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 […]
Struggling with study skills? Figure out where you’re stuck.
Is high school harder than your student thought it would be?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
“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 […]
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.
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.
Who are college admissions officers? And how can students ensure their applications stand out? Discover three helpful guidelines for making a good impression.
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.
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 […]
Problem-solving is a critical skill that high school students must master to be successful in life. Learn how to help your teen become a better problem-solver.
Discover helpful test taking strategies for the SAT, ACT, and AP exams that can build students’ confidence and boost their overall performance.
The waiting is the hardest part! But just how long do college admissions decisions take? Keep reading to find the answer.
Is your student applying early? Here’s a quick checklist of the pieces they’ll need to finalize by the November 1st deadline.
Is your teen struggling to recharge their batteries this summer? Discover helpful tips for managing stress effectively.
If your rising senior is struggling to find the motivation to work on their college application this summer, these tips can help get them on the right track.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When creating a college application, a student’s main goal is to tell a story about who they are. Discover how to transform summer activities into application-worthy narratives.
How can families ensure a smooth transition to a safe and productive freshman year? Discover helpful tips on the college transition.
Complex teens deserve a customized method for making crucial decisions about their future. Learn more about Signet’s secret-sauce framework.
How can students and their parents go about creating a stellar college list? Read Signet’s step-by-step guide.
The revising and editing stage of writing a college essay evolves a decent essay into a great one. Discover six guidelines to follow.
Final exams are just around the corner, and for many students, test anxiety is rearing its ugly head. Discover 4 tips for managing test anxiety.
If your student hasn’t begun preparing for the AP exams yet, now is the time! Discover 4 study tips for AP exam prep in today’s blog.
How can students stand out in a highly competitive college admissions landscape? Discover our #1 secret to getting into college.
Find out how to recalibrate and set your student up for a successful spring semester.
Learn Signet’s proven method to master studying for final exams.
How students can navigate challenging courses—and what to do if a class is too hard to continue.
Every student needs to be ready for a quick pivot back to online learning. Here’s how to prepare for that transition as smoothly as possible.
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.
How should your student spend a high school summer? Learn how to navigate the line between kicking back for a much-needed rest and turning into a couch potato!
Does your student need a little push to get back into a rigorous academic mindset before the fall? Join us for “Ready, Prep, Go!” an online summer course for ambitious prep schoolers.
Learn why a private admissions counselor can complement a student’s relationship with their in-school guidance counselor.
See how your student can finish the school year strong as we head into the end of the spring semester.
Learn how to help your high school student stay focused, reduce stress, and be more efficient as they make their way back to the classroom.
Discover what high schoolers should really do with all that college marketing material.
Learn how a tutor can help your 9th grader stop slogging through their subjects.
Learn how your student can prepare for their standardized tests in two months or less.
Learn why every successful college student needs a great set of study skills that they can implement independently.
Great students don’t study the way everyone else does. So what’s their secret?
Is your student ready for AP exams? These subject-specific tests won’t be administered until May and June, but the time to start studying is now! Here’s how.
SAT Subject Tests have been discontinued. What does that mean for juniors navigating the college admissions process? Here’s what you need to know.