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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
News

Zoom Tips

Zoom Tips and Etiquette for Students If you are a student looking to get the most out of long distance learning and get good grades, read on. We have some useful Zoom Tips to success! First off, make sure you are on time to every class by getting into your zoom session early. Zoom can sometimes fail and you may end up needing to log on several times before successfully joining your session. So, your first Zoom tip is to give yourself a few minutes before your zoom session actually…
Mundo Academy
September 6, 2020
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*NOW HIRING* TUTORS-MENTORS

We are currently looking for college students and graduates who want to tutor students in elementary and middle school. Tutors will be matched with a school site in the San Fernando Valley and will be expected to work a minimum of twice a week for four hours up to a maximum of 28 hours. It will be possible to work for multiple school sites within the San Fernando Valley.   Spanish-speaking applicants preferred, but not required. Applicants must show a strong desire to mentor students, an ability to inspire high…
Mundo Academy
June 29, 2020
College Entrance ExamsStudy Skills

How to Stay Focused: Tips for Testing

Continuing our series about tips for Test Taking and Test Anxiety, we will be discussing how to Refocus and Stay Focused! In our last blog, we discussed 3 ways to help combat test anxiety:  CALM our bodies, be CONFIDENT in our minds, and FOCUS.  Before we outline 3 Steps to Help you Stay Focused, we need to examine disconnection. Disconnection is a way we cope with stress, as we disconnect or move away from our work or our goals. It can manifest in our mind, body, and spirit. Disconnection... Of…
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June 18, 2020
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Test Optional Policies and Coronavirus

Determine What Is Best For You A few months ago we wrote a blog about Test Optional Policies Backfiring on Underrepresented Groups. The blog questioned institutional motives for going test optional. Many schools receive major benefits to their college rankings as a consequence of higher selectivity and higher average test scores due to test-optional policies. All signs pointed to the negative effects of test-optional policies on low-income and minority students. However, because of the coronavirus, the playing field has drastically changed for high school juniors.  This blog will help you…
Mundo Academy
May 21, 2020
Study Skills

Time Management Schedules for the Quarantine

Due to the safer-at-home measures, students all around the world are struggling to maintain a schedule at home that incorporates both work and relaxation. Effective time management is crucial for the next few weeks. In this blog, you will find strategies to keep a good balance and get your work done.  When you think of time management, you must think in terms of long-term goals, middle, and short-term.  Long Term Time Management Long-term schedules are for a longer period of time, something like a semester or a month. Since this…
Mundo Academy
May 14, 2020