Top 10 Skills for High-School Students

Sep 13, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news, off to college

Whether you’re a freshman or a senior, developing the following ten skills will help you achieve success in school, in your chosen career, and in life. 1. Time Management You know the deal: There are just 24 hours in each day. What you do with that time makes all the difference. While high-school students average […]

Four Ways QR Codes Could Revolutionize Education

Sep 07, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news

Quick Response (QR) codes are beginning to pop up on city buses, in museum exhibits, and just about anywhere people need easy access to information. But we’re only beginning to scratch the surface of how they can be used to improve the formal educational experience. As the number of Americans, particularly students, with smartphones continues […]

Los Angeles Area Schools, Teachers Accused Of Cheating

Sep 06, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news, opinion

Student test scores from two Los Angeles-area schools have been thrown out based on evidence of cheating by teachers.   Three teachers at Short Avenue Elementary are accused of correcting answers on student answer sheets or instructing students toward correct answers — or both. A science teacher at Animo Leadership Charter High School is also […]

What It Means to Be a Visual Learner

Sep 01, 2011 by Paul Nicholas Category: Blog 0 comments Tags: news

Does your child use his hands when he tells you about his day? Does he remember faces, but not names? Is he artistic? Well, all those crayon markings on your sparkling white walls could mean your little one is a visual learner. There are three main types of learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (or […]

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 […]

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 […]