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Seven Fun Ways to Help Your Kids Learn Over the Summer

Jun. 02, 2021

Summer is around the corner, and we’re all dreaming of sun-filled days and time with family. this time is also a great way to help your kids with their academic success through fun and engaging learning activities. Here are a few examples for you.

Educational Activities to Encourage Students to Try This Summer

Jun. 02, 2021

Summer break is warranted, but even a little effort to keep the brain active over summer can make a big difference in preventing learning loss. Here are a few educational (and fun) activities that you can encourage students of all ages to try this summer.

Tips for Creating a Great Resume for College Applications

Jun. 11, 2019

If your teen is starting to think about college, it’s also a good time to work on developing a resume.

Six Activities to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer

Jun. 04, 2019

It’s summer break and children around the country are celebrating. While your child certainly deserves a break from the daily grind of homework and studying, it’s important to keep that brain active to avoid regression, the loss of academic skills that is so common over long breaks from school.

How to Help a Child Overcome a Poor Grade

Apr. 09, 2019

At some point or another, every student brings home a poor grade on an assignment or a test, which can be a real blow to the self-esteem. It is understandably difficult to see your student struggling and feeling badly about school, but here are several things you can do to help your child overcome a bad grade or dip in school performance.

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.

Five Tips to Boost Your Child’s Nonfiction Writing Skills

Jan. 21, 2019

Whether students grow up to become historians or business people, lawyers or teachers, the ability to write is critically important. “While there is great value in being able to craft a story, nonfiction writing is that practical skill that people will need throughout their entire lives,” says Co-Founder and CEO Eileen Huntington of  Huntington Learning Center. “We regularly remind our students at Huntington that one day, they will write memos and business proposals, emails and blog posts. It’s important that children hone their craft while they are students, because nonfiction writing is certain to be one of their most essential skills.”

7 Note-Taking Strategies for High School Students

May. 09, 2018

A lot changes when students transition into high school and one skill that becomes more important than ever is that of note-taking. “In high school, students are expected to become proficient note-takers, and those notes will become essential study tools that they use to review material for quizzes and tests,” says Co-Founder Eileen Huntington of Huntington Learning Center. “Note-taking should augment student learning and help students recall difficult concepts more easily and remember what teachers teach. Our goal when working with students is to share some of the basics that will help them retain what they learn and study smarter.”

Tips to Help Children Become Better Writers

May. 02, 2018

Writing is one of the most important skills a child will acquire as a student—and also one of the most difficult to master.

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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