My standardized test was cancelled this month. What should I do now?

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The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing have left everyone with a lot of question marks about many aspects of life, including standardized tests. If your standardized test was cancelled this month or next, for now you should assume that you still will need to take the test at some point in the future. You should…

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K-12 Resources for At-Home & Online Learning

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As many students are continuing their school work from home this month, we want to share a few great resources to help with this transition to online learning. Below are a few organizations that offer reputable content. Scholastic Learn at Home Subjects covered: K-12 academic subjects Zearn Subjects covered: K-5 math CommonLit Subjects covered: K-12…

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Why One-on-One Tutoring?

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Proven Effectiveness Numerous studies show that one-on-one tutoring by a highly qualified tutor is one of the most effective ways to increase grades, academic achievement, and test scores. It has also been proven to improve student attitudes about school, especially for the subjects in which a student is struggling. Individualized Instruction A private tutor hones…

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SAT and ACT Test Prep for Students with Disabilities

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Sitting hunched over a desk and bubbling in an answer sheet for hours at a time doesn’t bring out the best in most students, but it can be especially overwhelming if you are a student with a learning disability and/or ADHD. While there is no magic formula to help you get a perfect score, the…

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ISEE Prep for Students with Disabilities: Part 2

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If you are the parent of a student with a disability, registering for the ISEE is a task in itself. Part I of this post discussed the unique requirements and characteristics of the ISEE, along with the process of applying for accommodations. Once a student is registered, however, there is an even bigger task ahead:…

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ISEE Prep for Students with Disabilities: Part I

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The demands of the ISEE can be overwhelming for any student, but it can be especially difficult for students with a learning disability and/or ADHD. Part I of this post will address the unique requirements and characteristics of the ISEE, along with the process of applying for accommodations. While there is no magic formula to…

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