12 Planner Tips for Student Athletes

It is no easy task to juggle classes, practices, exams, tournaments, and travel schedules.  In fact, it can be completely daunting and overwhelming, which is why many student athletes wind up being less productive than they could be. You have probably already heard to use a planner, but it’s really not very helpful unless you…

5 Simple Tips to Organize a Home Work Space

  “A place for everything and everything in its place.”   5 Simple Tips to Organize a Home Work Space 1. Clean up the study space and decide where everything should live. 2. Establish routines for maintaining the work space. 3. Make sure that you have some of the following: Shelves or crates to store…

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How can I get my teen to talk to me?

We know that communication is key.  We know that we need to have meaningful conversations with our teens.  We also know that the one-sided conversations in which WE do all the talking is not ideal.  So… what can we do to get stubborn, tight-lipped teens to open up? Here are a few suggestions to overcome…

How to Conquer Test Anxiety

Have you ever frozen while taking a test?  Have you answered questions incorrectly even when you knew the right answers?  Have you gotten extreme tension before and during an exam? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, it is likely that you have experienced test anxiety at some point in your life.  Some symptoms other…

Top Ten Reasons for Summer Tutoring

        The top ten reasons that summer tutoring should be a part of your summer plans! Beat Summer Brain Drain – Research shows that students lose valuable knowledge over the summer months, and continuing to learn over the summer helps eliminate the brain drain. Boost Confidence – Students who struggled in a…

What Exactly Is An Academic Coach?

We’ve all heard of swimming coaches and batting coaches… but what exactly is an Academic Coach? In short, an Academic Coach is a professional educator who focuses on the process of learning and teaches students the executive functioning skills and study skills necessary for success in the classroom. Executive functioning skills are the skills that…

Summer Boredom Busters With a Purpose

Kids need to be bored.  When they are bored, they get creative and think of things to do.  Watching TV and playing video games passes the time, but when the electronics are turned off, creativity can begin.  Sometimes, however, the kids need a little shove in the right direction. Sometimes they need us to help…