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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Girls in STEM: Not Just For Boys

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are ever-changing fields of study.  One thing, however, has remained the same for far too long.  Women make up the minority in the STEM industry; for example, a study done in 2016 by the National Science Foundation estimated that only 15% of engineers were female.  Even in 2019, there…

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Football Physics: How My Physics Homework Applies to Football!

Physics is the science of matter and energy in our natural world. Now, that definition may not scream football, but there would be no football without Physics and therefore no Super Bowl! Let’s explore the fundamental physics of football that we may have seen in our Physics class. Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion The best…

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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…

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Teaching Self Advocacy Skills

According to Malcolm Gladwell’s book “Outliers”, one key to a person’s success is learning how to self advocate when they are young. Gladwell dives into a memorable exploration of a single question: what makes some individuals so successful? Self Advocacy is crucial. Gladwell discusses other answers to the question including 10,000 hours of practice creates…

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Study Habits To Ensure Better Grades

To study or not to study, that is the question.  Well, it really isn’t.  Studying is one of the most important skills that today’s students need to master.  However, many students don’t know HOW to study.  These students are relying on ineffective methods of studying and therefore, are not able to hone their study habits.…

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Executive Moms Lean into Scholastic Support

Executive moms manage a daily storm of expectation in an increasingly disrupted world. In the workplace, they often advise clients, coach direct reports, and drive bottom lines. At home, they may coordinate carpools, plan meals, and manage the myriad of activities required to support growing families. Many “E-Moms” struggle to walk the ‘tightrope of demand’…

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Operation “Dream School” – Ten Steps To Getting In

As a high school student, it may be easy to get swept up in the riptide that is your high school career.  There are so many things on your plate that it becomes difficult to keep sight of preparing to go to college, let alone following the steps to creating the life you want.  Students…

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When Should I Take the ACT OR SAT?

Have you ever wondered, “When should I take the ACT or SAT?” Is there an ideal time to take these tests? How about prep courses? It is difficult for students to decide which of 7 annual SAT or ACT tests they should prepare to take.  The answer is not simple; there are many factors that…

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Questions for Kids to Create Meaningful Conversations

Many parents struggle to get their kids to open up. We’d like to stay informed with the events in our children’s lives, but that becomes impossible when they refuse to talk to us. So what are the right questions for kids to open up and communicate with you? When and how should you ask them?…

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