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Tutoring vs. Coaching – The difference between teaching content and strategies

Imagine this: You are struggling in your math class. You are a bright individual, quick on the uptake, but when it comes time to preparing for a test, you get lost. You think you understand everything, but you just don’t know how to prove to everyone else that you know the material. What’s the solution? …

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Why Are Transitions So Difficult?

Samantha Curiale-Feinman, MS.Ed., TSHH, Director Casey Schmalacker, Operations Manager “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” –Chinese Proverb Everyone has the potential to struggle in some capacity when transitioning from the familiar to the unfamiliar. We experience big transitions, such as graduating from school into the workforce or …

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Strategizing Holiday Gatherings in 2020 – What is the New Normal for Socializing?

Samantha Curiale-Feinman, MS.Ed., TSHH, Director Independence Day has traditionally been a holiday where people get together to appreciate barbecue, fireworks, and good company. After several months of quarantine and sheltering in place, many of us are looking forward to participating in activities this weekend that allow us to socialize reasonably and safely. However, holiday get-togethers …

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Making a Smooth Transition from High School to College

Samantha Curiale-Feinman, MS.Ed., TSHH, Director Casey Schmalacker, Operations Manager Change is not easy for many of us. We tend to like structure and routine because it is predictable and comfortable. Transitioning to new environments, routines, ways of life, etc., can make us feel uneasy and disoriented. Sometimes we see the need to transition coming down …

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Recognizing Stress and Managing its Effects on Executive Functions During COVID-19

Samantha Curiale-Feinman, MS.Ed., TSHH, Director It is safe to assume that most of us understand our world has changed quite rapidly. Thus, in light of these current events, things may not go back to the way they were for some time and we may need to adjust to a new normal, something that has yet …

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