To Do When Building a College List
Sep 28, 2018 • 9 min
Frequent co-host Kristi Davin provides a first-person parent perspective on helping your children and students build a college list along with the traps to avoid. If you have any questions on this topic or any other, please reach out to us at…
Recent SAT Controversies
Sep 25, 2018 • 24 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by frequent guest and co-host Kristi Davin to discuss the recent controversies engulfing the College Board and the SAT. For more information, check out our blog post:…
Getting Into College With a Low GPA
Sep 21, 2018 • 30 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by frequent guest and co-host Kristi Davin to discuss some tips floating around the internet about how to get into college despite earning a lower GPA than useful for getting into college. If you have any questions on this…
17 College Majors That Are Underemployed
Sep 14, 2018 • 28 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by frequent guest and co-host Kristi Davin to discuss a recent article on Forbes.com about 17 college majors whose graduates are surprisingly underemployed. Some are actually surprising, while others, not so much. The…
Hacking the SAT 10: Teaching the Essay Section
Sep 12, 2018 • 21 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and Chyten CEO Neil Khaund, the inspiration for the Hacking Your Own SAT Program series, discuss the essay section. How has the essay section changed since the 2016 re-write of the SAT? What are students supposed to do on the essay,…
Hacking the SAT 9: Teaching the Writing Section
Aug 29, 2018 • 9 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and Chyten CEO Neil Khaund, the inspiration for the Hacking Your Own SAT Program series, discuss the writing section. How is the Writing section similar to and different from the Reading section? How important is grammar instruction?…
How Important Are My Test Scores?
Aug 27, 2018 • 14 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by frequent guest and co-host Kristi Davin to attempt to answer one of the most common questions we’ve been asked. We discuss where test scores place in the college application process and how to make test scores an asset to…
Hacking the SAT 8: Teaching the Reading Section
Aug 21, 2018 • 15 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and Chyten CEO Neil Khaund, the inspiration for the Hacking Your Own SAT Program series, discuss the reading section. What makes the reading section challenging? What is more important, the passage or the questions? Neil and Jason…
Hacking the SAT 7: Teaching the Math Section
Aug 16, 2018 • 17 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and Chyten CEO Neil Khaund, the inspiration for the Hacking Your Own SAT Program series, discuss the math section. What math is on the math section? What do you need to know? Jason and Neil even work on a math problem! If you have any…
The Value of the SAT/ACT Essay
Aug 10, 2018 • 30 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by frequent guest and co-host Kristi Davin to discuss what value there is in taking the optional essay on either the SAT or the ACT. If you have any questions on this topic or any other, please reach out to us at…
Hacking the SAT 6: HomeWORK for Results
Aug 7, 2018 • 18 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and Chyten CEO Neil Khaund, the inspiration for the Hacking Your Own SAT Program series, discuss how homework. How much homework is too much? Is there such a thing as too little homework? How should it be organized? Jason and Neil…
Understanding the Test Optional Movement
Aug 2, 2018 • 42 min
Recorded live at the Test Prep, Admissions, and Private Tutoring Professionals Conference in Boston on Friday, July 27, 2018. Host Jason Breitkopf moderated a panel on Understanding the Test Optional Movement in college admissions with guests Scott…
Hacking the SAT 5: Strategies vs Drilling
Jul 31, 2018 • 15 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and Chyten CEO Neil Khaund, the inspiration for the Hacking Your Own SAT Program series, discuss building a curriculum for your own SAT program, focusing on the two main schools of thought. Should your program focus on drilling…
First Generation College Students
Jul 27, 2018 • 26 min
Co-host of the Hacking Your Own SAT Program series Neil Khaund interviews college counselor and scholarship maven Harpreet Singh about his experience as a first generation college student. Pardon the audio quality. If you have any questions on this topic…
Hacking the SAT 4: Classroom Space Considerations
Jul 24, 2018 • 12 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and Chyten CEO Neil Khaund, the inspiration for the Hacking Your Own SAT Program series, discuss the options for classroom spaces for SAT programs and practice tests. They also touch on whether technology is useful or necessary for a…
Non-Traditional Paths - A Parent Perspective
Jul 19, 2018 • 13 min
Frequent co-host and guest Kristi Davin sits down for a conversation with fellow parent of teenaged sons and Chyten test prep program advisor Vicki Jones. Vicki is a former public school teacher and currently advises parents on which test prep or academic…
Hacking the SAT 3: Pre-assessment Basics
