Our Director Dr. Levy frequently writes education-related articles and blogs for magazines, newspapers, and other publications. Some of these articles are detailed below.
November 18, 2014
Winning Writing Strategies
(Originally published in Big Apple Parent Magazine, April 2007)
For many students, the thought of having to write a well-constructed essay causes a chronic case of the jitters. Adding a time constraint to this task only fans the flame of their already raging anxiety. Unfortunately for many, an increasing number of standardized and in-class tests incorporate timed essay writing as part of an overall academic assessment. Learning strategies for composing a well-written essay in a timely fashion can help students feel relaxed and well-prepared for these types of exams. Encourage your child to try using some of these techniques!
Strategies for Success: for the Student with a Nonverbal Learning Disorder
(Originally published in SPINS, Winter 2006)
Most elementary, middle, and high school students face increasing academic challenges as they progress in school from year to year. With each year come greater school demands and newfound social pressures
How to Help Your Child Build Great Homework Skills
(Originally published in NY Metro Parents, September 2007)
Does your child ever come home from school and complain that he has too much homework, has no idea how to complete the work, or has no homework at all? Kids invent all kinds of excuses to avoid sitting down and doing their homework. Some lack the academic abilities to complete their work independently. Others, however, simply need to learn effective homework strategies. By learning specific tools for time management, organization, and general homework skills, students will be well on their way toward homework success.
(Originally published in New York Family Brooklyn Magazine, August 2008)
In even the best New York City schools, it’s not uncommon for students to needs more academic attention than they can get during school hours. If anything, between the demands of homework and the battery of special tests that students now face all along the path from grade school to college, it’s now the norm (among parents who can afford it) to enlist a private tutor to help their child raise his or her level of performance-whether their child is a struggling student or a successful one.
(Originally Published in Big Apple Parent Magazine, May 2009)
Taking end-of-the-year exams can be one of the most daunting aspects of school. Many students lose well-needed sleep and cringe at the thought of the big test day arriving. By learning some helpful test taking strategies, students can improve their performance on these exams, while helping to strengthen their overall study skills.