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A Fresh Start: Organizing the New Year

      “New Year, New You,” right? Even if it’s the middle of a semester for a lot of students, January 1 is a great time to reset and restart. For most students, that could mean a much-needed check-in on their organization and study skills. Here are some of our favorite tips to keep a student on track:      1. Use a calendar. Whether it’s paper or electronic, a calendar is crucial for keeping track of assignments, tests, and extracurriculars . This is also a great way for students to start seeing how they’re spending their time… and where that extra study session could fit in.     2. Note-taking . Study skills aren’t always a focus during school hours, so make sure your student is developing a system for note taking and reading. College will be so much easier if your student knows how to study! (Note: this looks different for every student and varies depending on their learning style.)     3. When school is in session, set up a weekly schedule for cleaning out and organizing backpacks

January Update from Fairchild

  January 3, 2021 I’m writing from my office at the new space in Highland: sunlight floods the space, the new ActivePure air purification system is running and the Keurig is plugged in. I am so excited for the start of a new year for Fairchild.  Our new address is: 13366A Clarksville Pike, Highland Maryland 20777. As we make the move to Highland, please note the following:  We will offer Sunday and Wednesday morning practice tests starting again January 3rd in the new office.  All tutoring and test prep will remain virtual through February 1, 2021, we will watch the virus numbers carefully after the holidays. Well fitting masks will remain a requirement for students and tutors until further notice.  Billing: Reminders of overdue invoices will be sent this week, please make sure your account is current.  We thank Pam Saul of Farm & Equine Business Services for all of her help with billing and collections. Please remember that we bill at the beginning of the month and payment is due