The House Blog

The Already Slacking Second Semester Senior and the Covid Slide

Jun 18, 2020 3:50:29 PM

If there was ever a green light for my second-semester senior in high school to take a carefree attitude towards schoolwork, it was the shift to remote learning due to Covid-19. And I can’t blame him. He watched his senior prom, senior BBQ, and bonding with his classmates all slip away. Various marathons of sorts – TV and video games, most notably -- were simply more appealing than going through the motions of school from my basement.

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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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Your Essential Guide To Help Turn Your Student Into A GREAT Student

Dec 2, 2019 2:31:00 PM

It Takes Time

Let’s face it – kids aren’t naturally going to mold into a great student without some direction. It sure would be nice if that came with the kid package, but it turns out that a lot of direction needs to take place both in school and at home. There are several ways to help guide your student into becoming a great student and academic success. However, you shouldn’t assume it will change overnight. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

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