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The Learning Corner: Help your Child Achieve Academic Success

The Learning Corner: Help your Child Achieve Academic Success

By Stephanie Johnsen

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but right now a major part of your village (their school) has been in limbo, all thanks to COVID19... oh no!

But don't worry. Instead, join me, Stephanie Johnsen, for weekly easy-to-implement tips to help your child continue to grow in their academics and learning - through quarantine and beyond.

As an educator, behavior analyst, and tutor of 15 years, let me help you help your child achieve academic success.
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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and One Funny Surprise
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and One Funny Surprise
Not everything in life is about work, self-improvement, and getting good grades! Today's episode is just to say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from my family to yours. And... to share a secret. I'm especially excited for the holiday this year because my playful husband and I will be playing a Christmas surprise on my parents!
04:08
December 25, 2020
My Stress-Free 5-Step Academic Success Path
My Stress-Free 5-Step Academic Success Path
I want to share something very special with you. Throughout my 15 years in private education working with over 700 students, I saw that nearly every single student was hitting the exact same roadblocks. So, I devised my student journey. And today, I want to share my Academic Success Path with you.  P.S. As always, I hope you'll grab your free access to How to Get Your Child Off the Tutoring Hamster Wheel and Get Them Achieving SUCCESS >> And if you'd like to just move on forward and FINALLY get them achieving success, you can always apply for a free Academic Success Call >>
11:22
December 15, 2020
"My kid doesn't like school - what do I do?!"
"My kid doesn't like school - what do I do?!"
If your kid hates school, the easiest way to begin moving forward is to always check in with them, asking them the deeper questions to get to the root of their academic struggles. As always, I hope you'll grab your free access to How to Get Your Child Off the Tutoring Hamster Wheel and Get Them Achieving SUCCESS >> And if you'd like to just move on forward and FINALLY get them achieving success, you can always apply for a free Academic Success Call >> Thank you for spending time with me today, till next time!
08:21
December 08, 2020
The number one mistake parents make when their kids struggle in school -- and how you can fix this!
The number one mistake parents make when their kids struggle in school -- and how you can fix this!
Today's episode is a sneak peek into my latest training on why 1:1 tutoring alone probably won't work for your child. To register for the full-length training I mentioned in this episode, or to apply for a free Academic Success Call, please visit the Learning Corner's website at: services.tutorintinseltown.com/TLC You can also reach it directly at https://services.tutorintinseltown.com/video-training-hamster-wheel
09:09
December 01, 2020
Does your child struggle with focusing on Zoom lessons?
Does your child struggle with focusing on Zoom lessons?
Thank you to Natalia for reaching out with this question: "My daughter is in 2nd grade and is behind in reading and lazy in math. She gets very distracted and is always unfocused. Any suggestions .... TIA" So today's episode is a busy one because we have: updates, updates, and updates! 5 reasons why your child is struggling to focus during their Zoom classes, plus 4 tips to keep them focused. and my plea for your help... plus a sweet sweet thank-you gift for you if you do! As always, you can find The Learning Corner at: services.tutorintinseltown.com/TLC
33:05
September 16, 2020
Q+A About the Clever Kid Curriculum, The #1 Resource for Struggling Parents and Frustrated Children
Q+A About the Clever Kid Curriculum, The #1 Resource for Struggling Parents and Frustrated Children
If you are serious about helping your child succeed this school year, with their learning and beyond, the Clever Kid Curriculum is the best place for you to be. Hands down! If you're still curious about the program, listen to this Question and Answer segment where I answer the most common questions I receive about the program. You can also ask me anything right on The Learning Corner's website at services.tutorintinseltown.com/TLC And with a 30-day money-back guarantee, there's truly nothing to lose and SO much for you to gain in terms of time, money saved from tutoring, and even in terms of your relationship with your child. So don't hesitate and join the Clever Kid Curriculum membership before the doors close tomorrow night! services.tutorintinseltown.com/CKC
27:34
September 06, 2020
DAY 5 of the 5 days to better communication with your child CHALLENGE: What do I do that makes you feel the most loved?
