LA Summer Enrichment

Dive Into Summer Learning with Learning Ascent!   Does your student love learning about dinosaurs and airplanes, building Lego models, and doing cool science experiments? Would you like them to make scholastic advances this summer? Perhaps you want them to start learning a language? Would you like to see them hone their math, reading, and…

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Power of Positivity and ACT Success

Student attitude and involvement in the college prep process has a major impact on their success. If a student is physically present, but mentally or emotionally absent, they may not see any progression in their test score results. Likewise, a negative attitude can be a real nail in the coffin for college prep success. Therefore, students taking the ACT…

growth mindset

Growth Mindset: The Basics

Shaping Your Mindset to Create Success   I often find myself explaining to a young generation that “back in my day,” people used to fail. Can you imagine that? In a world chock-full of participation trophies, self-esteem management, and protectionist parenting, the word “failure” is a dirty word. We are a success-crazed society. But if…

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SAT Math Subject Test

So you’ve taken the SAT. You’ve gotten a decent score, and you think you’re done with standardized testing forever. Congratulations! You are like most students your age. However, if you’re looking for a bit of an edge on your applications, and you’re an excellent math student, you might want to consider the SAT Math Subject…

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Metacognition for Middle Schoolers

Thinking is an activity that we tend to take for granted. Most of us do it without… well, thinking about it. But metacognition — the awareness of one’s own thought process — has benefits for everyone, especially school-aged children. In fact, helping students to develop metacognitive skills can have tremendous effects, within and outside the classroom. The trick…