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Guide to Owning the SAT Math

Oct. 10, 2013

Knowledge is power. Prepare for the SAT math with this guide including a breakdown of topics that will be tested.

Prepare for the Math SAT* in Eight Easy Steps

Jul. 11, 2013

SAT math practice is mandatory for students looking to ace the math portion of the SAT. Here are some tips for students to improve math scores.

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Math Help Program

Jul. 08, 2013

Find out more about the types of questions you should ask to find a math help program that suits your child.

LOOK BEYOND TEST SCORES TO FIND OUT IF YOUR CHILD IS ON COURSE

Jan. 01, 2012

When your child has a stuffy nose and persistent cough, chances are your doctor will use a thermometer and stethoscope for a careful diagnosis before determining how to treat the ailment. You should review the results of your child's next "big test" in the very same way. Instead of simply cheering an "A" or a "B" or threatening "no videogames for a week" for a "D," look carefully at the specific areas where your child excelled or struggled. An excellent response to an essay question, for example, could show a special aptitude for writing, reading and debating that could be nurtured with AP and honors classes. Multiple errors on a math test could likewise call for special help to master basic computation skills before your child moves on to algebra and geometry.

GET YOUR CHILD READY FOR A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR

Jan. 01, 2012

For many students, going back to school is an exciting occasion - a chance to make new friends, embark on new extra-curricular activities and take on new responsibilities. For all students - including those who may have struggled through the last semester - it's also a chance for a fresh start toward academic success. Here are some key steps parents and caregivers can take to prepare them for the journey ahead.

IMPROVE YOUR ODDS ON HIGH STAKES TESTS

Jan. 01, 2012

Is it possible to be a top student and a terrible test-taker? Many parents and caregivers would answer a resounding "yes" when speaking of their own children. And they may be especially worried in the springtime, when many schools use tests to determine which students will graduate and move on to the next grade. But with careful preparation and strong test-taking skills, all students can take positive steps to improve their scores. Here are some tips:

GIVE YOUR CHILD A HEAD START TO LEARNING SUCCESS

Jan. 01, 2012

While you might think of pre-school or kindergarten as the "beginning" of your child's life as a student, the early years at home are rich with opportunities to develop knowledge that has a lifelong impact as well. Here are some tips for giving your child a vibrant head start before he or she heads off to school:

BREAK THROUGH THE ACADEMIC DOLDRUMS OF EARLY SPRING

Jan. 01, 2012

Here are some simple ways to get over the late winter doldrums and help your child recapture his or her study skills and enthusiasm.

GET READY FOR THE SECOND SEMESTER

Jan. 01, 2012

Remember that "go get 'em" attitude you and your child had at the beginning of the school year? That certainty that setting aside "homework time," limiting TV and recreational Web surfing and staying in close contact with teachers would lead to top grades all year long? If these seem like distant memories now that the year is half over, you're not alone. Unfortunately the mid-point of the school year can be a "make or break" time for addressing any problems that have held your son or daughter back. Taking a close look at the following indicators will help you determine if your child's current studying habits and overall approach to school work are making the grade:

MAKE SUMMER A PRODUCTIVE TIME FOR LEARNING

Jan. 01, 2012

The end of the school year may find your children exhausted from a year of hard work and fixated on that great burst of freedom that begins in June. If so, your suggestion that they consider some "summertime learning activities" might not go over too well. But staying smart during the warm weather months doesn't depend on test-taking and fretting over grades. With less structure and more adventure, the following activities can turn leisure time into learning time and help prepare your child for challenges in the year to come.

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