As an educator and educational consultant, it has become clear that the reason many students do not earn high grades or reach their full academic potential is due to less than ideal study skills. Not all students innately know how to approach their school work in the most effective and efficient ways. Students often tell me they know what to do, but just aren’t doing it.

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Carol WoodSummer Time Learning!
By Carol C. Wood
Founder & CEO, Total Learning Concepts, Inc.

Woohoo! School is almost out for the summer so we can all take a break and sleep in late, splash around the pool, eat popsicles, and go to the movies! Learning can stop now! Right? Wrong! 

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Recently, a parent asked me what he could do to calm down his academically stressed-out daughter who cared almost too much about her school grades.  This is a seldom asked question since usually parents ask for help with students who don’t care enough about their academics.  Following is essentially the content of my response:

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The special study requirements for mathematics
By Carol C. Wood
Owner & College Admissions Process Counselor
Total Learning Concepts, Inc.

Math is a subject that must be studied differently than other courses.  Two characteristics separate it from other subjects.  It is sequentially learned and it is a skill subject.  For a student to have success in math, he/she must understand these two differences and then be willing to change the approach to math study.  

How do you “see” yourself as a student?
By Carol C. Wood
Owner & Director Total Learning Concepts, Inc.

I read something recently which stated that the way each of us sees our life shapes our life.   And, how we define our life determines our destiny.  I believe this principle can be applied to students, as well.

How to help your children be academically successful
By Carol C. Wood 
Owner & College Admissions Process Counselor
Total Learning Concepts, Inc.

MAKE EDUCATION A PRIORITY IN YOUR HOME

It is important for a child’s success academically that his/her parents insist that academics come before any other extracurricular activities.  It is a student’s job to be in school.