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  • Bonnie Weiss
  • September 21, 2018 07:33:19 PM
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The Family & Learning Center provides a unique type of one-on-one tutorial intervention called Educational Coaching. Our blog provides educational tips to improve your child’s study habits.

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    Supporting Students through Virtual Tutoring

                                                          Supporting Students through Virtual Tutoring The sudden changes that have uprooted our lives over the past three weeks present many challenges. Parents are […] The post Supporting Students through Virtual Tutoring appeared first on The Family and Learning...

                                                         

    Supporting Students through Virtual Tutoring

    Supporting Students through Virtual Tutoring

    The sudden changes that have uprooted our lives over the past three weeks present many challenges. Parents are faced with the task of working from home, while at the same time supporting their children with distance learning and independent study. Families are all working through a steep learning curve, trying to figure out unfamiliar technology, new daily routines, and how to support their children’s education. 

    The Family & Learning Center is here to help! We’re excited to share that we’ve had an extremely successful transition to virtual Educational Coaching sessions, and that despite the coronavirus pandemic, we are continuing to provide high quality, individualized academic support to students age five through adult. 

    Remote Tutoring for Course Content and Executive Functioning 

    Through our remote tutoring/ Educational Coaching sessions, we continue to support students in developing new learning tools and strategies. Although students will continue with the same courses they were taking in school, the structure and amount of independent study required will likely be different in the distance learning model. Our Educational Coaches are equipped to support students with course content from early elementary through AP classes. Another big change we anticipated for our students is the increased demands on executive function skills. Students are now required to log-in to multiple learning platforms, keep up with daily and weekly assignments, as well as manage an unfamiliar and varying class schedule. During virtual tutoring sessions, Educational Coaches will help students develop their executive skills by teaching them tools and strategies for staying organized and managing their time.

    Learning Disabilities and AD/HD intervention through Virtual Tutoring 

    Many of the families we work with are concerned about how their children with learning disabilities and AD/HD will be supported through distance learning. As the schools work to figure this out, through distance tutoring sessions, The Family & Learning Center can support students in working towards their IEP goals, as well as provide recommendations for assistive technology and accommodations that can be implemented at home.

    Distance Tutoring for High School Students 

    The Family & Learning Center is also here to support our high school students who are faced with many changes and unknowns during this time. Through distance tutoring sessions, we can provide customized and individualized support for AP Exam preparation, SATs, and ACTs. Our team is staying up to date with all of the latest developments regarding these exams, and are here to guide our students through these uncertain times.

    Contact us Today 

    Visit our website for more information about our one-on-one, real-time virtual tutoring sessions, or contact us at 858-454-7303 to schedule a complimentary consultation. We’re here to help make this challenging time easier for you and your child!

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    Growth Mindset

    Growth Mindset, What Is It? Most parents have probably heard their child say they just aren’t good at a certain subject. A child that believes he or she can’t improve their academic competence and ability has a fixed mindset. Our years of experience at The Family & Learning Center has […] The post Growth Mindset appeared first on The Family and Learning...

    Growth Mindset

    Growth Mindset, What Is It?

    Most parents have probably heard their child say they just aren’t good at a certain subject. A child that believes he or she can’t improve their academic competence and ability has a fixed mindset. Our years of experience at The Family & Learning Center has taught us that a growth mindset is a much more effective way of thinking.

     So, what exactly is a growth mindset? Growth mindset is the belief that intelligence isn’t a fixed trait, but rather one that can be nurtured and developed. A growth mindset thrives on challenges and struggle. It sees failure as an opportunity for growth and greater understanding, and mistakes as a learning opportunity. A person with a growth mindset is receptive to lessons and feedback. Having a growth mindset allows a person to seek new opportunities to improve, rather than give up when they reach a roadblock.

     

    How do you embrace a Growth Mindset?

