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To share the stories, philosophies, and resources that inform our unique approach to tutoring, to empower ourselves and our community in individualized learning, and to uplift families, educators, and students.
Lost In Translation: How I Learned To Stop Co-authoring  My Kids’ Dreams
Lost In Translation: How I Learned To Stop Co-authoring  My Kids’ Dreams
Parenting

Lost In Translation: How I Learned To Stop Co-authoring  My Kids’ Dreams

For a long time in our house, the parental catchphrase, “Remember your goal” led to grumpy retorts, which led to tense “conversati...
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What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything
What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything
ADHD College Search Process Elementary School Essays & Writing Executive Functioning Skills High School Learning How to Learn Math Middle School Organization & Study Skills Personalized Learning Reading & Literacy Stress & Anxiety Teaching Test Prep

What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything

We spend a great deal of time telling you the how and why or our teaching, what inspires us, and how we hope to inspire our studen...
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The Secret Of Life (Well, A Secret Of Life)
The Secret Of Life (Well, A Secret Of Life)
Learning How to Learn

The Secret Of Life (Well, A Secret Of Life)

In the introduction to his international bestseller, The Alchemist, (a YP recommendation as a summer MUST READ for kids 13-130) Pa...
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Hot And Cranky Wins The Nothing: Getting Along With Your Family This Summer
Hot And Cranky Wins The Nothing: Getting Along With Your Family This Summer
Executive Functioning Skills Parenting

Hot And Cranky Wins The Nothing: Getting Along With Your Family This Summer

We’re not into the dog days of summer...yet. Maybe the puppy days? With June coming to a close, your house might be turning hot an...
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How Knowing Your “Why” Helps You Know You’re Enough
How Knowing Your “Why” Helps You Know You’re Enough
Parenting

How Knowing Your “Why” Helps You Know You’re Enough

Newsflash: I’m an ultrasensitive, feedback-seeking individual. Try that on for size: I want to know exactly what you’re thinking a...
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How Do We Implement Individualized Learning?
How Do We Implement Individualized Learning?
Personalized Learning

How Do We Implement Individualized Learning?

This May, I had the pleasure and privilege to take part in the Bush Foundation’s Individualized Learning Conference. I was moved a...
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Five Steps To Academic Success
Five Steps To Academic Success
College Search Process Essays & Writing Learning How to Learn Organization & Study Skills

Five Steps To Academic Success

I’ve spent nearly ten rewarding years as an ACT Test Prep Coach, preparing incredible young people for over 100 ACT and SAT tests....
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What Alpha Training Taught Me About Sustainable Living
What Alpha Training Taught Me About Sustainable Living
Learning How to Learn

What Alpha Training Taught Me About Sustainable Living

I tend to push myself hard, in all areas of life. This tendency is what first brought me to Alpha training—I wanted to be as stron...
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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
Learning How to Learn Personalized Learning

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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