Monday, September 18, 2017

Tutoring Can Help Your College Student Succeed: Twelve Reasons to Start Early

Good afternoon,

We know that it's never too early to start preparing your child for college. With college applications getting more complex and entrance standards constantly being raised, it's natural for parents to focus mainly on admission. However research has shown that focusing as much on how to be successful in college, not just how to get into college successfully, is just as important. In an article from 'College Parent Central' they talk about how important it is to get tutoring for your student well before they start their college applications.

"College parenting means being concerned about many things when your student heads off to school.  Naturally, one of the major areas of focus is your student’s academic success. You want your student to learn.  You want your student to get good grades.  You want your student to take the appropriate courses to be able to find a good job or get into a good graduate program.


Working with a good advisor will help your student make the course and schedule choices that are appropriate.  Learning in those courses and achieving good grades includes many factors. Some of the most successful students may be those who have mastered three important skills.  They understand the differences between high school work and college level work; they have learned the skill of good time management; and they seek the support or help that they may need early in the game."

If you are looking for some help for your upcoming college student and want them to be prepared for college academics as well as organizational, time management and other relatable skills, contact us today! www.linderec.com 






Monday, September 11, 2017

In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead?

Good morning,

Does your school-aged student still prefer to take handwritten notes or do they prefer PowerPoint presentations? Do their learning preferences change from age to age? Today we are sharing an article from npr.org which talks about a current debate happening all over our educational systems today. Is the paper and pen now obsolete? Do kids prefer screens over paper? In this article, 'In The Age Of Screen Time, Is Paper Dead?' a few facts about paper learning are brought to light.

"1.) 96 percent of parents think that paper is "an essential part of children being able to achieve their educational goals.

2.) Among junior high and high school students, 70 percent prepare for tests by taking handwritten class notes, and 60 percent make and use flashcards.

3.) 50 percent of seventh- and eighth-graders agree they "learn information best if they write it down by hand.

4.) College students like paper, too: 81 percent, for example, say they always or often use paper tools to prepare for exams." (To view the full article click here.)

At Linder Educational Coaching we recognize that learning for each student is different and a variety of methods and tools can be used to achieve success. Whether you prefer your child to use paper or a technology, we can accommodate! To learn more about our services and how to set your child up for success, visit: www.linderec.com 



Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Exciting News.... New Website!!

Hi everyone!

In case you haven't seen it yet, we are thrilled to announce the new online location for Linder Educational Coaching: www.linderec.com! We have a brand new website which is very user-friendly so you can find the information you need to get your child started!


At Linder, we look at each child as a whole person, not just as a student. When there are gaps between students’ goals and their achievements, we help them bridge those gaps. Linder EC is specialized in helping students with ADD/ADHD, executive functioning issues, Dyslexia, Autism, depression, anxiety, other disabilities, and behavioral issues. Our holistic approach emphasizes the development of good students, but more importantly, happier and healthier individuals ready to embrace the challenges of life. Learn more today by visiting our new site, or contact Kristin directly at: info@linderec.com


Monday, August 21, 2017

What are people saying about us?

Here at Linder Educational Coaching, we work hard to continue to improve our programs, curriculum and workshops to meet the needs of each student that comes through our door. Instead of simple subject tutoring, we focus on creating an independent and resourceful individual. We teach the skills to be successful in academics, from organization and study skills to memory techniques and test taking strategies. We tailor study methods and techniques to the individual learner. 

So you might be wondering, what do people have to say about us? Here are a few testimonials from past clients!

"High school was a much more difficult transition for our son–and thus for our whole family–than we could ever have imagined. In middle school, our son was an honor roll student, active in sports and extracurricular activities.  That changed in high school. After the first quarter of freshman year, we realized that middle school simply had not prepared him with the study skills he would need to succeed in high school. Tests were difficult and time management challenging.

Linder Educational Coaching was the right solution for our family. Kristin and her colleagues worked with us to assess skills gaps in core subjects; remediate needed skills; build capacity to track assignments; teach study skills for daily, weekly and test prep approaches; and refer us to other professionals. We persisted with the coaching and continued his sophomore year.

After first quarter of his sophomore year, we see a stellar report card and have achieved a sense of calm in our family again.  Most importantly, his self-confidence increased. Linder was an extension of our family approach and made a huge difference." - Kris Kurtenbach

"Kristin has been working with our kids and the results have been positive and beneficial for them as well as us, as parents. Her focus and dedication is unmatched and in the process she has taught the kids how to study and to become more educationally independent. This has resulted in higher self esteem and confidence of the kids. Her sessions include goal setting and structure and the lessons go beyond specific subject or test based prep. The positive results include well-rounded study habits, preparation for future higher education, and life skills. We cannot more enthusiastically recommend Kristin Linder and we continue to trust her with our most prized asset – our children." - Dean Yeonas


Want to read more or learn how we can help your child this school year? Visit us online at: www.lindereducationalcoaching.com


Monday, August 14, 2017

'Social Camouflage' May Lead To Underdiagnosis Of Autism In Girls

Good morning,

Today's article share from npr.org brings light to increasing realization about Autism: more boys are diagnosed than girls, but not because girls with autism aren't out there, they are just able to better blend in socially. "Boys appear to be more vulnerable to the disorder, but there is some evidence that the gender gap may not be as wide as it appears. That's because the symptoms of autism are often less obvious in girls than they are in boys. Girls can be better at blending in, says Dr. Louis Kraus, a psychiatrist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, who specializes in autism."


Photo credit: NPR.org

It's also no secret that the earlier intervention a child with Autism receives, the better chances of future success. "A late diagnosis of autism is a setback for any child, psychiatrist Kraus says, pointing to research that shows the earlier the diagnosis and intervention, the better the outcome.
'You can always make up academics. That's never a huge worry if you fall a little behind with academics," he says. "What is much, much harder to do is make up social development.'

Today, there are an increasing number of academic and community programs geared to help teens and young adults with autism catch up on their social development."

At Linder Education we can help you and your Autistic child get back on track. We cater to students with ADD, ADHD, other LDs, behavioral issues and problems with executive functioning by helping to focus on organization, planning for the week and month, study skills, test-taking skills, subject comprehension, and independence. All of which can help them in and out of the classroom.  To learn more about the services we offer visit:  http://www.lindereducationalcoaching.com/