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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…. (more…)

Is whom really a word??
And when the heck are we supposed to use it? This simple grammar problem plagues just about every American I know. That’s why we’re going to NERD OUT! today about it.

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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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Many families that call BrainStorm for test prep ask about prioritization. What themes should we work on first? Which categories of questions should be prioritized if we’re tight on time?

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Welcome to NERD OUT!

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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.”
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 11, 2017

TT in 60: Externalization

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, externalizing during reading passages, is a simple and awesome one. Enjoy & spread the genius to friends & fam!!!

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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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