Jul 19, 2018 • 16 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and Chyten CEO Neil Khaund, who inspired this Hacking Your Own SAT Program series, discuss the best tools to use as a pre-program assessment in your pwn SAT program. Parent questions are answered and PSAT myths are busted. If you have…
Independent High School Application Interviews
Jul 13, 2018 • 15 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by college counselor and former college & independent high school admissions officer Marvin Vilma for the fifth episode in our series on independent high school admissions. In this episode, we discuss the interview, both…
Hacking the SAT 2: Building an Ideal Class Syllabus
Jul 10, 2018 • 16 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and Endeavor visionary Neil Khaund discuss how a school or non-profit can build a schedule and syllabus for their hacked SAT program. Timing and setting appropriate test date goals are important keys to success. If you have any…
College Visits - A Parent Perspective
Jun 29, 2018 • 20 min
Frequent co-host Kristi Davin provides a first-person parent perspective on college visits. If you have any questions on this topic or any other, please reach out to us at http://www.twitter.com/endeavorpod . Join us at…
SAT Reading, Writing, Essay vs ACT Reading, English, Essay
Jun 26, 2018 • 31 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by frequent guest and co-host Kristi Davin in a follow up to the SAT Math vs ACT Math episode. In this episode we discuss the differences between the English language sections on the SAT and the ACT, with the goal of helping…
Dealing With Rejection
Jun 22, 2018 • 30 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and frequent guest Kristi Davin discuss different options for high school students who have been rejected by their top choice colleges. For more information on community colleges, check out our previous episode, The Community College…
Hacking the SAT 1: Build Your Own SAT Prep Program
Jun 19, 2018 • 10 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and Endeavor visionary Neil Khaund introduce a new summer series called Hacking the SAT in which we show you how to build your own SAT prep program at your school, at a non-profit, or at home. In this episode, Jason provides tips on…
Social Media Hygiene
Jun 15, 2018 • 27 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined once again by educator and communications expert Kristi Davin, this time to discuss social media and the positives and negatives for students and their college application process. If you have any questions on this topic or…
Independent High School Visits
Jun 12, 2018 • 11 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by college counselor and former college & independent high school admissions officer Marvin Vilma for the fourth episode in our series on independent high school admissions. In this episode, we discuss the school visit. If…
The Community College Advantage
Jun 8, 2018 • 18 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by frequent guest and college admissions expert, Dr. Wanda Montañez to discuss community college, and why they can be a useful option for some students. If you have any questions on this topic or any other, please reach out…
Financial Aid Award Letters
Jun 5, 2018 • 20 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined once again by college counselor, former college admissions officer, and all-around college application experience expert, Dr. Wanda Montañez to discuss financial aid award letters, including how to read them and what the…
Summertime Prep for Building Your Authentic Narrative
Jun 1, 2018 • 15 min
Host Jason Breitkopf shares a conversation between college counselors Ariella Reidenberg and Harpreet Singh on their experiences using summer to build their personal narrative in preparation for the college application process. If you have any questions…
College Prep Tools: Naviance & the Scattergram
May 29, 2018 • 15 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by fellow Endeavor host Kristi Davin to discuss a useful tool in the college prep and admissions process: the scattergram. Follow this link to the example scattergram used by Jason & Kristi in the episode:…
Independent High School Admissions Process
May 25, 2018 • 16 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by college counselor, former college admissions officer, and former independent high school admissions officer Marvin Vilma for the third in our series on independent high school admissions. If you have any questions on this…
The Common App
May 18, 2018 • 19 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by college counselor, former college admissions officer, and general college admissions expert, Dr. Wanda Montañez to discuss the Common App. Explore the Common App at http://www.commonapp.org If you have any questions on…
Paying for College - A Parent Perspective
May 17, 2018 • 7 min
BONUS EPISODE! Frequent co-host Kristi Davin provides a first-person parent perspective on the paying for college experience. If you have any questions on this topic or any other, please reach out to us at http://www.twitter.com/endeavorpod . Join us at…
Dealing With Disappointing Test Scores
