Junior High School

Junior high school, or middle school, usually 6th or 7th through 8th or 9th grade, depending on the school district. Junior high school subjects cover mathematics, english, history, science, physical education, and art. If students struggle in middle school it is often in the main subjects of math, science, or english. Junior high can also be a difficult transition time period as students get used to more independent work and faster paced course work.

Know Your Learning Styles to Increase GPA and Test Scores

Co-authored by Renae Hintze Let’s play detective. I’m going to give you a quick case, and see if you can solve it! Meet Sara. She’s a Freshman in High School. Sara notices she’s struggling on her vocabulary quizzes, so she asks her friends to help her study. At lunch, Sara’s friends help her practice by: …

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8th Grade Math Curriculum, Worksheets, Problems, Lessons, Games and More!

You are probably reading this right now stressed, frustrated, exhausted, etc. because your 8th grade student is having difficulty with the 4 letter word “math”. I feel you–and as someone who tutored for 7 years, I absolutely understand where you are right now. But there’s good news! You don’t have to feel this way! As …

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When Should My Student Start Planning For College?

You’re driving up to pick up your middle schooler when suddenly, it hits you–college. College is just around the corner. Thoughts of brochures, college visits, applications, memorabilia start flying through your head. Should you be planning now? Should you wait a couple of months? AH! What are you going to do? Anxious, you pick up …

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Does My Child Need a Tutor? (6 Signs)

Another school year has just begun! That means it’s time to start driving your child to school again, attending parent-teacher conferences, going to school plays, packing PB & J in your child’s lunch box, and taking your child to soccer practice. But that’s not all that it means! With the start of a new school …

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Even Little Kids = Engineers: Local ‘Engineering for Kids’ Camp Leads Way

Last week I had the pleasure of getting an in-person tour of Primavera Online High School‘s Blended Learning Center (BLC) where Engineering for Kids is hosting full-day and half-day summer camps for kids ages 4-14 in Chandler and the surrounding East Valley in Arizona. As I walked from class to class seeing kids as young as 4 …

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Memorize SAT Vocab With 4 Fun, Foolproof Steps

If you hear the word “vocab,” what do you think of? Personally, I remember hours of memorizing words on flashcards. Or spelling tests in middle school. Or Spanish class, when I desperately tried to make up songs to remember the differences between conducir, encontrar, and comprar. Or snooty people at dinner parties with bigger vocabularies …

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Easily get THOUSANDS of Dollars for College!

Parents, did you know?… Your child can get thousands of dollars in scholarships for college by getting “decent” grades. Even with as low as a 2.7GPA, a student can still get $6,000 per year to ASU with solid SAT scores in merit-based scholarships. Imagine what even higher grades and higher scores can garner. Since money …

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Reading and Literacy

The Importance of Reading and Literacy: Grim Statistics and How to Help Your Kids Let’s start with some shocking facts about reading and literacy in the U.S. according to research.  1) Between 1993 and 2003: – the average ‘prose literacy’ decreased for adults at most levels of educational attainment – the average ‘document literacy’ decreased …

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