February 2023 | Vol. 46

Beyond the Park Bench

SCK was founded in 2001 by Roxana Reid with the goal of guiding families and students to self-actualize through accessing just-right educational fit. We are a proud black-owned business.
If January is a month for dreamers, let's say February is a month for doers.

When we do we learn. And, as we all know, knowledge is power!

Often taking concrete steps to learn more about parenting our children, whether we're talking toddler or college-bound, gives us the knowledge and confidence we need to be our best selves. And when we approach learning with a positive and open mindset, we most often end up unearthing joy, connection, and meaning - and hence come to relish the journey.
"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you."
- Walt Whitman
Experiential Learning
Experiential learning is a powerful approach that can benefit students in many ways. It involves actively engaging students in real-world experiences to help them build knowledge and skills, and to deepen their understanding of course material.
Click here to learn from Boston University's Center for Teaching & Learning about different methods of experiential learning. Whether you're a teacher, professor, or student, you'll find valuable insights and ideas in this informative guide.
Upcoming SCK Workshops!
This Spring, SCK is excited to present two new workshops, each hosted by a panel of experts, and each focusing on different ends of the child-rearing spectrum. Why not challenge yourself to dive in and learn with others about navigating a variety of parenting challenges and responsibilities. When you commit to doing with an open mind, your journey shines and so will you!
Kindergarten Admissions
March 8, 2023 from 12:00 -1:00 PM

Parents in New York City have an overwhelming number of educational options to consider for their child. This workshop will guide parents through the process of applying to both private and public schools for Kindergarten.
Our Advisors will explain the timeline of the admissions process, the necessary action steps during each phase, and how to navigate all possible outcomes.

Click here to register!
MS/HS Admissions
March 15, 2023 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Parents in New York City have an overwhelming number of educational options to consider for their child. This workshop will guide parents through the process of applying to both private and public schools for Middle and High School.
Our Advisors will explain the timeline of the admissions process, the necessary action steps during each phase, how to give your adolescent agency and a voice in the process, and how to navigate all possible outcomes.

Click here to register!
College Admission and Athletics
March 30, 2023 from 2:00 -3:00 PM

Gain a better understanding the role athletics can play in the college admission process, an overview of athletic recruitment, and a brief discussion of how it plays into the admission process.

Registration opens in March!
Navigating Power Struggles with Young Children
April 18, 2023 from 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Parents will learn how to navigate power struggles with young children and better understand how to address them proactively versus reactively. This workshop is geared for parents of children ages two through six years old. 

Registration opens in March!
Ask an Expert!
Prepare for High School Applications!
Studying for a test with such breadth may seem daunting, but during our four-day Spring Break ISEE Kickstart Program, students learn not only what is on the test but how they can prepare.

Led by an Elite ISEE tutor with more than a decade of experience, this program walks students through the content on each section, introduces test-taking tips and study strategies they will need, and gives students the opportunity to explore new concepts and practice the skills they need to do their best.
Tutor Highlight!
Smart City Tutors provides families with quality instruction from experienced tutors. Our tutors specialize in a range of subjects, as well as offering general academic support, executive functioning guidance, and test preparation.

This month we are highlighting Andrew Giurleo. After graduating from Brown University, where he concentrated in Italian Studies and Music, Andrew went on to tutor students in a multitude of subjects including Test Prep (SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT), executive functioning, and general academics. Andrew has worked with hundreds of students, "opening doors" to help them improve grades and test scores as well as gain confidence in the classroom and beyond. Outside of traditional academic subjects, Andrew teaches leads courses in songwriting and teaches Italian classes. When he’s not tutoring, he can be found singing at open mics, trying new recipes, and running obstacle races.
To learn more about Andrew or any of our other tutors, please visit tutors.smartcitykids.com and complete an inquiry form to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!
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