7 Tips for Better Study Skills

Give yourself breaks It sounds counter-intuitive, but giving yourself breaks while studying is actually very helpful. You need to rest your mind. If you study for 60-90 minutes, be sure to take a 10-15-minute break. What do you do with your time? Eat a snack. Stretch out your muscles. Dance around your room! Just do… Continue reading

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Study Tips for Visual Learners

Who are the visual learners? Visual learners learn best through seeing. They tend to remember what they read or see more than what they’ve heard.   Note: While the ideas below are geared towards the strengths of visual learners, effective note organization and understanding how to use diagrams to one’s advantage are great study skills for all learners.… Continue reading

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Study Tips for Auditory Learners

Who are Auditory Learners? Auditory learners learn best through hearing information. They tend to remember things that have been said to them better than information presented in charts, diagrams, and in print. Note: While the ideas below are geared towards the strengths of auditory learners, this information can be beneficial for all learners.   Study Strategies for… Continue reading

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Creating a Study Space

The new school year is still a few weeks away, but now is a great time to start thinking about your student’s study space so they can hit the ground running. A dedicated study space and a study routine helps cue your mind and your body that it’s time to study. Think about these things when planning… Continue reading

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How to Study for the SAT and ACT

The countdown to the SAT and ACT begins next week! Students need as much time as possible to practice the new SAT, which was only recently updated this year. The worst thing to do is wait until the last minute to start studying: cramming is never effective! If your child needs help studying or taking notes, we’ll provide tutors who… Continue reading

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Academic Expectations: Making the Transition from High School to College.

With the school year drawing to an end, recent high school graduates are scrambling to ready themselves for their collegiate journey. Between registering for classes and decorating dorm rooms, it can be easy for students to overlook preparing for the academic transition from high school to college. What factors constitute an “Academic Transition”? A smooth academic transition requires a specific… Continue reading

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10th Grade Math

 “I have only good things to say about Novastar Prep. My son, Myles, has a great connection with his tutor Jonathan—he gets along with him like a friend. Myles will often text Jonathan the night before a math test for a few last-minute pieces of advice and equations. We noticed a positive change right off… Continue reading

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