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Whether school comes easy to your child or not, whether hes a straight C student or shes been on the honor roll her entire life, all kids can benefit from proper study habits. Here are 5 easy tips to help improve your childs grades this semester It is never too early or too late to start!

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Why the SAT & ACT Exams During COVID 19 are more important than ever

Four-year colleges may face a loss of up to 20 percent in fall enrollment for 2020 according to SimpsonScarborough, a higher education research and marketing company who has predicted this on the basis of multiple student surveys it has conducted. Students are uncertain that campuses will reopen, and now are reluctant to commit for the fall.

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Reducing Stress Is A Great Way To Increase Grades

School is stressful especially in light of a world-wide pandemic that caused at the very least disruption in schooling. Now students are expected to excel in each subject while keeping up with extracurricular activities while being poorly prepared from the past year. Reduce Stress with Club Z! Tutoring's individualized tutoring in a stress-free learning environment for students k - 12 in all subjects.

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COVID-19 has negatively impacted student learning and grades on a grand scale. One-on-one tutoring in the summer is a golden opportunity for your kids to receive tutoring to catch up and sharpen their learning skills to kick off the 2021/2022 school year successfully. 

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As school is back in session and tight schedules become even more rigid, it is important to make the most of every minute of your day.

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As a parent it is important to recognize, in a timely manner, signs that indicate your child is struggling academically.  A first step is to communicate with your child’s school. Your child may also need additional reinforcement to help get back on track.

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5 of the Best Educational Apps for Teens

A well-chosen app can boost your teens learning or help with a specific challenge. Here are eight new and recently updated apps for tweens and teens with learning and attention issues. Keep in mind that new apps are often released for iOS first, but they may become available for Android at a later date.

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If you have a son or daughter entering middle or high school this coming fall, you may be feeling apprehensive about the increased workload, the increasing difficulty of the curriculum, and the impending expectation that your student will be able to apply proper study habits.

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Developing good sleep habits can positively impact a child’s physical and mental well-being and overall development. But in this age of ever-present technology, children are developing bad sleep habits at earlier ages, and it is having a negative impact on their classroom learning.

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This is the perfect time of the year for teaching your children about goal setting! From academic (think: finishing homework on-time and accurate) to athletic (think: making the travel team) to extracurricular (think: practicing your instrument for 30 minutes a day), teaching your kids to set goals at an early age gives them a tool set they can use for the rest of their lives!

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All writers rely on their skills as readers. They must realize not only what they have said, but what they have done. And they must evaluate how what they have done will get them where they want to go.

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What can you do to help ensure your child gets the right balance of outside play and classroom engagement?For children to perform their best this school year, parents should ensure they get a good night’s sleep, eat a well-balanced diet, and have plenty of opportunity for exercise.

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ACT Scores For Top CA Colleges

Do you have the ACT scores needed to get into one of the top colleges and universities? This side-by-side comparison shows scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these top colleges in CA.

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SAT Scores For Top CA Colleges

Do you have the SAT scores needed to get into one of the top colleges and universities? This side-by-side comparison shows scores for the middle 50% of enrolled students. If your scores fall within or above these ranges, you're on target for admission to one of these top colleges in CA.

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5 Ways to Improve Your ACT Score

If your first (or second) ACT score isn't quite what you were hoping for, you probably plan to take the test again. Here are some simple ways to boost your score and improve your college acceptance and scholarship odds.

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Top 10 Questions When Selecting A Tutor

There are many factors that should be taken into consideration when choosing a tutor for your student. This decision shouldn't be taken lightly, as it can affect your child's long-term growth in school and life. We have compiled the following list of frequently asked questions regarding Club Z! and the tutor selection process.

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How to Improve In Reading & Writing

How can you learn to read and write better? To write better, you must learn to read better. To consciously evaluate your writing you must become more conscious of reading behaviors. Finally, throughout our education and employment we are expected to be able to read far more complicated texts than we are expected to write.

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How To Excel In STEM Subjects

Barbara Oakley is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Michigan. Drawing on neuroscience and cognitive psychology, as well as techniques from top teachers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, Oakley examines how people learn – and why many struggle with – these disciplines.

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How To Ace Your Next Exam

The end of the term is drawing near, and that means final exams are looming. How can you give yourself an edge this time around? The most important thing you can do is give yourself plenty of time to prepare. Then follow this plan.

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5 Ways to Improve your SAT Score

To prep for the Reading Test on the SAT, make it a point to read more non-fiction outside the classroom. While reading, do so actively asking yourself what the author’s primary purpose is and what is the tone he uses. This will help you with the passages on the Reading Tests and help boost your score on the Reading Test of the New SAT.

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Why is Summer Learning Loss Such A Big Problem in Palo Alto?

Our children are sponges full of information and summer does a really great job of wringing them out and pouring all of that information they soaked up down the drain! In the fall, they come to school rested, sun-tanned and…well…clueless! Getting back all of that lost information that they learned the previous year is a struggle.

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Math Common Core

Math Common Core State Standards require greater focus by teachers and deeper knowledge by students than many previous state standards. Students will need to accurately calculate equations, understand concepts, and accurately select the best mathematical concept or equation.  Keep Reading »

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Back To School Tutoring In Palo Alto, CA

Our after school tutors are well-equipped with fun games and exercises to encourage your child or teen to view learning as fun. Whether your child needs a math tutor, reading tutor, writing tutor or help in any other subjects, there are plenty of ways for her to learn to love learning and our after school tutors can help meet that goal. Aside from games and interesting exercises, our after school tutors can also design rewards systems to motivate your child or teen to improve.

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Enhanced Flash Cards

When a student needs help with new vocabulary or simple concepts, flash cards have long been the go to for teachers of all grade levels. Enhanced flashcards simply build upon this foundation by broadening the application and deepening the learning.

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Distance Learning for Parents

Club Z! Tutoring and Test Prep Services is offering FREE training programs for both parents and students designed to help students from pre-K through high school to excel in distance learning and develop lifelong study and organizational habits.

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