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SEATTLE, WA – The Puget Sound Business Journal has recognized Transcend Academy and Lana Learn CEO Tina Tran Neville as a 2019 40 Under 40 business leader. The award spotlights individuals among the region’s “brightest and most innovative leaders under the age of 40” who are making major strides in their career while leaving a positive impact. The Business Journal will profile each member of this year's 40 Under 40 class in its September 27 edition and host a luncheon at the new Hyatt Regency Seattle on the same day to honor the recipients.
A refugee, former diplomat, and teacher, Tina Tran Neville is an industry leader in education technology and an emerging voice advocating for women in entrepreneurship in Seattle. Tina’s first company, Transcend Academy, is a national college preparation service that has served 15,000 students and won Washington DC's Best Education...
Transcend Academy CEO Tina Tran Neville is honored to be selected to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Hague from June 3-5, 2019. She will join 2,000 world leaders from 120 countries representing entrepreneurship, innovation, investment, and policy to turn challenges into business opportunities that matter to everyone.
The Global Entrepreneurship Summit offers a unique international platform for participants to showcase transformative innovations to investors, business leaders, and political officials. Organizers selected companies for their groundbreaking technology solutions in agriculture, connectivity, energy, health, or water. The U.S. Government and the Government of the Netherlands is sponsoring the ninth Global Entrepreneurship Summit as in an invitation-only event.
Tina will be representing Lana, Transcend Academy's online English language learning platform. Lana is connecting North American teachers with students around the world...
Want to achieve your New Year’s resolution? Check out these top tips and free resources for you!
Learning a new skill is one of the top New Year’s resolutions people make every year. Some people want to learn a new language, others want to be better at money management. Following are some tips - and free resources - to tackle your New Year’s Resolution.
Trying to learn something new can be time consuming and exhausting. However, we generally gain more satisfaction from fully immersing ourselves in such activities. We tend to spend our extra time on things like social media, watching Netflix, and other passive activities because they’re more accessible. Therefore, if we really want to tackle a new skill, we have to remove obstacles!
Everyone has different obstacles they need to overcome. The most common are motivation, lack of time, cost, and access to teaching material. Below, we’ll talk about how to conquer these different barriers.
Whether you’re a student preparing for the SAT in between homework and practice, or a parent trying to get everyone where they need to be while juggling work and chores, scheduling can be a nightmare. There never seem to be enough hours in the day to get it all done!
Carefully planning and managing your time is a key characteristic of successful students. It prevents procrastination on important assignments and cramming the night before the test. By keeping to a schedule, students can recognize areas of concern early and ask for help. High school students have most of their day planned out for them, but university students can struggle with time management, since days are less structured.
My first quarter at college, I only had classes from 8:30am to 11:30am. However, I still managed to procrastinate on projects until the day before. I wasn’t used to having so much free time and having the freedom to structure it as I saw fit. It took me some time to find a...
The ACT is tomorrow morning, and some of you or your students will probably be taking it! Hopefully everyone has been studying hard. But no matter how much studying you do, the day before a standardized test can be nerve-wracking. That’s why we’re here to give you 7 ways to prepare for the ACT and maximize your score!
To save yourself some stress the morning of the ACT, it’s best to have your logistics sorted out by the day before. How are you getting to the testing site? If someone is giving you or your student a ride, confirm the time with them the day before so there are no surprises. If the test is being held at a place you’ve never been before, like your local community college or another testing center, look at how long it takes to get there and give yourself some buffer time in case you get lost.
Also, check to see if you have a few good No. 2 pencils with erasers and an approved calculator...
A lot of students have a dream university – Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Yale – but smart students strive for options with multiple acceptances. That’s why we’re talking about how to create a dream college list! The perfect list for you includes within-reach, in-range, and safety universities whose profiles match what you want. How do you do that? We will go over some questions you should ask yourself or your child to help narrow down your options when figuring out how to pick the best university for you.
It’s best to start selecting your top universities now if you haven’t already. Undergraduate early admissions applications are generally due in November. Therefore, if you want to visit a campus or have time to tailor your application to a particular college, you should have your list figured out by September at the latest. For regular applications, the deadline is usually January, so you have an extra few weeks. The exact...
It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing colors, Target ads are full of smiling kids wearing cute clothes and cool backpacks, and you’re starting to mentally and physically prepare for the impending school year. Some of you may have even already started school!
A lot of back-to-school preparation can be taken care of early – buying a new lunch box, thrifting for a new fall jacket, registering for SAT or ACT prep courses, and so on – but some activities are a daily struggle. Thankfully, we’re here to help you tackle one of those daily tasks – your back-to-school lunch!
We are going to showcase a few of our favorite sources of lunchtime inspiration, along with specific recipe recommendations and tweaks you can make to improve the flavor or preparation time.
The Domestic Geek
The Domestic Geek was launched in April 2014 by Sara Lynn Cauchon to show the world that delicious food can also be no-fuss and fresh, after learning how to...
The Common Application is live! The Common Application is an undergraduate admissions application for 800+ universities in the United States, available in both English and Spanish. To learn more about the colleges that accept the Common Application, check out their website here! Transcend Academy wants to help you kick off writing an unforgettable college essay for the Common App. Here are 3 tips to get you started:
1. Review everything you have done in high school
The college application essay is a chance to share what makes you YOU. Admissions committees want to know what motivates you and what makes you wake up each morning and sing the "Happy" song. If you don't know right away (and most don't), then begin to write down all the things you have done in high school. After that, ask your parents and relatives to remind you of more to add to the list. Be sure to include all academic classes, school activities, outside school events, jobs,...