    There are simple things that a parent can do to help their child develop a growth mindset. Here are 8 ways to encourage a growth mindset.  Saying things such as, “You don’t understand this concept…yet,” reminds the child that their brain and their mind is plastic, and that with practice the child can eventually master a concept or skill. Another way to instill a growth mindset is to avoid praising intelligence. Complimenting intelligence can reinforce it as a fixed trait. Rather, praise your child for the effort and give them feedback that emphasizes the value of trying different strategies. Shifting from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset can improve the frequency and level of their achievements. This is because mindset plays a role in self-motivation.

    At TFALC, we help students cultivate growth mindset through valuing the process over the end result, celebrating growth, and providing regular opportunities for self-reflection. We believe that helping our students foster a growth mindset results in much more fruitful and productive thinking that will carry them through even their toughest academic challenges.

    Contact The Family & Learning Center today to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about how TFALC can support your child in moving from a fixed to growth mindset.

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    Celebrating 30 Years in 2020

    The Family & Learning Center – Celebrating 30 Years in 2020   A Year of Milestones 2020 is a year of celebration for The Family & Learning Center! This year marks 30 years since the founding of The Family & Learning Center, and not only that, but Bonnie M. Weiss, […] The post Celebrating 30 Years in 2020 appeared first on The Family and Learning...

    The Family & Learning Center – Celebrating 30 Years in 2020

    Celebrating 30 Years in 2020

     

    A Year of Milestones

    2020 is a year of celebration for The Family & Learning Center! This year marks 30 years since the founding of The Family & Learning Center, and not only that, but Bonnie M. Weiss, M.Ed., Owner /Director, will celebrate 20 years with the center and 15 as the owner. These are exciting times, and we wanted to use this opportunity to share more about The Family & Learning Center with you!

     

    Educational Coaching Goes Beyond Tutoring

    The Family & Learning Center provides one-on-one Educational Coaching to students age five through adult. We specialize in providing remediation and study/learning skills development to support students with learning and attention challenges, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, visual-spatial processing disorder, nonverbal learning disabilities, and executive function deficits. Each student’s program is designed and monitored by Bonnie M. Weiss, M.Ed., Educational Therapist/Owner. Programs are then implemented by the student’s specially trained Educational Coach. The student’s academic, cognitive, and emotional strengths and challenges are considered when developing and executing his/her program. Through these programs, Educational Coaching goes beyond tutoring to focus on remediation in areas of weakness, building learning skills, and teaching the student how to learn.

     

    Learning Disability Support/ Remediation

    We offer specialized remediation programs to help students strengthen areas of weak cognitive processing, utilize their strengths, and solidify academic skills. We provide support in the following areas:

    • Phonological Processing, Decoding and Spelling using Orton-Gillingham methodology
    • Reading Fluency
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Vocabulary
    • Written Expression, from sentences to essays
    • Perceptual Reasoning/Visual Processing
    • Mathematical Reasoning/ Number Sense
    • MemoryCelebrating 30 Years in 2020

     

    Study/Learning Skills Development

    We help students learn how to learn, by teaching them strategies and introducing tools that they can utilize independently in future coursework. Our goal is to help students learn, understand, and remember course content to be able to apply their knowledge to complete assignments, projects, and tests successfully. We offer support in the following areas:

    • Executive Function Skills, including:
    • Time management, planning and prioritizing, organization, cognitive flexibility, task initiation, sustained attention, goal-directed persistence, and more
    • Study Skills, including:
    • Note-taking, elaboration, retrieval practice, spaced practice, dual coding, interleaving, concrete examples, and more
    • Reading Comprehension
    • Writing
    • Mathematics
    • Content area support, including standard, honors, and AP courses
    • Test Preparation including ISEE, HSPT, SAT, and ACT

     

    Contact our office today at 858-454-7303 or info@tfalc.com to schedule complimentary consultation with Bonnie M. Weiss, M.Ed., Educational Therapist/ Director/ Owner. During this consultation, Bonnie will interview you and/or your child to learn about your child’s strengths, challenges, and current academic concerns. Previous school records and/ or assessments will be reviewed, along with any other information necessary to make a recommendation for an individualized Educational Coaching plan.

