Exam time is upon us and parents often ask how they can support their child through the experience. I always suggest they focus on the process of preparation and avoid getting caught in the trap of teaching their child the material. For most students, exams are introduced in grade 9 and become an important … Continue reading Exam Preparation Tips for ParentsRead more
Academic Coaching is a form of educational support that attempts to address difficulties in the “way” students approach their work, and focuses on developing the skills necessary for academic success. Academic Coaching differs from tutoring in many ways, but the most important distinction is one of focus: Process vs. Content Tutoring focuses on teaching or … Continue reading Process vs. ContentRead more
Our students come to us with varying degrees of (dis)organization. For some students, the extent to which they are disorganized is obvious to all. These students fail to hand in assignments, constantly lose and misplace notes and paper, have messy binders and backpacks, come to class unprepared, and put themselves at the bottom of a … Continue reading Organization DifficultiesRead more
In the last in this series of articles, we look at the well-respected reading comprehension strategy SQ4R For over almost 15 years, we’ve been using SQ4R with our students to help them with textbook reading comprehension. At StudySpot, the final three Rs are Record, Recite, and Review.Read more
A well-respected and often recommended approach to reading text information is SQ4R. In a recent post we looked at the first two stages of this strategy: Survey and Question. In this blog, we’ll take a look at the first R – Reading. The third stage of the SQ4R reading comprehension strategy is the ‘Reading’ stage. … Continue reading Reading Comprehension (SQ4R) – Part 2: Active ReadingRead more
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