Help for Students with Social-Emotional Challenges

  “Thanks for returning our call, Mrs. Merchant. Yesterday, Ryan let out an ear-piercing scream after slamming her books on the floor. This behavior is unacceptable…she was only asked to present her show and tell item in class. She will surely lose recess for the next three days. Hopefully, Ryan will simply obey the next… Continue reading

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SAT Prep is like training for a Marathon

Every high schooler with college ambition wants to know, how to do well on the SAT?   The shortest, easiest answer is to be in it for the long haul: be dedicated in all your subjects, especially reading and math each year. The SAT evaluates math skills in Algebra 2, integrates reading and vocabulary with… Continue reading

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Novastar Tutor Tips: Homework Balance

Homework tends to be over-used in most schools today. If balanced properly then it can build student’s confidence and interest towards learning. Like most things, the value of homework depends on the context: the subject, the age of the child, learning style, family dynamics and the demands of the school day itself.   Too much… Continue reading

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Three Easy Ways You Can Help Your Child Be A Critical Thinker

Having worked with diverse students and families on issues in education, I notice many parents have one similar concern. They want their children to think critically and be global thinkers, but aren’t sure what they can do as parents to help. Watch your children grow with these three easy steps towards cultivating critical thinking!   Read Everything with Your… Continue reading

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Building Academic Confidence with One-On-One Tutoring Services from Novastar Prep

Academic subjects like mathematics and science are known to create the highest levels of negative emotions and stress. These complex subjects often rank lowest on the desired list of subjects for most students. However, it is widely accepted that providing a strong foundation for students in math and science subjects are important for both students… Continue reading

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Reading through Touching Method

Have you ever thought about discovering newer ways to read? One new way that is increasing in classrooms is reading through touch. Most children can see the word, but have trouble decoding the word; especially at an early age or if they have a disability. That is why at Novastar Prep, we encourage reading tutors… Continue reading

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NovaStar Prep: What Is Tutoring and Why Is It Important

When people think of a tutor, they think of a person who is like a teacher. Tutors are much more than that. A good tutor cares about the student’s individual learning needs and gets to know what the student likes and dislikes. Along with focusing on the learning needs, a tutor takes care of the… Continue reading

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Improving Study Skills

Study Skills

Improving your Study Skills by Laura – Subject Matter Coach If you find yourself struggling to be successful in school, the answer may be as simple as changing your study habits. Being successful doesn’t just happen – it requires hard work, dedication, and a plan. There are a plethora of studying techniques out there, and… Continue reading

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Prepare for the New SAT

Prepare for the New SAT by Laura – Subject Matter Coach As you may or may not be aware, the SAT is changing in several major ways. First, a redesign will change the way the test is structured, administered, timed, and scored. Next, It will include an optional essay, fewer multiple choice questions, and no… Continue reading

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Importance of Positive Reinforcement

The Importance of positive reinforcement in Student learning At Novastarprep, we realize that all of our students are shining stars! Nothing helps stars maintain their brilliance and clarity more than the self-confidence that can come from positive reinforcement. We all like to be encouraged and rewarded for our endeavors, and we realize the importance of… Continue reading

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