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Does Your Child Need Tutoring?
Tutoring helps students in different situations.
How Parents Can Help Children Prepare for Assessment Tests
These days, helping your student strengthen his or her test-taking skills takes on new meaning if you live in a state that has adopted the Common Core State Standards and the standards newly aligned assessment tests.
Research Suggests that Retrieval Practice Promotes Better Learning
Retrieval practice is a form of memorization that goes something like this: You read a passage. You recall information from that passage immediately after reading by taking a test. You retain more information over time compared to people who don't use retrieval practice.
How to Help Your Teen Stop Procrastinating
It's Sunday night, and once again your teen has put off a big school project 'due tomorrow' until the last minute. If frantic trips to the library or the office supply store are all too familiar, you're likely dealing with a procrastination problem. It is possible to help your student change, however. Here are a few ideas to help your teen overcome procrastination:
LOOK BEYOND TEST SCORES TO FIND OUT IF YOUR CHILD IS ON COURSE
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.
IMPROVE YOUR ODDS ON HIGH STAKES TESTS
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:
BREAK THROUGH THE ACADEMIC DOLDRUMS OF EARLY SPRING
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
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:
Helping Your Child Learn to Read
There is probably no more important activity for preparing your child to succeed as a reader than reading aloud together. Fill your story times with a variety of books. Be consistent, be patient, and watch the magic work.