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National Educational Venture Alliance readies for 2015

Published:Friday | January 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Daviot Kelly, Staff Reporter

National Educational Venture Alliance (NEVA) is now taking registrations for its 2015 classes.

The Ardenne Road-based institute provides tutoring for persons seeking to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in the United States. Last week, NEVA offered free informational sessions on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), the Graduate Management Exam (GMAT) and the popular Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). All three exams are typically compulsory for those desiring to attain bachelors, masters or doctoral degrees in the United States of America (USA).

"Many of us are still in the midst of making our New Year resolutions. Some of us are pledging to lose that little extra Christmas weight and some are committing themselves to pursuing higher education," remarked Dr Neva Alexander, founder of the multi-educational training institute.

She said, for 2015, NEVA has expanded the course offerings to include the ACT (formerly known as the American College Testing) college-readiness assessment, GRE and GMAT as well as the Law School Admission Test (LSAT).

"Getting into US universities has become increasingly competitive, and to be successful it is imperative that students start to prepare for the necessary entry exams from now," said Dr Alexander.

Affordable Education

Cognisant of the challenging economic climate in Jamaica, Dr Alexander purposely designed all of her course offerings to be, by her calculations, nearly 20 per cent cheaper than leading institutions. In fact, all of her classes are the same price worldwide. Her programme fees are inclusive of all the essential reading materials, as well as complimentary mock exams.

Dr Alexander is the founder of National Educational Venture Alliance, a non-profit organisation based in New York that focuses on educational services for students and teachers. She is an adjunct assistant professor for the City of New York University's SPS Program. She was also the associate chair for the College of Arts and Sciences at the Prince Mohammad University's female campus in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

GRE classes started on January 19, GMAT classes began two days later, SAT classes will start on February 7. ACT classes get going on March 18.

Persons looking to learn more can call 978-0163. More information is available on Dr Alexander's website at http://www.nevalliance.com/.

daviot.kelly@gleanerjm.com