Signet's Education Blog

Articles in Academic Coaching

Visit the Blog

showing Academic Coaching

All About Academic Coaching

Learn what academic coaching is and how it can benefit students beyond improving test scores or GPA. Read More

Share
Routines: The Secret to Academic Success

Humans are capable of extraordinary feats. We have climbed Mt. Everest, completed Iron Man triathlons, built computers, flown into deep space, and more. But the most difficult part of these accomplishments isn’t scaling the mountain or piloting the space shuttle, but rather consistently making the everyday decisions that help move one closer to these major goals. We explore how to establish routines around the various skills required to be successful in school, as well as in life. Read More

Share
What is the Pomodoro Technique?

Over the years, we’ve seen that when students study, they often lose focus, getting overwhelmed by distractions (smartphone, friends) or going down a rabbit hole and spending way too much time on a single topic. In order to combat loss of focus and increase students’ productivity, we highly recommend using the Pomodoro Technique. Read on to learn how to use this technique.  Read more

Share
What are Executive Function Skills?

What are executive function skills, and how do they influence the learning process? Read on to learn more about the five key executive function skills. Read more

Share
How to Manage Your Homework Deadlines

At Signet, we use a couple of mantras that we’ve found to be really powerful for students at all levels and stages of the academic process. One of our favorites is “plan your work, work your plan.” It sounds simple, but applied well, it helps with focus, time management, and productivity. Read on to learn more. Read more

Share
Organizational Skills for Ninth Grade

Master these four components, and you'll be on your way to becoming an organizational whiz! Read more

Share
How to Get Your College Applications DONE Over the Summer

8 tips to help you finish your college applications before the end of summer. Read more

Share
Is it ADHD, or is it something else?

How to tell if your child needs professional support instead of another lecture? Read more

Share
Five Time-Management Tips for Sophomores

Effective ways to manage your time. Read more

Share
Executive Functioning: Boosting Your Core Life Skills

Use executive functioning skills to manage your daily activities. Read more

Share
Testing Accommodations, Part 4

A functional limitation can impact an individual’s performance on a standardized test. Read more

Share
How to Improve Executive Functioning Skills

An experienced learning consultant shares strategies for addressing challenges with executive functioning. Read more

Share
Testing Accommodations, Part 3

Types of testing and accommodations used for AD(H)D and learning differences. Read more

Share
The Importance of Exercise in College

Why every college student must exercise. Read more

Share
How to Manage Test Anxiety

Proven strategies for conquering your academic fears. Read more

Share
Time Management in College

One former Signet student's three-part series on beginning college, including time management, extracurriculars and working with esteemed professors.  Read more

Share
What Is Academic Coaching?

How to cure the constant procrastinator, the student performing below their potential, or the bored student - and more! Read more

Share
How to Go Back to School after Working

So you’re returning to school after several years in the workforce? First, congratulations for investing in yourself! Second, we hope you’re prepared for the transition! Read more

Share
10 Things Top High Schoolers Know

The top ten skills we see in successful high schoolers. Read more

Share
Testing Accommodations, Part 2

The importance of an aptitude test and how it can help in obtaining test accommodations. Read more

Share
How to Manage Your Time as a Busy Student

A guide to time management for overwhelmed high school students. Read more

Share
5 Note-Taking Tips for College

As you go from high school to college, you'll need to adapt new strategies for success. Read more

Share
5 Apps to Boost Your Productivity

Online study and time management tools to help students. Read more

Share
How to Deal with Challenging Subject Matter

In part one of our four-part series on diagnosing your own study habits, we're discussing challenges with the subject matter. Read more

Share
Where Should You Study?

In the last part of this four-part series on diagnosing your own study habits, we discuss your study environment. Read more

Share
What Is Your Best Study Method?

In the third installment of our four-part series on diagnosing your own study habits, we discuss your personal study methods. Read more

Share
What Is Your Best Study Mindset?

In the second part of this four-part series, we're discussing your study mindset and how it affects your study habits. Read more

Share
How to Concentrate Effectively

A guide to creating the study skills you need to focus. Read more

Share
How to Tutor Yourself

An established tutor's guide to tutoring yourself. Read more

Share
Case Study: Overwhelmed Student

Our experience working with a student who, after years of gliding through school, began struggling. Read more

Share
Case Study: Incomplete Homework

The Signet strategy for getting a smart student to hand his homework in, completed and on time. Read more

Share
Case Study: Ineffective Work Habits

A Signet student does all the work, but doesn't see the results. Read more to find out what we did to help her get back on track. Read more

Share
5 Essential Study Skills

A Harvard graduate shares five easy ways to study more efficiently.  Read more

Share
4 Signs That You Need a Tutor

If you can identify with any of these situations, it might be time to call a tutor. Read more

Share
Subject Tutoring“Charles is awesome! K. really enjoys her time with him and is learning some great things that she can apply to her regular schoolwork as well. It is nice to see someone who is so, so smart be able to relay his knowledge so seamlessly and be able to relate to our daughter!”

 Read more...