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How to Study for Tests: Tips and Techniques for Middle School and High School

Thursday, 10/29/2020 1:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM PDT

Tests can be intimidating and stressful for middle school and high school students. Whether they are regular exams, mid-terms or finals, or important standardized tests, a lot is riding on students’ performance.

During this Huntington How-To, our education expert will share tips on how students can study and prepare for tests, boost their confidence, and decrease their stress. We’ll also offer suggestions for parents on how to guide and support their students.

The webinar will cover:

  • Why tests are important
  • Tips for students on how to study effectively
  • Tips for students on the importance of keeping up in school (and how this impacts test prep)
  • How Huntington can help this school year
  • Your questions during our Q&A

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How to Make the College Admission Process Smooth

Despite the COVID pandemic, college admissions remain a competitive and important process for high school students. With the current situation, many colleges and universities are rethinking their admissions process with the goal of streamlining forms and recruiting more diverse student populations.

During this Huntington How-To, our education expert will provide an overview on the current college admissions environment, outline key steps for high school students to follow, and discuss what parents and students need to think about as they get closer to applying for college.

The webinar will cover:

  • The current college admissions environment
  • How to get started as a freshman
  • Sophomore year planning
  • Junior and senior year checklists
  • Should your student take the SAT/ACT and other tests
  • How Huntington can help

Homework Help: Tips to Be Successful with Homework/At-Home Learning

Homework is a common source of stress during a regular year, but with many changes to school this year, homework might look a little or a lot different these days—and new challenges might already be cropping up.

Watch this skills-focused webinar in which our education expert will address……

  • How homework might vary depending on your child’s learning setup
  • Tips for children to be successful—whether doing “traditional” practice or extension homework or completing at-home school work
  • Parents’ appropriate level of homework involvement
  • …and more

College-Approved Tips for Writing Excellent Admission Essays

You know that the essay is one additional component of the college admission package that bolsters students’ overall application. But what are colleges looking for in the essay?

During this Huntington How-To, our education expert goes over the importance of the college essay and reviews tips for students on how to make their essays stand out. We’ll also share tips straight from colleges and universities around the country on how to put the best foot forward on the essay.

The webinar also covers:

  • Creating an essay writing schedule
  • The perfect essay editing process
  • A “red flag” checklist (essay don'ts)

Helping Children Prevent Bullying and Social Isolation

With National Bullying Prevention Month right around the corner in October, Huntington Learning Center will hold a very special webinar on how to help children with bullying and social isolation.

During this Huntington How-To, we are going to take a detailed look at bullying so parents can understand the different types of bullying that exist, what it does to children psychologically, and how to see it and take steps to help overcome it. This special webinar will be presented by Dr. Amanda Morales, Psy.D. and sponsored by Huntington Learning Center.

The webinar will cover:

  • What is bullying and different types
  • The effects of bullying
  • How “being virtual” can create more social isolation
  • How to know if your child is being bullied or is bullying others
  • What steps you can take to handle bullying and social isolation at home

How to Overcome Challenges for the New School Year

The 2020–2021 school year is different than any other school year in history, and it’s essential that families adapt—and quickly.

During this Huntington How-To, our education expert addresses the biggest differences between a “typical” school year and this school year, as well as new challenges children might face in the remote/hybrid school setting, and tips to overcome them.

The webinar also covers:

  • Common school challenges children deal with in a “typical” school year How to create a good at-home school environment that maximizes productivity and addresses these challenges
  • Stress management techniques
  • How Huntington can help this school year
  • ...and more

How to Improve Studying and Homework Completion

With back to school in full swing, parents may already be feeling the struggles of a remote learning environment or a hybrid in-person/remote approach for their child. It’s essential to get your child on track to have a successful school year.

During this Huntington How-To, our education expert shares tips to improve studying and achieve homework completion, no matter how your child went back to school.

The webinar also covers:

  • How to identify road blocks in your child’s learning
  • Tips to structure your child’s time and create an environment that improves homework performance
  • The importance of studying and organization and common school challenges
  • Tips to ensure study time is productive
  • How Huntington can help this school year
  • And more

How to Navigate the College Admissions Process During COVID-19

The start of any school year is exciting and overwhelming for high school students, but in a “COVID-19” school year, much has changed—including the college admissions process. During this Huntington How-To, our education expert gives tips and advice for parents and their college-bound teens to stay on track for a great school year.

We’ll also address:

  • The current college admissions environment
  • Reasons students should still take the SAT/ACT
  • What “test optional” means and how it affects teens this school year
  • A college admissions checklist and tips for upperclassmen and underclassmen
  • Overview of the SAT and the ACT
  • …and more

How to Create Structure at Home for Children with ADHD

With some students already back at school and some gearing up for the new school year, you may have found that creating structure is more difficult due to the way school ended.

