Nurturing the Abilities of the Gifted Child

by Horizons In Learning

Has your child recently been identified as gifted? Have you noticed that your child is more developmentally advanced than his or her peers? Does your child have superior abilities in cognitive, artistic, physical, musical or other areas of higher sensitivity? Parents can help to foster the gifted child’s insatiable appetite for exploration, learning, and…(Read More)

College Entrance Exams Explained

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For many students, college is right around the corner. With test scores being a necessary part of the application process, many students and their parents may be confused by the many tests that are required. Below is a brief overview of the tests that colleges often require. Keep in mind, not all colleges require all…(Read More)

De-Stressing the College Search

by Horizons In Learning

Parents often ask, “When is the best time to begin the college planning process? Should we be talking about colleges with our children while they are still in middle school? Is it better to hold off until freshman year in high school? Or should we wait until the guidance counselor makes the first move? What…(Read More)

What Are the SAT Subject Tests?

by Horizons In Learning

What are the SAT Subject Tests? SAT Subject Tests are one-hour multiple choice tests that assess students’ knowledge in specific areas. Colleges use Subject Tests for admission, for course placement, and to help advise students about course selection. Even colleges that do not require the Subject Test will often review scores you submit and…(Read More)

Keep Learning this Summer!

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Consider the following statistics from an MSNBC article by Dr. Ruth Peters, who consulted the Johns Hopkins University Center for Summer Learning: All students experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills during…(Read More)

The Benefits of Tutoring

by Horizons In Learning

Research from the New Jersey Department of Education suggests that quality tutoring can benefit students in a number of ways, including: Improving student work habits. By building on the learning that takes place during the school day, tutoring can help students improve planning, organizing and the way they approach learning, projects and assignments. Personalization. Since…(Read More)

How is the SAT Changing for 2016?

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CollegeBoard, creators of the SAT, have officially announced that they are redesigning the entrance exam. This is in response to long-term criticisms from teachers, students, parents, and colleges that highlight flaws in the test. The SAT has been known for its use of rare vocabulary words, tricky questions, and the guessing penalty, among other…(Read More)

Tips to Help Motivate Your Child in School

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Stuck for ideas on how to motivate your child to perform better in school? Read on… Lack of motivation is a common issue with young students who do poorly in school. As parents, we all know it’s important to help inspire your child to put the best effort forth into learning and performing well…(Read More)

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