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Tips for High School Academic Writing

Aug 31, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: essays

High school is rather a difficult stage to define. On the one hand, students of that age are usually not treated as if they were children, teachers try to instill as much responsibility and reason in them as it is possible. Controversial issues are no longer hidden; on the contrary, they are being revealed all […]

The Career Path to Pro Tennis Often Passes High School By

Aug 30, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news, opinion

Roger Smith sat down Dennis Mkrtchian courtside after practice last December to discuss his first significant international junior tennis tournament, in which he lost to a British player with superior experience and training. “You really need to start thinking about homeschooling,” Smith, a coach for the United States Tennis Association, told Mkrtchian, 15. “You have […]

Back to school can be tough. Here are some tips to help manage the stress.

Performance Stress Parents want their kids to do well in school but teens often experience a period of time when their schoolwork suffers. Parents can be an important source of support for teens. Encourage your teen to talk to you or another adult about what is bothering them. Upheavals like a change of school, social […]

Los Angeles School District Superintendent Suspending Homework Policy

Aug 26, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news, opinion

Los Angeles – Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy today suspended a new district policy that allows homework to count for only 10 percent of a student’s grade, saying he wanted more input from parents, teachers and school board members on the issue. “We cannot and will not implement a policy of this […]

LAUSD high school exit exam scores up, racial gap narrowing

Aug 24, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: off to college, test prep

LOS ANGELES — Encouraging test results for students in the Los Angeles Unified School District: A larger number of 10th-graders passed the mathematics and English sections of the exit exam this year. The racial gap in the test results is also narrowing. Students are making strides despite the obstacles brought on by budget cuts. “You […]

Many graduates not ready for college, test data suggests

Only about 30 percent of last year’s California high school graduates who took the ACT college entrance exam tested proficient in all subject areas. The state’s best subject was English – 72 percent of students were considered ready for college freshman classes. In science, however, only 34 percent were deemed ready for higher education. “In […]

LA Schools Step Ahead on Tests

Aug 23, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news, test prep

LA Times data analysis has found that low-performing schools run by the Los Angeles Unified School District have done better in improving math and English test scores than schools run by outside reform groups. The Times analysis looked at district schools whose test scores ranked in the bottom 20% of the state in 2008. Those […]

Welcome to Alma Mater tutoring test proctoring and counseling

Aug 15, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news

Welcome to Alma Mater tutoring test proctoring counseling Our expert tutors provide in-home instruction for students in grades K-12, college and beyond. Alma Mater Educational Services offers a wide variety of tutoring, test proctoring and counseling to help students build confidence and succeed academically. Our tutors will travel to students’ homes and schools anywhere in […]

Back to School Tutoring

Aug 14, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news

Back to school means new teachers, friends, sports, and most importantly, homework. And back to school tutoring! While many students look forward to the start of a new school year, many others may suffer anxiety and dread the return back to class. If students feel well prepared for the new school year, their in-class performance […]