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Grit Is The New Genius, So How Does Your Student Measure Up?

December 15, 2013

We recently posted an article in our Facebook Parent Support Group about why “Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success.”


Grit Is The New Genius, So How Does Your Student Measure Up?

December 15, 2013

Grit Is The New Genius, So How Does Your Student Measure Up? By Cindy Chanin On December 15, 2013 Angela Lee Duckworth: The Key To Success? Grit We recently posted an article in our Facebook Parent Support Group about why “Grit, Not IQ, Predicts Success.”  The article explored the significance of a scientific study conducted by psychologist Angela Duckworth, in which she found that self-discipline and grit (the ability to focus on completing a difficult task over a long period of time) were more predictive of academic success than talent or IQ.  She concludes that, in learning, “character is at least as important as intellect.”…


Judge FIT, Not SELF

December 10, 2013

It’s December and ‘tis the season… for college admissions.


Are You Making The Most Of Your Tutoring?

December 1, 2013

Whether your student is gearing up for his/her first session with an algebra tutor, or in the middle of an intensive college application season, you’ll want to be sure that no educational minute is wasted. Students miss precious opportunities for learning and growth by spending valuable session time on logistics and preparations that they could have addressed beforehand – all while the tutor is present and waiting.


Are You Making The Most Of Your Tutoring?

December 1, 2013

Are You Making The Most Of Your Tutoring? By Cindy Chanin On December 1, 2013 Whether your student is gearing up for his/her first session with an algebra tutor, or in the middle of an intensive college application season, you’ll want to be sure that no educational minute is wasted. Students miss precious opportunities for learning and growth by spending valuable session time on logistics and preparations that they could have addressed beforehand – all while the tutor is present and waiting. Below, we’ll show you the five biggest mistakes that students make during their sessions and what can be done to ensure that these…


The College Acceptance Chronicles: How Arielle Harris Got Into USC, Michigan, and More

April 25, 2013

The College Acceptance Chronicles: How Arielle Harris Got Into USC, Michigan, and More By Cindy Chanin On April 25, 2014 Arielle’s story has inspired everyone here at the Rainbow Family.  She recently gained admissions to 8 universities and even received a personal email from the Tulane admissions officer who reviewed her application (and offered her a $20,000 yearly scholarship), saying that her overall portfolio/personal statement was one of the best he had seen all year. I could continue to sing the praises of this phenomenal young woman, but I thought it would be wonderful for you all to hear it in her own…


Happy Birthday To The RT Blog!

March 30, 2012

Hello Rainbow Family! Today we proudly announce the start of our new blog.


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