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Demystifying SAT and ACT College Admissions Myths

During the global pandemic, navigating college admissions has been particularly challenging. Should students take college admissions tests if they are listed as optional? Are they penalized if they don’t test? What is a good score? In this blog, we hope to demystify some of these nagging questions and provide you and your student with more clarity and information. Do I have to take a college admissions exam? Many schools will say that they are “test optional,” meaning that it is up to the student’s discretion as to whether or not…
Brianna Chu
September 30, 2021
NewsStudy Skills

How To Write Better Essays for High School

What Do You Want to Say? When you write, you’re talking to someone, whether that’s your teacher, your classmates, your friends, or even strangers. This is why so many people recommend reading your written work aloud when you edit: you can hear if your sentences sound right and whether your argument or statement makes sense. There aren’t usually right or wrong answers when you write (unless you’re writing a summary or describing something); it all depends on your opinion and perspective. Getting to know yourself and your stances on different…
Monica Ruz
May 13, 2021
Parenting TipsStudy Skills

Why invest in a tutor? Four Reasons Why

Invest in a tutor for a variety of reasons. Tutors can help your child in specific areas where they are struggling. Tutors can also help your child excel past the rest of the class. A tutor is also an excellent way to meet your child's specific needs.  Reason One to invest in a tutor: To help excel past what is given in class Is your child excelling way past their grade level peers? The curriculum in class may be too easy. Bored students may end up distracted/unmotivated to challenge themselves…
Monica Ruz
March 27, 2021
Parenting TipsStudy Skills

Help your child study effectively

Online learning isn’t the most ideal form of education, but there are several ways you can help your child make the most of their “at-home” experience. These steps will improve your child’s learning and allow you to be more involved in their education! Help your child make a list of weekly, daily, or test prep. goals to study Teaching your child how to plan out work is an excellent way to teach responsibility and goal-setting. Take some time to sit down with your child and plan out daily, weekly, or…
Monica Ruz
March 5, 2021
Parenting Tips

Track Your Child’s Academic Progress Throughout the Year

Track Your Child's Academic Progress by keeping a portfolio Did you know that teachers keep portfolios of your child's work? It helps them see their student's progress. We believe that parents should do the same at home! Keep track of your child's academic progress by putting work they do at home in a folder/box or a virtual folder/drive. Then visit it once a month in order to see progression in academics, creativity and content. Importantly, students who excel in school typically practice content at home. For instance, use DIY mini…
Mundo Academy
February 1, 2021
Parenting Tips

Motivate by encouraging, modeling, and rewarding your child

Here are some useful tips on how to motivate your child to do their best during online learning. We give you tips on how to motivate by encouraging, modeling, and rewarding. Motivate by: Encouraging your child to find at least one interesting fact each day during online-learning. Ask your child to give you a daily “fun fact” they learned during school.Consistently ask your child to share their interesting facts during dinner time or right after class. Turn it into a fun daily routine!Promote that there is something interesting and beneficial…
Mundo Academy
January 18, 2021
NewsParenting Tips

Depression and Anxiety in Teens: Social Media Use

Is social media to blame for the increase in depression and anxiety in teens? It can be hard to tell, given that engagement in social media is a fairly new phenomenon. While many researchers of social media and depression and anxiety agree that the factors that contribute to mental health conditions are too nuanced for a straightforward statement (Keles et al., 2020: 88), we thought we would share some notable research regarding teen mental health and social media use. Depression and Anxiety in Teens Depression and anxiety in young people…
Mundo Academy
December 20, 2020
NewsParenting Tips

How to Increase Engagement and Attention in Your Child

Online instruction has everyone sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time. In the real classroom, students are often moving from table to rug or to different learning centers. Unfortunately, this is not possible when learning virtually. Expecting our children to pay attention for long periods of time can be unrealistic depending on their age. However, there are strategies parents can employ to increase engagement. Plan small exercises together Make a list of exercises for your child to do during breaks or when they are feeling sluggish…
Mundo Academy
December 3, 2020
NewsParenting Tips

How to create good study routines for your elementary age child

Creating good study routines for your child can be very tough during online learning. Dealing with work, multiple Zoom meetings at once, and trying to keep your children top students can be exhausting! Fear not! There are steps you can take to better aid your child in their behavior and success during these trying times.  Good Study Routines for Homework Is it on their classroom blog, Schoology, Google Classroom?  Does your child write down the homework in a notebook or in an online journal? How often is homework posted, is…
Mundo Academy
November 14, 2020