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How Students Can Use Summer Productively

The end of the school year is almost here, and students are pushing through finals to reach summer break. While summer provides a much-needed break at the end of a long school year, it also brings with it summer learning loss. A May 2020 study published by the Annenberg Institute at Brown University examined the NWEA’s Map Growth data for first through eighth grade students. This study, entitled “School’s out: The role of summers in understanding achievement disparities,” reported two major findings. First, that “the average student lost 17–34% of…
Brianna Chu
May 25, 2022
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Essential Study Habits for Middle School

The sooner you form habits, the more ingrained they will be as you get older. Middle school is the perfect time for students to figure out what works best for them and build good routines before they hit high school. The following are our recommendations for essential study habits for middle school: Establish Your Workspace and Workflow You may have already established a set workspace during the pandemic, especially since we were all learning and working from home, but make sure that space is a productive one for you. Check:…
Brianna Chu
January 26, 2022
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Middle and High School Application Tips

The fall-winter semester is crunch time for school applications of all kinds. We’re here to share some middle and high school application tips to help you navigate this stressful process. Photo by Max Harlynking on Unsplash Create Your List of Schools Typically, the most-considered factors when choosing a school are: Academic rigor Sports, arts, and extracurricular programs Teacher to student ratio Campus community Location/commute Price Hopefully, you and your student have also been able to visit some prospective schools in person. On-campus visits give students the best idea of campus…
Brianna Chu
November 24, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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