Coming Soon: Third Quarter Report Cards

Apr 24, 2013 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news

We have reached the midpoint of the second semester. Report cards for the third quarter will be arriving shortly. If your child is struggling, get help. It is possible to make a difference in the fourth quarter. We have a range of tutors at all grade levels, covering all subjects, many foreign languages and general […]

Third Quarter Interim Grade Reports!

Mar 02, 2013 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news

This is the first checkpoint in the second semester. It is an opportunity to evaluate if your child is on track while there is significant time left in the semester to make a correction. If you are concerned, consider these questions: Is their academic schedule overloaded? Is their sports/activities schedule too hectic? Are they signed […]

Back To School Night Basics

Sep 10, 2012 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news

Back to School night is your opportunity as a parent to make a good first impression! Remember the purpose of the evening: to give parents and guardians a peek into the school day by meeting the teachers, seeing their rooms and getting an overview of their curriculum. Know your child’s schedule and room numbers. Go […]

4 Easy Tips To Get Organized This School Year

Aug 29, 2012 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news

The famous actor and director, Woody Allen, once said, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” I would amend that slightly: Eighty percent of school success is showing up AND staying organized. I’ve helped many students over the years who struggled fiercely in school. Those who were organized managed to stay afloat and achieve success. […]

All L.A. Unified students must pass college-prep courses

May 10, 2012 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news, off to college

The Los Angeles Unified School District will require all students to pass a college-preparatory curriculum beginning next fall. The Class of 2016, next year’s ninth-graders, will be the first in the nation’s second-largest school system who must take those courses needed to apply to a four-year state university. The Board of Education approved a proposal […]

Harvard and M.I.T. Team Up to Offer Free Online Courses

May 03, 2012 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news, opinion

In what is shaping up as an academic Battle of the Titans — one that offers vast new learning opportunities for students around the world — Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday announced a new nonprofit partnership, known as edX, to offer free online courses from both universities. Harvard’s involvement follows M.I.T.’s […]

Tutoring: An Opportunity to Motivate Students

Sep 30, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news

There is no single magical formula for motivating students. Many factors contribute to student’s motivation to work and learn, including interest in the subject matter, perception of the topic or course’ usefulness, general desire to achieve, self-confidence and self-esteem, patience, and perseverance. In addition, not all students are motivated equally by similar values, desires, needs […]

Obama Encourages Learning In Washington Back-To-School Speech

Sep 28, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news, opinion

President Barack Obama is encouraging students to work hard in their classes, saying the country is counting on them. Obama was scheduled to speak Wednesday afternoon at Washington’s Benjamin Banneker Academic High School. His back-to-school address will be televised live and carried online. In his prepared remarks, Obama urges students to pursue an education after […]

Expert Advice on Sharing Your Child’s Weaknesses

Sep 16, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news

Application season is in full swing and parents are wondering how to answer the following question, common in many private preschool and kindergartens: “Tell us about your child. What are his/her strengths? What are his/her weaknesses?” In such a competitive environment for preschool and kindergarten slots, should parents really ’fess up that little Hudson has […]

SAT Reading Scores Fall To Lowest Level On Record

Sep 14, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news, off to college

Scores on the critical reading portion of the SAT college entrance exam fell three points to their lowest level on record last year, and combined reading and math scores reached their lowest point since 1995. The College Board, which released the scores Wednesday, said the results reflect the record number of students from the high […]