Prep Academy Tutors Blog Posts in 2017

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, […]

The Importance of Keeping up with Reading in the Summer

March 20th, 2017

Summer reading loss is a topic that has been widely studied, with results showing that roughly 45% of students’ decoding skills decrease over the summer, and 25% of students’ fluency decreases over the summer months. The cause of this decline is often that students are just not spending enough time reading and being exposed to […]

Fidget Tools

March 8th, 2017

Research has shown that children do not learn best by sitting still. Although students may look like they’re paying attention, their mind (and focus) is elsewhere. Fidget toys offer students an outlet for excess energy. It allows them to harness their energy and apply it to their learning. Sometimes the most challenging task can be […]

Tips for Reading To and With Children in Grades 3 to 5

February 13th, 2017

There are many articles and suggestions on how to engage young children in reading. But now that your child is older, how do you engage them NOW? This goes well beyond phonetic or whole language practice. This will help children enjoy, and further understand, WHAT they’re reading. Take turns reading a book with your child. […]

Later Start For Schools Shows Positive Results

January 24th, 2017

The Globe and Mail recently published an interesting article that focused on a McGill University study. This study found that students showed improved mental and physical health along with increased alertness when schools started at a later time. One study out of The Journal of Sleep Research, found that 1/3 of Canadian students between ages […]

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