Start studying for final exams now!

Contributed by Cindi Keenan. With first semester high school exams comfortably behind us we look forward to the new semester with a sense of renewal and energy. Students are all caught up on their homework, the first set of assignments and tests are somewhere in near the future, and notebooks are still neatly organized. Let’s … Continue reading Start studying for final exams now!

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Exam Writing Tips for Students

For many students, first semester final exams begin this week.  A great deal of time and effort will have been dedicated to studying for these exams, so it is important to make sure they are rewarded for those efforts.  Learning how to write an exam in and of its self is a skill to be … Continue reading Exam Writing Tips for Students

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Exam Preparation Tips for Parents

  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 Parents

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Process vs. Content

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. Content

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Organization Difficulties

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 Difficulties

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What people are saying about us

  • I would like to thank our coach and your organization for giving my son a great opportunity to improve. He is much more responsible now and understands the importance of working hard as well as how to work and organize himself.

    Chieko(mother of grade 10 student)
  • Thanks for your good work with our son – I believe we are starting to see some positive changes and improvements. He seems to have a positive attitude overall and he is getting at his work on his own initiative which is good to see.

    David(father of grade 12 student)
  • Our daughter feels much more confident and on top of her work and comments often about how strong her marks have become. She feels that her sessions with you have been a big reason for the turn around.

    Sharon(mother of grade 8 student)
  • Thank you very much for providing such a very helpful facility for my daughter. She has benefited so much from the program, not only for her present situation but I think for life. Your coaches were excellent and they gave her the motivation, guidance, self-confidence and self-esteem that she lacked.

    Sandora(mother of grade 12 student)
  • Our coach works hard with our son in helping him approach his academic studies with more maturity, effectiveness and independence. Our son has responded well to his mentors coaching and guidance.

    Barbara(mother of grade 11 student)