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Back to School Organization That Really Works

Are you gearing up for back to school battles like homework, studying, and acing tests? It doesn't have to be this way. Don't let your relationship with your child become defined by grades.

You still have time to get organized before the first day of school. We've highlighted some back-to-school tips for kids of all ages in our Back To School Organization blog.
Help! My Child Is Nervous About the New Year!

A new school year brings new classes, schedules, and after-school activities full of excitement. But for some, a new year means new nerves and anxiety. If you've noticed your child is avoiding school supply shopping or hasn't checked to see what friends are in their classes, they may be nervous for the year to start. 

As a parent, it's normal to want to protect your child from all the things they think are scary. The good news is, these fears are completely normal, and they can be overcome. Read our post on how to calm those Back To School nerves.
Save The Date For Middle School Readiness Camp


Is your child a rising 6th, 7th, or 8th grader? Get a head start on middle school readiness with our camp on Saturday, August 27. Your child will learn the importance of using a daily agenda, ways to organize binders and folders, how to set up their locker, and more! 
Increase Your Child's College Options

Is you child in the best position to have the most college options? Is the ACT or SAT right for them? We've had great success increasing test scores, and would be happy to see if our approach is the right fit for your student. We offer full-length, free practice tests to serve as a diagnostic before starting to study for the ACT and SAT exams. All exams are open to the public, and a full score report will be available free of charge after the exam is graded.

Register here for upcoming exams and visit our website to see a full list of exam dates.

ACT & SAT Practice Test
9:00 am-1:00 pm @ Best Western Fairfax - Fairfax, VA

ACT & SAT Practice Test
9:00 am-1:00 pm @ Best Western Fairfax - Fairfax, VA

ACT & SAT Practice Test
9:00 am-1:00 pm @ Best Western Fairfax - Fairfax, VA

ACT & SAT Practice Test
9:00 am-1:00 pm @ Best Western Fairfax - Fairfax, VA
Tip of the Month: Prepare Now for Upcoming SAT/ACT Tests

With the first day of class quickly approaching, it's time to start thinking about the college acceptance process. You can read our blog post on "The College Essay: Better to Start Now" for tips on beginning the essay portion, but what about entrance exams? 


If your child is thinking of taking the SAT or ACT in the fall or winter, now is the time to start preparing. Find the full test schedule online, and read below for some tips.

Students should start reading outside of school assignments and build a Vocabulary Bank of unfamiliar words. Reading builds grammar, writing, and comprehension skills. Work with your kids and ask detailed questions about what they're reading. Similar to a Vocabulary Bank, begin a Math Rules Bank of hard-to-remember rules and laws, so they can refresh these rules leading up to the test. 

You can read more test prep tips on our blog, "SAT Tips from an Expert Test Prep Tutor". For more information or questions regarding the ACT, SAT, or Test Prep, contact Payton Marshall at payton@ectutoring.com.
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