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28
Oct

Bungle and blunder: Give yourself room to be wrong and it will be all right!

Bungle and blunder: Give yourself room to be wrong and it will be all right!  It turns out that our obsession with being right all the time is unfounded. Our minds, the incredible resilience and thinking machines that they are, seem to be built for mistakes and correction more than a straight trajectory into absolute linear understanding and learning. An article recently published in the neuroscience journal Memory titled Learning from your mistakes: does it matter if you’re out in...
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23
Sep

How to Improve Study Habits in Children with ADD or ADHD

How to Improve Study Habits in Children with ADD or ADHD If you’re a parent with a child who struggles with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), then you’re familiar with the challenges students face each day to keep up with their academics. Children with ADD or ADHD:  Often move around a room—unable to sit for long periods of time.Have trouble staying focused when learning in a group environment. Often forget to write down homework assignments, complete...
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19
Aug

Helping Your Child Succeed on the ISEE: Vocabulary and Reading

Helping Your Child Succeed on the ISEE: Vocabulary and Reading The ISEE is a few months away, so it is a good time for a little skill-building. Parents often want to know what their children can do to prepare for the ISEE on their own in the months leading up to the test. We’ll tackle the math in another post, but for now, our focus is the verbal reasoning and reading skills your child will need on test day.  (If...
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01
May

A Timeline For Applying to Schools (ISEE/SSAT/HSPT)

A Timeline For Applying to Schools (ISEE/SSAT/HSPT) Taking an entrance exam is only part of applying to schools.  The entire venture is daunting and time-consuming and parents might often procrastinate applying or even starting research since the process can feel overwhelming. We talk with our students about breaking down tasks into sizable chunks and small goals and in the interest of simplifying the application process for our parents, we’ve broken down the tasks for application into a timeline with tasks...
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30
Jan

Metacognition and Learning

Metacognition and Learning Artists and academics toss the term ‘meta’ through discussions and lectures to mean a greater outside perspective of looking in. Television, theatre, and now children’s books call attention to an awareness of the audience, the limitations of the craft and restrictions of the genre that affect both the participants within the art and the audience. One need look no further than Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggy story ‘We Are In a Book’ or ‘Be Quiet!’ by Ryan...
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14
Dec

Tremendous or Terrible? How can I tell if my child has competitive SSAT scores?

Tremendous or Terrible? How can I tell if my child has competitive SSAT scores? One of the most common questions we receive from parents is, “How well did my child score on the SSAT?”  This is a difficult question to answer for several reasons but the short answer is—it depends on which school your child is applying to, as well as their personal and academic background. Although this answer may seem like a bit of a letdown, read on for...
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16
Oct

SAT vs. ACT: Which Test Should My Student Take?

SAT vs. ACT: Facts to Know When Deciding Which Test to Take Both the SAT and ACT are college entrance exams that are used by college admissions committees to determine successful student applications. There is often a lot of confusion and anxiety for parents and students when deciding which test is the right one to take. It is a common misconception that colleges and universities favor SAT scores over ACT scores. This is largely because the SAT was the predominant...
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15
Aug

The Davidson Tutoring “Tutorless” Approach to the SAT

The Davidson Tutoring “Tutorless” Approach to the SAT There are three types of students who don’t get tutoring for the SAT. That’s right. This tutoring company is going to talk about how to not get tutoring for the SAT. Why? Because we know that the path to reducing stress for test prep can sometimes include not having an instructor. If you are reading this, you are the Batman of SAT Prep prepared to fly solo into the competitive college application...
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12
Jul

5 Things Schools Expect You To Know When You Apply

5 Things Schools Expect You To Know When You Apply The landscape for applications in the greater Los Angeles area shifts rapidly and it seems that every year, parents and students face new challenges. Limited spaces, difficult testing expectations, vague answers from admissions advisors and conflicting information from other parents converge into a complicated grab bag of half-truths and rumors. We all want the best for our kids and can’t get enough information about what the best might actually be....
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