Piqosity’s learning tips and strategies for overcoming common roadblocks in education, as well as analyses of why these problems persist across generations of students.

Think “I Suck at Math”? You Can Change That

Ask a student their least favorite subject, and you’ll often hear, “I hate math.” Ask them why, and they’ll say, “because I suck at math.” Really, their reasoning makes sense—how many things that you’re bad at are among your favorite activities? As it turns out, a distaste for mathematics is extremely common, and a [...]

By |2023-03-14T13:46:09-05:00March 14th, 2023|Learning Tips, Math, Teachers & Tutors|

Understanding What Your Kids are Going Through: Child Psychology and Development

Gaining a familiarity with child psychology and development is immensely beneficial to any parent’s relationship with their child. Maintaining effective communication with their child is a common struggle for parents. The way adults tend to talk about their daily lives and the problems they’re dealing with doesn’t seem to translate well in a conversation [...]

By |2023-03-02T18:41:30-06:00March 2nd, 2023|Learning Tips, ZPQA Teacher|

The Benefits of Retesting and Taking Multiple Practice Exams

A strong (or weak) test score can have a huge impact on college or private school admissions. Test scores are one of the most important factors that admissions offices consider when admitting applicants, so no wonder taking standardized tests can be so stressful for students.  To help improve test-taking performance, students and their parents [...]

By |2023-02-22T13:50:18-06:00February 23rd, 2023|ACT, ISEE, Learning Tips, SAT|

ACT Test Taking Strategies

Getting an outstanding score on the ACT isn’t just a matter of knowing all of the concepts that are being tested; it’s also important to have a collection of tried-and-true ACT test taking strategies in your arsenal. The ACT is the second most popular admissions test (next to the SAT) for applying to college [...]

By |2023-02-16T15:00:32-06:00February 16th, 2023|ACT, Learning Tips|

Why a Humanities Education Matters for K-12 Students

A humanities education, including courses such as English and History, is as vital to a student’s development and college-readiness as STEM courses are. America is finally trying to take the necessary steps to address our growing educational deficit—recent studies showing that American students are falling behind their peers in other countries, especially during and [...]

By |2023-03-02T18:48:13-06:00January 26th, 2023|English, Learning Tips|

Why Do Some Students Hate Their Teachers?

We’ve done some polling, researching, and analyzing to find out—why do some students hate their teachers? If you are an educator, have teachers (or K-12 students) in your family, or even think back to your time as a student, you probably have experience with the struggles and strife that comes from the sometimes-strained relationships [...]

By |2023-01-26T15:00:08-06:00January 19th, 2023|Learning Tips, Teachers & Tutors|

New Year’s Resolutions to Help Students Get Ahead

The start of a new year brings the excitement of new beginnings and a chance to reset from the previous year. It’s a perfect opportunity to consider New Year’s resolutions for students to help guide the coming 12 months. But while the promise of forming new, healthier habits is enticing, it’s important to remember [...]

By |2023-01-26T08:45:46-06:00January 1st, 2023|Holidays, Learning Tips, Teachers & Tutors|

Tips for Summer Learning Loss Prevention – Stop the Summer Slide!

Summer learning loss prevention is key in ensuring that no students are left behind when school starts up again.​​ Students who allow their brains to idle over summer risk a knowledge loss that leads to cumulative deficits year over year. Conversely, students who continue learning over the summer earn higher test scores and place [...]

By |2022-08-10T13:19:46-05:00August 10th, 2022|English, Learning Tips, Math|

PSAT Tips – Quick Tips for Acing the PSAT

We’ve put together the following PSAT tips to help you prepare for this unique exam! The PSAT, more formally referred to as the Pre-SAT or the PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test), is a common standardized test that students take generally the first week of October. Some high schools require students to take [...]

By |2022-08-16T12:46:44-05:00August 8th, 2022|English, Learning Tips, Math, SAT|

5 Books for 5th Graders to Read Over the Summer

Piqosity has curated this selection of five engaging books for 5th graders to read over the summer break to provide a resource for upper elementary students on the search for summer reading! Avoid summer learning loss — summer reading is vital for both maintaining and improving upon the reading skills students work so hard [...]

By |2022-07-11T10:54:32-05:00July 8th, 2022|English, Learning Tips|
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