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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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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AP Awareness

If you are a junior or senior in high school, you may be taking an Advanced Placement (AP) class in hopes of getting some college credit. These classes are a terrific way to get ahead in college, but not just because of the possibility of skipping a freshman level class or two. The skills you…

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