Coping with Test Anxiety

Spring is a time of renewal and great beauty. It can also be a time of stress for many students facing exams such as the California Standardized Test (CST), Education Records Bureau exam (ERB), and Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Many students worry excessively about performing well on tests. This worried state of mind can create […]

Start Here

Many times parents who become aware that their child is struggling in school will first consider tutoring to address the issue. Tutoring definitely has a valuable place on the road to academic success. For many children, however, tutoring is not the answer – at least not at first. Starting first with a broad assessment of […]

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Real Help Available for Learning Differences

For many parents, there is still a perceived stigma attached to a diagnosis of learning disability. This is a shame, because there is very real help available for students with disabilities. Children with learning differences generally have average to above average intellectual ability; however, they may still struggle to keep up with their peers in […]

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Mindfulness helps adolescents?

For adolescents specifically, research shows that practice in mindfulness can be a powerful intervention tool for those whose daily functioning and quality of life are negatively affected by their negative emotions. After receiving training in mindfulness, adolescents reported that their participation in group training significantly reduced self-reported anxiety, depression, and manifestation of emotional anxiety into […]

Mindfulness Groups are Starting

Adolescent Mindfulness Training Coming to the Center for Learning Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment Registration for Mindfulness Groups Happening Now Open to students in grades 7-10 (approximate ages 13-16) Registration:      $135 for a package of 6 sessions $25 per individual session   Girls’ Mindfulness Group Every other Sunday beginning […]

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