In: Pro-tips

Happy summer, everyone!

Whew~ we did it! Another successful school year in the books. This year, my company (BrainStorm Tutoring & Arts) worked with more than 700 students in everything from college applications to K-College school subjects to standardized tests. We are SO PROUD of how much each of these brilliant individuals has grown and what each of them has achieved. It’s been a tremendous school year. And now: the sweet release of summer… Ahhh…. (more…)

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Let’s just say it. College is EXPENSIVE.

And increasingly so: fees for private American universities rose 180% between 1995-2015 and those for public universities rose 296%!! (source: USNews.com, July 29, 2015)

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You’ve got a tight week. I get it.

In my new “Test Taking in 60 Seconds or Less” segments, I share rapid-fire best practices for STORMING THE TEST. In under a minute, any given “T.T. in 60” video will give you one killer test taking strategy to share with your kids.

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You’ve got a tight week. I get it.

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Overwhelm.

What word better summarizes the constant feeling of today’s teenager? From sports scrimmages to science projects, musical endeavors to math studying, the 21st-Century American student is well acquainted with the stress of overwhelm.

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February 19, 2017

Procrustean Beds

Hello, all!

One of the most demotivating habits of well-intentioned parents: endeavoring to fit kids to a Procrustean bed.

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You’ve got a tight week. I get it.

In my new “Test Taking in 60 Seconds or Less” segments, I’ll be sharing rapid-fire best practices for STORMING THE TEST. In under a minute, any given “T.T. in 60” video will give you one killer test taking strategy to share with your kids.

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Welcome to Appreciation, Part Deux!

In today’s episode I share one of my favorite stories: the tale of the one glove. I also delve into the value of artificial scarcity and touch on Shawn Achor’s 23-minute morning ritual designed to enhance appreciation.

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Happy Season of Giving (& Receiving)!!
Feeling appreciative is a crucial contributor to contentment and motivation, which in turn are incredible contributors to academic fantabulousness (yes, that’s a real word)*. The recent Thanksgiving holiday gave us all a reason to consider our many blessings, which got me thinking: what does it mean to really appreciate something? I unearthed some really cool insights & research on:

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October 14, 2016

PURA VIDA!

Sometimes in modern hyper-burbia we become our own worst enemies, stressing and dramatizing every grade and test score… to the point that our well-intentioned but frenetic energy inhibits, rather than promotes, our children’s academic performance. When this happens, we need a little PURA VIDA in our lives.

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