Articles tagged with Learning and Studying Tips

3 Things You Need to Create a Learning Environment at Home

3 Things You Need to Create a Learning Environment at Home

Your home is likely a place where your child feels comfortable and at ease. This type of environment is great for many reasons, but if coronavirus has prompted you to turn your house into a dedicated learning space for all or part of each day, it may be challenging for your student to stay focused and engaged. Luckily, there are a variety of things you can do to create a positive educational environment during this time. To start, here are three items you should have on hand: 1. A dedicated workspace Creating a dedicated workspace that’s customized to the needs and interests of your child can help them thrive when learning from home. S ... Read More About 3 Things You Need to Create a Learning Environment at Home

Facing a Coronavirus School Closure? How to Work From Home While Your Kids are Learning From Home

Facing a Coronavirus School Closure? How to Work From Home While Your Kids are Learning From Home

From large districts in California to small communities in Maryland and Ohio, schools all across the U.S. are closing to stop the spread of COVID-19 (or coronavirus). If your child is currently in grades K-12, you may have already or might soon find yourself in the daunting position of managing your work from home arrangement with their learn from home needs. You might also be wondering what to do next.  First, know that simultaneously working from home and learning from home is possible. The three tips listed here can help your family remain calm, productive, and engaged in their education even in the face of coronavirus. Create a sche ... Read More About Facing a Coronavirus School Closure? How to Work From Home While Your Kids are Learning From Home

Varsity Tutors to Launch Virtual School Day Toolkit to Help with COVID-19 School Closures

Varsity Tutors to Launch Virtual School Day Toolkit to Help with COVID-19 School Closures

With the spread of coronavirus (or COVID-19) leading to school closures near our Seattle office—as well as nationwide—we’re turning to our Live Learning Platform to help parents keep their students on track this spring.  As part of our Virtual School Day toolkit (launching mid-March), we’ll offer free adaptive self-study tools; live, online classes; and a variety of other educational resources to ensure that students have every opportunity to learn from home. But we want to hear from you about the kinds of educational resources that will help you and your student thrive during school closures in your area. We inv ... Read More About Varsity Tutors to Launch Virtual School Day Toolkit to Help with COVID-19 School Closures

3 Pi Day Activities for Kids

3 Pi Day Activities for Kids

Each year on March 14, many students celebrate Pi Day—Pi being the mathematical constant. Pi Day is a fun way to get students excited about math and engaged in projects that will encourage a deeper appreciation of the subject. Pi Day activities for kids can include arts and crafts, word games, and scavenger hunts. Activities like these can engage all members of your family and make for an educational and fun day.    Pi Day activity #1: Arts and crafts  One great way to engage your student this Pi Day is through arts and crafts. Art projects allow students to visualize what they’re learning about while having fun d ... Read More About 3 Pi Day Activities for Kids

What is Flow State (and How Can It Help You in School or the Workplace)?

What is Flow State (and How Can It Help You in School or the Workplace)?

You may notice the term “flow state” frequently mentioned in blogs and on radio shows, but what does it really mean? This relatively recent discovery has aroused the interest of business owners, students, and others who want to increase their chances of success. Flow state refers to a psychological state in which a person is totally concentrated on and dedicated to the activity at hand.   As a student or professional, it can be beneficial to understand how flow state can help promote success in your daily life. Keep reading to understand what flow state is and how it can help you in school or the workplace. What is flow stat ... Read More About What is Flow State (and How Can It Help You in School or the Workplace)?