Category Archive: Effective Learning

Aug 10

High School Tutoring Santa Clarita CA High School Tutor

Searching for a professional High School tutoring service in the Santa Clarita, CA area? Call Club Z!– your local in-home tutoring experts. We strive to deliver the highest quality SAT Prep services in the Santa Clarita area at unbeatable prices! Find out why Club Z! America’s fastest growing and most trusted in-home SAT Prep services. Give us the opportunity to earn your trust and business – you’ll be thrilled! 100% Success Guarantee! Pick up the phone right now and call us, we’re ready to get you started and answer any and all of your questions. There’s good reason why Club Z! has so many happy clients all around the Santa Clarita area. Wouldn’t you like to be our next tutoring success story? Why Choose ClubZ! Tutoring in Santa Clarita? Unrivaled Results … Results, Results, Results! Very Affordable and Convenient Top Quality Tutors Private and Secure We’re proud to be one …

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Oct 30

“Insanity Is Doing The Same Thing Over And Over Again And Expecting Different Results”

– Albert Einstein By the time you read this article, most people’s New Year’s Resolutions will have been abandoned. WHY IS TRUE CHANGE SO DIFFICULT? In my experience, it usually stems from three things: – Inadequate motivation – Wishful thinking – Trying to do too much, too fast Inadequate Motivation: Changing study habits and school performance is particularly difficult because children have a hard time seeing the long term consequences of their bad habits, while the television watching or video games they have to give up to make the changes provide immediate and positive strokes. We parents have to create much more immediate consequences to drive our children to change those bad habits. For example, you might help things along by eliminating your child’s clothing allowance and money for entertainment. Reinforce the lesson by reminding them that in life, when people do poorly in their jobs (a child’s primary job …

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Sep 30

The Two Biggest Mistakes Parents Make When Purchasing Tutoring

Most parents come to me looking to help their students turn around bad grades, improve understanding, and restore confidence. Parents are right to seek out one-on-one in home tutoring to deal with these problems. One-on-one tutoring from a subject expert, hand matched to the personality and learning style of each student is by far the most effective solution to these academic problems. Unfortunately, many parents unknowingly undermine much of what tutoring can accomplish by making two mistakes, sometimes with catastrophic consequences. Here they are: Beginning Tutoring Too Late: One-on-one tutoring is expensive enough that many parents try everything else first. The problem is that by the time their other options are exhausted, too many bad test scores and homework grades have been recorded, and too much material has to be re-taught. The end result of this delay in starting is a lower final grade, and actually higher costs trying to …

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Aug 30

Three Essential Mid-Semester Tips

The end of school is around the corner. To keep good grades within reach and to finish strong, watch out for these three important things: (1) Letting Burnout Settle In (2) Missing Opportunities To Repair Bad Grades And Earn Extra Credit (3) “Cramming” For Final Exams Now, eight months into the school year, most students are tired and overworked. The homework workload from our schools is huge. Sports and other activities take their toll too, making for crammed schedules and late nights trying to keep up. Yet this final four to six weeks of school can make the difference between good and poor grades. Fight distraction and burnout by setting and rewarding short-term goals. Keep the mood positive and the focus clear by celebrating each small success. Know now whether your child’s grades are in trouble. Get on your school’s online portal and check their grades. If your child has …

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Jun 30

Three Essentials Keys To Finishing The Semester Strong

As the end of the 2013-2014 school-year approaches, students must keep good grades within reach to finish strong. Here are three important things to keep an eye on: (1) Avoiding burnout and spring fever (2) Taking Advantage Of Opportunities To Repair Bad Grades And Earn Extra Credit (3) Studying Effectively For Finals Instead Of Cramming Last Minute It’s late April and many students are starting to burn out. Spring is in the air, bringing lots of distractions too. Yet, this is the worst time for students to take their eye off the ball at school. The last four to six weeks of the school year often make the difference between good and average grades. Fight distraction and burnout by setting and rewarding short-term goals. Keep the mood positive and the focus clear by celebrating each small success. Try to avoid other commitments until school is done. Don’t wait to find …

