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There are two things that happen to the brain during the summer: either it gets smarter, or it gets dumber.  If you work on making it smarter this summer, then you'll have a stress free school year when it comes.   To help you on your path of smart awesomeness, I have put together this list of 5 ways to get summer this summer.   Video Games:  Your mom is wrong.  You should play video games.  Show her this YouTube video the next time she gets on your case: Jane McGonigal: The Game that Can Give You 10 Extra Years Exercise Play: Your mom is right.  To become smarter, your brain needs oxygen.  The only way to get oxygen to your brain is to move your body.  But don't do something as lame as exercising.  Get out there and find something fun.  To tell you the truth, I'm such a geek that I like to walk trails while reading my Kindle or listening to music.  Nature is lame.  But, if you are... read more

Hello fellow tutors and students! This is my first blog post, but I do feel that it is an appropriate one. If you are the type of person that loves to get involved in every single thing, but still love to get good grades, don't fret. I'm one of those people, too, and even though it can get mind-boggingly stressful sometimes, it all pays off in the end. I'm here to give you a few tips on how to make it without dropping any activities.    1. Schedule Your Day      I cannot stress this one enough. The night before, schedule out time blocks for everything. Even if it's not specific (algebra here, philosophy here), make a slot for homework time. For example, on Monday, I have class from 9:30 to 12:20, then I eat lunch until 1, then go to my Student Government office hour. From 2:30 until 6:00, I have homework. At 6, I go to dinner. From 7 to 9 I either have free time to go to my club meetings or work on more school work. 9:00 is musical, and... read more

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year!    I always loved going back to school.  Since I am going back to school this fall as a graduate student I thought I would share a few tips.  If you would like more tips you will have to schedule a session.    My two words to sum everything up is start early!   -Do not wait until the night before a big project to start it.    -Act like a Pro athlete! I can guarantee they put hours into practicing their sport.  They did not show up on game day and hope they would win the game.    -Do school work first before taking a break - turning on the tv or hanging out with friends right after school may seem like a great idea.  That time is precious because a student may remember something from the day to help them on the homework.    -Practice like it is a test.  If your teacher does not let you use a calculator do not use it on... read more

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