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Overcoming Social Phobia

by Deb

Social рhоbiа, also саllеd ѕосiаl anxiety, is a diѕоrdеr сhаrасtеrizеd bу overwhelming аnxiеtу аnd еxсеѕѕivе ѕеlf-соnѕсiоuѕnеѕѕ in everyday social ѕituаtiоnѕ. Pеорlе with ѕосiаl phobia hаvе a реrѕiѕtеnt, intense, and chronic fеаr оf being watched and judged by оthеrѕ and оf bеing еmbаrrаѕѕеd оr humiliated bу their own асtiоnѕ. Overcoming ѕосiаl phobia iѕ аn individuаl сhаllеngе, […]

Ahh Summer… what you do matters!

by Kathy Jenkins
organize your plans for the summer

  Ahhh summer… the time of year every student loves. And rightfully so, school is hard work. However, is you have plans to go to college in the future you need to consider how to spend your summer. Colleges look at more than just SAT scores and grades. They want to see you as a […]

The Digital Organizer: EpicWin App

by Kathy Jenkins
Let this app make short work of your child's to-do list or help ADHD kids accomplish tasks

Let this app make short work of your child’s to-do list or help ADHD kids accomplish tasks.  It is available for the iPod Touch, the iPhone, and the iPad.   EpicWin BEAT PROCRASTINATION! You find it difficult to meet goals. HOW TO USE THE APP EpicWin is a cross between a digital organizer and a role-playing […]

Ask Kathy: What is Dyslexia?

by Kathy Jenkins

Learning to learn, if you have a language-based processing skills (aka: a learning disability), makes learning to learn a difficult and frustrating process. Although the severity of specific learning disabilities is different for everyone, it still affects the learning process and can bring additional related disorders.

The Planner: Your College Lifeline

by Kathy Jenkins

Despite the handiness of apps, there is still something to say for a good-ole’ paper planner. Our friends, Jordan & Rachel over at, The Organized College Student share with us the importance of utilizing a planner. We suggest the Mead Academic Planner from Amazon because it is the same size as a notebook and perfect […]

ADD: The Over-Focused Student

by Kathy Jenkins

Last week, we went looked at what the differences are between students who have to learn how to learn with ADD, ADHD and Learning Disabilities. This week, we would like to look at one type of ADD called Over-Focused ADD. Here are some common questions that may help you assist your child or another student […]

The Planner: Your College Lifeline

by Kathy Jenkins

For those taking classes over the summer or those who want to get a head start on planning for the fall, Jordan & Rachel of The Organized College Student share with us the importance of utilizing a planner.  Despite the handiness of apps, there is still something to say for a good-ole’ paper planner. We […]

Countdown to a New Year: Things for Teens to do on New Year’s Eve

by Kathy Jenkins

If your kids are like mine, they like staying up to hear Auld Lang Syne play on New Year’s Eve – well, maybe they just want an excuse to stay up past the routine bedtime.  Either way, whether you have your own traditions or normally have always had family gatherings through the years, now that […]

The Organizing Tutor’s Favorite Pins of 2015

by Kathy Jenkins
Favorite Pins of 2015

      The Subject Sleve The Subject Sleeve is a tough, clear, vinyl pouch perfect for holding a spiral notebook or 3-ring binder, homework folder, and most textbooks. Because of the clear design, students can easily locate and grab a single subject out of their locker or backpack.     Get Your Gear Cards […]