How to Motivate Your Struggling Student to Get Work Done


With Thanksgiving here and the holidays right around the corner, vacation mode is starting to set in!

In other words, that list of homework assignments is getting longer, and motivating is waning. Parents, this tip is special for you, to help your struggling student stay motivated. Let me know what you think, or if you have any suggestions!



A Quick Tip for Raising Your Grade on Foreign Language Tests


Hablas Español? Français? Learning a new language can be tough!
But it’s also a requirement for college entrance. So you might as well learn a few tricks for raising your grades with less stress on those tests.
Recently, I spoke with a few clients who were struggling with foreign language exams; c
heck out this quick video to see what I recommended, and let me know what you think.

Why Crossing Items Off Your List Decreases Stress

Stress! What if one tiny action could decrease the amount of stress in your life?

I know it may sound too simple, but I’ve discovered the power, not just of making lists, but of crossing things OFF my list. It’s amazing to me how few teenagers actually use this easy de-stressification trick.

What experiences do you have with coming up with creative solutions for decreasing stress? I’d love to hear yours. I’m always updating The Anti-Boring Approach to Powerful Studying with the newest tricks I learn.

A Silly Way to Memorize Math Formulas

As midterms approach, that one math test is approaching. Yes, the one that has seven formulas to go with it. How are you ever going to remember all of the formulas without mixing them up?

Here’s a recommendation I made to a student regarding a silly, quick way to memorize math formulas! Check it out and let me know if there is a clever trick that works for you!

A Unique Trick for Summarizing Professor’s Notes

Note-taking can be an overwhelming task, especially when you have professors who don’t have slides for you to follow along. Recently, a client and I brainstormed how to summarize their professor’s lecture notes. The ultimate goal is to be better prepared when it’s time to study for exams!

I’d love to hear your creative ways of summarizing your professor’s notes. Click reply or comment on the blog!

What to Do When You Bomb the Test Even After Studying Well


Do you have that one subject that you study your hardest for, but never seem to get that “A” you were hoping for?

Bombing a test can be very discouraging. Especially when you walk out of the test feeling confident. So, what happens when you get the test back and see that you didn’t do as well as you expected?

Check out the video to see what I recommended and let me know what works for you!

Do You Save Homework for The Times of Day You Are Most Anxious?


Hi There-

Your school day ends (thank goodness!) and you’ve finally returned home. The LAST thing a student typically wants to do is more schoolwork, right?

Recently I was talking with a client who struggled to get their homework done. We quickly realized a pattern! They were doing their homework every day, at the time of day they tended to be most anxious. No fun, and resulted in not getting homework done.

Check out the video below to see if you’re also doing your homework at the wrong time of day!