What is Autism?

Fortunately, autism awareness is increasing in today’s society, but there are still many misconceptions about what autism is and is not. This blog post will not be able to explain fully the depth of this statement, but will aim to clarify and elucidate various common characteristics of autism to promote further understanding. Autism is often… Continue reading

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Is Your Student Receiving Formative Assessments?

“You got a C?…are you kidding me!  I didn’t know you were struggling in this class!”   Parents, too often, you find yourselves in this position—my child is struggling and I didn’t even know it. You may have studied your child’s progress on the school website, cancelled plans for extensive homework assignments, even called in… Continue reading

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3 Keys for achieving goals with confidence 

Our confidence rises when we achieve success in something.  However, success is not always easy to measure.  An effective approach for building confidence is by developing challenging goals that are easier to measure.  For example, a goal could be to learn a particular skill.  This can further be broken into segments with measurable outcomes, i.e.… Continue reading

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Good support!

“Smooth experience and good support working as a tutor for Novastar Prep.” Tate B., math tutor

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“A child needs a place like Novastar”

“In modernity where parents are extremely busy and distracted with livelihood, the intellectual and emotional development of a child needs a place like Novastar. Novastar focuses on development from several dimensions that allows the talent and the passion in the child emerge. This is vital for children living in these busy and complex times.” Hamed,… Continue reading

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“…excellent tutor!”

“James is an excellent tutor. He plans ahead, comes prepared and on time, and is very respectful and professional. He has established a great rapport with my son. He understands my objectives for the tutoring and also my son’s needs and adjusts accordingly. As much as he is flexible, James also is persistent and sets… 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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Engaged Tutors.

I have been using Novastar Prep to tutor both my children in Math for almost 2 years. Novastar Has been excellent at listening, so their needs are accommodated and have been very patient with flexibility due to their schedules. All the tutors have been of high standard. Fauzia and her staff always go out of… Continue reading

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Personalized Learning

Personalized Learning Helps Special-Needs Students Thrive I have worked for two local tutoring services that take vastly different approaches to teaching and learning—NovaStar Prep and a second company. Novastar provides students with a customized curriculum delivered by a highly qualified tutor in the comfort of their own home. The second company provides students with cookie-cutter… Continue reading

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