Zuzu Shelton is an IB junior at Lubbock High School who participates in Chamber Orchestra and Art. As we discussed what she loves about fine arts, Zuzu had a unique perspective of both of the fine arts she takes part in. To her, fine arts allow for friendships, creativity, perseverance, and originality. They have taught her to go with the flow and accept her own efforts, while also providing a bit of a break from the harder classes.Continue reading “The Value of Studying Fine Arts: An Interview with One of Our Tutors, Zuzu Shelton”
As 2021 begins, many of us set new goals. Some of these can be academic: wanting to maintain good grades, wanting to get a certain test score, or wanting to learn something new. But New Year’s resolutions can also be personal, they force us to reflect about ourselves and grow as a person.Continue reading “Creative Writing Processes”
Welcome to a series where we explore the various branches of Robin’s Nest in order to share some of the opportunities we offer! Today we’ll be talking about our Competition Branch.Continue reading “All About Competition Branch: An Interview with Managers Austin Chen and Helene Deng”
2020 was, by almost all accounts, a difficult year – but despite everything, we at Robin’s Nest have a lot to be thankful for.
Amidst all of the bleakness, 2020 was a year full of growth and development for Robin’s Nest, in only our second full year as an organization. And as 2020 comes to an end, we think it’s worth reflecting on how far we’ve come.Continue reading “Robin’s Nest Tutoring Year in Review: 2020”
Fine arts come in many different forms, each helping individuals express a piece of themselves. The arts have the capability to reveal things found deep within the soul that is often difficult to convey with mere words. Those who participate in the arts understand that some human emotions and ideas can only be felt and communicated by artistic means. Whether it be through theatre, art, choir, orchestra, band, dance, or any other artistic outlet, each unique fine art enables creativity, effort, enjoyment and collaboration. Fine arts can also teach students ideals that other subjects neglect to instill, such as the power of perspective, the beauty of different interpretations, and the blessing of diversity. The arts are a crucial part of society and impact how individuals form their identity. The true value of fine arts should never be overlooked or taken for granted.Continue reading “The Value of Studying Fine Arts: Series Introduction”
Summer programs can potentially be extremely valuable resources for middle and high school students, as they can allow you to access information and teachings from outside your local sphere. However, with such a variety of programs available, it is sometimes difficult to find educational and affordable summer camps to apply to. Here are a few summer programs – including many local options – that we recommend taking a close look at in case you or your child are interested.Continue reading “Interesting Summer Programs to Apply to”
With Science Fair right around the corner for most students, we thought we’d share some tips compiled from former Science Fair Regionals qualifiers and award winners. Whether you want to win a placement at regionals, do well at your school’s science fair, or just make the A for your science class, we’ve got you covered with these six tips.Continue reading “6 Quick Tips for Succeeding at Science Fair”
Why is reading important?
The greatest accomplishment of many early elementary students is arguably learning to read. Though all students are taught a plethora of other subjects and skills in elementary school, not all students hone and use these skills in their college and career paths: athletes rarely need a deep understanding of higher-level arithmetic, writers typically do not need a deep understanding of chemical kinetics, electrical engineers do not need a deep understanding of music theory, etc. However, all students, regardless of intended college or career path, can benefit greatly from gaining literacy.
Originally published August 13, 2020
Migrated August 30, 2020
As the start of school is fast approaching, many students are getting ready to attend online school. This new method of learning is new to us all and can seem a little daunting. To help, here are a few tips to get ready and thrive in online school.Continue reading “How to Succeed in Online School”
Originally published August 12, 2020
Updated and migrated August 30, 2020
As students progress through middle and high school, many hear the term ‘extracurricular’ told more frequently. Emphasis may unexpectedly move from their activities in the classroom to those outside the classroom, known as extracurricular activities (or informally, “extracurriculars”). Uninfluenced by their school’s offerings, extracurricular activities are important for students of all ages to participate in; unlike school (or formally, “curricular”) activities, excluding summer school, they can be completed during summer break and other school breaks as well. Heading into the 2020-2021 school year, these are some of the many extracurriculars that students can enjoy and benefit from.Continue reading “The Importance and Utility of Extracurriculars”