At Robin’s Nest Tutoring, our Article Writing Team will be starting a monthly series detailing holidays celebrated among our culturally and regionally diverse student and tutoring body. It is important to us that all religions, holidays, and cultures are represented and shared, and we would love to have a part in sharing them with you. For this first installment, we will be looking at the Jewish holiday of Passover!Continue reading “Cultures From Around the World: Passover”
A common question that almost every high school student will have at some point is “Should I take the SAT or the ACT?”
Most of you will have some familiarity with the SAT and its younger sibling, the PSAT, through school administered tests. Because of this, a majority of you will choose to take the SAT, simply because you have never taken the ACT before. But in reality, the ACT is not much different from the SAT, and with a few simple tips, you can learn how to adequately prepare and ace for the ACT.Continue reading “How to Succeed on the ACT”
The SAT is a core step into college readiness, and is a test score that can net you many scholarships and other great opportunities. As such, doing well on the test should be a key goal of any aspiring student. So, in this article, let’s take a look at how you should generally be studying for the SAT.Continue reading “How to Study for the SAT”
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”
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”
As 2020 comes to a close, many of us are looking for gifts. Here at Robin’s Nest, we believe that a good book can be a great and meaningful present. If you don’t celebrate any December holidays, the break from school can still be a good time to curl up with a good read. We thought we would share some great books to read or gift for this holiday season!Continue reading “Books to Gift and Read Over the Holidays”
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.