Winter finals arrive at one of most frantic times of the year: students juggle holiday prep, cookies with Grandma, traveling, sledding, and a slew of other activities as they prepare for their exams.
Teachers are bombarded with last minute pleas for extra credit and extra help. Oftentimes a student will not get the help they need if they wait until the last minute.
So, we’ve collected a few tips on how to make sure any student is prepared well in advance.
While it might be difficult for some parents to accept that their child is struggling academically and requires additional resources, those struggles aren't uncommon and hiring a tutor may be the best option.
Explain to your child why you think a tutor is needed and what a tutor does.
Talk about what you hope will be accomplished with a tutor. Define the goals for your student’s work with a tutor, whether it be improved grades, skills or test scores.
The ACT is difficult not because of the questions, but because the scores have a huge impact on your child's future. Here are some of out tips to help you guide them to increase their ACT score!
Few parts of a college application cause more anxiety for students than the SAT and ACT. So much seems to ride on a single exam completed in a few hours on a Saturday morning.
But how much do SAT and ACT scores really matter in the admissions process? I asked the question of Corry Unis, Director of Admissions at Alfred University, and he replied:
Two weeks pass, and ACT scores should be posted by now. Your child, eager and frightened, logs on to the ACT website, feathers all in a ruffle, to find their composite score.
You watch their face, almost as eager as they are for the results. But your heart sinks down as their expression stiffens and eyes glaze—their score must not have been what they hoped for.
Getting back an ACT score that is less-than-stellar can be a bit of a self-esteem killer for students.
First of all, remind your child that this test isn’t a gauge of intelligence, it is a test on test-taking.
I've devised a step-by-step method to help your child achieve their ACT goal.
It happens a lot some very brilliant students can get mediocre scores.
For instance, the Science section has nothing to do with actual science knowledge—it is chart reading ability, a learned skill!
Let’s face it – kids aren’t naturally going to mold into a great student without some direction.
It sure would be nice if that came with the kid package, but it turns out that a lot of direction needs to take place both in school and at home.
'Though most students won’t take the ACT until their Junior year, it’s important to start getting ready before that.
As parents, we sometimes need a little help - okay, maybe a lot of help. And that’s not a bad thing. It actually makes us great parents.
When we understand our shortcomings as parents and seek outside help to ensure our kids still get the very best, that makes us great parents - that makes us awesome parents!
While it’s great when your children succeed with nothing more than their own natural talents, sometimes they may need a little bit of help to stay on the right track.