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5 Ways to Get Smarter This Summer

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... read more

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Food For Thought: Four Nutrition Tips To Optimize Mental Acuity

When parents think about the key factors for academic success, they often look at standard pillars of solid education: (1) a collection of good educators, (2) a wealth of solid academic resources, and (3) a diligent routine of practice and study. These components are certainly essential pieces of the puzzle, but they overlook the keystone underpinning that affects every aspect of learning:... read more

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3 Time Management Tips to Increase Productivity

Unless you are traveling in a spaceship and moving close to the speed of light, time passes at the same rate for everyone. The Earth takes approximately 24 hours to complete one full rotation on its axis, which has resulted in a day being 24 hours long. So why do some people seem to be able to accomplish so much more when we all have the same amount of time in our day? Simply, they have mastered... read more

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Diet and Attention- What's the Connection?

Fad diets- you can't spend more than 10 minutes browsing the web without seeing something about a fad diet these days. We've all heard of them - Paleo, GAPS, Gluten-Free, grapefruit and eggs, gluten-free-casein-free, etc. We've all heard of the benefits of these diets for adults- weight loss being the primary goal here.   But what happens when you put your child on one of these... read more

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Tips for memorization

I have found particularly with science but with other subjects as well that the cheesier you make a memory tactic the more likely it is to stick! For example: in anatomy I always say that the brain is the controller - therefore every one else heads to talk to him (via nerves) to do their job. We know that the body is composed of a whole bunch of cells - we can think of them as a communication... read more

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Homework? Really? REALLY?

The moans and groans are audible! "Why do I have to do homework??" Let me tell you why I assign additional work outside of a tutoring session ... It is my job to be sure that you are able to apply and integrate the materials we cover in addition to being able to absorb facts and information. Sometimes what I call 'homework' is nothing more than finding an article about the topic... read more

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Child Nutrition

I'm officially through my first week of graduate school! Child Nutrition might just become my favorite class. Did you know that one in every eight babies born in the U.S. is born premature? Did you know that in 5% of births in the U.S. the mother develops gestational diabetes? 5000 births a year in the U.S. involve Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and 3000 births a year involve neural tube defects... read more

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A Tutor with an attitude of patience and good listening skills.

Hi Friends: Although retired from the medical field, I am qualified in several different subjects and I have gone through many certification processes to do so. At this stage in my life being a Tutor is so rewarding. Tutoring not only benefits the student but the Tutor as well. Learning is a daily process, and if we learn to focus on what our goals are day by day, then and then only, will... read more

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Calling all students

I'm new to this site and can't wait to help you. Got questions? I got answers! Whether you need some simple study skills and techniques or if you have very specific problems in a subject, I can help. Let me show you how all these subjects work together and are not isolated disciplines that you're never going to use. I'll show you the relevance of each subject and how they're all integrated... read more

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Your help

I have several areas of knowledge beyond the listed subjects. To be brief, I am available on weekends and after school hours, but usually tutor in a library or Starbucks. At home tutoring is okay as well, but sometimes I may be able to arrange to do this at a child's school, if I work there on that day as a substitute teacher.

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How to do your BEST THINKING during the BIG TEST

Getting plenty of sleep EVERY NIGHT during the week of the big test. Drinking plenty of water (some extra) for SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE the test, and enough during the test too, in small sips. (Having to go to the bathroom a lot is also stressful, so moderation is important here). They say most people don't drink nearly enough water. If we are even slightly dehydrated, it can cause the brain... read more

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Your Brain Is Crying Out: "Say YES To NO"!

As this new academic year approaches, begin your studies successfully by providing your brain with the proper dietary nutrition needed to enhance concentration, thinking ability, and recall. A very small molecule, nitric oxide (NO), is produced in the body from the amino acids arginine and citrulline and also from the bioflavonoid antioxidants known as anthocyanins and catechins. Both categories... read more