Archive for the “Study Tips” Category

The 4 Habits All Successful Students Share

December 21st, 2019

The way we learn new information and skills may have changed significantly over the past twenty years, but no matter how many new technological tools we acquire, basic study skills are still a central part of education at all levels. Consistently, the most effective students — the ones able to rapidly master new disciplines and […]

How Students in Ontario Can Master High School French

December 14th, 2019

Because Canada is a bilingual country, acquiring a high level of French fluency while in high school can be an essential stepping stone toward careers in politics, public service, academia, law, and medicine — not to mention unlocking incredible opportunities for travel and personal development outside of work.  But for parents raising kids in heavily […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Improve Your Child’s Reading Comprehension

June 25th, 2019

Knowing how to read, and knowing how to understand what you have read, are vital skills. According to a recent study, a shocking twenty-three percent of students who had a below basic reading level in third grade did not graduate high school by age 19. Students who were in the top tercile, on the other […]

Exam Study Tips That Can Really Make a Difference

June 20th, 2019

The further along in their education a child progresses, the more essential for developing the skills to do well on exams becomes. Exams are a central part of the curriculum in middle schools and high schools across Ontario, and in many cases, a significant portion of a student’s final grade will be a result of […]

Helping Your Child Understand the Difference Between Median, Mean, and Range

June 19th, 2019

In 2017, The Globe and Mail made waves by publishing a story reporting that half of all Grade 6 students in Ontario failed to meet provincial math standards as measured by the Education Quality and Accountability Office. These statistics showed a general decrease in math literacy across a range of different cohorts, and confirmed what […]

Tutoring and the Study Cycle

May 31st, 2019

How do we learn, and how can we use what we know about the brain to learn more effectively? For researchers in the psychology of learning, these questions are of paramount importance, and finding answers to them can help educators unlock their students’ potential and help them learn more efficiently. One of the central insights […]

Gamification and Learning in the Classroom and at Home

May 24th, 2019

One of the perennial challenges every educator faces is getting children engaged in learning. When kids are interested in a subject they learn quickly and voraciously, devouring books, educational films, and webpages related to their interests and sharing the information with anyone who will listen.

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