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May 30

New Study: 21st Century Skills Learned in School Positively Correlated with Job Success

New York, NY – A study released today suggests new relationships between skills development, job success, and school. The study, 21st Century Skills and the Workplace: A 2013 Microsoft Partners in Learning and Pearson Foundation Study, conducted by Gallup, confirms the positive connection between the development of the competencies known as 21st century skills – critical thinking, real world problem solving, collaboration and communication skills – and future job success. Importantly, more than half of those surveyed (59%) said that they developed the skills they use at their current job outside of school. The findings of the study, conducted by Gallup from April 26-30, 2013 among 1,014 individuals aged 18-35 who are either employed or students, also indicates that individuals with college degrees were more likely to have developed 21st century skills than those with a high school diploma. For example, 50% of college graduates have experience working on real-world …

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Dec 11

The New 3 R’s

OK, I’m taking a little poetic license to make a point. But in the United States, a ‘Rithmetic Revolution is Required (the new 3-R’s). We are in danger of having our entire way of life undermined by our poor performance in Science and Math Education. America, and especially California is the home of innovation, of high-technology, and of world leading entrepreneurship. Silicon Valley is our “poster child” for technical and innovation excellence. But, without a Revolution in Math and Science Education, we are in trouble. US Students recently finished 25th in math and 17th in science in the ranking of 31 countries by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. 25 years ago, the US led the world in high school and college graduation rates. Now we rank 20th and 16th respectively. These statistics are sobering. But are they important? You bet they are. Studies project that 60% of the …

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Nov 06

3 Hidden Reasons Students Struggle

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When parents or students contact us for tutoring help, it is invariably because they are concerned about poor grades. Getting a student back on track and getting grades up must be the first priority. But, understanding why the student was struggling in the first place is critical to providing them with the tools to excel after our tutoring stops. But to provide the best help possible, we have to dig deeper and understand why the student is struggling. To be sure, some times the student is only struggling because of the difficulties of a particular course, or a challenging teacher. In our experience, this happens most frequently in math. Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus fundamentally change the rules for most students. They have to be able to deal with abstraction (variables, imaginary numbers, etc…), proofs and complex theorems, and they have to be able to visualize and develop spatial reasoning. Some …

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Nov 23

Math Tutoring Canyon Country CA Algebra Tutor

Searching for a professional in-home math tutoring service in the Canyon Country, CA area? Call Club Z!– your local in-home tutoring experts. We strive to deliver the highest quality math tutoring services in the Canyon Country area at unbeatable prices! Find out why Club Z! America’s fastest growing and most trusted in-home math tutoring services. Give us the opportunity to earn your trust and business – you’ll be thrilled! 100% Success Guarantee! Pick up the phone right now and call us, we’re ready to get you started and answer any and all of your questions. There’s good reason why Club Z! has so many happy clients all around the Canyon Country area. Wouldn’t you like to be our next tutoring success story? Why Choose ClubZ! Tutoring in Canyon Country? Unrivaled Results … Results, Results, Results! Very Affordable and Convenient Top Quality Tutors Private and Secure We’re proud to be one …

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Nov 20

Algebra Tutor Santa Clarita CA Algebra Tutoring Service

Searching for a professional in-home math tutoring service in the Santa Clarita, CA area? Call Club Z!– your local in-home tutoring experts. We strive to deliver the highest quality math tutoring services in the Santa Clarita area at unbeatable prices! Find out why Club Z!  America’s fastest growing and most trusted in-home math tutoring services. Give us the opportunity to earn your trust and business – you’ll be thrilled! 100% Success Guarantee! Pick up the phone right now and call us, we’re ready to get you started and answer any and all of your questions. There’s good reason why Club Z! has so many happy clients all around the Santa Clarita area. Wouldn’t you like to be our next tutoring success story? Why Choose ClubZ! Tutoring in Santa Clarita? Unrivaled Results … Results, Results, Results! Very Affordable and Convenient Top Quality Tutors Private and Secure We’re proud to be one of …

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