Tips on exercising your brain

We address memory training quite seriously and have many different exercises on our site. In this post, I want to share some training tips inspired by this, this, this and this articles. Specific and generic training If you research a subject or write a code, you do many different and seemingly unconnected tasks. It is …

Do coaching classes help students with their academic studies?

This is a guest article by Charles Griver. He describes himself as “a professional writer who deals with varieties of areas including academic writing, original content writing, blog article writing and so on. Charles has started his career as a writer after completing his Masters in English Language and Literature from UC Berkeley.” The author …

Fixing our education

The education system is arguably broken, so it must be easy to improve the situation for some people. How can we do that? There are many ways to address the issue. In fact we have a dedicated course about it. Here are some small ideas that did not quite make it into the course materials. …

Phonological awareness

This post was built in a very unusual way. Anna shared with me some of here thoughts and asked me to write a post to clarify the issues. I performed a short research starting with wikipedia and found more professional publications here,here, here, here and here. Sounds and letters Simply put, phonological awareness is the …

Text comprehension with children

Both children and grown-ups make similar mistakes in text comprehension. As a grown-up it is easier to help children since the texts they read appear simple and meaningful for most of us. Here are some common questions you can ask the child for improving reading comprehension with a child. Search for repeating words within the …

Mnemonics for children

When working with children we prefer audio mnemonics to visualization. Audio mnemonics tend to be slower, but easier to use and more stable for long-term memorization. Ten years old is the perfect age to memorize texts. A healthy and creative 10 years old will always find something nasty and funny in the text, will play …

One education cannot fit all

I think all of us know that the education system is not perfect. Some of us secretely hope that a revolution will happen in the way people learn. And maybe some of the readers are actually making the first steps towards this revolution. For today I have chosen several really cool articles, so do read …

Back to school program

With the start of the new school year, we would love to help you prepare yourself or your child for a year of fruitful learning and academic success. Here are some of our resources you may want to use: Safeguard yourself from the most common speedreading mistakes, as I described in this article Try this …

Self-Education Vs. College. Top Pros and Cons for Smart Guys

Many of our students wonder if they need to start with college or self education (like a coding bootcamp). Ideally one should start by self-educated work to see if the work pleases him. Then the colledge education will be percieved in perspective of practical experience. Further self-education or advanced degree will result in deeper and …

Raising superlearners, Anna’s way

Anna and Lev (me) raise three children. After finishing the “raising superlearners” course, I asked Anna how she trained in fact with our children. Apparently, Anna’s methods were very different from mine, which is expected in a normal and well-functioning family. Per my request, Anna provided a list of the training she actually does with …