DAY 5 of the 5 days to better communication with your child CHALLENGE: What do I do that makes you feel the most loved?
Welcome! I am so excited that you've chosen to join us on this 5-day challenge! Fall back in love with parenting: 5 days to better communication with your child.  Today's episode is Day 5 of the challenge, and your goal for tomorrow's conversation is to figure out what makes them feel the most loved and supported!  But of course, you know I'm going to give you more support and guidance than that! So make sure you don't skip this challenge day! You can learn about how you can work with me for a no-brainer low cost at services.tutorintinseltown.com/CKC
37:29
September 05, 2020
DAY 4 of the 5 days to better communication with your child CHALLENGE: How to help them achieve their goals
DAY 4 of the 5 days to better communication with your child CHALLENGE: How to help them achieve their goals
Welcome! I am so excited that you've chosen to join us on this 5-day challenge! Fall back in love with parenting: 5 days to better communication with your child Today's episode is Day 4 of the challenge, and your goal for tomorrow's conversation is: To help them set goals to achieve the lifelong goals that they shared with you yesterday! But of course, you know I'm going to give you more support and guidance than that! So make sure you don't skip this challenge day - especially because I have an amazing surprise for you! You can check out the surprise and learn about how you can work with me for a no-brainer low cost at services.tutorintinseltown.com/CKC
54:19
September 04, 2020
5 days to better communication with your child CHALLENGE DAY 3: What do they want to be when they grow up?
5 days to better communication with your child CHALLENGE DAY 3: What do they want to be when they grow up?
Welcome! I am so excited that you've chosen to join us on this 5-day challenge! Fall back in love with parenting: 5 days to better communication with your child Today's episode is Day 3 of the challenge, and your prompt for tomorrow's bedtime conversation is: "What do you want to be when you grow up?" But of course, you know I'm going to give you more support and guidance than that! So make sure you don't skip this challenge day, and listen to it the whole way through for my 3 disclaimers to keep in mind so this conversation doesn't crash and burn! ---- If you'd like to join in the fun LIVE, and be eligible for a huge super prize, I hope you'll join us in the Facebook group this week by registering here: https://services.tutorintinseltown.com/5DayCommunicationChallenge
38:16
September 03, 2020
5 days to better communication with your child CHALLENGE DAY 2: Confidence
5 days to better communication with your child CHALLENGE DAY 2: Confidence
Welcome! I am so excited that you've chosen to join us on this 5-day challenge! Fall back in love with parenting: 5 days to better communication with your child Today's episode is Day 2 of the challenge, and your prompt for tomorrow's bedtime conversation is: "What makes you feel confident?" We will be discussing things such as self-image, confidence, self-esteem, and the media. ---- If you'd like to join in the fun LIVE, and be eligible for a huge super prize, I hope you'll join us in the Facebook group this week by registering here: https://services.tutorintinseltown.com/5DayCommunicationChallenge
40:10
September 02, 2020
5 days to better communication with your child CHALLENGE DAY 1: Favorite Game
5 days to better communication with your child CHALLENGE DAY 1: Favorite Game
Welcome! I am so excited that you've chosen to join us on this 5-day challenge Fall back in love with parenting: 5 days to better communication with your child Today's episode is Day 1 of the challenge, and your prompt for tomorrow's bedtime conversation is: "What is your favorite game/tabletop activity?" ---- If you'd like to join in the fun LIVE, and be eligible for a huge super prize, I hope you'll join us in the Facebook group this week by registering here: https://services.tutorintinseltown.com/5DayCommunicationChallenge
34:06
September 01, 2020
The Back to School Parenting Event of the Year!
The Back to School Parenting Event of the Year!
This Back-to-Learning and Back to School Parent Summit is the must-attend event of the year if you want your child to go back to school recharged, loving learning, and way ahead of the curve. To register for the Summit: bit.ly/backtolearningparentsummit To register for Fall Back in Love with Parenting: 5 days to better communication with your child services.tutorintinseltown.com/5DayCommunicationChallenge When in doubt, you can find it all on The Learning Corner's website at: services.tutorintinseltown.com/TLC Thank you for spending time with me today, till next time!
