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How to Tackle Homework This Semester

By Elena Ruff
  • 26th August 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

From the time you start going to school until the time you graduate, there is one constant: homework. In order to succeed at any grade level, homework has to be done well and on time.

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How to Choose a College Major

by Gabriela Salazar from Baylor University
  • 19th August 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Choosing a college major can be overwhelming. Even in elementary school, we’re pushed to know “what we want to be when we grow up,” and by the time we reach high school, the pressure is on to choose what we want to study in college, or at least to have some options narrowed down.

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Study Habits of the Successful Student

By Elena Ruff
  • 12th August 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Some of the most important learning happens outside of the classroom when you study. It’s your chance to tailor the lessons to your learning style and interests. But studying is neither easy nor inherently fun.

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Survival Guide for 1st Year College Students

  • 05th August 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

If you or your child are about to become a freshman in college, you may feel overwhelmed by the huge transition. You will undoubtedly face many learn-as-you-go moments, but we’re here to help prepare you for what’s to come.

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Fast-Track Your ACT or SAT Prep

  • 29th July 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

If you’re a junior or senior in high school who needs to fast track your ACT or SAT prep, it’s not too late to squeeze in summer studying. Let our expert tutors help you create a game plan before the school year starts and your schedule becomes crazy busy!

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How to Fight “Back to School Blues”

  • 22nd July 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

About a month from now, most parents endure the same whiney complaint from their K-12 students: “BUT I DON’T WANT TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL!” Even worse, if your child must complete summer reading assignments (or if you’re going the extra mile and setting your own summer learning goals), the whining has likely already begun.

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The Ultimate Guide to Crush College Applications

  • 15th July 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Are you about to become a senior in high school and feeling overwhelmed by the daunting task of applying for college? Take a deep breath, print the planner at the end of this blog, and let’s break the college application process down together step-by-step!

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If You Want Your Child to be Bilingual, Start Early!

  • 8th July 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Always planned on raising your child to be bilingual? Here’s the timeline for how your kiddo’s brain learns language, along with tips for how Apollo Tutors can help you get back on track.

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Sail into Summer Reading

  • 1st July 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

What if something as simple as building a habit of reading could set your child on a path for success?

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How Your Child’s Smartphone Can Actually Help Her Become Smarter

  • 24th June 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Did you know that the average child spends 23 hours a week or over three hours a day playing on a smartphone or tablet? That’s more time than most children spend talking to their family members, playing outside, or hanging out with friends.

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Help Your Child Start Next Semester Ahead of The Game

  • 17th June 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Did your student spend last school year constantly just trying to catch up on lessons that she missed or subjects that she didn’t quite understand? With just a little extra effort this summer, your child can completely change the trajectory of her education! Work with an Apollo Tutor this summer, and our young and fun tutors can help your kiddo start ahead of the game in the fall.

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Increase your ACT/SAT Scores & Save Thousands on College Tuition

  • 10th June 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Fun Foreign Language Tutoring This Summer

  • 03rd June 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Follow these four simple steps to ensure that your student doesn’t lose all of the foreign language fluency that she gained during the last school year!

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Don’t Let Your Child Fall Victim to “Summer Brain Drain!”

  • 27th May 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

What happens when your child doesn’t spend some time over the summer months reviewing last school year’s material? SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN!

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Meet Alex Green: Our Baylor Campus Ambassador

  • 13th May 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Want to know more about what it’s like to be a student at Baylor?

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5 Day Game Plan to Crush K-12 Tests

  • 06th May 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Just like a great athlete can’t perform at her best without lots of preparation, your student needs a game plan to crush her next big test!

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Meet Our New TCU Campus Ambassador, Wyatt Waters!

  • 29th April 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

We’re so excited to introduce our new Apollo team member, Wyatt Waters! Wyatt is our new Campus Ambassador at the TCU, and he’s an important part of our program in the Fort Worth community!

Check out this interview to learn more about Wyatt and what it’s like to be a student at TCU

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5 Ways We Can Help Your Student Prepare for Finals

  • 22nd April 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Finals are coming – Here’s how we can make sure your child is ready

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What’s Even is this “New Math?”

