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Back to School COVID-Style

Back to School COVID-Style

For many middle and high school students, these next few weeks mark the start of in-person instruction. After almost a year of virtual school, going “back” to the classroom just might be the most exciting time of the year. But before the excitement of...
Top Three Concerns with Educational Testing

Top Three Concerns with Educational Testing

She’s just lazy. He’s not motivated. School is not her thing. These labels and perceptions can not only hurt, they can be 100% inaccurate. Students with undiagnosed learning disabilities may appear to be slacking off when their brains are simply unable to...
How to Request Accommodations for the SAT or ACT

How to Request Accommodations for the SAT or ACT

You might be surprised at the number of accommodations available for standardized test takers. The long list includes familiar accommodations for students with learning disabilities, such as extended time and added breaks, as well as accommodations for students with...
The Benefits of Online Tutoring

The Benefits of Online Tutoring

I admit that, when it comes to tutoring, I am old school. I like meeting with a student face-to-face, sitting down at the kitchen table or grabbing a latte at a local coffee shop with a ten pound pile of books. Prior to COVID-19, online tutoring felt more like a...
Learning Outside the Classroom

Learning Outside the Classroom

With the closure of Virginia schools from mid-March to August due to the coronavirus pandemic, students will have five months off from in-person classroom instruction. The structure and support schools provide students will be sorely missed, and the risk of falling...