Podcast: Ned Johnson: The Self-Driven Child

In today’s episode, join me in a thought-provoking conversation with Ned Johnson, author of several books and founder of PrepMatters. We delve into crucial parenting topics, sharing insights from his book, “The Self-Driven Child.” Your journey to understanding and empowering your child begins here, tune in! TRANSCRIPT Ned Johnson: 0:00 Few things can be more empowering […]

Podcast: Let’s get tactical: How to Plan your Summer

Welcome back to the podcast! After a refreshing holiday break, join me as I share valuable insights on making your student’s summer meaningful. Let’s kick off the year together! Access Signet’s Guide to Summer Planning here. Explore various summer programs and exciting opportunities from Pathways to Science, Teenlife, and College Match Point. TRANSCRIPT Sheila Akbar: Hello, and welcome back […]

Podcast: Don’t Force It: An Intentional Approach to College Admissions

Join me as we dive deep into the college admissions process and explore the three essential phases that set students up for success. We’ll uncover the importance of building a solid foundation, strategic preparation, and crafting a compelling narrative. Discover how an intentional approach can transform the college journey into a rewarding experience. TRANSCRIPT Sheila […]

Podcast: Alberto Naviera: STEM tutoring

In today’s episode, I speak with one of Signet’s Principal Tutors, Alberto Naviera. We discuss Alberto’s unique approach to STEM tutoring, his empathetic connections with students, and how he empowers them to conquer the challenges of learning science. Tune in to learn more about how we meet students where they are at Signet! TRANSCRIPT Sheila […]

Podcast: Urvashi Bhatnagar: Why Cross-Functional Learning is Essential for Success

This week, I sit down with scholar, author, leader, and mom Urvashi Bhatnagar to talk about her educational journey and the importance of learning skills and knowledge from outside your career silo. TRANSCRIPT Urvashi Bhatnagar: 0:00 I think we need to recognize that careers are a journey. And they will most likely not retire in the […]

Podcast: Talia Kovacs: Building Resilience in Our Kids

More and more, our kids are anxious, afraid to make mistakes, and deeply shame-filled when they do. Our kids are refusing to try, and shutting down when things feel hard. What’s a parent to do? I’m pleased to host fellow Chief and resiliency specialist Talia Kovacs to the podcast to discuss her work and her […]

Riding the Winds of Change: How to Sail Through Transition

Riding the Winds of Change How to Sail Through Transition   It’s summer. Your kid is a teenager. That means you’re facing a whole lot of change. We don’t even need to know what age or year your child is currently in to know they’re facing some whopping transitions in the year ahead. All you […]

Podcast: Ellen Braaten: Bright Kids Who Couldn’t Care Less

“He’s so smart, but he’s no longer interested in school—or any ‘offline’ activities.” “She used to love sports, but now she just mopes around.” “My kid has turned into such a slacker!” If this sounds like your child, you need to listen to this episode! This week, my friend @Dr. Ellen Braaten shares insights from […]

How to Build a College List

How to Build a College List

If your student is a sophomore or junior, it’s time to create a list that is robust enough to give you options, but tight enough that you can execute fantastic applications to all of them. Learn how to build a stellar college list.

Teach Students, Not Subjects

Teach Students, Not Subjects

One of Signet’s core values is “teach students, not subjects.” Discover what this value means to us—and to the students and families who seek our services.

Make Your College Application Stand Out

Make Your College Application Stand Out

Who are college admissions officers? And how can students ensure their applications stand out? Discover three helpful guidelines for making a good impression.

Common SAT and ACT Mistakes to Avoid

Common SAT and ACT Mistakes to Avoid

What mistakes should students avoid when studying for the SAT or ACT? Here are three common mistakes we see time and again at Signet and our proven solutions.

Timeline for SAT and ACT Test Prep

Timeline for SAT and ACT Test Prep

Is your student on track with their SAT or ACT test prep?    If you aren’t quite sure what constitutes “on track,” this blog is for you. Read on to learn more about the proper timeline for SAT or ACT test prep.    When Should Students Take the SAT or ACT? While it’s important for […]

Standardized Test Taking Strategies

Discover helpful test taking strategies for the SAT, ACT, and AP exams that can build students’ confidence and boost their overall performance.

Alison: Our Newest Admissions Consultant

Alison: Our Newest Admissions Consultant

Signet Education is thrilled to welcome Alison Malbrough, a college admissions consultant and the newest principal tutor to join our incredible team! Get to know Alison.

Is Test Anxiety Holding Your Student Back?

Is Test Anxiety Holding Your Student Back?

Does your child freeze, fumble, or flip out when confronted with high-stakes testing? They may be experiencing test anxiety. Learn how to help them prepare for testing.

Reflecting on the School Year

Reflecting on the School Year

The end of the school year is an excellent time for students to engage in healthy self-reflection. Learn how to facilitate this process with your teen.

Activities for Teens to Enjoy this Summer

Activities for Teens to Enjoy this Summer

What should your teen read, watch, and listen to this summer? Hint: Signet’s recommendations are based more on pure enjoyment than academic value. See our list.

Is Your Freshman Ready for High School?

Becoming a high school freshman is a big deal. Learn what exactly students (and parents) should expect from freshman year and what students need to be successful for the next four years.