May 16, 2018 • 42 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by frequent co-host Kristi Davin to discuss ideas and options for dealing with disappointing test scores. If you have any questions on this topic or any other, please reach out to us at http://www.twitter.com/endeavorpod .…
Independent School Testing
May 8, 2018 • 17 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by college counselor and former admissions officer Marvin Vilma for the second in a series about the high school admissions process. In this episode, Jason and Marvin discuss high school admittance tests: the SSAT, the ISEE,…
Personal Testing Calendar
May 1, 2018 • 37 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and returning guest Kristi Davin discuss how to plan out when to take various standardized tests such as the SAT & ACT, SAT Subject Tests, and AP tests. Jason and Kristi referenced an article that Jason wrote about junior year stress,…
Choosing an Independent High School
Apr 27, 2018 • 16 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by college counselor, former admissions officer, & independent (private) high school expert Marvin Vilma for the first in a series of episodes on the independent (& parochial) school admissions process. If you have any…
College Course Selection
Apr 24, 2018 • 24 min
Host Jason Breitkopf welcomes a new guest onto the pod, Noël Um, to discuss strategies for selecting courses in college. Noël is an experienced tutor who recently finished her master’s degree at Columbia University. Join us at…
Navigating College Fairs
Apr 20, 2018 • 24 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and college counseling & college admissions expert Dr. Wanda Montañez discuss navigating college fairs. Whether you attend as a student, parent, educator, or counselor, college fairs can be overwhelming, but making a plan in advance…
Planning College Visits
Apr 13, 2018 • 30 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by college counselor and former college admissions officer Alison Burr to discuss planning and making the most of college visits. Join us at http://www.facebook.com/EndeavorParents for more tips, videos, & information.
How to Read an SAT Score Report
Apr 11, 2018 • 35 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by college counselor and former college admissions officer Dr. Wanda Montañez to break down a sample SAT score report which can be downloaded from the College Board website. Follow along with your own score report, if you…
SAT Math vs ACT Math
Apr 10, 2018 • 31 min
Jason Breitkopf and Kristi Davin discuss the differences between the Math sections on the SAT and the ACT, and what goes into deciding which test to take. For more information, here is the original article that inspired this discussion:…
Elements of Exemplary Recommendation Letters
Apr 6, 2018 • 28 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and returning guest Dr. Wanda Montañez discuss what makes for a good college recommendation letter. Wanda advises college counselors, teachers, and other adults on how to write unique and helpful letters while also giving student tips…
Tips for Improving Your College Application Essay
Mar 14, 2018 • 25 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and guest Dr. Wanda Montañez discuss tips for improving the college application essay. Here is a list of the 2017-18 Common App essay prompts/questions: https://www.chyten.com/blog/common-app-essays-for-2017-2018.html Join us at…
Finding Your Best Fit College
Mar 14, 2018 • 28 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by guest Marvin Vilma, a college counselor and former admissions officer, to discuss suggestions for finding a best fit college. Join us at http://www.facebook.com/EndeavorParents for more tips, videos, & information. Intro…
Wikipedia - Positives and Negatives
Mar 14, 2018 • 25 min
Host Jason Breitkopf is joined by separately by two guests in this episode, college professor Dr. Annalise Gypsy Murphy and high school librarian Melissa Jackson, to debate the benefits and hazards of using Wikipedia for research and what each guest…
Summer Internships
Mar 14, 2018 • 26 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and returning guest Dr. Wanda Montañez discuss summer internships for high school students, including what an internship is, how they differ from the stereotypical summer job, and their benefits and hazards. Join us at…
Scholarships 101
Mar 14, 2018 • 29 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and college counselor and student mentor Harpreet Singh discuss college scholarships, from the search process through the application process and beyond. Here is Harpreet’s article on scholarships:…
“You’ll Never Get a Job with an English Major!”
Mar 14, 2018 • 32 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and Kristi Davin deconstruct the trope that there are certain college majors, like an English major, for which a student has no hope of getting a job upon graduating college. Spoiler alert: it’s not true! Join us at…
College Application Supplemental Essays
Mar 14, 2018 • 28 min
Host Jason Breitkopf and college counselor and student mentor Ariella Reidenberg discuss the supplemental writing samples and other submissions common to college applications. Join us at http://www.facebook.com/EndeavorParents for more tips, videos, &…