Category Archives: Study Skills

Apps to Improve Student Performance

Do you dream of spending less time studying and still getting great grades? Turn your phone or device into a study machine. With finals just around the corner, now is the time to learn how to use some of these … Continue reading

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“I’m Bored” – More Ideas to Prevent Summer Slide

A promised, below are a few more ideas to prevent summer slide: Have your child get comfortable with online learning. Hire a tutor to teach your child, keep them on a schedule and hold them accountable for learning. Follow the … Continue reading

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SAT – ACT: The Dread of Standardized Testing

There is an overwhelming amount of work that needs to be completed in the college application process.  Amidst the excitement of this time, most students look at standardized tests with dread.  They consider testing and test prep to be extremely unpleasant … Continue reading

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A Solution to Procrastination

Does your child have trouble getting started on homework, projects or assignments?  He or she may be lacking the tools and organizational skills needed to accomplish these tasks.  The time you put in now to teach your child important time-management … Continue reading

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Basic Homework Guidelines

From kindergarten through grad school, one common feature is always present: that after-school phenomenon called homework. To some, it is an inevitable part of school – sometimes useful, sometimes not – a nightly reminder that our job as a student is learning, however … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES MY TEACHER WANT? – TIPS ON “READING” YOUR TEACHER AND PROMOTING CLASSROOM SUCCESS

Why is it that some students just seem to know how to study, while others never learn? Are there secrets to successful learning that can make a difference? These questions, which express the frustration of countless students at all levels of … Continue reading

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Independent Reading Tips and Strategies

     In this era of multi-tasking and lightning-fast communication, it may seem nearly impossible to unplug – even for an hour out of the day. Yet that hour of disconnect can be your best hour by far, an opportunity … Continue reading

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Is Old Fashioned Reading Really Important Anymore?

“My kids aren’t readers. Today, there are so many ways to pick up information, is old fashioned reading really important anymore?”       In a recent counseling session with the father of three sons, I came face to face with a … Continue reading

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Are We Capable of Multitasking?

A recent study shows that multitasking may not be as efficient as completing one task at a time.  This is important to keep in mind with youth in the age of technology.  Constant distractions and working on too many items … Continue reading

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It’s All About Preparation

In today’s competitive adult world, the level and quality of an individual’s education will influence long term success more than any other factor.  Most families realize the importance of preparation to the process of achieving success, especially in areas like … Continue reading

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