Staff Post: How to Avoid Sleep Deprivation and Get the Ultimate Night’s Rest

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Category: Setting Goals, Technology, Wellness

This post was written by Harsh, a popular Green Ivy tutor and neuroscience major. One of the most important facets of our work here at Green Ivy is helping students improve not only their academic and organizational skills, but also their life habits. Students often don’t realize that their well-bring is composed of many things, including nutrition, … Continue reading

Staff Post: New August SAT Test Date Announced

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Category: Setting Goals, Standardized Test Prep, Standardized Test Preparation, Summer Plans, Teen Boys, Teen Girls

This post was written by Harsh, a popular science and math tutor at Green Ivy.   The College Board recently released some big news—they have decided drop their January SAT test date and have added a test date August 26, 2017. This is the first time in decades that the exam has been offered during … Continue reading

New Year, New Semester, New Goals!

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Category: Back-to-School, NY Times articles, Parenting, Setting Goals, Teen Boys, Teen Girls, Wellness

Happy 2017! We often look at the beginning of the new year as an opportunity for reflection and goal setting, we wanted to share some of our tips at Green Ivy for beginning the semester well. A recent article suggested that the key to success is ruthless self-examination (read: self-awareness) and goals and reflection are the … Continue reading

Paying for Grades: What Does It Teach Your Children?

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Category: Crumpled Paper Book, Setting Goals

In high school, I remember being jealous of friends and acquaintances who received rewards for their academic achievements, or who’s parents had no problem paying for grades. My parents refused to participate for both financial and ethical reasons. Over the years, I’ve heard many parents justify the “pay for As,”it is an effective method for keeping kids … Continue reading

Creative Ways to Limit Screentime This Summer

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Category: Schools, Setting Goals, Summer Plans, Technology, Teens and technology

Summer is officially in full swing, which means more free time/screentime for everyone. Before your child settles into a Grey’s Anatomy binge watch on her phone, we wanted to offer up some creative ways of limiting your children’s time on electronics during the long hot days ahead. On the heels of seeing the documentary Screenagers, we … Continue reading

So, About That College Application Personal Statement…..

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Category: College Admissions, College Counseling, Setting Goals, Summer Plans

There’s never the perfect time to start writing a personal statement for college applications. But there is always a great time to start thinking about ideas and personal stories you would like to write about – now. At Green Ivy, we have worked with students on the college application process for over a decade. We know … Continue reading

Five Ways to Encourage “Real” Reading in Teens, Even Resistant Readers

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Category: Education Articles, Parenting, Setting Goals, Summer Plans, Teenagers

I came across an interesting article in Education Week which focuses on how teachers can get reading-resistant students authentically engaged in the reading process. ‘Authentic engagement’ essentially means motivating students in a way that inspires their intrinsic motivations to read, not just simply assigning texts and hoping for the best. The rules are simple: let … Continue reading