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6 Tips to Help Your Child Get Organized

Whether it is balancing our time to arrive early when meeting friends, or keeping track of bills to make sure they are paid before the due date, organization plays a part in every hour of every day. Children face different struggles with keeping organized as they learn to balance school and other activities such as… Continue reading

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10 Books For Young Adult Readers Who Love Animals

The benefits of reading are as manifold as the books that shelve our libraries. They make us better writers by their example grammar and syntactically-pleasant prose. Equally important (especially in a time where digital interaction is replacing physical interaction with ever-greater frequency), books can also give us new ways to think about our shared human condition. But… Continue reading

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3 Tips for Preventing Summer Slide

Summer! The time for students to throw their backpacks in the closet and not think about school for a few months. Right? Although parents are tempted to take a little break with their children, this can lead to learning loss in children known as the summer slide. Although some rest and relaxation is important, maintaining… Continue reading

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What Your Child Should Read to Increase Standardized Test Scores

One of the most valuable skills a student can have when she goes into the SAT/ACT is strong reading comprehension skills. In fact, we encourage parents to focus on this as early as 9th grade or even middle school to really propel their children ahead in standardized test preparation. Some of the passages in the reading… Continue reading

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The “Three R’s” aren’t enough

You know that if you subtract 56 from 73, you’ll need to “carry the one”. We all know to “carry the one” but very few of us understand why. This is because we were taught this skill, but not the concept behind the skill. In the past (and unfortunately, often in the present as well),… Continue reading

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5 Steps to Improving Reading Comprehension

At the heart of academic success in high school, college, and success beyond academics all comes back to one core skill: reading comprehension. While that’s the case, I’ve found there is a big misunderstanding about what really constitutes reading comprehension. In elementary school between second and fourth grades students are expected to make the shift… Continue reading

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How To Be An Active Reader

One misconception commonly held by students is that reading is a passive activity. Unfortunately, passing your eyes over words on a page does not automatically store the material in your brain. You have to work for it – coax the information into your memory by asking questions and taking notes. These strategies fall into one… Continue reading

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3 Tips to Prepare for the AP English Language Exam

Students in AP English Language often start to panic as the spring semester starts because most of their class time is spent working on improving their writing.  In fact,the idea of being unprepared for the multiple choice section of the exam causes them so much anxiety that they would prefer to drown in a sea… Continue reading

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