Author name: Faith Pine

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Building Confidence: Strategies for Student Self-Advocacy

Coaching students to become strong self-advocates is an essential aspect of fostering their independence, both inside and outside of the classroom. The Churchill Center & School, a national leader in learning disabilities, cites the following four steps to achieve greater self advocacy: It is important for students to begin understanding their strengths and areas for […]

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Navigating the Midterm Maze: Smart Study Strategies for College Success

Midterm exams for college students are right around the corner. Midterm exams aim to assess students’ understanding of course material halfway through the semester. The good news is that the majority of college students have experience with taking cumulative exams. Even though the stakes may be higher and the material more comprehensive, employing these preparation

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Confronting the Back-to-School Procrastination Challenge: Strategies for Empowering Your Child’s Productivity

With a new school year upon us, it is time to talk about procrastination! I imagine that many of you reading this have spent the last few weeks nagging your child to complete their summer homework prior to Labor Day. You are not alone! My hope is that this blog will provide understanding about why

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Unlocking Your Voice: Mastering the Art of College Essays – Tips and Tricks for Rising High School Seniors

For rising High School Seniors, the college process lives at the forefront of their minds. It is natural for students to feel anxious, stressed, and unsure about the future. However, amidst grades, recommendations, and forms exists one of the most important pieces of a college application: the college essay.  The college essay is one of

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Get Your Student Organized for Success: Must-Have Supplies for the 2023-2024 School Year!

As we look ahead to the Fall, I have put together a list of suggested supplies for the 2023-2024 school year. I have curated this list with your child in mind. I find it most helpful if students color code notebooks and supplies (pens, sticky notes, index cards) for each subject, as well as a

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Writer’s Block? Follow These 5 Steps to Help Your Child Write Essays with Confidence

In my nearly two decades working with students, I often hear the claim, “I can’t write.” Now, of course most of them can write, and after a bit of prodding on my part, we typically reach the same realization: it’s not the act of writing that scares most kids, but rather it’s the fear of

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