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Bad Progress Report, What to do next?

Grade Power Learning, The Woodlands

The Woodlands TX, October 1, 2015

Bad Progress Report: What to do next?

Progress Reports were sent out last week marking the halfway point in the fall semester for most students. For struggling students, few things can be as disheartening as progress reports coming home. Regardless of how your children performed on their first grading period, the conversations you have with them surrounding their progress reports should be constructive. A few examples of what to do next:

The ABC's of Home Schooling

The Woodlands, TX 9/24/15


The ABC’s of Home Schooling

In Harris and Montgomery Counties, we are seeing an increase in the number of parents opting out of the public education system. Some of these parents are choosing to provide a more customized form of learning through home schooling. Many of the reasons center around public education quality concerns, to religious beliefs, to standardized testing concerns.

In Texas , there are a few laws which I would like to cover regarding home schooling:

Win the Homework Battle with these Two Steps

Grade Power Learning, The Woodlands

The Woodlands, TX 9/11/15


Win the Homework Battle


Two Easy Steps


About the 3rd or 4th week of each new school year, my phone starts ringing with parents on the other end asking how GradePower Learning can help with their childs’ homework and time management. My first reaction is to simply listen to the particulars of their situation. Inevitably, there are a few core reasons why homework “blows up” for many students as they ease into the school year.

Back to School Learning Tips, Part 2

Grade Power Learning, The Woodlands

The Woodlands, TX 8/27/15

Back to School Learning Tips

Part 2

We are almost done with the first week back to school. For most students, the first week represents a chance to ease back into academics and get a general feel for where they stand. My intent today is to assist every student on how to get a head start on the fall semester and set themselves up for success throughout the year.

I recommend some basic principles when it comes to a successful academic strategy for any (elementary through high school) student.

Back to School Learning Tips

Grade Power Learning, The Woodlands

The Woodlands, TX 8/6/15


It’s Almost Back to School,

This Year, Create an Academic Action Plan


With every new school year comes the opportunity to make academic changes and improve grades. It’s an opportunity to get rid of bad habits and pick up improved thinking, learning, and studying skills. It’s an opportunity to make this school the best school year ever!

Active Learning for Children Ages 3-6

Grade Power Learning, The Woodlands

The Woodlands, Texas 7/9/15


Active Learning Programs

For Children Ages 3-6 

Kristal Kaidasz, Center Director Grade Power Learning, The Woodlands


Every July & August, I get phone calls and emails from parents across The Woodlands, Conroe, and Spring, asking about programs for their toddlers in the coming months. There are a great variety of choices out there today; numerous area pre-k schools or basic day care options are available.

Stop Summer Brain Drain

Grade Power Learning, The Woodlands

The Woodlands, TX 6/18/15


Learning Doesn’t Stop

Just Because School is Out

When the final bell rang a few weeks back, students of all ages and grades will headed home to hang up their book bags for the last time. They (most likely) have not or will not give the books inside another thought until it’s time to head back to school. 

Summer Learning in The Woodlands

Grade Power Learning, The Woodlands

The Woodlands, TX 5/27/15


How Well Will Your Kid’s Brain Be Working By The End Of Summer?


For students of all ages, summer can’t get here fast enough! While kids may be ready for a vacation—a change of pace—the opposite is true for their brain. The brain never gets tired of doing the one thing that it was designed to do: learn.

End Summer Learning Loss

Grade Power Learning, The Woodlands

The Woodlands, TX 5/14/2015


End Summer Learning Loss with Brain Camps at Grade Power Learning


A serious question for parents of school aged children; what will your child learn this summer? 

SAT or ACT, Decisions and Changes are on the Horizon

SAT or ACT What's the Difference?

The Woodlands, TX (4/18/15)

SAT or ACT? Decisions and Changes on the Horizon

Big changes are coming for the SAT in 2016. The content will be redesigned and become more similar to the ACT. Here are the big changes for the SAT in 2016:

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