January 2023 | Vol. 45

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.
New Year, Same You Leaning into growth!

For many, it’s the time of resolutions, and as we all know new beginnings can be compelling, paralyzing, or somewhere in between - depending on our attitudes. One helpful strategy is to be willing to be a beginner every day. Just jump in and try something new - remembering that this is how we learn and grow!
"The beginning is always today."
- Mary Shelly
How to Keep a Fresh Start from Stopping You in Your Tracks
Fresh starts can be a big boost and get you going, or - if taken on with a negative or judgmental mindset - they can lock you up and stop you in your tracks. Read Dr. Kenneth Carter’s How to Keep a Fresh Start from Stopping You in Your Tracks for tips on how to turn your new start – or that of your child's – into an exciting and inspiring motivator rather than a stressful circumstance.

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5 Ways to Encourage Students to Develop Intellectual Humility
Lessons steeped in social and emotional learning can help students learn to accept the idea that their views could be wrong - and present them with amazing opportunities for learning and growth.
Click here to read more about how you can instill intellectual humility in your children!
How We Can Help Children Grow in the Wake of a Crisis

The pandemic caused disruption for many children - and we're still feeling the ripple effects. New research suggests how parents can help children understand and grow from their experience to become stronger and more resilient than ever before.

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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 Madeleine Joyce. Madeleine has tutored for over a decade in a range of subjects and for students ages 8 to 18. One of SCK’s most active and experienced tutors, Madeleine tutors writing, reading, social studies, math and Spanish. She especially loves to nerd out over grammar with her pupils!
Madeleine has helped students improve their standardized test scores—including the SAT/ACT—by hundreds of points by teaching to teach kids’ unique learning styles, centering their talents and goals, and cheerleading them throughout the whole journey. She is creative, inspiring and warm. And she loves her job!
To learn more about Madeleine 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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