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The Growth Mindset

October 19th, 2018

Growth Mindset is written by Nick Mehring GROWTH MINDSET IN STUDENTS: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MATTERS FOR SUCCESS I want you to take a moment and think about the most critical factors that define someone’s success. Go ahead — think hard about this. I think that for most, your answer is probably a […]

How to cope with math anxiety.

October 2nd, 2018

Writing – A, Physical Education – A, Reading – B+, Science – A-, Math C+. Does this report card look familiar to you? Why does a child who has a generally high-ranking report card show such low marks in math? Does your child just not “get it” when it comes to math, but can show […]

Tips to Improve Your Spelling

February 12th, 2018

Ever find yourself sitting in front of your computer, the thin vertical line blinking on your screen, taunting you as you grasp at letters? “Was it ‘I before E except after C’? Is this an exception?” Sound familiar? English is an unforgiving language. Derived from a mix of Latin and Germanic languages, English is a […]

Increase Your Academic Performance

September 25th, 2017

Many students struggle with academically-related anxiety, be it final exams, major presentations or unit tests. But what if there was a way to curb some of that nervousness to let your true potential shine through? Read on to find out! A study published in the journal Science found students who took 10 minutes to write […]

Back to School Tips for Success

August 17th, 2017

Where has the summer gone? It may feel like just yesterday that you were leaving your school’s halls to begin the summer holiday, but it is now time to begin preparing for the excitement of a new academic year. You may be wondering how to best equip yourself for the challenge ahead. Before you soak […]

Welcome to Prep Academy Tutors Lindsay!

May 23rd, 2017

Prep Academy Tutors is pleased to announce the newest member of the Prep Academy family, Lindsay Wotherspoon. Lindsay will be running our Toronto East service areas, including The Beach, Downtown Toronto, East York, Scarborough, Danforth Village, Rosedale, Riverside, and Riverdale. With 15 years of teaching experience at a preeminent, independent girls school in Toronto, Lindsay […]

5 Study Habits That Are Making Your Stress Levels Worse!

May 17th, 2017

Nearly every student can relate to being stressed throughout the school year. Did you ever stop and wonder if maybe some of your habits are contributing to your stress levels? Read on for a list of habits that may be making your school anxiety worse! 1. General Procrastination This list would not be complete if […]

Early Literacy Development

April 25th, 2017

They say practice makes perfect, but the truth is that sometimes student do not have the tools to engage in the practice that will help them attain their goals. Literacy development is not something that we are born with. It takes time, strategies, and practice. Often those strategies are not knowingly being taught, but make […]

Understanding The NEW Kindergarten Program

April 10th, 2017

The face of Kindergarten is changing for Ontario students. In the past, children in Kindergarten have been known as Junior Kindergarten (JK) and Senior Kindergarten (SK) students. Each JK/SK student had specific expectations to meet and were evaluated in areas such as: Arts, Health and Physical Activity, Science and Technology, Personal and Social Development, Language, […]