  • 15th April 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

“In my day, this is NOT how they did math!” Feel like screaming this when your first grader comes to you with weird multiplication tables that involve shapes, shading, and all kinds of steps you’ve never heard of? We’re here to give you the lowdown on this “new math” business.

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How to Finish the Semester Strong

  • 8th April 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Are you constantly falling further and further behind in your classes? Or maybe you have a student who is losing motivation as the semester comes to a close? Not to worry – we’re here to help stop that cycle!

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Turn Your Kiddo’s Screen Time Into Study Time

  • 1st April 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Worried that too much screen time is turning your kiddo’s brain into mush? Here’s how to use technology as an educational tool that actually exercises your student’s brain!

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Self-Care for College Students

  • 25th March 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Most of us just finished midterms, and if you didn’t pace yourself, the last few weeks probably left you exhausted! Even in the middle of a busy semester, do you set aside time to take care of your body and mind?

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How to Motivate Your K-12 Student to Learn

  • 18th March 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Motivating a grumpy eight-year-old or a sassy high-schooler to work on homework and excel in school can be a daunting task! Here are some tools that you can use to encourage your K-12 student to take ownership of his or her own education!

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Make Spring Break Fun & Educational for Your Kiddo!

  • 11th March 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Whether your family is staying home or traveling over spring break, here’s how to keep your child’s brain active and learning!

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How to Actually Take Control of Your Time

  • 25th Febuary 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

We hear the term “time management” used all the time, but what does this trendy skill actually look like in practice? To best use your twenty-four hours each day, you have to take action!

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Meet Nick Titzler: Our Campus Ambassador at the University of Oregon


  • 18th Febuary 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

We’re so excited to introduce our new Apollo team member, Nick Titzler! Nick is our new Campus Ambassador at the University of Oregon, and he’s helping the Apollo family grow and reach this new location!

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Conquer Your Test Anxiety!


  • 02nd Febuary 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Let’s be honest. No one likes taking tests, and the results aren’t always an accurate depiction of a student’s intelligence or real knowledge of a subject. But whether we like it or not, our academic performance is constantly measured by these multiple-choice answers and essay responses.

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Fall in Love with Your Planner

  • 28th January 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

“DO YOU WRITE IN A PLANNER DAILY?” This is one of the first questions that Apollo Tutors ask new K-12 students! We emphasize keeping an agenda because organization is key to academic success, & students quickly outgrow the storing-due-dates-in-your-mind method!

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Stay Caught Up This Semester, using the “F.L.A.M.” Method!

  • 21st January 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Did you know that most students who eventually fail a course start struggling by the second week of the semester? These students set themselves up for failure when they fail to take action from day one. But not to worry – we’re here to help stop that cycle!

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Benefits of Using Facebook for College Students

  • 14th January 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Junior high and high school students may view Facebook as a “less trendy” form of social media. On the college scene, however, Facebook’s platform has networking and campus connection capabilities that are unmatched!

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How to Write a Resume that will Get You an Interview

  • 7th January 2019
  • Lauren Bachelder

Scared to death when you think of resume writing? We came prepared with templates, examples, and lots of tips!

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New Year, New Study Habits

  • 31st December 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Tired of setting complicated and impossible New Year’s resolutions, just to end up disappointed? Instead, use these simple and manageable tips to start off the New Year as a better student!

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3 Important Skills for Every Student to Develop

  • 24th December 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

No matter how young your student is, it’s not too early to develop healthy time management skills!

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Navigating the College Application Process

  • 17th December 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Are you or your child graduating from high school soon? Whether you’re a sophomore or junior who is ahead of the game or a senior who just started thinking about college, we have a quick guide to help you navigate the application process!

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The Science Behind Why You Should Sleep Before a big Exam

  • 10th December 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

At some point in your life, a parent or teacher has probably told you to get some rest before a big test. But is it really that important to avoid “cramming” and instead get a good night’s sleep?

