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Preparing Your Child for a Career in STEM

October 28th, 2019

In the dynamic, ever-changing economy of the twenty-first century, many parents are worried about whether or not they are adequately preparing their kids to succeed in the future. With young workers facing more pressure than ever before to develop the kind of advanced skills needed to compete in a world where automation is making entire […]

How Montreal Parents Can Promote Literacy at Home

October 21st, 2019

There is no city in North America quite like Montreal. Famous for its relaxed pace of life, romantic architecture, and refined culture, the city’s bilingualism and biculturalism help it to stand out in a country where English and French tend to be geographically divided. No wonder Montrealers are so fond of their home! But while […]

4 Ways Toronto Parents Can Set Their Kids Up for Academic Success This Year

October 14th, 2019

Once the busyness of first classes and orientation has died down, the beginning of a new school year is a good time for reflection. As students become acclimatized to their new classrooms, new teachers, and new peers, it is possible to get a sense for the challenges and opportunities the upcoming academic year holds. This […]

3 Strategies for Beating Math Anxiety

October 7th, 2019

The new school year is now well under way, and as the excitement of new classrooms and new teachers settles into a predictable routine, patterns of preference start to emerge. Kids will gravitate to some classes over others, and you might even find that your children are developing strong antipathies to one of their subjects. […]

The Benefits of Tutoring for Elementary School Students

September 9th, 2019

How early should tutoring begin? How do you know when tutoring is necessary? Should elementary school children receive tutoring if they aren’t facing major learning struggles? If you have young children, you have probably been confronted with one or all of these questions at some point in the past couple of years. Responsible parents often […]

How Toronto Students Can Help Improve Their SSAT Scores

August 9th, 2019

For students planning on applying to private schools in Canada or the United States, getting a good SSAT score is an absolutely essential component of the admissions process. The SSAT sets an international standard for admissions, and can be taken at the elementary, middle, or upper levels depending on the age of the child and […]

Why Academic Success is a Team Effort for Toronto Parents

July 23rd, 2019

When most people think about education, they think about schools. But the reality is that while primary, secondary, and tertiary schools are where the bulk of formal education happens, children learn just as much if not more outside the classroom — from their parents, their peers, recreational activities like sports and music, and even the […]

4 Strategies to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

July 9th, 2019

For many parents, summer learning loss is a frustrating thing to witness. After watching their child struggle to master vital skills like writing and algebra over the course of the school year, summer comes along and seems to wipe the memory clean. Numerous studies on summer learning loss have been conducted, and scientists have consistently […]