5 Tips to Improve Critical Thinking Skills

Live long enough and you will understand that the entire life is full of making decisions. ¬†Those decisions are often followed by actions which directly impact the outcomes we seek.¬† Therefore, achieving desired outcomes depends on making good decisions which require critical thinking skills.   Critical thinking is a valuable skill that anyone can improve… Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Learning Disabilities

When people think of the words ‚Äúlearning disabilities,‚ÄĚ they think of words like a child who learns differently or slow learner.¬† These words occurred possibly earlier within the history of learning disabilities.¬† The reason is because the general public and educators did not understand the special and different ways in which students learn.¬† In the… Continue reading

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The Importance of Time Management

Why is time management useful? The answer is¬†simple; it allows us the opportunity¬†to efficiently achieve our goals in all areas of ¬†life!¬†According to Wikipedia, “Time management is the act or process of planning and exercising¬†conscious control over¬†an amount of time¬†to increase¬†effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.”   ¬†Useful techniques for developing¬†time management skills. 1.) Create a daily,… Continue reading

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Basic Problems with Basic Math

Let‚Äôs start with the basics. For some students, math isn‚Äôt easy. I teach physics and¬†see ¬†a lot of¬†math phobia¬†and¬†anxiety. I have also found a common theme: most of the¬†students I teach learn math a different way than how they have been¬†taught. At some point, they throw up their hands, put up their virtual ‚ÄúI just… 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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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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