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...

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...

College Recruitment Seminar 10/15

Next College Recruitment Seminar with Aspire Soccer Consulting is scheduled for Sunday, October 15th from 7- 8pmLocation: 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...

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. ...

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.”...

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:ACTThere is a science section to the...

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...

Prep Course Tips from a Senior Who Knows

SAT. ACT. Those three little letters can bring up so many emotions. How can three letters hold so much power? The score you receive on these tests could set the framework for your future, and where you will go in life. Sounds scary, right? Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be.Last year, I was...

Study (De-)Stress

Finals season is here, and so is the stress that comes with studying for them! But don't worry, there's no need to freak out over finals. In fact, here are some ways to get rid of your stress and go into your exams with confidence!Make a list of all the exams and things you...