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Pause Before You Post: Can Compassion Protect Our Kids From Social Media Scrutiny?
Pause Before You Post: Can Compassion Protect Our Kids From Social Media Scrutiny?
Parenting

Pause Before You Post: Can Compassion Protect Our Kids From Social Media Scrutiny?

Recently I was talking with a group of friends about our teenage years in the good old days, when the past stayed in the past. We ...
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On Teaching Our Kids How to Fail
On Teaching Our Kids How to Fail
Personalized Learning Learning How to Learn

On Teaching Our Kids How to Fail

Yesterday, one of my students came to our session almost in tears. She struggles with grammar, and lately, the teacher had been as...
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Coach Spotlight: Susan Bloom, Test Prep Beyond the Scores
Coach Spotlight: Susan Bloom, Test Prep Beyond the Scores
Test Prep Personalized Learning

Coach Spotlight: Susan Bloom, Test Prep Beyond the Scores

Maybe Susan Bloom has always been “good at school.” Her impressive academic credentials suggest as much—a BA in political science ...
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Introducing YP Virtual ACT and SAT Test Prep!
Introducing YP Virtual ACT and SAT Test Prep!
Test Prep College Search Process

Introducing YP Virtual ACT and SAT Test Prep!

We are so excited to launch a new test prep program, just in time for summer! Combining our personalized tutoring program with a p...
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Calling in the Jump Squad Part 2: Finding the Courage to Ask for Help
Calling in the Jump Squad Part 2: Finding the Courage to Ask for Help
Parenting

Calling in the Jump Squad Part 2: Finding the Courage to Ask for Help

Last week we talked about how you know it’s time to hire a tutor. Still, even when all the signs are pointing that way, it can be ...
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The Domino Effect: How Math Tutoring Multiplied my Son's Successes
The Domino Effect: How Math Tutoring Multiplied my Son's Successes
Personalized Learning Parenting Math

The Domino Effect: How Math Tutoring Multiplied my Son's Successes

We talk a lot about the transformative power of reciprocity between a student and tutor (learning coach!). It’s something we belie...
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Calling in the Jump Squad Part 1: Eight Signs You Need a Tutor
Calling in the Jump Squad Part 1: Eight Signs You Need a Tutor
Stress & Anxiety Parenting Personalized Learning

Calling in the Jump Squad Part 1: Eight Signs You Need a Tutor

Your kid works diligently at a certain subject but becomes increasingly frustrated as it fails to click. You gear yourself up for ...
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How To Make the Most of Your Summer with Erika Bussmann
How To Make the Most of Your Summer with Erika Bussmann
Reading & Literacy Middle School High School Elementary School

How To Make the Most of Your Summer with Erika Bussmann

When the last dregs of snow have finally melted and the crunch of spring playoffs and final exams and end of year celebrations hav...
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Change your life in 30 seconds or less with Habit Gal Sara Brand
Change your life in 30 seconds or less with Habit Gal Sara Brand
Personalized Learning Organization & Study Skills

Change your life in 30 seconds or less with Habit Gal Sara Brand

Come New Years, the summer, the weekend, we make our lists—we will use the fresh start, the extra time, the good weather to exerci...
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Simple Steps to Up Your College Admissions Game this Spring and Summer
Simple Steps to Up Your College Admissions Game this Spring and Summer
High School Essays & Writing College Search Process

Simple Steps to Up Your College Admissions Game this Spring and Summer

The college admissions process can be exciting, stressful, and mystifying for students and parents alike. There’s the anxiety over...
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Learning Coach Gabriela Grosshans, inspired by neuroscience, pancakes
Learning Coach Gabriela Grosshans, inspired by neuroscience, pancakes
Personalized Learning Math Stress & Anxiety Learning How to Learn

Learning Coach Gabriela Grosshans, inspired by neuroscience, pancakes

As a Yellow Parachute Learning Coach, Gabriela tutors math, science, and Spanish, including ACT, SAT subject tests, and IB and AP ...
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Math, Mentorship, and Machine Learning with Alex Gutierrez
Math, Mentorship, and Machine Learning with Alex Gutierrez
Math

Math, Mentorship, and Machine Learning with Alex Gutierrez

Ever wonder what a mathematician actually does? Or how you can train computers to take over the world? Or what kind of degree coul...
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How Taking in a Foreign Exchange Student Helped My Family Learn to Love Better
How Taking in a Foreign Exchange Student Helped My Family Learn to Love Better
Parenting

How Taking in a Foreign Exchange Student Helped My Family Learn to Love Better

Ah, snowy mid-March in Minnesota. It’s a season that may make some of us wish to be anywhere but here. As you dream of warmer clim...
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Jump With Me? Reciprocity, Mentorship, and Unlearning the Naturalness Bias
Jump With Me? Reciprocity, Mentorship, and Unlearning the Naturalness Bias
ADHD Personalized Learning

Jump With Me? Reciprocity, Mentorship, and Unlearning the Naturalness Bias

As an educator with a deep desire to help struggling students and their families, I used to imagine myself as a rescue worker para...
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Living As You Leap: How To Succeed Outside The System
Living As You Leap: How To Succeed Outside The System
Personalized Learning

Living As You Leap: How To Succeed Outside The System

Yellow Parachute sprung from my desire to give every kid access to the education that he or she deserved. And true “access” meant ...
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