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Why Mastery of Skills is Important for Young Students

Feb. 15, 2024

Mastery of skills is essential for deeper learning. Students who are encouraged to master knowledge before moving on to the next concept are inherently taught to persevere and approach learning with a growth (rather than fixed) mindset. They also build their confidence in the process.  

FIVE SIGNS YOUR CHILD NEEDS TUTORING

Sep. 27, 2023

It’s easy to tell that a child needs tutoring when he or she continues to receive one poor report card after the next, but there are a number of other less obvious signs that parents shouldn’t ignore. Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center says that parents can look for clues in a number of places. “Stressful study sessions and bad grades are the tangible evidence of a child’s school struggles, but there are several other indicators to watch for,” says Huntington. “The sooner you recognize school problems, the faster you can help your child overcome any issues and boost his or her confidence.”

Why Reading Ability Affects Students in All Subjects

Aug. 11, 2023

Reading ability is essential not only for literacy development but also for learning subjects like math and science. Here are a few examples of how students rely upon their reading skills in other school subjects.

Students Can Travel ‘Anywhere’ They Want To Go with Huntington Learning Center’s 2023 Summer Reading Adventure

May. 01, 2023

Let the adventure begin! It's time to grab your passports and join Huntington for a summer-long journey where we let our imaginations run wild, and catch up on some of that reading we missed during this crazy school year. Stay on track to be reading at grade level this fall, and have FUN doing it! Reading Adventure is free and open to all families!

How to Know if Your Child Needs an IEP

Nov. 10, 2022

Many students need individualized help from time to time, but for certain students, that help might be more specific and defined by an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The IEP is a required document for students who receive special education services.

Five Study Skills Middle Schoolers Need to Acquire and Refine

Nov. 03, 2022

What are some of the middle school study skills your student should be cultivating as they move toward high school? Here are five of the most essential.

The Role Working Memory Plays in Learning

Sep. 01, 2022

In school, your child relies on their memory to learn. But there are different types of memory that come into play during different situations. How do children use working memory in school?

What is Your Student’s Spike in the College Application Essay?

Jul. 12, 2022

A student with a “spike” in their application can set themselves apart. A spike is a concentrated interest of a student’s that they display to an admissions team. Spikes can be beneficial to the college application, particularly when shared in a compelling essay. Colleges are looking for students who will add value to their institution.  Almost every student who applies to college has a wide array of extracurricular activities, but it’s what makes your student stand out that should be shared. 

Tips to Raise an Independent Learner

Jun. 07, 2022

Students who are independent seek to learn for the sake of learning and understand that learning requires discipline and diligence.The more you can help your child make that transition toward independence as a student, the more equipped they will be for college-level academics and their career.  

Three Places Your Child Will Need Writing Skills in Life (and Tips to Help Them Improve as a Writer)

Feb. 01, 2022

If your child is not the strongest writer, you already know that school can be a challenge. Writing is a part of many classes and expected of all students—and teacher expectations only become higher with every grade. If your child needs convincing that writing is important, here are a few places they will use writing in their lives.

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