During this Huntington How-To, you will learn how to create a structured home environment for optimal learning for your child with ADHD.

The webinar will also cover:

  • Why students with ADHD need structure
  • Tips to create a plan for remote learning, hybrid and/or in-school learning
  • Important activities to incorporate into each day
  • Home accommodations that will help your child focus and be productive
  • How to make your child’s learning plan ADHD friendly
  • How Huntington can help

How to Navigate a Remote and/or Blended School Year: Tips to help your children succeed with remote learning while you maintain your work and life schedule

It’s back-to-school time, but for many children, the plan for the 2020-2021 school year is remote learning or a hybrid of remote and in-person learning. How can parents help their children succeed this school year?

During this Huntington How-To, our education expert will discuss tips for learning at home and getting equipped with the right at-home learning setup.

The webinar will also cover:

  • How to communicate with teachers during this unique school year
  • Creating a schedule and expectations for a daily routine setup that work for your child (such as Huntington Study Hall)
  • Helping children achieve school-life balance (and work-life balance for you)
  • Managing stress
  • Resources to help
  • How Huntington can help

How to Turn the College Admission Essay into a College Acceptance Letter

The college admission essay can bolster a student’s overall application package. As the school year begins, seniors should start getting ahead of the college admissions process by working on their college essay (and other high school students can start to think about out how they’ll tackle the task when the time comes for them to start college applications).

During this Huntington How-To, you and your high school student will learn how to plan and compose a great college essay.

Our expert will discuss:

  • The importance of the college essay
  • The types of essays teens can expect colleges to request (Common Application and other)
  • How to choose a compelling essay topic
  • Tips for writing a great essay
  • How Huntington can help

How Parents Can Help Their Children Prepare for the New School Year

Transitioning back to school is always a challenge for both students and parents but under the circumstances we are facing with COVID-19, it is even harder. The new school year may look different for many but being prepared and ready is still essential.

During this Huntington How-To, our education expert will discuss a wide range of topics when it comes to going back to school, including:

  • General back to school tips
  • Remote learning tips
  • What changes to expect and how to talk to your child about it
  • Strategies to make the whole school year successful
  • Huntington Study Hall
  • And More

SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests: What Parents Need to Know

As high school students gear up for a new school year, it is important that they are familiar with the SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests and the changes to expect for the rest of 2020 and beyond.

During this Huntington webinar, our education expert will discuss a wide range of topics when it comes to these important exams, including:

  • Differences between the exams
  • Updates to the SAT and ACT that are forthcoming
  • Information about “test optional”
  • SAT Subject Tests and why students should take them
  • Test-taking strategies

Making the Most of Summer Break

The start of school is just around the corner, and this year, students are facing unique circumstances. That’s why it’s essential that your child use the rest of the summer wisely to get ready for the new school year.

During this Huntington webinar, our education expert will give parents tips on how to start getting ready now for back-to-school success.

Our expert will also discuss:

  • Why summer learning is important
  • The COVID-19 slide and how to minimize it
  • Incorporating fun and academic learning into each day
  • Setting goals for both summer and the new school year

How to Talk to Your Child About Difficult Situations

Join our next Huntington How-To and learn essential tips in speaking with your child during a difficult situation. This special webinar will be presented by Dr. Amanda Morales, Psy.D. and sponsored by the Huntington Learning Center.

During this webinar Dr. Morales will discuss:

  • The importance of talking with your child
  • Things to take into consideration before you start the conversation
  • Tips to use while talking to your child
  • What to do after and how to follow up
  • Resources available

Summer Tips for Elementary and Middle School Students

Finding a balance between summer learning and summer fun can be a challenge for some parents. During this Huntington How-To, our expert will walk you through ways for your child to stay happy, engaged and learning this summer.

  • Importance of summer learning
  • Thinking outside the box and having fun
  • Tips to stay engaged
  • Summer academic activities
  • Huntington Advantage

Tips for Writing a Great College Essay

The college essay is an important component to the college admissions process, especially now with “test optional”. During this Huntington How-To, you and your child will learn how to prepare and compose a great college essay.

Our expert will discuss:

  1. The importance of the college essay
  2. Differences between the common app and individual essays
  3. What to write about
  4. Tips for writing a great essay
  5. How Huntington can help

Helping Children Connect During a Socially Disconnected Time

Children need to play and develop social skills even in a pandemic. This webinar will provide tips and ideas to help families cope during these times and create positive and engaging environments to connect.

