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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.

Question: What is the significance of September 25, 1789?

  On September 17,1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention finally signed the Constitution after months of deliberation. Two years later, on September 25, Congress approved the first twelve amendments to the document. The first ten became the Bill of...

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8 Steps to Improve Kids’ Writing

 “The younger I was, the less I wanted to revise. Kids typically have the same  taste for revisions as they do veggies. ~ Paul Fleishman, Newbury winner Correct wording, sentence structure, verb tense, spelling, comma usage, and on and on… Grammar and punctuation are...

In 2022, Resolve To…

Tyler Perry had it right when he said, “Developing a good work ethic is key. Apply yourself at whatever you do because that work ethic will be reflected in everything you do in life.” Share it, promote it, and model it every day by being reliable, cooperative,...

Thoughts for a Christmas Morning

"Random acts of kindness are those little sweet or grand lovely things we do for no reason except that, momentarily, the best of our humanity has sprung, exquisitely, into full bloom... You are doing what the best of your human soul invites you to do... In giving...




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