What Does It Mean to Be Twice Exceptional?

In this blog, I wanted to explore the topic of what it means to be twice exceptional. The term twice exceptional (2e) refers to intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability. 2e students are often given special consideration in schools for both their higher-than-average aptitudes and their special needs. There is no clear-cut … Read more

Teaching SAT and ACT Test-taking Strategies

I’ve worked with many of Educational Connections’s tutors to coach them on how to teach SAT and ACT test preparation to students. Nearly every time I go through the test-taking strategies with our tutors, I hear something along the lines of, “I wish I knew this stuff when I was taking the SAT.” These strategies … Read more

Study Tips for Final Exams

It’s time for finals again. It feels like only a short time ago when I sat down this time last year to post 4 tips for how parents can encourage students to study. To add to that advice, here are 7 study methods that can make a large improvement in a student’s retention of material. … Read more

More Changes from the College Board: AP Test Revisions

By now you’ve likely heard ad nauseam of the changes due for the SAT in 2016. This announcement from the College Board has overshadowed other major changes being made by the organization to its AP tests, some of which take effect this year. Several AP tests will undergo minor to major changes over the next … Read more