Category Archives: Study Skills

How to Be a Better Test-Taker

The Reality Many capable, hard-working students perform poorly on exams because they’ve overtaxed their “working memory” – mental scratchpad on which we combine information from our long-term memory with the specific of the problem in front of us, in the … Continue reading

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Private School Entrance Exams: ISEE, SSAT, HSPT

If you are just beginning on the private school application journey, you may ask, what are these tests? How do they differ? How important are they? Here’s a short overview: The ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam) is the most common … Continue reading

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Starting School? How’s it Going?

Whether you just started Kindergarten like Prince George, or 11th grade, here are a a few tips that will keep you on the road to a smooth school year. Organization is key.  A designated study space will go a long … Continue reading

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Want to go to an Ivy League?

“The path to the Ivy League is most successfully traveled through exclusive private schools,” according to CBS Market Watch. In fact, their research showed that of the 100 U.S. high schools sending the highest percentage of students to Harvard, Yale … Continue reading

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Building Confidence and Resiliency in Young Learners

The transition into kindergarten can be difficult. But ultimately, building a foundation of confidence and resiliency will equip children with the mindset, motivation, and capability to succeed in school. Continue reading

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Skills Every 18 Year Old Needs

As parents, when our child encounters frustration or anxiety, our first instinct is to swoop in and solve the problem. This need to protect, however well intended, has created a generation of children without coping skills. Let’s hear from an … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Ready for Back to School?

On average, students who don’t engage in summer learning lose the equivalent of two months’ worth of grade-level math and reading skills, according to the National Center for Summer Learning at Johns Hopkins University. “What I worry about a lot … Continue reading

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