Jamie Martin's picture

Help your child with dyslexia use assistive technology to succeed in school

Jamie Martin
Assistive Technology Consultant & Trainer
Diane Renaud's picture

The new GED – What you need to know to help you pass

Diane Renaud
CEO and Executive Director
Barbara Dianis's picture

High school freshman: Learn how to ace your first midterm exams

Barbara Dianis
Author of Don’t Count Me Out!, Founder and CEO of Dianis Educational Systems
Dr. Patricia Fioriello's picture

Help your child succeed in a STEM education program at school

Dr. Patricia Fioriello
K12 Education Expert
Angelo Garcia's picture

How to choose the right elementary school for your child

Angelo Garcia
Founder and Executive Director
Michael Guberti's picture

Scoring high on the SAT requires laser-focus and preparation

Michael Guberti
Teenager Entrepreneur and Weekly Motivator
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Reading, but not getting it?

Abby Marks Beale
Creator of Rev It Up Reading
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K-12 Education

Getting through primary and secondary school isn’t easy, especially for those of you with learning disabilities like ADHD or dyslexia, family obligations, and financial struggles. But even if you are a successful student that gets straight A’s, having the right type of advice about writing research papers and essays, staying focused while studying and not having to cram before every test, and learning how to more effectively and efficiently read can help you get your homework done so that you can go enjoy your adolescent years. ExpertBeacon is here to help all types of students make the most of their education. After all, no one wants to study all of the time; that’s why even in elementary school they give you recess.

Developing effective study skills is vital for academic success

Effective studying means more than just covering the portion of the curriculum that the test is covering. It requires students to be reflective, strategic and active--no matter the subject or content.

Craig Pohlman, Ph.D.CEO

Over his career as a psychologist, Craig has helped thousands of struggling learners through assessment, consultation, therapy, and advocacy. He believes in describing learners in terms of strengths and weaknesses, not just with labels and diag...

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The new GED – What you need to know to help you pass

Diane Renaud CEO and Executive Director St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center

If you are in need of a GED (General Equivalency Diploma), then you may or may not be aware of the significant changes that have taken place in 2014 to the test. Those changes will impact the millions of people that attempt to take the test nationwide and will now find that they face additional barriers to passing the examination. However, here is an easy way to avoid those obstacles and help you to get your GED faster.

Diane RenaudCEO and Executive Director

Diane Renaud, executive director/CEO of Detroit’s St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center passionately leads the Center to help remove barriers to education. Education fosters a reduction of dependence and encourages a self-sufficient community. For...

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Help your child succeed in a STEM education program at school

Though the United States leads other countries regarding advances in technological innovation, the younger generations are falling behind their counterparts in other countries. There is a push for education reform, focusing on STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These are the four core subjects that are necessary for students if the country is to remain technologically competitive.

Dr. Patricia FiorielloK12 Education Expert

Expert K12 Education Consultant providing learning solutions for the education community and online resources for parents, teachers and students....

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How to score high on the ACT and impress college admissions

With rare exception, every college-bound high school student must take one of the two assessments most colleges and universities require to be considered for admission: the SAT or the ACT.

Jennifer NevinsPresident

Jennifer has over fifteen years of teaching experience at the secondary level and is designated by the State of Illinois as highly qualified to teach English and History. She and her team of tutors work as part of My College Planning Team, a fin...

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Scoring high on the SAT requires laser-focus and preparation

Michael Guberti Teenager Entrepreneur and Weekly Motivator Teenager Entrepreneur

Studying for the SAT can be a gruesome ordeal without a blueprint. Should you study on your own, seek out a tutor, enroll in online classes, or take a prep class from a big name company? Perhaps you have committed yourself to one of these companies, but fail to complete assignments, starting and stopping your studies with frequency.

Michael GubertiTeenager Entrepreneur and Weekly Motivator

Michael Guberti is an entrepreneur. His motivational and enthusiastic attributes are evident. He is a Ping Pong competitor, bowler, creative comic writer, P90X graduate, and MLB baseball fan. Michael practices mind-body healing connections th...

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Stay focused while studying

Staying focused while studying can be a challenge for any student, especially when you’re surrounded by distractions.

Facing an especially large or challenging assignment can also deprive you of the ability to focus. Sometimes paying attention can be so difficult that you may think you are suffering from ADD or ADHD. However, maintaining concentration is possible for most people. All you need is a repertoire of solid study skills and tips that can increase your ability to conjure up the tunnel vision you need, even in the most challenging or stressful situations.

Rick KamalStudy and Life Skills Expert

Award-winning study and life skills expert Rick Kamal is a leading authority on learning effectiveness for middle school, high school and college students. As president of EduNova, he worked with 33 top university education experts and many succ...

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Test taking with ADHD

ADHD hurting your test performance? Whether you’re talking about tests in school, or standardized tests, there are proven steps you can take to drastically improve your scores. The first thing you should know is that ADHD people suffer in great numbers from something scientists call a Positive Illusory Bias.

Kevin J. RobertsAuthor and Public Speaker

Kevin Roberts received his Master’s at Antioch College. He has written two books, “ Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap” and “Movers, Dreamers, and Risk Takers: Unlocking the Power of ADHD”. He is an expert on SAT and ACT prep, and...

