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.
In today’s episode, I sit down with Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster from Impact Parents to discuss the intricacies of modern parenting. We delve into the challenges of setting expectations, raising ‘complex kids,’ and the evolving roles parents play in their children’s lives. Join us as we uncover the secrets to a more fulfilling and […]
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 sit down with Educational Crisis Manager, Hannah Stotland. She works with students to recover their academic records and reapply to programs after major incidents, like medical leaves, ethics code violations, or family emergencies. Her message is clear: there is hope, but it will take your hard work. Bio Hanna Stotland flunked […]
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 […]
Welcome back everyone! Today, I kick off back to school season with an interview with my dear friend and colleague, Holly Schrieber. Holly is one of the few people at Signet who does “all the things” – and this makes her an incredible insightful advisor and supporter for parents and students alike. Tune in to […]
Today, I talk with Signet’s Director of Operations and senior academic coach, Andrea West about the benefits of combining traditional college admissions consulting with coaching. Coaching can not only improve a student’s academic performance, but it can also shift them into more of a growth mindset and self-knowledge, two things which are vitally important in […]
As the school year comes to a close, it’s an excellent time for high school students and parents to reflect on the past semester’s achievements and set goals for the future. By acknowledging the wins, evaluating areas for improvement, setting goals, and assembling a support team, students can pave the way for a smooth and […]
Towards the end of my conversation with Jay, our CEO, last week, we started getting really tactical around various tools that can help build students’ awareness of their challenges and move them towards solutions. In this episode, we talk through calendars, digital distractions, time management, and a tool for examining how non-academic factors impact academic […]
Meet Liz – one of Signet’s rockstar academic coaches. In today’s episode, Liz shares her approach to coaching, what kinds of challenges coaching can help with, and how to tell if your child is ready for coaching or not. Learn about how a coach puts students at the center of identifying and solving their own […]
For all the stressed-out parents trying to help their teenagers navigate the complicated world of college admissions. Each episode offers insightful and in-depth conversations with admissions experts and professional educators with practical advice for getting through the process without losing sight of yourself, your kid, or your sanity. From building a strong academic and extracurricular […]
In this complex day and age for high schoolers, even adept and highly intelligent students struggle with time management, organization, and keeping track of homework and tasks.
It’s not too early for high school students to begin planning their summers! Discover four strategies for planning activities that are engaging and fulfilling.
How can parents best support their students’ mental health this winter? Start by using Signet’s Mental Health Checklist. Learn more about this valuable tool.
New year, new resolutions! Learn how to help your teenager achieve reasonable goals by supporting them in establishing small habits that add up to BIG results.
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.
Is your student struggling with organization and time management? Learn how an executive functioning coach can help them be successful in all areas of life.
When students struggle with school, they often don’t know who to turn to for support. Can their teachers put them back on track, or might they benefit from a service like academic coaching? What are the differences between academic coaching and teaching in the context of getting students the help they need? You’ve got […]
Are you familiar with the Wheel of Life exercise? Get a closer look at how this exercise works and the immense value it provides for students who need support.
You’re already familiar with support options like subject tutoring and therapy. But did you know that there’s another service that can support your student both academically and emotionally? Academic coaching involves working with students to improve essential executive functions and life skills vital to long-term success, such as organization, time management, project planning, and effective […]
Would your student benefit most from academic support, emotional support, or perhaps a holistic combination of both? Learn the differences between tutoring, therapy, and academic coaching.
If your student is showing signs of struggling with their executive functions, it’s always best to act early. Find out how to support your student.
Signet is proud to be a one-stop solution for academic support. Discover how our unique Pathfinder approach empowers students to pursue their own version of success.
Is your incoming freshman organized enough for high school? Explore the three elements of good organization and how to help your teen master tasks, time, and stuff.
Is your student experiencing a summer slide? Learn more about this common phenomenon and how to overcome it.
When you think about how to support working parents, chances are you think about childcare. But what about parents with older kids? Especially with the youth mental health crisis impacting working parents, it’s more important than ever to think proactively about how to address the many challenges employees are facing at work AND at home. […]
Is your teen struggling to recharge their batteries this summer? Discover helpful tips for managing stress effectively.
Complex teens deserve a customized method for making crucial decisions about their future. Learn more about Signet’s secret-sauce framework.
Many teens are struggling right now and need all the support they can get. Discover strategies for improving mental health in high school.
How do you teach complex kids to become more independent? The change you want for your kids starts with you. Learn how to move forward in our latest blog.
How can students stand out in a highly competitive college admissions landscape? Discover our #1 secret to getting into college.
Managing a big reading load is challenging and time-consuming for many students. Discover helpful tips for prioritizing reading time more effectively.
Does a freshman really have enough life experience to necessitate a life coach? Yes! Learn more about academic coaching—life coaching for teens.
Today, we’ll debunk misconceptions about academic coaching and provide our expert opinions on what makes a student ready (or not) for this type of support.
Find out how to recalibrate and set your student up for a successful spring semester.
Explore our top recommendations to help families maintain physical, emotional, and mental health during the high school years.
With so many changes in personal and intellectual development underway, students can find themselves fighting to keep their heads above water.
What if we told you a student’s attitude was just as important as their aptitude? Discover how adjusting their attitude can help your student improve their relationship with school.
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.
Discover the dangers of the high school whirlpool—and what you and your student can do to avoid it for all four years.
Strong executive function skills are a key indicator of academic success. Discover how students can improve their executive functions in this article.
One of the most common misconceptions parents have about academic coaching is that it’s only necessary for students who have poor grades. Discover why, sometimes, students with good grades need help, too.
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.
Is your student struggling with managing their time, staying organized, and keeping track of assignments? Learn how academic coaching can help improve these key skills.
Learn how a tutor can help your 9th grader stop slogging through their subjects.
Great students don’t study the way everyone else does. So what’s their secret?
If your student is struggling in Spanish class or just wants to have a better language-learning experience, we’ve got you covered. Here are our secret weapons for studying Spanish (and other languages too!)
Reflection is essential for growth. We’re reflecting and growing all the time, whether we realize it or not.