There is a myth going around that studying for math is not possible or needed… newsflash folks this is NOT true. Math is a subject that cannot be learned in the same way as english or social studies. Here are a few simple steps to prepare and ace your next math exam.
Posted on 11/19/2015 at 10:00:00 AM
Test anxiety is a terrible feeling. Especially when you have prepared for your test and then due to anxiety you blank on the exam and do worse than you should have. Here are 5 tips to reduce your test anxiety or over time make it disappear altogether.
1. Prepare: If you have a test coming up, give yourself the proper amount of time to prepare so that you are not cramming and can learn the information needed.
2. Get A Good Night's Sleep: Staying up all night before your exam does no good for yourself or your grades. The night before your exam give yourself time to destress before bed and go to sleep at a reasonable hour.
3. Wake Up A Few Minutes Earlier And Read Your Notes: The morning is one of the best times for memorization. Set your a...Read more
Posted on 11/17/2015 at 5:00:00 AM
We have all done it. At first it seems as though your test is ages away, you have plenty of time to prepare… now is the time to become a couch potato and binge watch Netflix in your comfy jammies. However it is not long until you realize that test is only a few days away and suddenly panic mode sets in and you know endless nights of studying and spending way too much money on Starbucks coffee to make it through is the only option. But my friends there is no need to despair there are ways to escape this seamless never ending cycle… and psstt… I have a secret you may even be able to enjoy more Netflix because of these tips.
Posted on 11/5/2015 at 5:00:00 AM
Jay Mathews of the Washington Post wrote a column last month on American elementary schools "holding back" some students who may be ahead of the class in many ways. One example of "holding back" is when an elementary school teacher didn't want a fourth grader to be in her "high-level" class because he didn't finish his homework regularly. Another teacher did something similar with a gifted math student who found elementary school-level problems boring.Often times, we get tutoring leads because students are behind in class and cannot understand the material they are learning. But tutoring can also help students who are ahead of the curve enrich themselves -- and brush up on their study skills. Remember, if your child is like some of the s...Read more
Posted on 9/28/2015 at 7:34:00 PM
It is the start of a new school year with new hopes, dreams, and aspirations. With the right attitude this can be a wonderful year. To achieve this students have to be motivated, work hard and study hard. Parents have to start relationships with their children's teachers and school and develop partnerships that are conducive to success. Here are some other strategies you can use to make sure you have a wonderful school year.First, attend all your classes. When you attend class you will be able to ask questions and practice new concepts. It will also give you a good idea on the topics you need to study. If you have to miss class, ask your teacher for the notes and any homework that you missed. It may also be helpful to ask your classmates...Read more
Posted on 9/28/2015 at 6:39:00 PM
There are several websites that provide free printable websites for students. Some of these websites are free, while others charge a fee. These websites cover all academic subjects, grade levels and academic abilities. Many educators use these worksheets to enhance learning. However, I have listened to several educators of special needs students, who would like to use the available worksheets, but have difficulty find worksheets that are geared towards special needs students.I felt the need to do some research and identify websites that offer worksheets for special needs students. Here are my findings:1. http://autismeducators.com This website provides colorful, interactive worksheets and teaching guides for all subjects and all grade le...Read more
Posted on 9/28/2015 at 6:27:00 PM
Today, I am presenting a list of interactive websites for special needs students. These websites cover topics like art, life skills, books, writing, health and fitness.http://www.powershow.com on this website students can create their own slideshows, videos, backgrounds, charts and diagrams using PowerPoint. http://www.artsconnected.org This interactive website allows the students the freedom to explore the tools used by artists and use them to create their own works of art.http://www.crayola.com On this website students can draw, using a feature called Digi-Color which allows them to select their drawing tools and colors and use them to create pictures. They have the option to print the pictures when they are done. http://tarheelreader....Read more
Posted on 9/9/2015 at 8:00:00 PM
Recently, while listening to the news, I heard two reports of teenagers who posted inappropriate information on social media and are facing the consequences for their actions. I believe that they are both scared, and regret posting the information. Unfortunately, they were exposed and cannot go back and just take it down.There are many individuals who believe that they can post whatever they want on social media. They contend that they have the right to do and post as they like. However, this right is only justified if it does not affect or cause harm to others. If posting on social media has a negative effect on someone else then, there may be consequences for the person who made the post.So, be careful what you post; because you find s...Read more
Posted on 9/7/2015 at 8:00:00 PM
At Study Sparkz, we're looking forward to another great start to the new school year. Some districts in the D.C. area like Loudoun County, Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland already started school last Monday, August 31. Other school districts like Fairfax County, Virginia will start school next Tuesday, right after the Labor Day Holiday.We're also really pleased to be featured in the Washington Post's On Small Business section last Thursday. Click here to check it out. In the article, you can read some of the new and exciting things we are planning on doing in the weeks and months ahead.Even though we are growing rapidly, we have no intentions on becoming a less personable company. So please be assured that we will always be focus...Read more
Posted on 9/4/2015 at 6:30:00 PM