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November 12th, 2018

How to Help Your Child Prepare for Testing

Whether it’s because they feel hopeless or overly confident, it can often be difficult for children to feel motivated to study for a big exam. Test prep, however, can not only be a surefire way to perform better on exams, but also to learn classroom material in a personal setting. Here are some tips on […]

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October 23rd, 2018

Introducing GoGoBrain!

Is your child developing the skills needed for success? If your child thrives on challenges, thrives on being proactive in the classroom and is ever ready to tackle each new test, then you have a super student. Maybe your child is brushing up on some of these skills or is struggling to get there, at […]

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October 11th, 2018

Help Your Child With Test Anxiety

Does your child struggle with test anxiety? With adrenaline flowing, sweaty palms, shallow breathing and a flutter in his stomach–this feeling can actually be turned into a springboard for your child’s improved performance! Using these tips for success, you can recognize the problem and help him to push through, overcoming this obstacle with tools that […]

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October 2nd, 2018

How to Ensure Better Sleep Quality for Every Member of Your Family

What are the nocturnal habits of your family members like? Do you lounge on social media during the wee hours of the night? Are your kids setting their own schedule, then struggling with awakening and preparing for school each morning? Does your partner settle onto the sofa for late night sports and news programs, then […]

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September 27th, 2018

CogAT Practice: Everyday Activities to Help with the Verbal Subtest

You can practice for the CogAT® by putting a little bit of extra effort into some everyday activities. This week and next week I will give a few activities that will help with the verbal portion of the test. A Brief CogAT Overview The CogAT Test, which is divided into three subtests, is designed to […]

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September 21st, 2018

Every Day Activities that Help With the CogAT: Quantitative Battery Part 2

Last week, we discussed what was on the CogAT Quantitative Battery and a few different activities that you can do to practice for it using things you likely already have around your house. This week, we will discuss two more activities you can do to help prepare for this section of the test. Quick Refresher […]

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September 13th, 2018

Every Day Activities that Help With the CogAT: Quantitative Battery

These everyday activities can help your child prepare for the CogAT subtest: quantitative battery. The goal is to ensure that your child feels comfortable in identifying critical relationships between numbers. Like any language, mathematics can often appear foreign or intimidating. It comes with its own distinct vocabulary, jargon, and question structure. Fortunately, once this mathematical […]

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September 7th, 2018

What to Expect With Your Child’s First IQ Test – Part Two

A Child’s Perspective Parents are always asking me what these “intelligence tests” really involve and what happens behind those closed doors.  And, I always like to share the little story I learned from a parent whose son failed miserably on the kindergarten admissions test.  Why do I share this particular story, you wonder?  Well, it’s […]

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August 31st, 2018

What to Expect With Your Child’s First IQ Test – Part One

If your young child is being given an IQ or intelligence test to qualify for a TAG, gifted and talented, GATE program or private school entry, parents want to know what they can do to help their child do his best. Here is some guidance on what you can expect, and what you can do […]

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August 17th, 2018

Back to School, Back to Testing

Our kids start back to school really soon (some of you have already started!), and it brings to mind a couple of yearly concerns for me–can we stay on top of our schedule this year and find a good stride and are my kids ready for testing that will most certainly happen? For the first […]

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