Month: November 2017

13 Best Midterm Study Tips for High School

When students get to high school, you hope that they already know how to study, including which study methods work best for them. If your student doesn’t, however, or the usual methods aren’t working well enough, check out our best midterm study tips for high school. Maybe, there’s one or two your student hasn’t considered […]

Should My Gifted Child Skip a Grade? The Pros & Cons of Skipping a Grade

Almost every parent with a gifted child asks themselves the questions: should my child skip a grade, and how will it affect them? For some gifted students, skipping a grade can have adverse affects to their emotional development as well as their social development.  For others, skipping a grade can be beneficial so that they […]

Is My Child Ready for the SAT or ACT?

Whether you have a senior with limited remaining test dates, or you’re simply planning ahead, you may have asked yourself this question: “ Is my child ready for the SAT or ACT? ” I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not an easy question, and I’m not going to lie and say that I […]

How Does a Healthy Diet Affect Academic Performance?

When we think about ways to improve academic performance in school, we often think about reading, studying, taking extra classes and making sure not to watch too much TV. Nutrition is often overlooked even though a healthy diet from a young age can help with academic performance, brain function, and test scores. Starting Young A […]

Teacher Survey: What Do Students Need to Work On Most?

Sometimes a report card doesn’t tell the whole story when it comes to how well your child is doing at school. In fact, many behaviors and interactions in class can tell you just as much or more about your child’s level of success in school than some standardized tests. We recently asked the teachers at […]

How Can I Get My Child to Wear a Coat in the Winter?

You wake up on a blustery winter morning and are rushing around to get your child off to the bus for school. Breakfast has been eaten, shoes are tied, backpack ready. All that is left is to put that dreaded jacket on. That’s when the battle begins: “But I don’t want to wear my coat!” […]

10 Most Common Mistakes Made in English

Between grammar, mechanics, and style, there are plenty of different ways for students to mess up their writing. Since the full list of mistakes is far too long to cover in a blog article, let’s focus on the 10 most common mistakes made in English (at least, in my experience). The Top 10 English Errors  1. […]