Blog Posts

Quitting Keeps You Stuck

Katya ,07-03-2017

I wanted to talk about how quitting is a habit and justifying quitting is a skill. What did I just say? Quitting is a habit and justifying quitting is a skill.

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Does Speed Listening Work?

Katya ,01-21-2017

One of the reasons online courses are so popular is because learners surmise that the brain can be magically hooked up to a computer

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Extra time on the SAT & ACT

Katya ,01-17-2017

I am often asked about the extra time on the SAT and the ACT. Here is how to get extra time!

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How much do poor ACT and SAT scores costs you?

Katya ,11-11-2016

A lot of ExecutiveMind clients complain about getting sleepy while reading.

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What Scores Do You Need to Get Into the College you WANT

Katya ,10-25-2016

Getting high scores isn’t about getting into college — it’s about getting your application

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How to Focus on Video Courses you are Not Passionate about

Katya ,10-18-2016

I have a short video course on Udemy, dedicated to Making Online Learning Stick.

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Why learning from video courses is harder than you think

Katya ,08-31-2016

There is more quality information available online to more people than ever before.

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Get ready for any test using inversion method

Katya ,06-30-2016

This technique is very simple. If you are stressing out about something and want to be super prepared, just think of what would happen if everything went wrong?

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why some kids never read their textbook

Katya ,06-30-2016

Many kids find learning to read difficult. They struggle in primary and intermediate grades. A lot of them continue to struggle in middle school. If your kid is reading below grade level

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Are you falling asleep while reading

Katya ,06-28-2016

A lot of ExecutiveMind clients complain about getting sleepy while reading.

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How to talk to your kids about bad grades

Katya ,06-28-2016

Watching your precious kid fail in school makes you feel helpless, angry and sad.

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When your Child Hates Reading 3 Action Steps for Parents

Katya ,06-28-2016

Would your child rather empty the dishwasher or fold laundry instead of reading a book?

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dyslexia

Katya ,06-28-2016

How was that? Did you stumble on some words? Did you skip words and or substitute with “whatever” or “something?”

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Dyslexia and the new sat

Katya ,04-01-2016

Because of increased reading demands of all sections of the SAT, we are strongly recommending that students

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Why should I hire a reading tutor for my child

Katya ,03-31-2016

Just like two snowflakes are not alike, neither are any two readers.

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clear signs of faking it

Katya ,03-29-2016

In my recent post, I made a confession. I used to fake read all the way through school and some college.

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Monitoring comprehension

Katya ,03-28-2016

Story about a struggling reader (10th grader Daniel) that changed my reading comprehension teaching forever.

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I am just not good at

Katya ,02-24-2016

Let’s look inside of a child’s mind and see how they feel when they receive a failing grade. When asked, a lot of them say “ I feel like I am a failure.”

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Do you call your child smart

Katya ,02-23-2016

I talked about the two different mindsets (fixed mindset and growth mindset) identified by a Stanford Professor Carol Dweck. Here I want to go deeper and see how exactly children acquire fixed mindset

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speed reading tips for attorneys

Katya ,02-21-2016

Speed Reading is a skill which attorneys avoid learning. They strongly believe that the increase in speed comes at an expense of understanding.

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Brain gym and reading

Katya ,01-27-2016

Brain Gym is this self-improvement technique discovered by Dr. Paul Dennison. It caught my attention because Dennison worked as a public school teacher and reading specialist in the 1960s , researching more effective ways to help children

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how to improve your understanding of text

Katya ,11-20-2015

Before you spend any of your valuable time on reading, you need to have a strategy. Below, I laid out

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