Study tips and Techniques

Study tips and Techniques

One of the most frequently-asked questions I get is “What’s the best way to study for tests?” There isn’t one guaranteed way, but there are study tips and techniques that almost always work in combination with dedication and determination. Encourage your child to try these out before their next test:

 
November Checklist for School Success

November Checklist for School Success

Keeping a monthly checklist during the academic year is a great way to make sure your kids are on target for school success. The November checklist is below:

 
How to Help Your Kids with Their Homework without Doing it Yourself

How to Help Your Kids with Their Homework without Doing it Yourself

Nothing is worse than sitting down with your child to do homework and realizing you haven’t done long division in decades, and you have no idea how to explain it.

 
Tried-and-True Strategies to Ace the SAT or ACT

Tried-and-True Strategies to Ace the SAT or ACT

SAT, ACT, oh my! While students may still be deciding whether to take the SAT, ACT, or both, there are some tried and true strategies that they should use to ace either one come test day! With trusty No. 2 pencil in hand, these simple tips will help students tackle test day with confidence.

 
Ways to Establish a Parent-Teacher Relationship

Ways to Establish a Parent-Teacher Relationship

The fall is one of the busiest times for both parents and teachers. But know that as busy as you and your child’s teacher are, you share a common goal — your child’s academic achievement. As an involved parent, you can facilitate a relationship with a teacher based upon this shared goal and mutual respect.

 
From a good student to an exceptional student: what does it take?

From a good student to an exceptional student: what does it take?

Here are some pointers to help "nudge" your student from good to exceptional!

 
How to Help Your Child with Math Word Problems

How to Help Your Child with Math Word Problems

Have you noticed that your child’s homework contains more word math problems than ever before? Common Core Standards for Mathematic Operations & Algebraic Thinking include the ability to solve word math problems for children as young as kindergarten. So, why is there such a focus on these types of math problems?

 
Start the School Year Strong with Back to School Resolutions

Start the School Year Strong with Back to School Resolutions

When most people think of making resolutions, they probably associate them with the Times Square ball drop and shouts of "Happy New Year" at the stroke of midnight. However, for kids across the country, a different kind of "New Year" is underway -- a new school year. As we dust off the backpacks and notebooks, it’s time for parents to be the best Chief Education Officers (CEO) that they can be and set an actionable plan into motion for academic success.

 
Read Between the Lines: Ways to Help Your Child Become a Reading Success

Read Between the Lines: Ways to Help Your Child Become a Reading Success

Are today’s children, teens and adults reading less?

The answer is yes, according to the National Endowment for the Art (NEA)’s 2007 To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence.

 
How to Make the Most, Academically, of Your Child’s Summer Break

How to Make the Most, Academically, of Your Child’s Summer Break

Does Your Child Forget Everything They Learned in School, Once Break Arrives? Within 24 to 48 hours after learning new concepts, students often begin to forget information unless it is reinforced or applied immediately. That’s why, during summer break, even the best students forget lessons they have learned during the school year.

 
145678910

Featured Blogger

Mark Kance

Mark Kance

Mark B. Kance, M.A.T. is the Executive Director at the Hamilton Township Sylvan Learning in Hamilton New Jersey.  Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of tutoring to students of all ages, grades and skill levels with more than 30 years of experience and nearly 800 centers located throughout North America. Sylvan's trained and Sylvan-certified instructors provide personalized instruction in reading, writing, mathematics, study skills and test-prep for college entrance and state exams. Sylvan also hosts MomMinded.com, a blog offering tips and resources from moms and education experts. For more information, call 1-800-31-SUCCESS or visit www.SylvanLearning.com.