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April 23, 2018

Four Reasons We’re Excited about the New July ACT!

For years a big wish at Nurturing Wisdom has been that students could take the ACT in the summer. Wish granted! In 2018, for the first time ACT will offer the test […]
February 8, 2016

Looping: A Tutoring Technique

If you were to observe a Nurturing Wisdom math tutoring session, you’d see the tutor and the student passing math problems back and forth, keeping busy almost every second. They’d be using […]
January 22, 2015

How to Study Smarter, Not Harder

We recently received a question from a parent about helping her son improve his fluctuating test grades. Here’s what the parent had to say. Question: I am writing to you about my son […]
December 18, 2013

Helping a Student Boost His Confidence

A former Nurturing Wisdom, Mercedes Lucero, has helped many students achieve their goals. Below, Mercedes shares one of her experiences working with a 5th grade math and executive functioning student. Tim* and […]
November 14, 2013

Discovering the Benefits of an Assignment Notebook

The importance of effectively tracking assignments cannot be overstated! Some students get that on their own, but many need to be explicitly taught and held accountable until it’s a habit. Here, one […]
October 24, 2013

Addition of a Coach

When we stop trying to improve, we can become less effective.  It’s easy to get complacent.  This is why athletes and musicians work with private coaches and trainers throughout their careers.  As […]
September 16, 2013

Study Smarter, Not Harder!

When we begin working with new executive functioning students, we always tell them that one of our priimary goals is for them to learn how to study smarter, not harder. Sometimes the […]
September 16, 2013

What I Thought Would be a Challenge

Last school year, I started working with a student that has forever changed my outlook on educating. Before becoming a tutor with Nurturing Wisdom, I taught 5th grade in an inner city charter […]
September 12, 2013

Using Active Strategies

I’ve coached many tutors on how to teach students our Nurturing Wisdom test preparation strategies. Almost every time I go through these strategies with my tutors, I hear them say, “I wish […]
September 12, 2013

From Reluctant to Resilient Writer!

Recently, I experienced a moment that every writing teacher or tutor dreams of having. As I was walking out the door after our last writing session, my student said to me, “You know, […]
September 5, 2013

The Road to Learning EF Skills

Here’s a secret I’m ashamed to admit: my mom swore I was going to drop out of college after my first semester. After receiving numerous tearful phone calls from me about my […]
September 5, 2013

Helping Students Overcome a Fixed Mindset

I’ve learned quite a bit about the attitudes students can sometimes have about their work, their learning, and themselves by reading Carol Dweck’s book Mindset. Since reading this informative book, I’ve become […]
August 26, 2013

Preventative Medicine: A Key to School Success

Without a doubt, strong executive functioning skills help students succeed in school. But they can also help students achieve their goals in life. As students grow up, executive functioning skills can help […]
August 20, 2013

Test Taking Strategies Make a Difference!

Melissa has helped several test preparation students reach and surpass their goal scores through her thoughtful and tailored teaching of the Nurturing Wisdom lessons. Below she shares what makes our approach unique: […]
August 20, 2013

Tackling Test Anxiety

Below, Melissa, tutor for Nurturing Wisdom, shares her story about dealing with test anxiety and helping students overcome this obstacle.  When I was in middle school and high school, I was the type […]
August 19, 2013

How to Work Guilt Free

Here at NW, we’re always striving for improvement: whether it’s tweaking our curriculum for the benefit of our students or sharing helpful techniques for the benefit of our employees. We want our […]
August 19, 2013

Hidden Barriers to Success

We often hear from parents whose children are bright, passionate, and engaged students, but who aren’t acheiving grades and test scores that line up with their abilities. It’s tough to watch them […]
July 23, 2013

Sometimes We Just Need A Little Confidence Boost

As a tutor for Nurturing Wisdom, I’ve worked with a variety of students—all with varying needs. Learning to address those needs is one of my favorite things about my job. I had […]
July 9, 2013

Summer ‘Comp Comp’ Program Helps Students at All Stages of Writing Development

Alyssa Coburn, expert tutor and Curriculum Director, has tutored students of various ages and ability levels. One of Alyssa’s favorite tutoring programs is Comprehension through Composition (Comp Comp). Below she shares her […]
June 27, 2013

What You Should Know About the Common Application

Trying to simplify the college application process? Then you’ll love the Common Application, – a college application system used by hundreds of colleges and universities across the country.  All of the colleges […]