How to Avoid the #1 Studying Mistake 

For students in Fairfax County and surrounding school districts, the end of the second quarter is right around the corner. This means lots of unit tests or cumulative midterms. These tests are typically a large component of students' quarter or semester grades, meaning preparing for them is crucial.


 

On our blog, we've written a lot about the best study skills (two of my favorite articles on the subject are: The New Science of Learning: How to Learn More in Less Time and Study Tips for Final Exams); but what we haven't covered is what students should avoid doing while studying.

Click here to find out what is the #1 most common study pitfall and how students can avoid it. 
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This spring, Educational Connections' President, Ann Dolin, M.Ed. will be speaking to parents throughout the Northern Virginia area and hosting a handful of online webinars. 

In these workshops you will learn: 
  • Practical strategies to help any child from the procrastinator to the perfectionist 
  • To maintain and promote on-task and peaceful behavior during homework time 
  • Communication techniques to optimize motivation and limit power struggles
  • How to encourage time management skills to decrease procrastination 
Upcoming Workshops and Webinars 

Overcoming Academic Obstacles:
From Procrastination to Perfectionism
January 22, 2015
9:30 - 10:30 am 

Woodson High School
Fairfax, VA


Learn More in Less Time:
5 Study Skills to Ace Exams  
January 28, 2015
12:00 - 12:45 pm

Webinar
Online





Fidgety, Forgetful, and Unfocused:
How to Get Your Child to Focus & Finish 
February 18, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Historic Blenheim 
Fairfax, VA


 
To see a full list of all of our events this spring, check out our calendar

Is Homework a Nightly Struggle?

If you find yourself in a nightly battle with your child over homework, we have some strategies to help. Adapted from Educational Connections' President, Ann Dolin's award-winning book, Homework Made Simple, this e-book provides parents with strategies to overcome the nightly battle surrounding homework. 


A Tutoring Jack of All Trades: 
January Tutor of the Month 

 Jon W. is one of Educational Connections top test prep tutors, working with students on the ACT, SAT, SSAT, HSPT, and ISEE. Additionally, Jon has helped several students with English, Reading, and Writing. Jon has been described by parents as "patient and positive." You can read Jon's full bio here. To get more information on how you can get a great tutor like Jon to work with your child, click here
Educational Connections In-home Tutoring
Serving Northern VA, DC, and MD 


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