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Matching Learning Styles to Study Tools

Apr. 02, 2019

As your child matures into an independent student, he or she will continue to refine those all-important study skills. Throughout school, students employ a variety of tools when studying, however, what works for one student may not for another.

Help Your Elementary School Student Develop Critical Thinking Skills

Apr. 01, 2019

In today’s complex world, it is not just important, but imperative that children learn to think critically—and not just learn to memorize facts and figures. Although there is a lot of information at every grade that children need to learn—the mechanics of reading and writing, mathematics, science and much more—it is essential for young learners to gain plenty of practice reasoning, questioning assumptions, considering the logic of various ideas and solving problems independently.

What Can Tutoring Do For Your Child?

Mar. 11, 2019

There are many benefits to tutoring besides increased grades. For over 40 years, Huntington has helped thousands of students flourish as a result of tutoring. Find out some of the advantages tutoring can have on your student.

Teaching Children to Revise Their Written Work

Feb. 28, 2019

As a student, part of the process of becoming a better writer is learning to revise one’s written work. Huntington encourages parents to work with their children on revising their written work—and to talk with them about what revising actually means.

Helping Your Child Establish New Year’s Resolutions

Jan. 17, 2019

January is a great time to help your child establish resolutions in the new year. Huntington provides some tips to help stay focused and goal-oriented. Read more online!

The Dos and Don’ts of Homework Time

Jan. 15, 2019

For many parents and children, homework is a nightly struggle. Huntington provides helpful changes you can implement to improve motivation & focus. Read more now!

Dos and Don'ts When Encouraging a Child in His or Her Academic Endeavors

Sep. 07, 2018

Without a doubt, students flourish when they have the support and encouragement of their parents, but there are a number of ways that well-meaning parents unintentionally discourage their children. Eileen Huntington, co-founder of Huntington Learning Center says that providing children the right type and level of support can make all the difference in their motivation and self-esteem. “Encouragement must be genuine and positive, and although a parent’s intentions might be good, certain types of comments can send the wrong message,” says Huntington. She offers several dos and don’ts for parents when encouraging their children in school:

Five Educational Summer Activities for Elementary School Children

Jun. 29, 2018

Summer is here, a time for children to recharge their batteries and enjoy a much-needed break from the busy school year. While every child deserves this, Co-Founder and CEO, Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center urges parents to offer a variety of educational activities to ensure their children retain everything they worked so hard to learn all school year. “Sadly, so many children toss aside the backpack on the last day of school and do not touch a book until the first day of the next school year,” says Huntington. “The problem with this is that students can easily lose several months of grade-level equivalency in math, reading and other subjects.” Bottom line: it’s important that children keep those brains active throughout the summer. Here are five suggested activities that will help them do just that:

6 Tips to Help Children Strengthen Their Writing Skills

Apr. 26, 2018

In today’s competitive school environment, it’s critical that students know how to write effectively. Especially as children approach the higher grades, it is expected that they are not just capable writers, but that they are also able to research and gather evidence, communicate their thoughts and ideas in writing, and make connections between what they read and write.

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