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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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Welcome to NERD OUT!

 In these short episodes, I do a super-quick dive into a specific academic topic… just enough to make you dangerous. My goal: equip you to set a tone in the house that says LEARNING IS AWESOME. It never stops, for, as Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

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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You’ve got a tight week. I get it.

In my new “Test Taking in 60 Seconds or Less” segment, 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.

Today’s strategy is ditching comfy clothes on test day. There are two kinds of clothing I recommend wearing instead. Enjoy & spread the genius to friends & fam!!

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Welcome to our third segment of NERD OUT!

In these short episodes, I do a super-quick dive into a specific academic topic… just enough to make you dangerous. My goal: equip you to set a tone in the house that says LEARNING IS AWESOME. It never stops, for, as Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

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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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February 5, 2017

NERD OUT! {Plurals}

Welcome to our second segment of NERD OUT!

In these short episodes, I do a super-quick dive into a specific academic topic… just enough to make you dangerous. My goal: equip you to set a tone in the house that says LEARNING IS AWESOME. It never stops, for, as Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

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January 8, 2017

Nerd Out! #1

Welcome to our new segment, which we call NERD OUT!

In these short episodes, I do a super-quick dive into a specific academic topic… just enough to make you dangerous. My goal: equip you to set a tone in the house that says LEARNING IS AWESOME. It never stops, for, as Benjamin Franklin said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

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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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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….

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