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3 Simple End-of-Year Tips For School Success

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Dec 10,2017 | Posted in Back To School, Focus, Homework, Note Taking Techniques by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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December is a great time to set new goals and prepare for new beginnings in the upcoming year. It is also a great time for a fresh start. This fresh start can apply to adults and students as well.  It’s … Read More

5 Tips for Middle School Success

Middle School Students
Nov 28,2017 | Posted in Learning Resources, Study Tips by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Middle school years are often a challenging time for students. Many changes occur in middle school and it is no surprise that we often see a slip in grades. Students tend to have difficulty managing multiple classes and teachers. There are many … Read More

Questions To Ask Before, During and After Reading

Books
Nov 16,2017 | Posted in Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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Asking questions before, during and after reading improves comprehension and develops critical thinking skills. As parents and educators, we need to encourage our children to ask questions before, during and after reading. The more you incorporate this strategy of asking questions, … Read More

3 Signs That Your Child Needs A Tutor

Boy and Teacher
Oct 12,2017 | Posted in Academic Subjects, Math, Tutoring by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Working with a tutor sooner rather than later can make a huge impact on a student’s overall success. A tutor can help a child establish a strong academic foundation, increase confidence, and help them reach their fullest potential. Parents need … Read More

What Do You Know About Dyslexia?

frustrated child studying
Oct 03,2017 | Posted in Dyslexia, Reading, Wilson Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman
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October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month! Do you know 1 in 10 people have symptoms of dyslexia? Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability.  Dyslexia can make  learning to read difficult; however, with the right instruction, almost all students with dyslexia … Read More

Study Tip: How to Take Better Notes

Sep 13,2017 | Posted in Note Taking Techniques, Study Tips by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

It’s All in the Notes! Taking good notes can make a huge impact on your studying. Effective note-taking impacts how you retain, remember, and recall information. How well do you take notes? Do you take good class notes? Do you prefer … Read More

3 FREE Resources for Math

Sep 06,2017 | Posted in Learning Resources, Math by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Is your child having trouble with math? Does your child just need some extra practice with math skills? Here are 3 resources that can help your child master basic math skills. They can enjoy playing games that will reinforce skills … Read More

3 Tips on Selecting the “Right” Book

Jun 22,2017 | Posted in Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Are your children reading the right books? How do you know that the books they are selecting are level appropriate? This is a common concern we hear from parents. Therefore, we compiled some quick tips on helping you and your … Read More

10 Ways to Promote Literacy This Summer

Books
May 12,2017 | Posted in Reading, Summer Slide Prevention by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Summer time is a wonderful time to foster the love of reading & writing with your child. Here are some simple ways to incorporate literacy activities during your days. Choose the activities that most fits your child’s learning style. Make the learning fun this summer while instilling … Read More

20 Phrases Every Parent Should Say To Their Children

Academic Success
Mar 27,2017 | Posted in Advocate for Your Child, Daily Inspiration, Parent Blogs, Parent Stories by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

A few weeks ago I spoke with a parent about her child’s academic progress and she was greatly concerned about her daughters’ confidence and self-esteem. Since the beginning of 5th grade, she has noticed a decline in her daughter’s confidence … Read More



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