Resources for Improving SAT and ACT Scores
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A direct link for high school students to access all the resources of the College Board website.
A direct link for parents to access information on scholarships, paying for college, and other helpful information.
Register for and access information on the ACT from the official website.
A page on the ACT website where you can order their official guide that includes three practice tests
Resources for Helping Parents Help Their Children with Schoolwork:
A U.S. Department of Education PDF on helping your children with their homework.
San Diego Area College Admissions Help and Career Counseling:
Veritas Academic Consulting:
Veritas Academic Consulting is an Encinitas-based national college planning and admissions consulting service designed to mentor 8th-12th grade students and their families through the college planning process. Call 888.773.7692.
LaunchPad Career Counseling:
LaunchPad is an Encinitas-based career counseling company specializing in serving individuals who want to determine a career path that is aligned to their personality, interests and values. Call 760.815.6363.
An all inclusive website for parents who want to be closely involved in their child's education, I includes ratings on most public and private schools, elementary through high school.
PTA Resources for Parents
The PTA has a very extensive and informative website and a section devoted to helping parents help their children succeed in school.
Resources for Determining Your Child's Learning Style:
Determining Your Child's Learning Style
A page on the Family Education website that uses Howard Gardner's groundbreaking theory of multiple intelligences to help you determine your child's learning style.
Online Test for Determining Your Child's Learning Style
This website also offers a nice summary of Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences and another approach to learning styles.
If You Suspect Your Child Might Have ADD or ADHD:
The ADHD Solution for Parents
This is an excellent resource written by a parent and university educator who had ADHD as a child. I endorse this for all parents who are experiencing behavior issues with their children, whether ADD or ADHD related or not. I have used many of these techniques in the classroom and they have been very effective in not only managing problem behavior, but actually helping that child change his or her behavior.
A Blog for Parents and Others about ADD/ADHD
This blog offers some very practical ideas and solutions for helping parents and children manage ADD or ADHD.
Looking For a Tutor But Dont Live in San Diego?
Bright Apple Tutoring Northern Los Angeles and Ventura Counties:
Bright Apple Tutoring has been established for 8 years in Ventura County helping children succeed in all subject areas and grade levels. The director Laurie Hurley also offers a free in-home consultation.
The Tutor Boost Los Angeles:
Professional tutors help children of all grades and all subjects, including homework help, test prep. SAT, ACT, ISEE, CHSPE, study skills & organization, individual enrichment courses, ESL, and home school lessons. Call 310.907.6532.
Aim High Tutors South Orange County:
One-on-one tutoring in the home for all grades, K-12. Aim High Tutors has no contracts or testing fees and their rates are reasonable and affordable. Call 949.249.2130.