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Time Management

The Five Minute Prep

Too often, struggling students focus on the wrong problem and thus arrive at the wrong solution. Like most human beings, students mistake busyness with productivity,

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Healthy Habits

How to Increase Willpower

Students are bombarded with distractions and decisions all day, at school and at home. Although we frequently prefer systems to plain, old willpower, sometimes the

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Healthy Habits

The Feynman Technique

Simplicity is underrated. Albert Einstein once said, “if you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” True mastery of a concept requires

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The Pomodoro Technique

Students often tell us that they have a hard time motivating themselves to start studying. Once they get rolling, they are fine, but the genesis

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Healthy Habits

Self-Evaluation: A Guide

Measuring progress is one of the essential steps in building academic momentum. We often use the analogy of a long-road trip to convey the necessary

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Study Skills

Should My Student Use Flashcards?

Unfortunately, most students mock the mere suggestion of using flashcards to study. Seeing this academic staple as some outdated deterrent to progress, these students instead

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Healthy Habits

On Self-Awareness

What distinguishes our unique executive functioning skills program from traditional tutoring companies is our focus on impression management in addition to organization, time management, and

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Healthy Habits

Practical Ideas for Chaotic Moments

As much as we love planners, binders, and other EF-driven systems, they are not perfect. Inevitably, something slips through the cracks or breaks the system.

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Healthy Habits

Teaching Kids to Love Reading

Remember when your child begged for a bedtime story every night? Remember when birthday gifts consisted of classic stories like The Giving Tree and Where

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Healthy Habits

How Posture Affects Learning

“Sit still” is by far one of my least favorite teacher instructions. It’s almost as anemic as “just focus,” as we discussed in a recent

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Healthy Habits

Help Your Child Become a Single Tasker

Single-taskers will soon rule the world. Multitaskers simply cannot compete with the power of intense concentration. Although multitasking gives the illusion of productivity, it is

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Studying

Spaced Repetition

Learning how to learn is the hallmark of our unique academic coaching program. While we are perfectly capable of traditional subject tutoring or test prep,

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Healthy Habits

Inside the Mind of A Student with ADHD

A modern-day classrooms use a one-size-fits-all approach. Unfortunately, this leaves students with learning differences on the fringes, unable to receive the support they need to

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Studying

An Ode to Interleaved Practice

There is some truth in the consistent application of fundamentals. Sometimes, cutting-edge techniques aren’t necessary because the traditional methods work so well. If it isn’t

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