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Executive Functioning

January 25, 2018

Ensuring a Smooth Transition to High School

Some time during second semester, many eighth graders lose interest in their school work and either coast or crash through the remainder of the school year. This is such a bummer to […]
January 11, 2018

Building Good Habits for a Successful Second Semester

Was the first half of the school year a challenge for your child? Less than stellar grades? Fine grades but totally stressed out? Don’t despair! Just because they got off on the […]
July 14, 2017

How to Break Procrastination Habits!

When we work with students to break procrastination habits, our ultimate goal is to help them become independent learners. Teaching them about the “why” of their behaviors; discovering which tools, techniques, and […]

Homework

October 13, 2014

Transform the Homework Struggle

Has the homework battle become a daily event in your home? You are not alone! Homework can be the most difficult (and, honestly, annoying) aspect of school for many children and their […]

Learning, Mindset, and Confidence

November 2, 2018

Setting Up a Solid Foundation in Seventh Grade

For students applying to competitive high schools, eighth grade can be a stressful whirlwind of tests, applications, school visits, and emotion. Over the past decade, we’ve learned through our one-to-one work with […]
September 27, 2018

Learning Better with Learning Differences

When we tutor, it’s very important to us that children learn not only the academic content but also how they learn best. It’s no different when we work with students who have […]
July 20, 2018

The Big Leap from Elementary to Middle School

It’s funny, the little things you forget about being a middle schooler. Like, how do I use my locker so that I’m not carrying everything around all day long? What am I […]

Test Prep

September 17, 2018

Is the July ACT Right for You?

In 2018, ACT offered the test in July for the first time. While it’s not the best fit for every student*, many can benefit from this summer date. Here are four reasons […]
May 8, 2018

Our Top 5 Tips for Final Exam Prep

You know you need to study for finals, and you know you shouldn’t wait until the last minute. But what does that look like exactly? Read our tried and true approach, and […]
February 14, 2018

Taking Anxiety Out of the ACT/SAT Equation

Are you and your teenager desperate to escape the clutches of SAT or ACT anxiety? It can be done! For years we’ve coached parents and students whose nerves are all over the […]

Applying to College

October 9, 2013

Eight Ways to Apply to College

Did you know that there are eight different ways for students to apply to college? No wonder the application process seems complicated for so many high school seniors! Here, we break down the […]

Math

January 19, 2015

Why Does My Child Hate Math?

We’ve worked with many students who have struggled in math, sometimes for years. During our first session, many will say they’re fuzzy on a certain concept, that they often forget how to […]
July 29, 2011

Jumping into the Deep End: Moving from Surface Structure to Deep Structure

In previous posts, Sara introduced the concept of surface structure & deep structure when it comes to problem solving. She then went on to describe the ways the surface structure of problems can help students understand […]
July 15, 2011

A Closer Look at Surface Structure

In her previous post, Sara described the difference between surface and deep structure in math word problems. Here, she talks about how students transfer prior knowledge to new situations. Applying past knowledge […]

Reading and Writing

July 16, 2012

Help Kids Find the Passion for Reading

A common concern we hear from parents is that their child doesn’t read enough. Some children dislike reading because they find it tough; others find it boring or pointless. No matter the […]

Summer Tutoring

July 19, 2018

Preventing Summer Learning Loss for Middle and High School Students

You’ve probably heard the phrase “brain drain” used when educators talk about the importance of summer learning. It’s the number one reason we encourage students of all ages to tutor over the […]

Education

November 2, 2018

Setting Up a Solid Foundation in Seventh Grade

For students applying to competitive high schools, eighth grade can be a stressful whirlwind of tests, applications, school visits, and emotion. Over the past decade, we’ve learned through our one-to-one work with […]
September 27, 2018

Learning Better with Learning Differences

When we tutor, it’s very important to us that children learn not only the academic content but also how they learn best. It’s no different when we work with students who have […]
July 20, 2018

The Big Leap from Elementary to Middle School

It’s funny, the little things you forget about being a middle schooler. Like, how do I use my locker so that I’m not carrying everything around all day long? What am I […]