Middle School Maze: Summer Fun in NYC - Theatre Camp

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 7/12/13 4:59 PM

Among the many camps to choose from in NYC this summer, our colleagues over at Art Kids have put together a fantastic week-long program that exposes students aged 4-16 to the theatre world in NY and cultivates their acting and production skills. 

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Middle School Academics: Summer Reading 2013

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 6/26/13 8:30 AM

The Middle School Maze is back with a 2013 summer reading list!

With July and August just ahead of us, the summer is rife with opportunity to read. While you’re not in school, reading can take on a life of it’s own. Books become openings to new worlds, not the sign of dreaded after-school tasks. 

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Homework Help Tutor: Making the Most of Your Academic Tutoring

Posted by Middle School Maze on 4/4/13 7:00 AM

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Test Prep & Study Skills: Finding an academic or test prep tutor

Posted by College Corner on 11/30/12 10:30 AM

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Middle School Maze V: Homework Help & Note Taking Strategies

Posted by College Corner on 8/8/12 12:11 PM

In the Middle School Maze, we offer homework help tips and adacemic support strategies.

When confronted with a large homework assignment, knowing where and how to begin can be a challenge, especially for middle school students. Today, we turn to note taking, the foundation of any strong essay or academic project. Find a quiet spot - say the central library in Cambridge, your local New York library branch, or the comfort of your bedroom - and let's get started!

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Tags: homework help, expository writing, middle school

The Middle School Maze V: Learn to Write Early

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 7/5/12 3:54 PM

The middle school years are an exciting turning point during which students start to develop tangible academic skills.

Middle school patterns set the stage for long-term academic interests and intellectual passion. Between 11-15, the imagination is ripe, unfiltered, curious…It's prime time to start writing with gusto and abandon. 

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Middle School Maze IV: The Summer Online Classroom & Academics

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 7/2/12 11:29 AM

The most effective way to keep a middle-school student engaged in learning through the summer is to make academics fun and relevant.

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The Middle School Maze III: Summer Reading & Study Skills

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 6/27/12 10:56 AM

Yes, summer fun is important. But reading through the hot months is too, maybe even more so.

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The Middle School Maze II: Learning Styles & Study Habits

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 6/20/12 2:47 PM

Middle School is the first time in a student’s academic career that a preferred learning style becomes salient and begins to impact study habits, comprehension and retention.

As we progress through our academic careers, learning styles become second nature. Students will often adapt their study habits without even realizing what learning style they prefer, and why they’ve chosen to study they way they have. However, for a young student, this is not always so obvious at first. If you can identify your child’s learning style, you can help them get ahead by framing homework and study skills in a way that makes sense for him or her.

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The Middle School Maze: Decision-Making & Academic Habits

Posted by Sophie Pauze on 6/19/12 12:12 PM

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