[Writing practice] + [Summertime] = [Fun for your kids] I wasn’t a math major, but I know enough to tell you that in the majority of households, that equation DOESN’T hold true. It’s hard enough to get them to sit down and write during the school year… How in the world is this going to

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Writing mistakes: To correct or not to correct? That is a question that many parents must face when helping their children with homework, especially writing assignments. Do we help them when they use the wrong “too” form? Or do we let them go to school knowing that their sentence reads, “I like books to”? Some

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Even though it’s summer, instead of spending your days watching Netflix and lounging by the pool, your time would be best spent by taking some time to prepare for upcoming college application essays. Don’t wait until September or October when you are stressed out with homework, sports, and other extra-curricular activities. Now is the time to

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Research shows that students lose up to 2.5 months in language arts and a whopping 3 months in math! But as a parent, how do you avoid a fight when your kid doesn’t want to complete an academic workbook? Instead of sitting your kid at the kitchen table with the workbook, read below for five

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Today I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a segment on WTOP radio. You can listen to the clip below.   Many parents and kids alike have grand plans of taking a break from learning over the summer to recharge, but studies show that this isn’t always a good idea. To read the transcript,

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Today I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a segment on WTOP radio. You can listen to the clip below.     To read the transcript and an extra tip not included in the audio, read on!   Do kids really need to keep practicing academic skills over the summer?  Don’t they need a

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Excited to have been on Let’s Talk Live earlier this month! Research shows that kids lose about 2.5 months in language arts and up to 3 months in math when they don’t practice their skills over the summer, so it’s important to keep them engaged in order to avoid the slide. You can still have

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Our May Tutor of the Month is a Writing and Educational Coaching whiz. Robbyn Ellis, works with Educational Connections students on organization, time management, and study skills, as well as, English and reading. Robbyn creates strong bonds with her students. One mom described her as being, “very sensible” saying Robbyn made her son feel at

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When it comes to tutors in the humanities, it doesn’t get much better than Allyson. Which is why we had to choose her for our February Tutor of the Month. Allyson has an extensive background in English and education. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from Wheaton College, a Master’s and PhD in English

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For a child with dysgraphia, writing can be a challenging, frustrating, and discouraging experience. This can create poor performance in writing but also in every other content area that requires writing. The child is so focused on forming letters, words, and sentences that they often have trouble holding information in their memory and being able

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