If your child is in 11th grade or headed into 12th grade soon, it’s time to start thinking about the SAT or the ACT. But where to start? Should your child take the SAT, the ACT, or both? When should preparation begin? How many times should the test be taken? If you’ve got questions like these and
We are proud to announce that our tutor Jan Rowe has been featured in ADDitude magazine! In addition to being a phenomenal one-on-one subject tutor, educational coach, and Wilson reading tutor, Jan heads our tutor training programs and imparts her knowledge and experience to all of our tutors. Jan listens to the child she is
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If you know anything about what it takes to go through the approval process for accommodations on the SAT, you’ll be thrilled to know that things just got simpler. Accommodations refer to adjustments made to the administration of the SAT based on a particular student’s needs. Common accommodations include extended time, extra breaks, large-print testing
It’s springtime, which means it’s not quite the end of the year, but your kids (and maybe you) might have a touch of spring fever—routines have fallen to the wayside and your child’s backpack and homework organizational system might be in need of some attention. But don’t worry, because tutor coach Jan Rowe has some
Congratulations to Anne Swinson, our April Tutor-of-the-Month! In the time that Anne has been a tutor with Educational Connections, she has continuously made a great impression on the people she works with and is one of our top tutors and educational coaches. We are lucky to have her on our team! Anne’s Bio Anne has been
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We are happy to announce Jeff D’Onofrio as the Tutor-of-the-Month for March! Jeff has made a great impression on his students, the families he works with, and the staff at Educational Connections. In addition to being a tutor, Jeff is a history teacher and department chair at an Arlington middle school. He has an M.Ed.
The biggest myth about the ACT science section is that you have to be a science whiz. Guess what? You don’t!!! You just have to know science enough to not get intimidated and bogged down with science graphs and tables, even if they are of concepts you are totally unfamiliar with. After you realize that
Students who are affected by ADHD often have a hard time with math because their memory is not very strong and blocking out external stimuli is a struggle. Memory, which is where information is stored for later use, is one of many executive functions. Executive functions refer to skills such as reasoning, task switching, and
Your 3rd grader comes home from school and proudly flashes her spelling test with an A+ and a sticker, posts it on the refrigerator, and you say “You’re so smart—you got a perfect score!” Then your 11th grader reports during dinner that he got a 34 out of 36 on the ACT and you say
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Helping your child with math can be tough, but throw the Common Core way of doing things into the mix and the situation is ripe with frustration. Common Core is a new way of teaching students more critical thinking skills than the standard methods of teaching mathematics and language arts do. Students are expected to
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