The House Blog

Benefits to Taking the ACT Test A Second Time

Mar 10, 2020 11:13:44 AM

Is it really worth it to retest?

With a test like the ACT, practice makes perfect. Studying alone can help, but tutoring and practice exams have more of a positive impact on a students score. It's always important to consider taking the ACT multiple times.

If a student wants to increase the overall average of their composite score, they should retake the test. The ACT uses a composite score which means, the final score is a combined average of the four sections of the test.

So, is the test really worth taking again? Yes!
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The Adverse Effects of Larger Classrooms on Today's Students

Mar 5, 2020 12:09:11 PM

The Classroom Size Debate

Student class size is often a hotly debated issue between parents and state and local education departments. Why? Because several studies have pointed out that students who attend school in smaller classes achieve a greater level of learning. However, smaller class sizes mean hiring more teachers, which in turn costs more money.

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Know The Difference Between Anxiety & Laziness

Feb 28, 2020 11:21:09 AM

Here’s a common scenario: It’s time for your child to go to school, and you notice they’re still not showered, dressed, or fed by 7:30 AM as you rush to get ready for work. School starts at 8:00 o’clock, and they’ve been late to class several times already in the past month.

He or she sprawls out in bed, saying that they don’t want to go to school because they A) didn’t do an assignment, B) feel ill, C) school’s too easy for them, or D) about a million-plus-one other excuses. But are these really excuses, or signs of something else?

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Social Influence

How Social Circles Affect Your Student's Grades

Feb 17, 2020 10:55:16 AM

  

Social Influences

It is no secret that students of all ages are influenced by their peers. These influences can range from affecting the way a student dresses to the way a student performs in school. Even as adults our social networks can influence the way we eat, travel, work or think.

As adults, we know that one person doesn’t often influence our way of life. The same concept applies to young students.

While one student might not make a change in your student’s academic behavior, a group of them can – whether it be for better or for worse. In this case a tutor could help.

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