Educational Blog

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 »

Teacher Appreciation Week

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.    1. Omega tutors are teachers.Our tutors are qualified, motivated, and certified teachers who care about your student’s success.   2.Omega tutors are educated.Many Omega tutors have master’s degrees and special education degrees, and all must complete the Omega Certification Program.  ... More »

5 Ways to Stay on Track this 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 »

Summer S.T.E.A.M. Camps

Educators across the world are thinking S.T.E.A.M.... with the “Arts” playing a critical role.  Traditionally the trendy S.T.E.M. catch phrase has represented the academic areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  Recent studies have led educators nationwide to the conclusion that it is crucial to provide our students with an interdisciplinary education that brings the arts and sciences together, especially at an early age.  And so the term S.T.E.A.M. has become the latest educational focus. The concept of S.T.E.A.M. (and not just S.T.E.M.) is becoming a household catch phrase, as more parents and educators are learning the importance of nurturing both... More »

Exciting 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 »

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 »

Understanding Different Types of Reading Problems in Kids

Many kids talk late, or lack interest in letters, claim they hate reading, or have other reading problems. Does it mean they have a disability if they have reading problems? The answer is complicated. One in five public school children — some 10 million — have reading problems, according to the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) in New York City. Learning disabilities can range from mild to severe and, although they affect each person differently, most fall into two broad areas: Language and reading problems, including dyslexia (difficulty decoding language) and dysgraphia (difficulties relating to handwriting, spelling, and composition).... More »

How to Stop Homework Battles

The sighs of parents everywhere signal the seemingly inevitable homework tug-of-wars. Who hasn't wondered, "Why can't he just sit down and finish his work?" or "Should I remind him again about the science test?" Leapfrogging over homework hurdles can be especially tricky if you live with one of the kids described below. Remember that homework hassles are often discipline problems in disguise. Defuse the power struggles by following the cardinal rules of discipline in general: set limits that are reasonable — and stick to them when it's realistic. The Perfectionist To a certain extent, perfectionists just can't help it: "We... More »

Get College Ready Now

One reason that working hard in high school is important is because it prepares you for college-level courses. At many colleges, accepted students must take placement tests in subjects such as reading, writing and math to see if they’re ready for college-level work in those areas. When you take a placement test, your results may show that you can skip some introductory courses. Or they may show that you need more preparation for college work. If this is the case, your college may require you to take remedial courses.   What Are Remedial Courses? Remedial courses are catch-up courses, also... More »

5 Tips to Help Kids Look Forward to Math

Is math homework the least favorite part of your child’s afternoon? Do you both avoid sitting down to complete assigned math problems? Many children say they “hate” math and try to dodge or rush through it. Some kids who speed through their work actually have strong math skills, but they end up making silly mistakes. Though you might also prefer sitting down to read a book with your child over tackling math homework, it's helpful to create a good attitude about math — so that any negative feelings about the subject don't linger over time. Here are some tips to... More »