High School

The 4 Biggest Rewards Of Long-Term Private Tutoring

Deep down, you know your child’s education is more than the grades they receive, or the time spent on homework each night. It’s in a child who is hungry to learn, ready to take on challenges, and is emotionally resilient. But those things aren’t always easy to see, and are impossible to quantify. Which means, …

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How To Calculate A Parsec

“You’ve never heard of the Millennium Falcon? It’s the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.” ― Han Solo Han Solo’s boast will forever live in astronomical infamy. Partially because of the off-the-wall time travel theories we’ve extrapolated from it, but mostly for George Lucas’ mistaking of time for distance. What …

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WATCH: Get Ready For High School FREE Lesson Series

“Get Ready For High School” is a 100% free video lesson series that empowers high school students with the chance to catch up and connect with material they need to know in some of their most important classes. Created and led by educators on Wyzant, each session explores crucial topics in subjects like English, Spanish, …

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Everyday Math: How To Bring A “Boring” Subject To Life

Simple applications of math are all around us, ready to be explained. I, for one, am passionate about sharing it and converting new math fans. Knowing that passion might not come naturally to everyone, I’ve compiled a list of easy examples that stem from a challenge presented by my 9-year-old son. These are just the …

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6 Tactics For Working With A Learning Disabled Student

I know the struggles and intricacies of helping a child with learning issues — I have two. Here’s what I’ve learned on my journey that can apply to anyone working with a learning disabled student. This list is in no way exhaustive, but offers advice on working around the struggles these brave students face. Denial …

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Recognizing The Challenges Of Learning Disabled Students

For most of us, school was simply one of the responsibilities of being a child. But for students with learning disabilities, there’s nothing simple about school. From the morning ride to evening homework time, every day is filled with anxiety. So much so that the only thing left at night is exhaustion from trying to …

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A Parent’s Guide To Talking Differently About School In 2016

What’s in a mind? Everything. It doesn’t matter if your resolutions revolve around health, productivity, or parenting, the gateway to improvement is in the little organ where all good (and bad) ideas sprout. What’s in your pre-teen or teenager’s mind? Well… we’ll probably never know. And as such, you can’t make resolutions for them. Does …

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The 4 School Supplies To Make Your Life Easier In 2015

School is right around the corner (or has already started for most of you). It’s that time of the year where we get into our “Back-to-School” routines: Shop for new clothes, go to every doctor appointment imaginable, and head to Target to buy what’s left of the school supply section. In 2015, school supply shopping …

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