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Understanding Shut-Down Learners: Seven Strategies to Help Your Academically Discouraged Child Climb from Struggles to Success

School-struggling can be very debilitating for a family. Tensions rise as the patterns of avoidance and non-compliance emerge as the school year progresses. Parents can feel quite hopeless and directionless relative to the mounting school problems.


Help Your Child to be a Better Reader

There is good news for parents who want to help their child become a better reader. By taking a few simple steps, parents can put their child on the path to reading success, and the summer is the perfect time to start.


Making Writing Easier For Your Child

For the past 14 years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with children from K to12 in a variety of subjects, but primarily in English, Language Arts and Humanities. I’ve been both a classroom teacher and a tutor lending academic support to children in the regular school system and those who are homeschooled. To that end, I’d like to broach a topic I know will be sensitive to many parents - falling into the trap of being your child’s secretary. Unsure what I’m talking about?



12 Great Memory Strategies for Better Grades

All of us, students and non-students alike, forget important things. This happens when we don’t transfer information into long-term memory. It is important to know how to do this in order to do well in school and beyond.


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