18:21
August 25, 2020
My Philosophy on Learning
My Philosophy on Learning
I attended a 3-day conference this weekend. It was amazing. I laughed. I cried. I cheered. I made all the ridiculous cartoon character sounds my students love and my husband chuckles at. I connected with incredible people from all over the world. I grew so much as a person and as an educator. And I didn't even have to do my hair and put on makeup. And this incredible event, it got me thinking. So today's episode is going to be a little bit different from the rest. Because it's important to me to connect with and serve families who share my values around learning. Your vibe attracts your tribe, they say, right? So today's episode is on the 3 pillars of my philosophy on learning. ------- If you find yourself struggling with teaching your child and are looking for help, be sure to book your free Academic Success Call so we can discuss your child's needs. You can book your free Academic Success Call right on The Learning Corner's website: services.tutorintinseltown.com/TLC
28:39
August 18, 2020
How to Make the STEM Subjects Interesting For Your Child
How to Make the STEM Subjects Interesting For Your Child
If you're homeschooling due to COVID19 and are choosing to teach your child yourself instead of outsourcing your lessons, chances are you'll be needing some help to make them interesting and to craft some real-life word problems. And likely, you'll also hear "But when am I going to use this subject in real life?!" quite a few times in your own classroom. So today's episode is on different school topics across various subjects and their real-world applications. Basically, how to make the STEM subjects interesting. If you are looking to hire a tutor for your child for this upcoming school year, you can book your free Academic Success Call right on The Learning Corner's website: services.tutorintinseltown.com/TLC
20:16
August 12, 2020
Insider Secrets to the Perfect Tutoring Lesson
Insider Secrets to the Perfect Tutoring Lesson
An experienced tutor can be flexible and take it in stride if there are sudden changes to their planned lesson. But that doesn't mean we don't have a dream of what we wish all lessons were like! Of course, 1:1 homeschooling and homeschool pod support are a different scenario since the daily lessons are longer, but when it comes to typical tutoring, my perfect tutoring lesson with a student would go something like this: 60 minutes homework or review 05 minutes break 45 minutes cover new material or practice problems 05 minutes structured free time 05 minutes of debrief with the parents If you are looking to hire a tutor for your child for this upcoming school year, you can book your free Academic Success Call right on The Learning Corner's website: services.tutorintinseltown.com/TLC
09:59
August 04, 2020
The Ultimate Package of Homeschooling Resources for Quarantine and Distance Learning
The Ultimate Package of Homeschooling Resources for Quarantine and Distance Learning
The Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle is finally live! If you're worried about homeschooling, unschooling, virtual schooling, or FLEX schooling due to COVID19 this school year, I highly encourage you to take a look at The Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle.  It is full of resources to help you feel in control, despite living through a worldwide pandemic! There are curricula, ebooks, summits, e-courses, and so much more. Not to mention, my very own Clever Kid Curriculum membership is included, so if you've been curious about working with me - now is your chance. Thank you for spending time with me today, 'til next time!
10:09
July 29, 2020
The 3 most common mistakes homeschool and virtual school families make - and how to avoid them!
The 3 most common mistakes homeschool and virtual school families make - and how to avoid them!
Homeschooling can go so right... but it can also go so wrong! I've worked with so many homeschool and virtual school families and I have to tell you, those fears you have about homeschooling your child: they are real, and they are valid concerns. I've likely seen every one of your fears play out at one time or another with one or more of my families. On the other hand, I've also seen your biggest and best dreams for what it could be. So today I'm sharing the top mistakes homeschool and virtual school families often make - as well as how to avoid them! And don't forget to register for: 5 Social Lessons Every Homeschooler Must Know, by Nicholeen Peck. The Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle Thank you for spending time with me today, till next time!
11:06
July 21, 2020
Attention all Homeschool Newbies!
Attention all Homeschool Newbies!
