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...

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...

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...

Sleep to Success

For most students, getting enough sleep is as difficult as getting all their homework done. While we at Learning Ascent can help with the homework, it is up to you and your teen to make sure they get the recommended 9-9.5 hours of sleep each night. Here are a few tips to make this...

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!Zach, our math extraordinaire! We asked Zach to tell us a little more about himself. This is what he said:1. What area of study do you...

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...

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...

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,...

Best Tips to Encourage Children to do Homework

It can be difficult getting children motivated after a long day studying, so here are some helpful top tips to encourage children to do homework after school!Children who have been at school all day need time to let off steam once they are home.  A healthy body will create a healthy mind!And it’s hard...

Learning Ascent: Your Homework Helper

What’s x? Is there a difference between sine, cosine and tangent? Is the Unit on Cellular Respiration leaving you breathless? How do you get ahead of the game? How do you keep up? Worse yet, how do you even finish your homework?  As curriculum is more and more geared toward Science, technology, engineering and math...