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Changes to the SAT

Posted on: April 4th, 2014 by  john No Comments

This is big news for students taking the PSAT in the fall of 2015 and students taking the SAT in the spring of 2016. The College Board has not released all of the changes but here is an update including revisions. Scoring and Format • The SAT will return to a 1600 point score .   Continue Reading…

$100 Gift Certificate Winner Announced!

Posted on: February 17th, 2014 by  admin No Comments

WE HAVE A WINNER! Congratulations to Mary Kay M. of Naperville for winning WSEA Tutoring’s $100 Gift Certificate! Please contact us so we can get you your $100 Gift Certificate!

Create a Family Reading Journal – Make Reading Fun, and More Interactive

Posted on: December 12th, 2013 by  Camille Jones No Comments

Summer is meant to be a time when we can all be more relaxed; enjoying a family vacation, days at the pool, or simply being outdoors enjoying the sun and warmth. However, we shouldn’t take a vacation from learning altogether. We can still keep up our kids’ reading and writing skills and have fun doing   Continue Reading…

Crossing the Midline – Energizing Breaks

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013 by  Diane Nelson No Comments

What makes us move, makes us think. New learning follows established motor patterns first, before it is stored in the cortex. Therefore, if we teach our students to move better, the better thinkers they will become. The brain seeks patterns. Locomotor movements are built on patterns; for example crawling, walking or riding a bike. Information   Continue Reading…

Mneumonic Devices

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013 by  Jennifer Bredberg No Comments

Need a strategy for memorizing and organizing material? Mnemonic devices can help. These devices are simply memory tools that aid students in the retention of information. Students who struggle with committing information to memory can use these devices to aid them in memorization. In order to file information into long term memory, it helps to   Continue Reading…

Multisensory Vocabulary Strategies

Posted on: December 3rd, 2013 by  Jennifer Bredberg No Comments

There are a variety of ways to practice vocabulary words but in order to master new words, it is important to incorporate as many senses as possible. The key to learning new words is through repetition. The best strategy is to practice for 10-15 minutes a day over a long period of time. Trying to   Continue Reading…

Test Taking Tips – Preparing for Tests

Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by  admin No Comments

Here are a few quick tips on preparing for the big test!

Developing Good Homework Habits

Posted on: September 12th, 2013 by  admin No Comments

Kids are more successful in school when parents take an active interest in their homework — it shows children that what they do is important.  Of course, helping with homework shouldn’t mean spending hours hunched over a desk. Parents can be supportive by demonstrating study and organization skills, explaining a tricky problem, or just encouraging   Continue Reading…

Confront your child with their greatness!

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013 by  admin No Comments

Often times, we confront our children or our students when the child is misbehaving. When a child is being disrespectful, that’s when we give them our most passionate speech on why it’s important to respect people. The problem is that a child isn’t receptive to our message during times of punishment, so we suggest flipping   Continue Reading…

Do you know the Real Uncle Sam? Where’d Uncle Sam Come From?

Posted on: July 2nd, 2013 by  Camille Jones No Comments

Yankee Doodle Dandy… We all know about Uncle Sam from posters or patriotic songs. Do you know the real Uncle Sam? Samuel Wilson was born in 1766 in Massachusetts. At the age of 8 he became a drummer boy At 14 he fought against the British in the Revolutionary War. In 1812 Wilson moved to   Continue Reading…