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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 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 […]

Planning Smart School Projects

by Kathy Jenkins
What is the best way to plan and execute a successful project? Let The Organizing Tutor help you!

A major struggle for middle and high school students these days is time management. You begin with a disadvantage – the part of your brain that controls executive function, which directs organization, time management and project planning, is not fully developed. You are then bombarded with so many choices for how to spend your time: […]

Speech Recognition Tools on Your Computer

by Kathy Jenkins
Every student learns differently – and, every student studies differently.

Every student learns differently – and, every student studies differently.  WHAT IS AN AUDITORY LEARNER?   An auditory learning is someone who must hear things to learn them best – they remember what they hear and say. An auditory learning is someone who typically enjoys classroom discussion and working in small-groups where there is discussion. An […]

Organizing Homework: Tips to Working Smarter

by Kathy Jenkins

“Trying harder rarely helps. Working smarter does. To work smarter, your child needs strategies that are designed to work WITH the way she thinks… To help your children succeed, encourage them to become more aware, and accepting, of their challenges and strengths. Suggest that they put on their detective hats, to discover organization and time management strategies that […]

Organizing Strategies for Successful Students

by Kathy Jenkins
Personalized-Becoming an Organized Student course through the University of Richmond

Is your child a 6th – 12th grader who is under-performing academically because he or she just isn’t organized?  Studies have shown that kids who lack critical organizational skills are at greater risk of suffering from lower academic success, self-esteem and productivity, and may have higher levels of stress and anxiety. Learning essential life skills such […]

Succeeding in High School

by Kathy Jenkins
to succeed in high school, students will reach their full potential using organizational skills.

High school can be a very stressful and challenging environment.  I can’t think of many other things that reduce frustration as being organized.  Enjoying time management and organization isn’t natural or appreciated for many students.  But, to succeed in high school, students will reach their full potential using organizational skills. “Just because a child is […]

Parenting a Student with ADHD

by Kathy Jenkins
If ADHD is a part of your life, you need to learn how to make it work for you – not against you. That is why we love the website ADDYTEEN.

Do you or your child live life with ADHD?  If ADHD is a part of your life, you need to learn how to make it work for you – not against you.  That is why we love the website ADDYTEEN.  What is it? Here is a little taste: TO THE PARENT: Are you a Parent […]

3 Smart Steps: It’s About Time!

by Kathy Jenkins

If your child wants to take dances lessons, join the baseball team or participate in any other activities, it can be difficult to squeeze them all into your family’s schedule.  Here is a 3-step management tool that will help you and your child make wise choices based on needs, wants and interests: BE INFORMED Make […]

RVA Summer Camps for Teens

by Kathy Jenkins
Find a summer camp with The Organizing Tutor

Summer camp has been a tradition for many years and there are many reasons!  Going to summer camp is beneficial because you get to meet new people, try new things, challenge yourself to do new things, change of environment, and… have fun!  Are you looking for some opportunities for your child to experience some of […]