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How to Make the Most of Preparing for Tests Material

A Grade Ahead’s Preparing for Tests material is curriculum designed to help students study for their standardized tests. Most of our academies offer this material in February to guarantee that students have time to study before testing begins. And when …
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4 Math Topics Your Student Needs to Practice More

Mathematics is a subject that aligns well with the old saying “practice makes perfect.” It is different from other subjects in a sense because it requires patience, time, effort, and (you guessed it) practice.  Some topics in math are generally …
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3 Steps for a Positive Return From Winter Break

In my last blog about taking a fall walk, we reviewed how breaks can be productive and promote creativity. However, longer breaks, such as holiday breaks can be challenging if you don’t have a strategy for you and your child …
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Tips to Deal with the Stress of Hectic Schedules

As students get older and have more classes, homework, and activities, stress can become a large part of their day. With several children with differing schedules, the combined commitments can increase that stress for the whole family. While we are …
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4 Common Misconceptions about English Tutoring

As an after-school enrichment teacher for almost 7 years now, I know a lot about parental expectations, and I have seen firsthand how much parents invest in their students’ educations. Mostly, parents are a delight to work with, and it …
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A Fall Walk – Look up from the book

Are you having a challenging time getting your children to focus on their studies? Sometimes a small break can help. Author Meg Selig from Psychology Today recommends taking a “good break” to boost productivity and creativity. A few of Selig’s …
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When Will I Ever Use Geometry?

It’s understandable when students as, “When will I ever use Geometry?” After all, Geometry is a shift in mathematics in school. It’s the first time where students are asked to prove statements using definitions, theorems, and axioms. This can be …
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5 Ways to Improve Critical Thinking

Problem solving and critical thinking are some of the top skills that both schools and parents are worried about students learning. But while saying that it’s important is easy, figuring out how to help students learn it is hard! That’s …
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10 Great Ghost Stories from Modern Authors

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to get into the spirit of spooks and ghouls! No matter if your kids are going to be dressing up as princess Spider-men or a heroic space-pirates, you can get their Halloween …
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5 Most Common Mistakes Students Make on Tests

In my nearly 7 years now of being an after school enrichment teacher, I have given and graded many assessments, quizzes, and tests. And it seems every time, the same several mistakes happen, regardless of the student. The great news: …
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