How to “Help” with Homework


Educators have long used homework as a tool to reinforce what students are learning in class.  However, with after school activities and high academic expectations, homework can become a source of anxiety and stress for the whole family.  While students need to be the ones completing the work, there are many things parents can do to assist their children to make homework time a more positive experience for all. Make sure your child has a quiet, well-lit place to do … Continue reading

Study Tricks for Your Little Scholars


Test on Friday?  Exams around the corner?  This can cause anyone to go into panic mode.  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 tried and true  methods to help your child study: * make flashcards * quiz your child aloud … Continue reading

Tutoring 101


It is that time of year when you may be wondering…does my child need a tutor?  Here are some signs your child may need assistance outside of the classroom: Preschool (four and half years old to Kindergarten) has difficulty grasping a small writing instrument to make controlled movements can’t recognize the letters in their name does not speak in complete sentences has another diagnosed developmental delay demonstrating problems with number concepts Grades K-12 difficulty forming letters when writing in print … Continue reading

Summer Slide Prevention


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.  Take some time and regroup, but as you think about your summer plans be sure to include some time for structured learning.  Here are the facts about summer learning loss: Students can lose up to 15% of their academic ability over the summer if they don’t read, write, or practice math. Some … Continue reading

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