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.
Some colleges may no longer require standardized test scores, but for most high-school students, test-taking is still a reality. Here's some advice that might help you decide which test is best suited to you.
They should also be thinking about which SAT Subjects Tests they will be preparing for as well. Seniors, and some underclassman, are in the moving along in the AP classes, preparing for the exams in May.
With so many tests on the horizon. We thought we could help make sense of them for you.
Executive functioning, at its core, is simply a fancy way of labeling the way a brain organizes, accesses and harnesses information.
We often take these skills for granted, and as such, forget that they are skills that are learned. For instance, imagine watching a toddler quietly organizing his toy trucks in a line.
Besides the obvious better grades at school example, we'll list here our top 10 reasons to find your child a private tutor:
It has been estimated that millions of children nationwide are affected by severe anxiety (Hill & Wigfield, 1984). The negative impact that anxiety can have on a student is serious. While a mild amount of anxiety can actually be considered motivating for a student, student's with excessive amounts of anxiety can interfere with one’s memory, which can make it difficult to perform on a test or perform in other ways (Huberty, 2009). Students with severe anxiety can lead them to a lack of motivation, a lowered self-esteem, consistent issues with academic performance and even early withdrawal of school (Cowden, 2014).
Anxiety as it relates to academic performance is of significant importance to me due to my own experience with severe anxiety through my high school, college and early post college years. While I discovered tools in my adult years to help me cope with anxiety, I believe school would not have been so challenging for me had I had the tools then! It is in this vain that I have devoted so much of my time to researching academic anxiety. In this blog post, I share with you research supported steps that will help reduce the anxiety children experience and thus perform better academically. Ready? Let’s get started.Read More
Students with mood disorders and emotional problems are more likely to struggle with their school work than their peers. In fact, sometimes the stress of school and the social atmosphere can make it very difficult for a student to complete even the most basic of tasks. When concentration and focus are extremely low, a student’s ability to keep up might feel like an arduous journey. Yet, many steps can be taken outside and inside of the school to make sure any mood disorder or emotional problem doesn’t halt or trip up your student’s success in school. Tutors can also help to keep a student organized and to aid in finding other ways to study that feel more comfortable.