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Dec 01 | SAT or ACT For Someone With ADHD

"Why do there have to be so many tests?" This is a question asked quite often by the student who suffers from ADHD.  School was a very structured system, and ADHD was recognized by teachers as a learning disability. In order to enter college, all students, and this includes students with ADHD, must pass an important academic assessment tool called the SAT or the ACT.  These tests demonstrate the understanding of material, the ability of the student to accomplish a task, and how well the student absorbs and interprets information. The key? Knowing the material.  But even that may not be enough to pass the exam. There must be preparation also. Preparation gets the brain ready and creates an atmosphere of calmness and confidence. When a student has reached the level of confidence and calmness that he is knowledgably prepared for a test, then he is ready to take the SAT/ACT test in order to enroll in college.  The ADHD student can recieve extended time on the SAT or ACTtest with proper paperwork in order!  Call 214-282-6268 as us how!  More on this topic later

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Nov 13 | The Presidential Election 2012

The next United States presidential election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. It will be the 57th quadrennial presidential election in which presidential electors, who will actually elect the President and the Vice President of the United States on December 17, 2012, will be chosen. Although the race is hardly over, it is time to be considering the candidates and their stance on education.

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Oct 31 | Oppositional Defiant Disorder

Everyone who has children or who has worked with children is aware of the "terrible two's." The majority of the children will grow from the "no" stage to become inquiring, comfortable children. But a few children don't reach that goal. Instead these children develop a pattern  of chronic aggression filled with open hostility, and defiant toward authority figures. When this behavior develops into a behavior trait that interferes with day-to-day functioning, they may be classified as having oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).

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Oct 27 | Section 504

Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which is a federal statute, not a state statute. Basically, Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute which insures the needs of students with disabilities are met as adequately as the needs of all students in educational system.

Section 504 (29 U. S. C. 794(a), 34 C. F. R. 104.4(a) ?No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section 706(8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance?.

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Oct 10 | Applying For A Scholarshp

Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited his old school, Harrow School, on October 29, 1941. He wanted to hear the old songs that he enjoyed while attending the school. The School, however, wanted to hear Churchill speak. He reluctantly approached the podium and said "Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, give up. Never give up. Never give up. Never give up." Then he quietly sat down.

He gave what has to be the best advice ever for the young person who is applying for a scholarship. Try, try, and try some more. Never give up. Applying for scholarships is difficult, time consuming, and very tedious. All scholarship applicants will face stiff competition. But, it's true, the profits are worthwhile. By writing and rewriting applications, one will begin to recognize the certain methods to be used on the application process, and the practice greatly increases the chances of scoring a scholarship. No one is saying that scholarships are impossible. They aren't. They do require practice and commitment to acquire one. With this in mind, review a few practical words of wisdom.

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Sep 15 | EOG End of Grade Exams

Here is the link to learn more about STARR Resources.

As we hear more news about the deails on STARR we will certainly share it with you!

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Sep 08 | Finding The Perfect Tutor

Finding the right tutor for your child can be a trying process. What does one observe in the person who is the right tutor? What characteristics does the right tutor possess? What are the qualifications needed for being the right tutor? Creative Tutors is an excellent example of how employing the right tutor creates success for your child. What are the qualifications needed for a tutor? Ironically, no state requires a degree for one who wants to be a tutor. That leaves the choice to the interviewer. One thing is for certain, you aren?t just going to choose someone as your tutor that does not have some type of education. You must fit the education to the need. If reading is the subject, the tutor must have knowledge of reading skills. As a concerned parent, you know that someone trained in the field that your child needs is going to give the best results. The Creative Tutor?s teacher will have degrees in the field of expertise needed for the student.

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Meet Jan Van Blarcum | Founder

In 1999, Jan Van Blarcum, Ph.D. founded Creative Tutors. As an educator, Dr. Van Blarcum understood the importance of personalized attention in a child?s educational growth. Her passion for learning grew into a business endeavor that provides customized, one-on-one, in-home tutoring to children with a variety of learning needs. Every child receives personalized attention from certified/degreed educators.