March 6, 2013

The Importance of Thoughtful Praise

Since reading Mindset by Carol Dweck many years ago, we talk often with our students and their parents about the importance of a growth mindset – the “belief that your basic qualities are […]
February 15, 2013

The Myth of Preference

We frequently advise parents and students on how to get the best ACT or SAT results while fitting test preparation into the student’s life. Standardized tests are an important piece of the […]
February 13, 2013

Customized Tutoring Plans

When we meet with a student to set up tutoring, we frequently present a tutoring plan, which is customized to that specific student.  This plan is an excellent communication tool to keep […]
October 1, 2012

How Can I Support My Child’s Executive Functioning Tutoring?

We like to say that executive functioning is everything that it takes to succeed in school, besides the actual content. Students in our executive functioning tutoring program learn how to be organized, take […]