9 Essentials for Going From High School All-Stardom to College Success

Do-It-Yourself Your parents aren’t here. In college, you will be responsible for managing your own schedule, getting to your classes, eating well and not living with a carpet of dirty clothes on the floor. Independent self-care is a lot to manage, but if you make an effort to keep the basics covered, it is a… Continue reading

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5 Tips for Parents to Encourage Studying

Be interesting Kids generally learn more from the examples their parents set than the rules that they propose. So, if you would like your child to study more, study something yourself. Whether it’s keeping reading current, delving into classics, showing your child how accounting works in the home, how algorithms play out in your professional… Continue reading

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Homework Goals

When you think about homework, you probably think about time at home that may cause lots of stress because some children will not sit down and do it. They’d rather be anywhere or do anything else! For example, the percentage of students who use their electronics or telephones before they even think of studying is about… Continue reading

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Why Do Homework and Learning Matter?

One of the biggest challenges we face is finding ways to get students to do their homework and hand in their assignments. In order to tackle this complex issue, let’s study the fundamentals of what learning is and why it’s important.   American author, Brian Herbert, once said, “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn… 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 to Spot a Successful Student

What does a successful student look like? What are their habits and practices? Let’s identify a few notable qualities that you can cultivate in your own child! 1. Successful students care about being in school and engaged in class. They miss class only in the event of an emergency, and know how to contact a few reliable classmates should they… Continue reading

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Characteristics of a Successful Student: Part 1

This is part one of a three part series on the characteristics of a successful student. In this portion, we will focus on a developing a plan to achieve an objective.   Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines success as 1.)  getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame 2.) the correct or desired result of an attempt     The… 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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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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