Summer Reading Programs

Summer is almost here, which for libraries across the nation, means summer reading programs will begin soon. Summer reading programs are one of the most effective ways to get your children, teens, and even yourself to read during summer break. Most libraries offer these programs for free, and by simply reading and logging what you…

 
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Math: Misery to Manageable

For most people, math was not their favorite subject in school (unless of course you are a mathematician, in which case, never mind). In fact, the Associated Press did a study in 2005 regarding adults and their view of the subject. 37% of those adults said they “hated” math while in school, and more than…

 
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Teacher Gift Guide

The school year is almost over, and you want to get a gift for your child’s teacher to thank them for teaching (and handling) your child all year. But before you break out the apple scented candle-lotion-potpourri gift basket, stop and ask yourself, “Is this a gift a teacher would really want?” Short answer: no.…

 
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Interpreting SAT Scores

For many in the Midwest and the Fox Valley Area here in Illinois, the SAT is a new concept. Most high schools have used the ACT for years, but now that school boards are switching over to the SAT starting as early as next school year, more students are starting to jump on the SAT…

 
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Exam Schedules

It’s hard to believe the 2015-2016 school year is almost over! Before we can officially say its summer though, we have to get through final exams. Here’s a breakdown of the final exam schedules for all Fox Valley High Schools: St. Charles North/East Exam Schedule: For more information about St. Charles East, click here. For…

 
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Finals: Finish Fabulously

Finals are just around the corner for students, and before we know it, another school year will be over. This may come as a relief to some students, but before summer snoozing can begin, you have to get through finals. How can you ensure that you finish the year with a bang? Well here are…

 
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Meet Your Tutors: Bethany

We are back with another round of “Meet your Tutors!” This time, we talked with Bethany, one of our English and Reading tutors here at Learning Ascent. Here’s what she had to say: What area of study do you specialize in here at LA? I specialize in English, Language Arts, Reading, Writing for kindergarten to…

 
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Read Out Loud: Not Just for Kids

Studies have shown that when parents read out loud to their children, the child’s reading skills improve greatly. Here are a few tips on how to get the most out of these read alouds: Go beyond simply reading Involve your child in the process—if they are young, ask what colors appear on the page. Ask…

 
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App Tutorial

Did you know Learning Ascent has an app for both apple and android phones? We do! We know life can be busy driving all over the Tri-Cities area for school, extracurricular activities, and social events, so we designed an app to help make scheduling and payments easy! Here’s how to get it (and bonus: it’s free!):…

 
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