     

     

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    Finals Preparation: Trusted Exam Tips

    The first semester is coming to a close. As many students begin finals prep, here are some trusted tips to help students finish their semester off strong. Make a plan – It is important that students create a study schedule and stick to it. It is as easy as writing […] The post Finals Preparation: Trusted Exam Tips appeared first on The Family and Learning...

    Finals Preparation: Trusted Exam Tips

    The first semester is coming to a close. As many students begin finals prep, here are some trusted tips to help students finish their semester off strong.

    1. Make a plan – It is important that students create a study schedule and stick to it. It is as easy as writing in a planner or creating a list, allocating study time for each subject. This promotes spaced studying and deters procrastination and stress.
    2. Don’t forget about sleep – Busy students might find themselves sacrificing sleep for extra study time. Many exams focus on knowledge of facts, events and data which is stored in the brain as declarative memories. According to Sleep Deprivation and Cognition (2019), sleep deprivation can lead to impairments of retrieval of declarative memories. It is imperative that students feel well rested before an exam.
    3. Prepare the study space – Getting into the right mindset to study can be difficult with distractions. Putting the phone on silent mode and finding a quiet place to study are simple but effective ideas. In addition, students should have printed materials and other needed supplies ready on hand and set daily goals leading up to the exams.
    4. Use all resources available – Many students forget that past quizzes and tests are the best tools for review. In addition to power points, lesson pages and notes provided by teachers, students can use online videos or websites such as Khan Academy to help facilitate studying.
    5. Don’t study alone! Get extra help – Whether its help from friends, a teacher, a mentor or tutor, working with others will help students to solidify concepts and collaborate effectively.

    Remember, preparing for tests and quizzes does not come naturally for all students. The earlier that students learn how to study, the more equipped they are for success in college. For more information on essential study skills taught by the Educational Coaches at The Family & Learning Center, call us at 858 -454-7303 or send us an email.

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    Have you created your Winter Break Family Survival Plan?

    With the holidays just days away, it is time to put your Winter Break family survival plan in place! The holiday season can be one filled with joy and happiness but can also be a time of stress and chaos for many families. The excitement of school performances, holiday parties, […] The post Have you created your Winter Break Family Survival Plan? appeared first on The Family and Learning...

    Have you created your Winter Break Family Survival Plan?

    With the holidays just days away, it is time to put your Winter Break family survival plan in place!

    The holiday season can be one filled with joy and happiness but can also be a time of stress and chaos for many families. The excitement of school performances, holiday parties, and family dinners also means a change in routine, which can be very stressful for many children (and therefore their families).

    The best way to have a successful winter break is to plan ahead. Use the tips from the following articles to create your Winter Break Family Survival Plan:

    Once you have survived winter break and settled into the New Year, consider Educational Coaching with The Family & Learning Center to help your child achieve their academic goals. Contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more!

    Wishing your family a holiday season filled with peace, happiness, and joy!

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    Never Settle for “Just Average”

    In his recent blog post, “Where There’s Smoke…” Dr. Selznick shares a story that is all too familiar to our learning center. Our staff frequently meets with parents who express that they have had concerns about their child’s learning for several years, but have been repeatedly told by teachers that […] The post Never Settle for “Just Average” appeared first on The Family and Learning...

    Never Settle for “Just Average”

    In his recent blog post, “Where There’s Smoke…” Dr. Selznick shares a story that is all too familiar to our learning center.

    Our staff frequently meets with parents who express that they have had concerns about their child’s learning for several years, but have been repeatedly told by teachers that their child is “doing fine” at school, or their scores are “just average.”

    Often times, it isn’t until the child is significantly behind that the parents begin seeking support outside of school.

    At The Family & Learning Center, we listen carefully to the concerns expressed by parents and help them determine the best course of action to help their child succeed, whether that is with support at our center or from another trusted professional in a related field. You should never settle for “just average” in your child’s education!

    You can read Dr. Selznick’s blog here: http://shutdownlearner.com/where-theres-smoke/

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