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Homework and Stress… NO More!

Mar 12, 2018 | Posted in Homework by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

How can you make homework a successful and stress-free time for your family? Homework is given to students so they can practice the skills that they were taught in school. The intention is NOT to stress out the students and … Read More

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5 Study Tips for Parents

Feb 22, 2018 | Posted in Learning Activities, Learning Styles, Study Tips by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

I recently spoke with a parent after her parent-teacher conference. She mentioned that her son had been struggling in science, and she was upset that she was not able to help him. Her words were filled with worry and fear: … Read More

3 Reading Resources We LOVE

Feb 14, 2018 | Posted in Learning Resources, Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

In celebration of Valentine’s Day,  we wanted to share some reading resources that we love! These sites can help support your child’s existing reading program. We have many more reading sites that we love; however, these 3 are fun, interactive … Read More

Promote Creative Writing With These 6 Prompts

Feb 03, 2018 | Posted in Creative Writing, Writing by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Are you looking for ways to foster your child’s creative writing skills? Creative writing promotes critical thinking skills, gives a student the opportunity to expand their imagination and creativity, and helps improve grammar skills. Here are some writing prompts that … Read More

MidTerm Study Tips for Success

Jan 07, 2018 | Posted in MidTerm Tests, Test Prep, Testing by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

Are you in the midst of midterm mania? If you answered yes, do not worry!  We put together 6 tips to make this time less stressful. Use them all or pick a few. Good luck and let us which study … Read More

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3 Simple End-of-Year Tips For School Success

Dec 10, 2017 | Posted in Back To School, Focus, Homework, Note Taking Techniques by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

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

Middle School Students

5 Tips for Middle School Success

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

Books

Questions To Ask Before, During and After Reading

Nov 16, 2017 | Posted in Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

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

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3 Signs That Your Child Needs A Tutor

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

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What Do You Know About Dyslexia?

Oct 03, 2017 | Posted in Dyslexia, Reading, Wilson Reading by Yolanda Fontanez-Coleman

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



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