Kindergarten Readiness

02/14/2017 | Leave a Comment

Many parents ask this question to us every year, “Is my child ready for Kindergarten?”  The real question should be, “Is my child ready for school?” Kindergarten is the first BIG step for many children into formal education. Kindergarten is chocked-full of many social expectations, but add to that reading, math, handwriting and content area subjects.  Parents want to make sure their child has a solid foundation to build all these new skills.  It is important to consider some of these … Continue reading

Why Your Child NEEDS a Tutor

01/18/2017 | 1 Comment

A parent recently told me he would have never made it through school without his tutor. He was not a poor student by any means; he actually graduated near the top of his class from a very prestigious private school in Richmond, Virginia and went on to a top-notch college. When I asked him why his tutor was essential to his education, he said “she knew how I learned and was able to teach me to see things in a different … Continue reading

Pump Up Study Skills

11/10/2016 | Leave a Comment

“Test on Friday” can cause anyone’s stomach to drop.  How does your child study?  Does your child think re-reading notes is all they have to do to study?  Are they utilizing the methods that work best for his learning style? Are you worried you have no idea how to help your child to study? Here are some new pumped up ways and some tried and true methods that may help your child with the “s” word: * have your child … Continue reading

Homework Do’s and Don’ts

09/14/2016 | Leave a Comment

Educators have long used homework as a tool to reinforce what students are learning in class.  However, more than ever parents are being vocal about the amount of homework their children have each night as well as the benefits of homework.  If you child’s teacher is assigning homework, there are a few things you can do to ease the stress. Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do homework, but keep in mind a desk is not … Continue reading

How to prevent summer slide

04/18/2016 | Leave a Comment

Believe it or not, summer is here!  This is the time of year we all look forward to some unstructured, downtime with thoughts of school a million miles away.  As you think about the plans to take a break, studies show that this is not a good idea to give up on learning altogether. Here are the staggering facts about summer learning loss: Students can lose up to 15% of their academic ability over the summer if they don’t read, … Continue reading

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