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5 Reasons to Start AP Prep Now

Common sense will tell us that cramming just isn’t smart. If students try to overwhelm themselves with information the night before a big exam, chances are they are much more likely to forget information rather than retain information. While students should prepare wisely for the short-term, the same goes for their long-term goals. Parents and… Continue reading

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The 3Ms: Mastery. Go beyond “What did you learn in school today?”

In my last post, I talked about getting beyond the Three R’s to develop higher level thinking skills in your student. At Revolution, we have developed an approach to instilling what we call the Three M’s in every student with whom we work. The Three M’s are Mastery, Management and Mindset. Today I am going… Continue reading

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The 3Ms: Mindset, Be mindful of how you praise your child

If you have been following my blog, you know that at Revolution we have developed three ideas that we believe are crucial and must be instilled in every child preparing for college and a career in the 21st century. We believe that in addition to a solid foundation in the Three R’s—reading, writing and arithmetic—students… Continue reading

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Planning Ahead – The Importance of Creating an Academic Roadmap Now

For many high school bound freshmen, the college admissions process and college applications seem like a setting sun on a distant horizon. Most feel their time is better served focusing on the vast stretch of road that lies immediately in front of them. Why not focus on the “here and now”? College applications are not… Continue reading

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Making the Grade

While there are notable examples of people whose grades were not important or indicative of their future successes, be it in college or a profession — think Einstein, a notoriously poor student, or Harold Bloom, a preeminent professor and literary critic, who was accepted to Cornell, despite grades, after a “strong performance on the New… Continue reading

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Spring into Studying

March is here and spring has sprung! If you live in one of the many parts of the country still trudging through a Polar Vortex (or, as I wish it were, an Amy-Poehler-Vortex), warm weather may seem decades away. Before you know it, though, Grandma will no longer need to be shoveled out and it… Continue reading

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Summer Tip #3: Real Life Math

I hated math as a teenager. I was always an English girl. I liked books and words. Numbers? Not so much. Who cared about geometry? I preferred Jane Austin. When I grew up I wanted to be a writer. Why would I ever need math? I was so wrong. While I may not use calculus in… Continue reading

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Preparing for an Academic Tutoring Session

If you are engaging an academic tutor for your child, you will want to make sure to get the most value  from each session. The academic tutor you have chosen is only part of the equation – you must also have a student with a good attitude who is well-prepared. Curriculum It is important that… Continue reading

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A Tutor a Day Keeps the Stress Away: Benefits of Long-term Academic Tutoring

A steady and long-term academic tutor is like having a regular doctor. Preventative medicine protects one from possible disease. In the same manner, academic tutors prevent academic dis-ease by lowering stress levels, academic anxiety, and ensuring that people feel confident about their learning experiences. We have seen parents in panicked concern, students “freaking out,” and… Continue reading

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The Basics of Writing Well – Part 2

Good writing does not come from complicated word choice or dazzling literary technique. Simple and precise writing with rich, original examples will excite your audience and entice them to come back for more. The ability to write simply is the a common trait that all of our favorite writers share. The following tips will help… Continue reading

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