During this webinar our guest speaker, Caroline Magquire, M. Ed., will discuss:

  • The importance of unstructured, imaginative play for all ages
  • How to help your child tell a more engaging, communicative story
  • Why empathy is so important
  • Reading body language, social cues, verbal intonation and more
  • Coping with worry and anxiety

Coping Through COVID: The Importance of Mental Health

Join our webinar to learn about potential effects this pandemic has on families and strategies to cope. This special webinar will be presented by Dr. Amanda Morales, Psy.D. and sponsored by the Huntington Learning Center.

  • The effect this pandemic has had on people, especially children (there continues to be so many big changes for families from school closures, standardize test cancellations, graduation postponements and cancellations and more all at once!)
  • Common reactions during this time
  • The importance of mental health and our overall well-being
  • Identifying coping techniques and strategies to build resilience for parents and children alike
  • When to seek additional help and resources that are available

The “COVID Slide” and Summer Learning: A Parent’s Guide

This webinar to give you tips on how to make the most of this summer and how you can help your child go back to school after summer break with stronger skills and confidence.

Our expert will discuss:

  • The COVID-19 Slide
  • Benefits of summer learning
  • Building skills outside the classroom
  • Huntington’s Advantage Program

Advocating for Your Special Needs Child During a Pandemic

Join our next webinar to learn about advocating for your special needs child during COVID-19. This webinar will be presented by Giulia Frasca, Esq. of Barger & Gaines and sponsored by Huntington Learning Center.
During this webinar we will discuss:

  • Your child’s basic legal rights under the Federal and State Education Laws.
  • What supports are available if your child is struggling in school.
  • What you need to know to be informed, engaged, and empowered.
  • How does the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures affect your rights.

Transitioning from Junior to Senior Year of High School: What to Know About College Admissions and Entrance Exams

This live webinar will include a very special Q&A session with a Huntington owner, Lorie Strennen. Lorie has been in the Huntington community since 1990 and is an expert in the field of education including test prep and college admissions.

Along with a Q&A session, we will discuss:

  • The current state of college admissions
  • How juniors are being impacted
  • Next steps to take going into senior year
  • How Huntington can help

Effectively Monitoring Students' Progress During Remote Learning

This webinar will be presented by the Learning Disabilities Association of America and sponsored by Huntington Learning Center.

During this webinar a parent and teacher duo will discuss:

  • What is progress monitoring
  • How do educators monitor progress for students with IEPs in a typical educational environment
  • Challenges in progress monitoring in a remote environment - teacher and parent perspectives
  • What parents and teachers can do to effectively monitor progress in a remote learning environment

  • Who Should Attend: Parents with students with IEPs

Homework Help: Tips for Parents to Reduce Homework Frustration

We understand many parents have been handling remote learning for over a month now and the frustration level may be high. Schoolwork has now become homework and navigating being a parent, who also may have to teach, is difficult. Join Huntington Learning Center’s upcoming webinar, where our education expert will discuss:

  • The homework battle and how to avoid it
  • Ways to structure your child’s time and environment to improve homework performance
  • Tactics on dealing with students at home during the COVID crisis
  • How Huntington can help with homework

How to Prepare and Navigate the Changes to the College Admissions Process

With college admissions changing, being prepared is even more important. Join Huntington’s upcoming webinar, where our education expert will discuss:

  • The college admissions environment
  • Information you should know about the SAT and ACT
  • Strategies to improve test scores
  • Changes to the ACT
  • What test optional means

How to Get the Most From Online Learning and Technology: Tips to help your children succeed with remote learning while juggling your own work and responsibilities

Join Huntington’s upcoming webinar, which will offer tips to overcome the challenges of “going to school” from home. We’ll go over balancing your work responsibilities with helping your child navigate this new school format and making sure to take care of your and your children’s mental health.

Q&A with the Learning Disabilities Association of America: Using your Student's IEP or 504 to Guide Instruction at Home

This live event will be presented by Monica McHale-Small, PhD and Cindy Cipoletti, Esq. both members of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and sponsored by Huntington Learning Center.
During this webinar, LDA will discuss:

  • Thoughts on supporting your child's education at home during this pandemic
  • IEPs and 504s: What are they and how can they help you now
  • Remote Learning, accountability and other parent concerns

Creating Structure at Home for Children with ADHD

This webinar is designed to help parents who have children with ADHD and need tips on how to make this time at home less stressful and more productive.

