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March 2013

According to a recent Gallup poll, between the grades of five and 12 student engagement follows an alarming, steady decline. At the elementary school level eight out of 10 students qualify as engaged. By high school, the statistic is four out of 10.  


What causes this troubling trend and what changes could combat it? Watch this video in which Ann Dolin and former Fairfax County School Board member, Stu Gibson, address the problem faced by many schools across the country: student disengagement.




For more information, take a look at this recent post on The Gallup Blog. 


While Spring has just begun, it's not too early to think about your students' summer activities!

Summer is the perfect time to get caught up and prepared or to get a  jump start on the year ahead. Our tutors are able to work around your busy schedule to provide your students with the support they need. Contact us to learn how summer tutoring might be right for you.

Also, check out our summer Educational Coaching Program and our 8 week intensive  SAT prep course!


Are you at your wit's end trying to motivate your kids? Does each day become more and more of a power struggle?

Ann Dolin has practical advice and solutions that you need to hear. Join her on Monday, April 8, 7:00-8:30pm at Vienna Presbyterian Church for her workshop: Batteries Not Included.
* Registration is required.

In this workshop you will learn:

- the four main reasons students struggle to stay motivated
- how to talk so your students will listen and how to listen so your students will talk
- ways to foster resiliency
- crucial study skills
- ways to promote on-task behavior
- how to find the balance between helping too much and not enough



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