In This Edition:

Helping Students Prepare for Tests, Discovering Your Learning Style   

and Planning Ahead for the Summer

9 Easy Tips to Help Prepare

Your Middle or High Schooler

In classrooms across America, teachers strive to provide engaging lessons, meaningful homework, and assessments, but more often than not, our students aren't LEARNING HOW TO LEARN. Kids walk out of their classrooms armed with study guides, notes, and chapters to read, but they don't know how to put that information into storage for retrieval tomorrow, next week, and three months from now.

For many teens, studying means quickly reading through their textbook or notes.  It is not.  Studying isn't passive; it is a full contact sport.  In order to really study, students need to get engaged in the material.  This type of studying is very different from merely reading over the material.  The following tips will help your child to properly prepare for the next upcoming test.  Read on for more study strategies for teens

What Is Your Learning Style and

Why Is It So Important?

Most people have a preferred way to learn. Some learn best by listening, some have to observe every step, while others have to do it to learn it.  The fact is that individuals need all three methods to truly commit information to memory: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. While students are typically stronger in one area than another, the trick is figuring out the preferred method and capitalizing on strengths. Encourage your child to take a few minutes to complete this informal learning styles inventory. Try it out yourself, too! The answers may surprise you.

10 Sure-Fire Test Preparation Strategies for

Elementary School Students

Helping your child to study effectively is vitally important in the elementary years.  When the groundwork for good habits is set early on, students are more likely to experience success and increased motivation.  You can make a difference in your child's academic performance now and in the future by trying some of the following tips. Read on for study tips in math, spelling, and other subjects.

Thinking About Summer?

As always, we are pleased to offer in-home one-to-one tutoring fully customized for your child.  This year, we are also offering group classes taught by Ann Dolin, M.Ed. for upper elementary, middle, and high school students.  Learn more about our Northern Virginia summer programs.

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