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Keep yourself focused in the classroom

It’s true: maintaining focus in the classroom is imperative to your academic success. No matter how much or how well you study at home, if you miss out on the important content your teacher delivers in class, then you’re setting yourself up for failure come test time. Paying attention in class isn’t always easy though, and you don’t have to have a diagnosed case of ADD or ADHD to suffer from temporary attention deficits.

Rick KamalStudy and Life Skills Expert

Award-winning study and life skills expert Rick Kamal is a leading authority on learning effectiveness for middle school, high school and college students. As president of EduNova, he worked with 33 top university education experts and many succ...

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Help your child with dyslexia use assistive technology to succeed in school

Despite its potential advantages, dyslexia too often gets in the way of the basic skills children need for academic success: reading and writing. Various methods of language remediation continue to go a long way in helping students become better readers and writers; but today, assistive technology (AT) is considered an important ingredient in the education of dyslexic children. Without AT, it will be difficult for your child to be independent in school and reach his or her academic potential.

Jamie MartinAssistive Technology Consultant & Trainer

Jamie Martin’s teaching career has spanned the last 20 years, and he has worked with dyslexic students for the majority of that time, both as an Orton-Gillingham language tutor and an assistive technology instructor. He is currently an assistive...

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High school freshman: Learn how to ace your first midterm exams

Barbara Dianis Author of Don’t Count Me Out!, Founder and CEO of Dianis Educational Systems Dianis Educational Systems

The initial round of high school midterms can often be a big change from 8th grade exams. Studying for these tests can also come with different challenges than they did in middle school or junior high. To help your child succeed academically, it is important to instill healthy study habits. Students generally want to earn good grades, but sometimes they can be unsure of the new processes of studying for their first big high school exam.

Here are some exam tips to help your student retain information and practice good study habits.

Barbara DianisAuthor of Don’t Count Me Out!, Founder and CEO of Dianis Educational Systems

Barbara Dianis, MA ED, overcame dyslexia in her own life using self-taught strategies and techniques. She went on to earn a BA Degree in Education and Special Education, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education Pre-k- 12th, L...

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How to choose the right elementary school for your child

Angelo Garcia Founder and Executive Director The Segue Institute for Learning

With the myriad of public, private and charter schools in many cities and towns, parents may be wondering what to look for in a school to ensure short- and long-term success. Here are some do’s and don’ts to consider when reviewing the available educational options.

Angelo GarciaFounder and Executive Director

Mr. Garcia’s mission and passion was to establish a school that provides a safe, nurturing environment which promotes diversity and individual growth. Under his leadership, the Segue Institute for Learning was established in Central Falls, Rhode...

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Secrets behind successful high school sports fundraising programs

Don Crouch Co-founder National Fundraising Partners, NFP Sports

As budgets for high school sports programs continue to tighten across the country, high school athletes are being impacted — from basic equipment like uniforms, to their coaches, to where they play and how they get there. According to the most recent estimates, schools across the country slashed athletic budgets an estimated $3.5 billion from 2009-11. Ask coaches and athletic directors, and they will tell you the trend continues.

Don CrouchCo-founder

Don Crouch has been active in the youth and high school sports fundraising arena for over 10 years. He is co-founder of National Fundraising Partners, the franchisor of the NFP Sports brand. He is also involved in the Walter Camp Football Founda...

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Reading, but not getting it?

Have you ever found yourself getting to the bottom of the page and have no idea what you just read? Welcome to the club! Everyone experiences this now and then. Follow these tips to help you remember what you just read.

Abby Marks BealeCreator of Rev It Up Reading

Abby Marks Beale is America’s #1 Speed Reading Expert. She has taught speed reading for the past 25 years and is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Speed Reading and 10 Days to Faster Reading. She is also the creator of Rev It Up Readi...

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How to overcome test anxiety

It happens to everyone. You studied your heart out - mostly at the last minute. You sit down in front of the exam. Your heart is beating. Panic! You are short of breath. You look at the first problem. It’s easy! But - you blank out. It is called test anxiety. Slay this dragon, and you have half the battle won. But how? Test taking skills are available to everyone. They have to do with preparation, attitude and relaxation. You can learn to be calm and confident.

Michael Ian SingerFounder, Boundless Brilliance

Full time tutor in Mathematics, Literature, American History, and the SAT, GRE, and ACT. Expert appraiser of gemstones and antique jewelry. Proud husband and father. Innovator in reading comprehension methodology....

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How to write a paper

Knowing how to write a paper is one of the most essential skills a student can have. No matter how knowledgeable you are about a subject, if you can’t express your thoughts clearly in a good essay, then you simply won’t make the grade. Learning how to excel in academic writing can quickly place you at the top of the class. Here’s how to master the art of the term paper, standard report, or college paper.

Rick KamalStudy and Life Skills Expert

Award-winning study and life skills expert Rick Kamal is a leading authority on learning effectiveness for middle school, high school and college students. As president of EduNova, he worked with 33 top university education experts and many succ...

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Overcome writer's block

Journalists. PR counselors. Advertising copywriters. From time to time, all writers hit obstacles. What to do? Here are ideas from full-time writers who sometimes hit the wall, but manage to overcome and meet their deadline, and also how they avoid writers block in the first place.

Michael Ray SmithWriter. Professor. Speaker.

Michael Ray Smith is leading the new media charge at Campbell University with his work with online and multimedia using the Web. World Journalism Institute, Manhattan, named him the John McCandlish Phillips Scholar for 2011. Philips was the inte...

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