Study Skills

Getting the most out of homework

Getting the most out of homework

International, Study Skills October 23, 2013 at 11:18 am

by: Erin Howland   In my junior year of high school, my AP European History teacher became demonically possessed by the idea that creating a restaurant would be the most fun and effective way to learn about Renaissance culture. The assignment was to use one 8.5x11in paper and to drawRead More

How to Tutor Young Children

How to Tutor Young Children

Study Skills October 11, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Working with young children is vastly different from working with middle school or high school aged students in that younger children are fundamentally at an earlier developmental stage. Their sources of motivation and ability to work independently differ greatly from older students. In our experiences at General Academic, we haveRead More

Professional Time Management

Study Skills December 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm

An article in the Wall Street Journal today talks about time management, specifically how to save an unproductive day.  The same tips that work for career professionals can also apply to students: Set an agenda for the day’s activities Keep notes of what you accomplish during the day Plan theRead More

Strengthening Study Habits

Study Skills March 30, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Completing one year in school is always an exciting moment for students, but it can also be quite stressful when peering into the near future.  Advancing to the next grade can present many challenges, including how to adapt to changes in learning strategies.  We recommend that students learn how toRead More

How to Start Passing Your Classes

Study Skills March 30, 2011 at 1:46 pm

If your room is a complete mess, a mess that hasn’t been straightened in weeks, cleaning it can feel like a scary task.  You look at the mess and just think “I don’t even know where to begin.”  Getting your grades to improve in school can feel the same way.Read More

Memory Retention

Study Skills March 30, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Does your student seem to understand the material one day but can’t remember it the next? Memory retention is most often associated with “rote learning,” which is learning strictly through memorization.  However, memory retention issues surface in all areas of study.  Memory retention difficulties do not differentiate between difficult conceptsRead More

Getting and Staying Organized

Study Skills March 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

Psychology research shows that the more specific a plan is for achieving a reasonably attainable goal the better your chances are of reaching that goal. Seems like common sense, right? Well, it isn’t always. Organization and planning time for school-work is important for any student. Skills that make a studentRead More