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How to Keep Kids Engaged in Learning at Home – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

Most schools are sending home homework packets, doing online learning, or assigning work at home that would have normally done in the classrooms – or a combination of everything. Emily Levitt, Sylvan’s VP of Education, shares some advice for parents who are helping their children learn at home in this short video. Plus, check out the tips below!     Here are a few tips on how you can help navigate the “new normal” of keeping up with school work…

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The Final Report Card: How to Finish Strong – Parents Article

It’s easy for kids to get into a “school slump” when the weather warms, state tests wrap up and the final weeks of school start to fly by. The final report card period can be a tough time for students to remain focused, but with our easy tips, you can help your child finish strong! Here are five tips to beat the end-of-year fatigue:   1. Make a Plan: Use a calendar to map out all of the big assignments coming…

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5 Tips for Acing the Entrance Exam – Sylvan Learning Blog – Parents Article

I recently learned that even just discussing the SAT or ACT can bring forth a tidal wave of feelings. My daughter cried while talking about taking the test during a meeting with her high school guidance counselor. More tears were shed after her first test score showed she needed to study a lot before the next exam sitting. She was calm yet determined as she asked for a tutor to help her get a handle on the prep work. Finally,…

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Celebrate Mole Day with Your Kids by Making Guacamole – Parents Article

Sylvan partnered with Somewhat Simple for this post. What better time to introduce kids to chemistry than a fun and tasty guacamole Mole Day activity? Mole Day is celebrated every year on October 23rd from 6:02 a.m.-6:02 p.m., in honor of Avogadro’s number, 6.02 x 10^23. Avogadro’s number is a proportion that relates molar mass on an atomic scale to physical mass on a human scale. Moles make it easier to compare quantities of different molecules, and are helpful in chemical…

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Start Thinking About Summer Programs Now — a Few Considerations – Parents Article

Summer programs can be a great opportunity to help your child get ahead in school. Taking classes after the school year ends can help reinforce previous coursework and, if needed, offer personalized attention. Summer programs can also give your child a head start on college admissions and offer top-notch learning opportunities. Don’t wait until the last minute — now is the time to plan your child’s schedule. Here are several factors to keep in mind as you evaluate summer programs.…

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