How to get a free college education

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Free College Education You hear it all over the news right now – day in and day out – about a FREE college education.  Yes, that SOUNDS terrific – no six figure or close to it debt that your child probably won’t be able to repay.  If your child goes to a state college and…

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5 Ways You Can Help Your Child

“YOU CAN BE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO BE”; 5 WAYS TO TURN THE MYTH INTO REALITY You can be anything you want to be. It’s a complete lie… or is it? The reality is, without a plan, your child will not become whatever they want. By the time they realize what needs to be done…

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Teaching to a child’s interest

Everyone, especially children, learn best when they are learning about something that they love.  I always focus on how a subject will help the student achieve their goals if the student is older, but for younger students, I just go with whatever they love at the moment and make my lessons match, regardless of how…

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Get Ahead on Career Planning: Tips for Students Interested in Legal Careers

It’s never too early to begin preparing for a career. Colleges and universities are becoming increasingly selective as the admissions process gets more competitive across the board. Every year, students have just a bit more experience, one more extracurricular, a few additional points on a standardized test. Careers in the legal field can be especially…

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SAT tips for the NEW format

Last week I talked about the OLD format SAT, but this week I want to talk about how the SAT will be changing starting with the March date.  The big changes include now that the essay section will be optional and that you will not be penalized for questions that are wrong like you were…

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How Technology is Ruining Your Children

How much time do your children REALLY spend with their phone, video games, tablets, and computers?   Are those devices more of a parent to your children then you are?  The American Academy of Pediatrics suggests limited screen time to 1-2 hours total per day.  However, according to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation in…

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Why Learn Latin?

I love getting students to enjoy Latin!  It is one of my favorite subjects to teach.  However, I ALWAYS get people who say to me, “Why Learn Latin? No one speaks it!”  That is true, Latin isn’t the native language of any group of people now.  However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t one of the…

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Does your child have good comprehension skills?

Learning to read and learning comprehension skills are two totally different abilities and needs 2 different parts of the brain.  However, most schools assume that if a student can read words out loud, they should automatically be able to comprehend.  This hope is untrue and our brains need to be trained to comprehend, especially if…

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