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Apr 13

ADHD Sleep Problems

Posted by admin in sleep , side effects , medication , drugs , ADHD , ADD

As more kids are diagnosed with ADHD, parents need to deal with their student’s major sleep problems.  Prescription stimulants to treat ADHD have contributed to sleep problems in children.  Sleeplessness is a common side effect that often occurs either from the drugs themselves or as the drugs wear off at night, which triggers more hyperactivity. 

Tomorrow we will look at some ways to help children with ADHD treat their sleep problems.

Apr 11

Family Promise Metrowest

Posted by admin in Weston Tutor , Wellesley Tutor , Wayland Tutoring , Wayland Tutor , Wayland Test Prep , Sudbury Tutor , SSAT Tutor Wayland , SSAT Tutor Natick , Rivers School Tutor , Newton Test Prep , Needham Tutor , Natick Tutoring , Natick Tutor , Natick Test Prep , ISEE Tutor Wayland , ISEE Tutor Natick , Dover Tutor , Brookline Tutoring , auction

Look for the Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutoring and test prep donation at the Family Promise Metrowest Walkathon.  Together we can make a difference in the lives of families seeking help to overcome homelessness.


Apr 10

ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate)

Posted by admin in young children , Weston , Wellesley , Wayland , tutoring , Sudbury , schools , school system , Newton , Needham , Natick , middle school , Massachusetts , MA , kids , high school , fighting , elementary school , education , Dover , Dedham , controversy , children , Brookline , Boston , America

ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) calls for alerting the police and implementing a lockdown in response to an armed attacker.  This in itself is standard procedure in all schools.  ALICE takes it a step further by training students and teachers to consider other options such as evacuating or fighting off the attacker.  Teachers and students are trained in ways to stop the gunman as a last resort, if there are no other options.

What do you think about your kids being trained to fight off a gunman in school?

Apr 09

ALICE School Security Controversy

Posted by admin in young children , Weston , Wellesley , Wayland , tutoring , Sudbury , safety , Rivers School Tutoring , Newton , Needham , Natick , middle school , Massachusetts , MA , high school , elementary school , education , Dover , Dedham , controversy , children , Brookline , Boston , analyzing , America

After the Newtown, CT school shootings, schools have had to beef up security.  Besides cameras and locked doors, some schools are turning to a new controversial method to keep our kids safe.  Some school systems are turning to ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) which is a training program offered by a Texas based company that promotes alternatives to staying put when a gunman enters a school.  Tomorrow we will uncover details about this controversial program.

Apr 05

New Hampshire Now A Dissection Alternative State

Posted by admin in United States , science , school system , middle school , kids , high school , elementary school , education , dogs , children , cats , biology , anxiety , accommodations

Last week the New Hampshire Board of Education approved a policy supporting the right of all K-12 students to choose alternatives to traditional animal dissection without being penalized.  New Hampshire Board of Education determined that students deserve a right to a science education without compromising personal beliefs on hurting animals. They also decided that biology students learn as well or better with alternatives that do not involve once living animals. 

The policy stresses that New Hampshire schools should make equal or better non-animal alternatives like computer simulations available to any student who does not want to dissect frogs, cats, or any other animal. New Hampshire’s Board of Education cannot mandate individual school policies by law, but can issue recommended sample policies like this for schools to adopt.  

With New Hampshire creating this policy, there are now 17 states plus Washington, DC that protect a student's right to choose a cruelty-free education.

Apr 03

St. Joseph Schools Tutoring - Needham MA

Posted by admin in SSAT Tutor Needham , Rivers School Test Prep , Needham Tutoring , Needham Tutor , Needham Test Prep , Massachusetts , MA , ISEE Tutor Needham , auction

At this year's St. Joseph Parish and Schools Auction in Needham, look for our Y3K Tutor In Your Home donation.  The auction is the largest event their parish holds for the benefit of the schools and we hope it will be a huge success.


Apr 01

Concussions: What To Look For

Posted by admin in young children , Wellesley Test Prep , Wayland Test Prep , Sudbury Tutor , sports , Rivers School Test Prep , Newton Tutoring , Needham Tutoring , Natick Tutor , middle school , kids , ISEE Tutor Needham , injuries , illness , high school , head lice , elementary school , Dover Tutor , concussions , Brookline Test Prep , brain

Concussions are caused by a bump to the head.  Even a mild bump to the head can be serious.  Signs of concussions can show up right after the injury or may not appear until days or weeks later.  If your child reports the symptoms of a concussion, seek medical attention right away.

The following are concussion signs you should look for if your child suffers a blow to the head during a sports activity:

  • Appears dazed or stunned
  • Is confused about their assignment or position
  • Forgets an instruction
  • Is unaware of the game, score, or opponent
  • Moves clumsily
  • Answers questions slowly
  • Loses consciousness (even briefly)
  • Shows behavior or personality changes
  • Can not recall events prior to the bump
  • Can not recall events after the bump
Mar 26

Average Student Loan Debt

Posted by admin in Test Prep , school , money , learning , education , college , children

Average student loan debt:  $17,233 in 2005 and $27,253 in 2012.

Mar 25

Private College Tuition Average

Posted by admin in tutoring , Test Prep , schools , school , money , kids , college

$40,917 = The national average tuition per year for private 4 year colleges and universities (including fees, room and board). 

What do you think the average student loan debt is?  Come back tomorrow for the surprising answer.

Mar 24

In-State Public College Tuition Average

Posted by admin in tutor , schools , parenting , money , controversy , college , children

$18,391 = The national average tuition per year for in-state public 4 year colleges and universities (including fees, room and board).

Do you know the average tuition for private colleges?   Check back tomorrow for the surprising answer.