Improving Academic Performance

Benefits of STEM Education

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, May 21, 2021 @ 09:48 AM

STEM education is a hot phrase in the education world. STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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How to Improve Math Grades through Mindset

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Wed, May 12, 2021 @ 03:11 PM

Many people continue to believe that you are either a math person, destined to be able to do math easily, or you’re not. If you’re not, math classes will always be hard, and you’ll never be comfortable with numbers and calculations. This type of thinking is seriously misguided, and really sends the wrong message to any student that is exposed to this idea.

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Tags: growth mindset, studying, calculus tutoring, how to improve my grades, motivation, improve academic performance, math help, math tutor

Creative Ways to Increase Student Motivation and Improve Grades

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Wed, May 05, 2021 @ 11:57 AM

There are a few things we know for sure about individuals who perform really well in school, get really good at a sport, or become highly skilled musicians or artists. And if you think one of those things involves having a special gift, an innate talent, or an especially high IQ, you’d be wrong. The latest science suggests that the following concepts and questions factor heavily into whether a student builds skill and ultimately performs well in any given academic, athletic, or artistic domain:

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Tags: studying, how to improve my grades, motivation, improve academic performance

How to Stay Focused When You’re Studying: Four Crucial Tips for Students Using Virtual Computer Labs

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Mar 05, 2021 @ 11:05 AM

Do you struggle to stay focused when you’re studying for an exam or working on an essay? Staying focused on demanding material can be a real challenge when you’re a student, especially if you were used to more structure and support during high school.

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Tags: online tutoring, online educational resources, coronavirus, distance learning, remote learning, online learning

Profiling the School Counselor in a New World

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Fri, Sep 04, 2020 @ 03:02 PM

This article, from one of our partners, explores the career path of a school counselor as compared to pursuit of a general career in business. It is intended to help individuals considering a career in education, and counseling specifically, generate a better understanding of the profession. 

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How to Create an Impressive High School Resume: 5 Pro Tips

Posted by Aditya Sharma on Wed, Jul 08, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

As a high schooler, you may feel as if you do not have enough experience to have a resume. You probably imagine a resume as a document for professionals with great working experience and a fancy job title. Do not get discouraged by your lack of experience. When you are writing a high school resume for your college application, you are in the same boat as everyone else. 

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Tags: College Applications, College Admissions, college advice, college entrance, college admissions interview, college resume, high school resume

Present Your Best Self: How to Prepare for College Admissions Interviews

Posted by Alexandra Berube on Thu, Jun 04, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

For students preparing for college admission interviews, it’s key to begin in the proper mindset. Yes, you want to promote yourself and articulate clearly why you deserve a spot. But if that’s what you focus on, the interview may feel like a series of landmines with endless opportunities to fail. Instead, you need to frame the experience as an opportunity to learn what the school can offer you in terms of your goals and needs for your future growth.

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Tags: College Applications, College Admissions, college advice, college entrance, college admissions interview

Is Online College Now the Right Option?

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Apr 06, 2020 @ 04:14 PM

Choosing a college isn't easy, especially if you don't want your college experience to lock you into one place. And, now we have the Coronavirus to consider. If you are already in a traditional on campus college, but aren't necessarily loving the experience, it could be the right time to consider studying online. If you are thinking about returning to school and were already pondering an online university as an option, the pandemic makes online college an even more appropriate choice. 

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How Online Tutoring Works

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Apr 06, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

In a previous article, we scanned the distance learning landscape and explained how online tutoring can help parents and students navigate it.

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Tags: online tutoring, online tutors, working with an online tutor, online educational resources, coronavirus, distance learning, remote learning, online classroom

A Guide to Distance Learning (and How Online Tutoring Helps)

Posted by Mark Skoskiewicz on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 @ 03:24 PM

As a result of Covid-19, we're all living in a strange and unsettling new reality, and none of us knows exactly how long things are going to continue like this. While all of us are experiencing and dealing with the situation in our own ways, students across the country and around the globe have a particularly new set of circumstances with which to contend, and they, as well as schools, teachers, parents, administrators, tutors—every single one of us involved in education—need to learn ways to adapt. 

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Tags: online tutoring, online tutors, working with an online tutor, online educational resources, coronavirus, distance learning