Financial Calculations

By | January 2nd, 2017|For Parents, Math|

We all use money. Financial calculations are a vital aspect of our daily lives. As such, it is important for us to understand the intricacies [...]

Executive Functioning

By | June 15th, 2016|For Parents, Organizational & Study Strategies, Student Guide, Students with Learning Difficulties|

Frustrated because you constantly forget to do assignments, you get distracted from doing your homework, or you are unable to prioritize tasks? Many students need [...]

Mastering Measurements

By | May 2nd, 2016|For Parents, Math, Science|

In America, we use both metric and standard units. At the grocery store we may measure produce in grams (metric) or pounds (standard). At home, your [...]

HSPT: Overview and Free Dowloadable Printable PDF Practice Tests

By | July 22nd, 2015|For Parents, Test Prep|

Most high-performing, selective high schools require candidates to complete the ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, or a Selective Enrollment Exam. To understand the difference between these assessments [...]

ISEE: Overview and Free Downloadable Printable PDF Practice Tests

By | July 20th, 2015|For Parents, Test Prep|

Most high-performing, selective high schools require candidates to complete the ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, or a Selective Enrollment Exam. To understand the difference between these assessments [...]

A Guide to College Preparation (During High School)

By | July 17th, 2015|College Applications, For Parents, Organizational & Study Strategies, Student Guide|

It is never too early to start preparing for college. As soon as your child is begins high school, preparations should begin for the competitive [...]

Recommended Reading for Students

By | July 31st, 2012|English, ESL, For Parents, Student Guide|

Parents often ask me what their kids can be working on to prepare for standardized tests, to become better writers, to improve their vocabulary and [...]

Nine Awesome Strategies to Improve Organization

By | July 31st, 2012|For Parents, Organizational & Study Strategies, Student Guide, Students with Learning Difficulties|

Oftentimes low scores, poor grades, and lack of motivation stem from disorganization. With some simple organizational techniques, many students become more engaged in their learning [...]

The Real Deal with High School Placement Exams

By | July 31st, 2012|For Parents, Organizational & Study Strategies, Student Guide, Test Prep|

For admission to Chicago’s top high schools, a high school placement exam must be completed. Selective Enrollment High Schools, such as Walter Payton and Whitney [...]

College Placement Exams: ACT versus SAT

By | July 31st, 2012|College Test Prep, For Parents, Organizational & Study Strategies, Student Guide, Test Prep|

With some exceptions, nearly every college accepts either the ACT or the SAT. In my experience, most students do much better on one test than [...]