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Young Students & Foundational Skills

Young Students & Foundational Skills

Young Students & Foundational Skills “Has my child missed out on foundational skills?”  I’ve been asked this question by parents of younger students (kindergarten-2nd grade) more times than I can count. Because these young students lost most of their spring...

How to Handle Shut Down

How to Handle Shut Down

How to Handle Shut Down When students shut down, it’s difficult for everyone involved – the parent, teacher, tutor, and student themselves. Often, shut down is triggered by feelings of overwhelm and shame, and it can be hard to help students re-engage. It’s important...

Environment Matters

Environment Matters

Environment Matters Recently, Wright Academics celebrated our 1-year anniversary at our Chesapeake Avenue space. Our space at Chesapeake Ave really is a dream come true; it’s warm, inviting, open, and filled with natural light. For those of you who have visited our...

SAT Preparation

SAT Preparation

SAT Preparation For many high schoolers, the SAT is right around the corner, and we have received a number of requests from students and families to offer a program that provides support and preparation for the SAT. The SAT is a test that requires focus, time...

Meaningful Learning Experiences

Meaningful Learning Experiences

Meaningful Learning Experiences Yesterday someone asked me my “why.” Why do I do what I do? Why am I so passionate about my work? My answer was simple: I care about creating meaningful learning experiences for students, in academics and beyond. To me, meaningful...

Motivation in Young Adults

Motivation in Young Adults

Motivation in Young Adults This time of year, we normally see an uptick in lack of motivation among our students, including young adults. It’s cold, most of the day is spent inside due to weather (and the pandemic), and we often hear many students express that they...

Our Community

Our Community

Our Community When a new student gets connected to Wright Academics, we take a holistic look at that student. We spend time on the phone with their parent or guardian, we review their testing, and we chat with them one-on-one. This is the same process we use when...

Switching Schools, Entrance Exams & Everything In-Between

Switching Schools, Entrance Exams & Everything In-Between

Switching Schools, Entrance Exams, & Everything In-Between A large part of my job is helping students and families figure out their next step, whether that’s which tutor is the right fit, which middle school to attend, or finding a fulfilling career path after...

Constructive Criticism

Constructive Criticism

Constructive Criticism As humans, we don’t get everything right, and we don’t always have the answers right away. At Wright Academics, we think it’s important to model these concepts for our students. What’s important isn’t necessarily the mistake, but what we do...

Young Learners

Young Learners

Young Learners Virtual learning has been hard on our youngest students. They’re in the middle of their most formative years, and many parents are worried their students will fall behind in their fundamental reading and math skills. That’s why we created our enrichment...