August 19, 2011

Why Doesn’t My Smart Child Try Harder?

Bright. Gifted. Quick learner. Exceptional. Smart. What parents wouldn’t want to hear these words about their child? When your child is described this way, the elementary years cruise by easily. In the […]
August 13, 2012

Transitions: A Rite of Passage

Transitions, such as when children move up to a new school level, can be both exhilarating and anxiety-producing. Faced with making new friends, managing more homework, or just learning how to handle a locker, […]
August 19, 2013

The Right Match

Why are we so focused on finding the right match between tutor and student? It all started with Pari Schacht, Nurturing Wisdom’s founder (and now Founder and Head of School at Mission Montessori in […]
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 […]
December 18, 2014

Is My Teen Just Lazy? Diagnosing Motivation Problems

Show us a teenager who’s unmotivated about school, and we’ll show you a parent who’s desperate to ignite a sense of purpose. Motivation isn’t something that’s easy to teach or to force […]
February 18, 2016

Why Is My Intelligent and Hardworking Child Struggling in School?

Frequently, we work with bright students who struggle in school regardless of their intellect and diligence. During our consultations, parents tell us some version of the following: “Math word problems are really […]
March 12, 2018

Our Favorite Spring Break Activities for Kids

Whether you’re vacationing or staycationing for spring break, we bet you could use a list of activities to keep your kiddos engaged during their time off from school. Here’s a list of […]
March 27, 2018

How to Make the Most of Your Child’s IEP Meeting

If you’re going to an IEP meeting for the first time, you might feel nervous and wonder what to expect. It’s easy to feel intimidated by everything involved in the process, but […]
July 20, 2018

The Big Leap from Elementary to Middle School

It’s funny, the little things you forget about being in middle school. Like, how do I use my locker so that I’m not carrying everything around all day long? What am I […]
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 […]
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 […]
April 5, 2019

Take It from Us: High Schoolers’ Advice for Eighth Graders

No doubt about it: starting high school can be scary! Wouldn’t it be nice if someone who’s made the leap could give you a heads up about what to expect? Is there […]