Study Tips: Part 2

Study before bed: Studying before bed has actually been proven to help your brain better retain the information. If you study right before bed, the extended deep sleep essentially more effectively roots the information in your brain as opposed to if you studied hours before bed. That being said, don’t try to cram every bit… Continue reading

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Tips for Boosting Test Results!

I’ve taken a lot of tests—not as many as some, thanks to my liberal arts undergraduate education, but nonetheless, standardized testing has been a feature for over half of my life. I’ve done the PSAT, SAT, several SAT subject tests, GRE, GRE subject tests, the LSAT, and public school tests whose acronyms I no longer… Continue reading

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The power of positive reinforcement!

Positive reinforcement has been shown to be the most effective strategy to use when trying to evoke behavior change. Essentially, positive reinforcement means adding something to a situation to increase the likelihood of a behavior occurring again in the future. Here’s an example: Mrs. Smith gives Katie a gold star for turning in her math… Continue reading

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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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Students: Study Smarter, Not Harder

If you’re not getting the academic results you want, you may need to change your study habits. Use effective study habits to better retain the information that you take in. The key is to study smarter, not harder.   Think it, Be it, Believe it! First of all, your attitude matters. If you are overwhelmingly distracted… Continue reading

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Pain-Free, Tear-Free Homework Tips!

When kids think of homework, they think of boring assignments and drudgery. But homework doesn’ have to be boring at all! In fact, it can be a very fun experience. Every parent in America seems to have a hard time now and then getting children to do homework: their child is tired after a long day at school… Continue reading

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How the Unorganized Become Organized

The first obstacle you face when your student does not have innate organizational skills is that helping your student become organized will take some time. The second is that finding a method that works may involve a lot of trial and error. Developing organizational skills takes time, effort, and cooperation to become habits. The goal is to develop skills that your student… Continue reading

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How to Keep Students with ADHD Engaged

What captures your attention? Have you ever been so engaged in something that you could spend hours focusing on it? Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) struggle in schools when, often, there are no adaptations to engage their fluid minds. Often it takes a special approach to reach students who experience hyperactivity. However, academics agree that ADHD does… Continue reading

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