7 Parenting Tips For Dealing With A Bad Report Card (And How To Improve It)

Nine weeks have gone by and report card day has arrived. For some kids, it’s a time to celebrate hard-won achievements. For others, not all of the grades on the report card are celebration-worthy. As a parent, what do you do when your child brings home failing grades?

Why Should I care about the PSAT?

There are many high stakes tests that come around the bend once you reach high school, but the Preliminary SAT isn’t one of them, so why take it? Many students wonder about the benefits of taking this exam—if any exist at all—and might be tempted to forego this exam, diving headfirst into the SAT, but we’ve got a word of caution for you; take the PSAT.

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With schools out for weeks, what can you do to stay on track? Here are some free and easy things to do to enhance learning at home.

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Georgia Milestones 101

All students in Georgia schools are required to take the Georgia Milestones tests this year if they are in third grade or higher. That's a lot of students! Chances are, you're in the group.

3 Tips to Help with Homework Over the Holidays

Whether you hate it or love it, some students will go home with homework during the break. If you're the parent that's not-so happy with it, here are three quick tips to help you through it!

Do You Really Need Tutoring?

You hear a lot of talk around the web about tutoring, but is it really something you need?

How to Beat the Georgia Milestones

April is here and so is the Georgia Milestones: a comprehensive, summative assessment for students in grades 3-12. The Georgia Milestones took the place of the CRCT exams that parents were used to seeing and is a test designed to measure how well students have learned state-adopted curricula.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Your College Entrance Essay

Some colleges require students to write an entrance essay, or application essay, as part of their admissions process. The purpose of this “Why Choose Us?” essay is to help colleges and universities understand your motivation for applying to their institutions. They want to figure out if you’re a good fit for them and if they’re a good fit for you.


Typically, homework assignments are worth 10% or more of your child’s final class grade. This means that even if your scholar aced every quiz and exam during the nine-week period, getting zeroes on homework assignments will drop their final grade. A severe drop could also result in a total letter-grade change, going from an A (90%) to a B (80%) or worse.

The Benefits of Tutoring

Choosing to bring in extra help can be crucial in clearing away the mental fog that conceals important concepts from your child. A tutor can accomplish a lot without adding new responsibilities for parents, who are already incredibly busy.

When should I hire a tutor for my high school student?

Parents often wonder when is a good time to call upon the help of a private tutor for their high school student. The answer depends on whether the tutoring is for homework help, test prep, or ongoing academic enrichment. Establishing your student's academic goals before investing in tutoring services is essential.