For a brighter tomorrow

Learn. Educate. Grow

As children move up through the grades, pressure builds, coursework and studying demands increase, and supporting students’ academic endeavors with essential learning strategies becomes even more crucial though is too often overlooked. That’s where I come in. My books, articles, blogs, and resources are all designed to provide students with the tools they need to be successful, while supporting the efforts of parents and teachers at the same time.

Together, we can make a difference in your child’s and/or students’ academic performance, as they delve into their textbooks and e-books, take notes, prep for tests, master coursework—and strive to stay organized, too. Academics asks a lot of them—and you, too—so please send me any school-wise questions you might have. I’ll personally respond to each one and then post it on my blog to help others. I look forward to hearing from you and working together. Click here to connect with me.

From The Blog


What’s Happening

Greeting Cards: In Decline or Making a Comeback?

  For young and old alike, nothing beats going to the mailbox and finding there, mixed in with all the bills, charity pleas, and catalogs, a greeting card--sometimes for no other reason than to say “’I’m thinking of you.” And best of all, sometimes a personal note is...

Grief during the Season of Giving Thanks and Gifting

   Someone dies, we pause, mourn, and somehow move on, though nothing is ever the same again. Loss: I know it quite well. Gone from me are my husband, my sister, my young nephew, both of my parents, countless relatives and friends, too… Well-meaning folks said things...




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