Educational Blog

Help Your Child Become An Avid Reader

Most parents understand the value of sharing reading experiences with their child. However, not all realized that the way they read to their little one, and even how they interact with their child during playtime, can impact learning. Parents can help grow literacy skills while teaching their child to draw, play catch, or count numbers. What’s most important is making these experiences fun, engaging, and memorable. “The more children interact with reading material, the more active and confident readers they become,” says Dr. Carolyn Jaynes, literacy learning designer at LeapFrog, a developer of innovative, technology-based educational products. “Read with your... More »

College Freshman Survival Guide

Moving away from home for the first time can be scary – for both students and parents. But life in the dorm shouldn’t cause freshman fear. Get started now preparing for your college career, and you’ll be ready for class in no time.   Plan ahead. Start thinking about what you’ll need to thrive in dorm life. Make a list of items to purchase for your dorm and for class. Check with your college for a list of recommended items as well as items that are not allowed in the dormitory.   Create a budget. Determine how much income you’ll... More »

12 Ways To Develop Organizational Skills

Instilling a sense of order in your young child may sound like a difficult task. However, by infusing daily routines with fun—from making breakfast to getting ready for bed—your child can learn how to keep things naturally organized with ease. Discover 12 at-home activities you can try with your little one: 1. Keep a family calendar. Track everyone's activities on a prominent and accessible calendar, encouraging your child to write her own entries and reference the calendar when making plans. You also might consider checking schedules and updating the calendar as a family over Sunday breakfast. 2. Introduce checklists. Whether it's as simple as... More »

Parent Action Plan For Rising Juniors

Junior year usually marks a turning point. This is because for most students and families, it’s when college planning activities kick into high gear. Here are some things you can do this year to support your child and give him or her the best options.   Fall Make sure your child meets with the school counselor. This meeting is especially important this year as your 11th-grader starts to engage in the college application process.   Encourage your child to set goals for the school year. Working toward specific goals helps your high schooler stay motivated and focused.   Help your... More »

10 Tips For A Higher SAT Score

There is a lot of advice floating around about improving your SAT score. A lot of advice, although solid, is either very obvious or very general, such as "take a lot of practice tests" or "study vocabulary." Here are ten specific tips to boost your SAT score, in no particular order. Some you may have heard before, others you probably haven't.   1.Build your own vocabulary list using past tests. Get a little composition book where you can write down and define every single unknown word you encounter on College Board practice tests. At around eight tests, you will start... More »

Teacher Appreciation Day

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day from Omega Learning® Center! In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, we want to thank all of our tutors at Omega Learning® Center! We appreciate their dedicating, hard-working, and loving support that helps make a difference in every child’s educational future. Here are the top 6 reasons why Omega Learning® tutors are special.    Omega tutors are teachers.Our tutors are qualified, motivated, and certified teachers who care about your student’s success.   Omega tutors are educated.Many Omega tutors have master’s degrees and special education degrees, and all must complete the Omega Certification Program.   Omega... More »

Keeping Kids Off The Summer Slide

Something is waiting for many children each summer and their parents don’t even know it’s out there. It's called the "summer slide," and it describes what happens when young minds sit idle for three months. As parents approach the summer break, many are thinking about the family vacation, trips to the pool, how to keep children engaged in activities at home, the abrupt changes to everyone's schedule—and how to juggle it all. What they might not be focusing on is how much educational ground their children could lose during the three-month break from school, particularly when it comes to reading.... More »

Avoid Summer Brain Drain

It’s called the “summer brain drain,” and it’s affecting students of all ages. During the long, hot months away from school, kids lose knowledge when they don’t engage in educational activities over the summer vacation. On average, students lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills. For students who do not continue their education throughout the summer undergo major repercussions of learning loss all the way up to high school. By not being able to fill skill gaps, it becomes more difficult for them to stay on track and fall behind. Over one million students in... More »

Summer Programs

Summer Reading Enrichment Help your student discover the love of reading and writing this summer with Omega Learning® Center's enrichment-based OutpAce® curriculum. Omega's certified teachers help students develop and improve the fundamentals of reading and writing. Our highly-effective summer program includes sight words, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, language arts, and writing skills. In our AdvancED® learning environment students build vital critical-thinking skills needed for Reading and math application.   Summer Math Enrichment Math can be fun! Omega's certified teachers help students develop and improve fundamental math concepts including basic calculation skills, math facts fluency, word problems, and math reasoning. Through... More »

5 Ways to Stay on Track in Summer

How to make your summer count It's important to take a break, relax and have some fun over the summer, but it's also a great time to do something that will interest and challenge you. Here are some suggestions for ways to make your summer worthwhile.   1. Get hands-on experience Make the most of your summer by getting hands-on experience in the real world, whether through a paid job, volunteer work or an internship. Summer work allows you to develop new skills and looks good on a college application. It shows that you are a dedicated, goal-oriented person —... More »