July on The Learning Corner has become the ultimate month for all the Homeschooling Newbie families! There is an amazing FREE webinar coming up on socializing homeschool children so if this is a concern for you, be sure to register for - AND ATTEND: 5 Social Lessons Every Homeschooler Must Know, by Nicholeen Peck. There is also a massive bundle of homeschool resources such as curricula, books, planners, memberships, and more about to go on sale so if you'd like to be the first to know when it goes live, you can sign up for that here: The Ultimate Homeschooling Bundle Thank you for spending time with me today, till next time!
06:29
July 20, 2020
Should you switch your child from brick-and-mortar to virtual school/homeschool?
Should you switch your child from brick-and-mortar to virtual school/homeschool?
How does your child feel about school? Do they love it? Do they have tons of friends and opportunities for positive social interactions? Or do they dread it? Do they feel isolated, judged, and mistreated by their teachers and classmates? Mindset around learning and school is critical. So in today's episode, we're discussing how to know whether you should switch your child from brick-and-mortar to virtual school/homeschool. To submit questions, book your Academic Success Call, or learn more about me, be sure to visit our brand new website at services.tutorintinseltown.com/tlc Thank you for spending time with me today, till next time!
10:18
July 14, 2020
Worried about COVID19? Here are 3 alternatives to attending a brick and mortar school
Worried about COVID19? Here are 3 alternatives to attending a brick and mortar school
Are you worried about next Fall? Keeping your children safe? Making sure they are still learning? Making time to aid their learning even though you have a full-time job and you never signed up to be a teacher! I've been hearing from so many parents that are worried about the upcoming school year. Don't worry. In today's episode, we're discussing 3 alternatives to attending a brick and mortar school. To submit questions, book your Academic Success Call, or learn more about me, be sure to visit our brand new website at services.tutorintinseltown.com/tlc Thank you for spending time with me today, till next time!
17:10
July 07, 2020
What's Coming Up on Tutor in Tinseltown? Week of July 5-11
What's Coming Up on Tutor in Tinseltown? Week of July 5-11
Sundays are for quick episodes to let you in on the fun events and content you can catch through the coming week and to give you any updates on my offers, both free and paid.  Be sure to check out The Learning Corner's brand new website at services.tutorintinseltown.com/tlc. Here, you'll be able to: submit questions for me to answer on the show, sign up for your free Academic Success Call, read my bio if you want to learn a bit more about me find all the tools and resources I mention on the week's episode and SO. MUCH. MORE. Also, Tuesday will be our regularly scheduled episode here on The Learning Corner, so be sure to subscribe if you haven't already. Thank you for spending time with me today, till next time!
06:09
July 05, 2020
Keeping Kids Busy During Summer and Quarantine
Keeping Kids Busy During Summer and Quarantine
Is your city still under some form of stay-at-home orders? Are you worried about having limited access to camps, child care, and activities to keep your children busy during quarantine and summer of 2020? Today we're talking about Keeping Kids Busy During Summer and Quarantine. This doesn't have to be complicated! If you set some goals that you want them to accomplish, it's easier to think of different activities that will accomplish those goals for them - and for you! You can join my email challenge to get to know your child better here: https://www.subscribepage.com/know-your-kiddo And if you would like some individualized support, I'm currently offering free 1:1 consulting calls for struggling parents and I would absolutely love to talk with you! Just book an appointment at https://bit.ly/academicsuccesscall. Trust me - it will be the best 60 minutes you'll spend on improving your parenting this week.
16:01
June 16, 2020
What's Coming Up on Tutor in Tinseltown? Week of June 15-20
What's Coming Up on Tutor in Tinseltown? Week of June 15-20
Sundays are for quick episodes to let you in on the fun events and content you can catch through the coming week. To attend the Summertime Bonanza of 2020, just be sure to join my Facebook Group called Academic Success with Stephanie. You can find it at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/tutorintinseltown As for the week of June 15-20: 1. Be sure to join the group by Monday, June 15 at 1pm EST to catch this training on Keeping Kids Busy During Summer and Quarantine 2. Tuesday will be our regularly scheduled episode here on The Learning Corner, so be sure to subscribe if you haven't already 3. I'll be active with tidbits of advice and inspiration all throughout the week on Instagram so follow me at @TutorInTinseltown.
