Wright Academics Blog

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...

Meeting People Where They Are

Meeting People Where They Are

Meeting People Where They Are So far in 2020, we’ve lived through a pandemic, Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) ransomware attack, and an election, and we’ve seen how those events have impacted our community’s families. Last Tuesday alone, I had 5 consultation...

Working Memory

Working Memory

Working Memory Working memory is one’s ability to hold on to and work with information for a short amount of time. It is one of the executive skills. Often working memory is accompanied by ADHD or an attention disorder. Just like slow processing speed, interacting...

Slow Processing Speed

Slow Processing Speed

Slow Processing Speed Processing speed is the amount of time it takes for someone to take in information or an emotional cue, process it, and then respond. Processing can be visual (looking at or reading information) or verbal (verbal directions). Some people can...