Dr. Rooney will discuss:

  • Why kids with ADHD need structure during remote learning
  • Creating a plan while at home
  • How to make your plan ADHD friendly
  • Other tips

Remote Learning: How to Keep Your Child Engaged - Tips to Maximize Learning at Home

Join Huntington Learning Center as we dive into a wide array of topics affecting both parents and students currently acclimating to a new remote learning environment. During this webinar we will discuss:

  • How to prepare for remote learning
  • Strategies for completing work at home
  • What to do if your child has an IEP
  • Overcoming common challenges

College Admissions Timeline: Understanding the Journey

THIS WEBINAR PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE TASKS AND MILESTONES PARENTS SHOULD KNOW FOR THEIR COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS

Standardized and State Tests: What You Need to Know

This webinar offers parents insights and understanding of the impact of different types of standardized testing. During this webinar we will cover:

  • What are the Types of Exams
  • What Importance Do They Have
  • ACT/SAT & AP Exams
  • Upcoming Changes to the ACT

Bullying Prevention

In coordination with National Bullying Prevention Month, Huntington Learning Center is working with Mallory’s Army to bring you the tools you & your family need to help prevent bullying in your community.Join us to learn how you and your student be a part of the solution to prevent bullying. We will discuss:

  • Mallory’s Army
  • What the responsibility of schools & parents is
  • How bullying has changed
  • What we can do to move forward
  • Volunteerism & how we can help others
  • Building empathy when social media is at our fingertips 24/7
Mallory’s Army is an organization founded to honor the memory of Mallory Grossman, a 12 year old victim of bullying at school.

Back to School: What You Need To Know

The transition back to school can be daunting for any student, but especially for those who are unprepared. Switching from summer to school mode brings new challenges every year, especially as workloads and subject difficulty changes with each grade. We have put together 12 tips we feel will best prepare your student for the year ahead. This 1-hour webinar will cover:

  • Setting expectations for the year
  • How to identify road blocks
  • Curbing back to school jitters
  • And more!

Making the Move to High School

The transition from one grade to the next can be daunting for any student, but especially for those entering high school. Their workload increases, teachers expect more, they partake in more activities, and the list keeps going. We have put together 8 tips we feel will best prepare your student for the next four years. Join our education expert on July 24th to learn how to help your student conquer high school. Our expert will discuss:

  • Tips to prepare your student for high school
  • How to help manage stress
  • How to build discipline in your teen
  • And more!

Making the Move to Middle School

The transition from one grade to the next can be daunting for any student, but especially for those entering middle school. Their classes will get bigger, teachers expect more, there’s more homework, and the list keeps going. We have put together 8 tips we feel will best prepare your student for the school year ahead.
Join our education expert on July 10th to learn how to help your student conquer middle school. Our expert will discuss:

  • Tips to prepare your student for middle school,
  • How a growth mindset can help,
  • How to build independence in your child,
  • And more!
This is a great opportunity to learn strategies you can use with your child now and in the future, as well as ask questions that reference your child’s experiences to date.

SUMMER LEARNING: A PARENT'S GUIDE

Find out how you can help your child return to school in the fall with stronger skills and more confidence through the following topics.

  • Benefits of summer learning
  • The "Summer Slide"
  • Building skills outside the classroom
  • Huntington's proven method

ADHD: Information and Tips for Parents

This event will be presented by Dr. Mary Rooney, National Board Certified Child Psychologist and ADHD expert. Dr. Rooney specializes in the evaluation and treatment of ADHD and co-occurring behavioral, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Dr. Mary Rooney will join Huntington Learning Center for a live webinar on March 5th to discuss

  • ADHD overview and how ADHD affect learning,
  • Tips for motivating students with ADHD,
  • Homework strategies for parents of students with ADHD,
  • And more!

16 TIPS TO HELP YOUR CHILD GET GREAT REPORT CARD

During this free event, our expert will go over some of the common report card pitfalls students experience followed by a presentation of informative tips regarding how your child can earn a good report card in 2019. Our expert will also answer your questions about these tips, as well as discuss topics such as: • Study habits • Test preparation • Homework • Time management • Teacher communication • And more!

STUDY SKILLS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND BEYOND

High school and college students are presented with challenging course work and must manage a daunting amount of responsibilities each day. With children seeking out more activities and interests outside of school, developing effective study skills is essential to success. Without study skills, your child will not be able to manage all the demands on their time. This webinar will review common studying challenges and address study skills and strategies that can help both parents and students achieve study skills success!

HOMEWORK: A PARENT’S SURVIVAL GUIDE

Every day, millions of parents are engaged in a homework battle with their children. Although homework helps develop good study habits, parents and children often face confusion with lessons, struggle with learning styles, and grapple with the right motivational techniques. This webinar will review ways in which Huntington Learning Center can assist both parent and students with their homework so that they can learn and achieve.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE SAT OR ACT – TEST PREPARATION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND PARENTS

With the ACT and SAT increasingly important in the college admission process, it is important to take time to prepare for these tests now. Huntington Learning Center, experts in test preparation, cordially invite you to watch a free, online discussion with our ACT and SAT test expert. The goal of this event is to discuss the college admissions process, walk through aspects of the test, discuss how to prepare for either the ACT or SAT test.

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