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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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The 3M’s: Management of Self (The myth and curse of “Multitasking”)

If you have been following my blog, you know that at Revolution we have developed a skill set that we believe is crucial to instill in every child preparing for college and careers in the 21st century. We believe that in addition to a solid foundation in the Three R’s—reading, writing and arithmetic—students also need… Continue reading

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What Michael Jordan can teach you about tutors

Michael Jordan is arguably the greatest basketball player of all time. With 6 NBA championships, 6 NBA Finals MVPs, and 5 NBA League MVP awards, he’s the equivalent of a straight-A student with perfect scores on everything. But with all his championships and accolades, do you think that he’s the best person to coach a… Continue reading

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Does having a learning disability impact your chances of admission?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the the experts. Here are their answers. Bill Pruden, Head of Upper School, College Counselor, Ravenscroft School It shouldn’t, but in reality it is hard to know, and concerns about that fact have led to a division of opinion on… Continue reading

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Grades and test scores aside, can a learning difference affect a student’s chance of acceptance?

As part our College Q & A guide, we decided to ask your questions to the the experts. Here are their answers. Reecy Aresty, College Admissions/Financial Aid Expert & Author, Payless For College, Inc. It can be a positive or negative result, and it better be revealed completely on the application – or else!  … Continue reading

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Finding Your Learning Style

Students often discover certain methods of learning that work best for them. These learning styles can include verbal, visual, tactile, logical, social, or solitary.  It is also possible for students to respond well to a combination of styles or develop some of their own.  As you read, think about where you fit in and why… Continue reading

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Educating the Next Generation of Voters

Results from a recent national exam show that roughly one-quarter of high school seniors are “proficient” in civics knowledge and skills.  Exams were given to students completing 4th, 8th and 12th grades.  The national civics exam was first given in 1998 and was administered again in 2006.  In 2010, the 4th grade scores have gone… 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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Relaxing is One Key to Test Success

No matter what test you are taking – the SAT, ACT, AP Exam or even a test in one of your high school classes – studies show that you will score higher if you are relaxed.  Students who are more prepared are more relaxed, but good preparation should also include plans for relaxing right before… Continue reading

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