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How an Apollo Tutor Can Transform Your Child’s Learning Experience

  • 03rd December 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Whether your student is a kindergartener developing critical primary skills or a college student tackling difficult classes, working with an Apollo Tutor is a game changer! Here are a few reasons to invest in tutoring for your child…

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How to Master Your Holiday Season Study Skills

  • 26th November 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Festivities or Responsibilities? What if we told you that it’s possible to do it all?

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How to Deliver a Killer Presentation?

  • 19th November 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Do you get nervous and clammy when you have to speak in front of a group? Or maybe you are fairly confident in front of a crowd, but want to take your presentation skills to the next level? Here are a few tips…

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How Should I Prepare for the SAT or ACT?

  • 12th November 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

We’ll give you the good news up front: A standard package of 12-16 one-on-one tutoring hours usually yields 3-5 points of improvement on the ACT and 100-140 points of improvement on the SAT!

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5 Important Skills to Develop Before College

  • 05th November 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Wondering how to make sure your child is prepared for college but don’t know where to start?  Or maybe you’re leaving for college in May and worried about adjusting?  We’re here to help!

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5 Steps to Make Group Projects Pain-Free

  • 02nd November 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Hate working in groups? Or maybe you’re the lazy team member who makes other people hate group work? We’re here to transform your project-preparing process!

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K-12 Students: A Guide for “G.R.E.A.T” Note Taking

  • 15th October 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Did you know that efficient and clear note taking is one of the most important skills to develop before college? If you (or your child) are in middle school or high school, it’s time to learn to be a great note-taker!

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How to Get Your Life Together During Fall Break

  • 08th October 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Fall break is right around the corner, which means you’re about halfway through the semester. Do you feel like you’re behind in your classes or missing the mark on your grade goals? We’re here to help.

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A Simple Guide to Easy Essay Writing

  • 01st October 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

If even the thought of essay writing leaves you trembling in fear, use our “BWEB” method to make the process easier

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Should I take the ACT or SAT?

  • 24th September 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Quick answer: It depends on your academic strengths – most colleges now accept both! Here are some quick tools to help you decide.

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How to Best Use Technology as a Learning Tool

  • 17th September 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

As students in 2018, we usually think of ourselves as technological geniuses. But are you really using all of the available resources to make studying an easier and more fun experience?

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Tackle Test Prep in 5 Days

  • 10th September 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Do you need to crush that next big test to meet your GPA goal or to save a suffering grade? A night of “cramming” probably won’t cut it.

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3 Steps for Super K-12 Math Skills

  • 03rd September 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Do you or your child want to be a math superhero (or at least a capable sidekick) but don’t know how?

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How to Study Smarter

  • 27th August 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

When you misuse time that you put aside for studying, you lose valuable study hours and time that you could have spent doing something you actually enjoy.

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Extracurricular Activities: Crucial for Your Child’s Future

  • 20th August 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

As back-to-school season begins for your young student, so does band, football, cheerleading, academic UIL, or whatever extracurricular events are the best fit.

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How to Crush Next Semester of College

  • 13th August 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Do you ever think, “Okay, Self, I’m going to be a BETTER STUDENT this semester,” only to find yourself scrambling around finals time for the grades that you want?

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3 Tips for Young Children to Improve Time Management

  • 06th August 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

Did you know that time management is one of the most essential skills for success in higher education?

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3 WAYS TO IMPROVE MY CHILD’S SPANISH SKILLS THIS SUMMER

  • 30th July 2018
  • Lauren Bachelder

What happens if your child doesn’t spend some time this summer reviewing last school year’s material? SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN!

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3 WAYS TO HELP YOUR CHILD STAY ORGANIZED

  • 13th July 2018

Want to help your child cultivate some organizational skills this summer that will last a lifetime?

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WORKING WITH PRE-SCHOOLERS

  • 10th August 2015
  • June Nganga

Working with a young one is a wonderful experience filled with many adventures. You are able to explore your creative side all while having fun teaching the little one. It is also very rewarding to witness their progress.

 

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