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Writing Is One of the Most Important Skills Students Learn in Elementary School, Here’s Why

By APlus on 7 February 20 Blog

Reading time: 3 mins When Albert Einstein went to Boston in 1921, he was confronted with a questionnaire that Thomas Edison was using to find employees. On this questionnaire Einstein noticed that applicants could simply look up some of the answers in a reference book. This prompted him to express an idea about the value…

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How ISEE Courses Help Students Master Quantitative Reasoning

By APlus on 17 January 20 Blog

Reading Time: 3 minutes Taking the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) can help your child expand their educational options. Each section of the test will assess a student’s abilities in different ways, all of which will benefit from focussed study and guidance from teachers. If you have a child who struggles with the Quantitative Reasoning…

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How a High School Writing Workshop Improves Reading Skills

By APlus on 3 January 20 Blog

Reading Time: 3 minutes The subject of how writing skills connect to reading skills has been heavily researched, especially in recent years. The connection between reading and writing is intuitive and logical, but one that isn’t widely understood. In the published literature, teachers and education experts have found evidence to show the ways that reading…

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3 Ways SAT Classes During the Holidays Can Lower Students’ Test Anxiety

By APlus on 20 December 19 Blog

It is common for students preparing to write the SAT to have some anxiety about the test and how to write a successful essay. Fear or anxiety often indicates that a student cares about the results of the test, which is a good sign. However, if a student feels so nervous that it blocks them…

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How STEM Tutoring Over the Break Helps Students Excel in the New Year

By APlus on 6 December 19 Blog

There is a perception that the complexity of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is too advanced for children and teens. Some people, meanwhile, think these subjects must be taught in a very rigid way. STEM workshops show that this is not true. How? Activity based: STEM training focuses on application of knowledge instead of just…

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