05:43
June 15, 2020
3 Types of Goals Your Child Needs to Set for Lifelong Success
3 Types of Goals Your Child Needs to Set for Lifelong Success
Does your child struggle with Motivation? Is it a battle and a half to get them to focus on "important things"? Maybe it feels impossible to get them to see why the little things now are important in the long term? Today, we're talking about the 3 Types of Goals Your Child Needs to Set for Lifelong Success. And if you would like some individualized support, I'm currently offering free 1:1 consulting calls for struggling parents and I would absolutely love to talk with you! Just book an appointment at https://bit.ly/academicsuccesscall. Trust me - it will be the best 60 minutes you'll spend on improving your parenting this week.
13:51
June 09, 2020
What's Coming Up on Tutor in Tinseltown? Week of June 8-13
What's Coming Up on Tutor in Tinseltown? Week of June 8-13
As of today, I'll be sharing a quick Sunday episode to let you in on the fun events and content you can catch through the coming week. To attend the Summertime Bonanza of 2020, just be sure to join my Facebook Group called Academic Success with Stephanie. You can find it at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/tutorintinseltown As for the week of June 8-13:  1. Be sure to join the group by Monday, June 8 at 3pm EST to catch The 3 Types of Goals Your Child Needs to Set for Lifelong Success  2. Tuesday will be our regularly scheduled episode here on The Learning Corner, so be sure to subscribe if you haven't already  3. I'll be active with tidbits of advice and inspiration all throughout the week on Instagram so follow me at Tutor In Tinseltown.
05:28
June 08, 2020
2 Critical Phases of Organization for Optimizing Your Child's Productivity
2 Critical Phases of Organization for Optimizing Your Child's Productivity
What does being "organized" mean to you? Is it having a neat workspace? Is it being clean? Is it having a to-do list? A bullet journal? An hourly planner? Today, we're discussing two phases of organization for optimizing your child's productivity. And if you would like some individualized support, I'm currently offering free 1:1 consulting calls for struggling parents and I would absolutely love to talk with you! Just book an appointment at https://bit.ly/academicsuccesscall. Trust me - it will be the best 60 minutes you'll spend on improving your parenting this week.
05:51
May 26, 2020
My Iris and her Helicopter Parents
My Iris and her Helicopter Parents
This isn't the episode I was planning to share today, but I received a video message from a student this morning. I laughed. I nearly cried. And then I was annoyed. It was a whirlwind of emotion! Today, we're talking about the 3 hazards of helicopter parenting.
08:02
May 19, 2020
My Child Is Getting Good Grades... Now What?
My Child Is Getting Good Grades... Now What?
What does your child's report card look like? Are they getting straight As? Or As and Bs? If so... you may be thinking you've made it! Your child is FINALLY setting up the foundation for a life of success! But are they? In today's episode, we'll talk about what comes AFTER your child is achieving high grades in school... because this is only the beginning!
06:38
May 15, 2020
The Greatest Time Management Challenge for Students
The Greatest Time Management Challenge for Students
What is the biggest chunk of time that you consider an awkward amount of time? You know what I'm talking about, when you have some time free that you consider too short to really accomplish a task but long enough that you might feel guilty if you just sit and do nothing. So what is that amount of time for you? 10 minutes? 30 minutes? an hour? And more importantly, how long is that chunk of time for your child? Today we're talking about the hidden value of an "awkward amount of time."
07:43
May 15, 2020
Achieving Success During COVID-19
Achieving Success During COVID-19
There's no use in denying the fact that most of the world is currently under some sort of stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19. However, in today's very first episode of The Learning Corner, I'd like to address the elephant in the room when it comes to making it through this quarantine: and that is the belief that we should be making the most of this time at home.
06:40
May 15, 2020