Snow Day Solutions

Winter is officially here in the St. Charles area, and with it comes the threat of Snow Days. But never fear: we at Learning Ascent have you covered. Here are activities you can do with your kids that will make the coldest Snow Day into warm memories (and they’re all educational too!) Paper Plane Targets…

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Meet Your Tutors: Zach

Here at Learning Ascent, we have tutors for every subject. As we continue our series, “Meet your Tutors,” we wanted to highlight one of our favorite math tutors here, Zach!   We asked Zach to tell us a little more about himself. This is what he said: 1. What area of study do you specialize…

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New Semester: No Worries

First Semester is coming to an end for many high school students in the next week or so. For some, this is a sigh of relief, but worry for the new semester ahead. Here are 5 easy tips (plus a bonus tip!) to make your second semester even better than your first: Study Time does not equal…

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Meet Your Tutors: Bruce

There are so many amazing tutors here at Learning Ascent. Each of them specialize in a wide variety of subjects, but they all have one thing in common: they love working here! Bruce is one of the most dedicated and popular tutors here. Often he is one of the first faces you see and first…

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Scheduling Made Easy

We recently asked some of the families we work with to give us feedback about what they love most about Learning Ascent. We received many positive responses regarding everything from our friendly and knowledgeable staff, their child’s grades improving, to our ACT prep courses, study skills, and test preparedness. But there was a common answer in all of…

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SAT vs. ACT: Which one should I take?

For many in high school, the search for the right college can be a daunting task. What often makes it even harder is figuring out which placement test to take before ever applying for a specific school. Which test is better? ACT or SAT? Here’s a look at the differences and similarities between the two tests: ACT: Questions…

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Wait Time- Awkward Silences Lead to Awesome Successes

We’ve all been there. We ask our child a question and they stare blankly back at us, and we wonder if they heard what we said. So we repeat ourselves. They might mutter an “um” or “uh,” and our impatience grows. Finally, we give up and either tell them the answer or move on, without…

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Obama Capping Class Time Devoted to Standardized Tests

By BYRON TAU, WSJ.com Updated Oct. 24, 2015 2:23 p.m. ET https://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse/videos/10153858451374238/ WASHINGTON—The Obama administration announced Saturday that it was taking steps to curb the amount of time students in public schools spend preparing for and taking standardized tests, and called for Congress to follow its lead as it rewrites the nation’s federal education laws.…

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