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12/09/2015

Avoiding the Winter Break Slide

We all remember how much fun winter break was- sleeping in, playing in the snow, spending hours with TV and video games while the parents were at work. While a bit of play over the break is fine, it is important to not overdo it. Here are a few tips and activities...
12/09/2015

Tips for Acing Multiple-Choice Tests

As mid-terms approach, it is time to brush up on test-taking strategies. Here are a few tips to help you ace your multiple-choice section.

Create Your Own Answer

Before reading any of the options you have, formulate your own answer to the question. Having an...
11/26/2015

Punctuation to Help Your Composition

Here are a few more punctuation rules to help you write correctly.

How to Use Semicolons

A semicolon is a period atop a comma for a reason- they are just short of a full stop. Use a semicolon to connect two complete sentences you want to join together. "I ate...
11/26/2015

Involved Parents Raise Better Students

It is very important to be involved in your child's education, and not just as a passive participant at parent-teacher meetings. Here are some steps you can take that are proven to improve your child's performance in school.

Beat the Clock

Play "Beat the...
10/23/2015

Help with Composition: Punctuation

Be sure to follow these rules of punctuation on your next writing assignment.

Question Marks

Only use question marks at the end of direct questions, replacing the period. Do not write: "I'm asking if you will go to the dance with me?" You generally do not use...
10/09/2015

Math Concepts You Cannot Ignore

Some math concepts can be quite confusing and complicated. Here are some of the most important concepts you should know.

Set Theory

A set is a group of objects, called elements. You can have sets of tangible items- shoes, movies, jewelry- or intangible things-...
09/21/2015

How Tutoring Can Help Your Student

Tutoring is beneficial, and it's been proven. Specifically, researchers at the University of Chicago's Urban Education Lab have found that a tutoring program can significantly improve a student's academic outcomes. Their study, which involved 2,718 Chicago...
09/14/2015

Back to School Tips

A new school year is upon us, and students are faced with the transition from all of summer's exhilarating activities to the discipline and structure that the regular school schedule provides.  It's time to get acclimated to a new grade, new teachers, new friends, and likely a...
08/14/2015

Algebra Help: Multiplying Matrices

A matrix is a multi-dimensional group of numbers displayed as a rectangle instead of as a list, or vector. For example,  is a matrix. If you have two matrices and want to multiply them together, you will end up with one answer matrix. To get there, you cannot...
08/14/2015

Infinitives: To Split or Not to Split

We've all heard the rule: Don't split infinitives! Yet we find many great writers that ignore the rule. What does splitting an infinitive mean and should you avoid it as a writer? Here is some interesting insight on the topic.

Split Infinitive- The Definition

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