80K Reasons For ACT Prep

So your High Schooler has some “push back” on attending an ACT Prep class? Perhaps they believe the classes will cut into their busy social calendar; that ACT prep is unnecessary because they “know it”; or that the investment in an ACT class is a waste of money. Want some reasons to pursue an ACT prep…

 
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What’s Your Executive Function?

Executive Function The “Executive Function Skill” is a hot, new phrase being bounced around schools and psychology offices, but not many people know what it means. Not to be confused with Study Skills, Executive Functioning refers to 9 core cognitive processes that are necessary for controlling our behavior. They act as the “manager” portion of…

 
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6 WAYS TO INCREASE MATH CONFIDENCE

As a math tutor, I have lots of experience helping students who are struggling to increase their math confidence. I’ve found that these students decide early on that “math just isn’t my thing”, but nothing could be further from the truth. The real struggle, I think, has much more to do with a lack of…

 
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College Recruitment Seminar 10/15

Next College Recruitment Seminar with Aspire Soccer Consulting is scheduled for Sunday, October 15th from 7- 8pm Location: Learning Ascent Tutoring House at 2020 Dean Street, Unit N, St Charles, IL. Please call 630-587-2795 to reserve you seat. Space limited. Did you know colleges give more Scholastic Scholarships than Athletic Scholarships? Want to know how…

 
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Homework Organization: Getting and Staying Organized!

Here are a few homework organization ideas on how to make it a great year. Get a planner. Not only that, but actually use it. Don’t let it get shoved in the bottom of your backpack or under your bed. Use it. Write down assignments and test, and even include extracurricular activities in there. Use different colored…

 
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Vexing Vocabulary

When the SAT format changed a few years ago, students hoped that meant the test and its vocabulary would be easier. While some of the more archaic words have been removed, there is still a challenge when it comes to the vocabulary in the Reading and Writing and Language sections. Before, the test would focus…

 
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Introducing Aspire Soccer Consulting!

Announcing college selection and athletic recruitment support at Learning Ascent with Aspire Soccer Consulting and Resources! Learning Ascent’s mission is to give every student the opportunity to reach their full potential. For our student athletes in pursuit of college soccer opportunities, we are proud to introduce our new strategic partner, Aspire Soccer Consulting! Company founder…

 
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Word Wonder

Teaching a new word to your child can seem difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 10 tips to help: Try not to overdo it.Don’t expect your child to learn 10 new words a day. One or two a day is more than enough and it will be more likely to stick. Say…

 
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Powerful Parenting Phrases

Parenting is hard. Saying the right things to help your child become a good person is even harder. How can you help your child see that you not only love them, but that you respect them? Here are a few phrases that can help: “I like you.” This is different from “I love you.” Saying…

 
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Test Tumult

Every year, juniors across the country take either the ACT or SAT test to prepare for college entrance. But which would should you take? There are differences between the two, so it is important what to expect in each. Here is a breakdown of the two tests: ACT There is a science section to the…

 
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