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Review Finally, an easy-to-read book about study and test-taking strategies! Passionate and caring educators, Alexandra Mayzler and Ana McGann, have taken knowledge gleaned over many years of working with struggling students and created a valuable road map. Each chapter communicates information clearly and provides systems, worksheets and achievable strategies so students can take charge and become organized self-advocates. This volume should be part of every student's toolkit and a necessary addition to the family library. --Susan J. Schwartz, MA Ed. Clinical Director, Institute for Learning and Academic Achievement, NYU Child Study Center, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of MedicineDo your children need help with their school work? Have your efforts to assist them ended in fights and confusion---and no improvement in grades? Alexandra Mayzler and Ana McGann have many years of combined experience in tutoring children. Tutor in a Book will give parents a clear road map for understanding their children's learning styles and suggestions for providing them with effective support. I recommend this practical book to any parent who wants to help their child do better in school. --Michael Thompson, Ph.D. coauthor of Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of BoysA book your child will come back to time and again for in-depth understanding of class material, methods for writing papers, and techniques for test taking. This practical guide is chock full of worksheets, tips, and strategies to help students achieve academic success. Tutor in Book should be on every child's bookshelf. --Donna Goldberg, author of The Organized StudentWritten in a relaxed and easy-to-understand style, Tutor in a Book can help students and their parents work together to improve skills needed for success in school. Providing lots of checklists and worksheets, the authors address issues such as learning style, organization and study skills in a user-friendly, step-by-step format. It's almost like they are there sitting beside you, leading you on to do your best. --Patricia O. