Multitasking and teens… My client Josh sits in front of his computer after school, working on an essay for his history class. He stops for a minute to answer a text from a friend asking if he has the night’s math homework. In between sentences, he answers email, adds some music files to iTunes, checks a friends
If you’ve ever wondered how to get good grades, maybe something like this has gone through your mind… I’m not good at languages. History isn’t my thing. I’m not a math person. I often hear comments like this from my clients when they’re explaining a low test score or struggling with a tricky assignment. These comments seem logical
The Homework Bottleneck Do you wish sometimes that there was a simple way to end procrastination around homework? First, take a minute and ask yourself which of these scenarios sounds more like your teen? Both students have the same class and homework assignment. Student 1 walks in the door after school, drops his backpack by the
Most teens (83%) say that school is a significant source of stress in their life. Here’s how you can help your teen manage school stress. For teens, stress looks like this: Getting to school late Feeling irritable Feeling tired a lot Crying a lot…or snapping at you Leaving things until the last minute, and then panicking If
Time management for teens is an executive functioning skill which is essential for academic success. Since I started “Skills for Academic Success”, I’ve heard more and more questions about time management from teens. Here’s how Keith put it: “I want to do a good job on my homework. But by the time I’m finished, I don’t have enough time
What is academic life coaching? Academic life coaching helps students learn. With coaching, students typically do better on tests, improve their grades, reduce school-related stress, and learn valuable life skills. Before taking a more in-depth look at what academic life coaching is, let’s take a look at what it is not: Tutoring helps students with
When Brian walked into a test, her mind went “blank.” His conclusion: “I’m not good at tests.” This article outlines some key principles to help end test anxiety
Are some people naturally good at taking tests while others struggle?