Carol Wood | Total Learning Concepts

You are likely now thinking about the many career choices there are to explore. It can be overwhelming, but it is important that you do not lose sight of your dreams and goals.

Carol Wood, Total Learning Concepts

The ability to understand what is read is one of the most important skills for a student to have to be successful in school. Since so much of what students learn is done so through reading textbooks, outside reading, notes, or written work, it is essential for them to perfect this skill!

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.

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! 

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:

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.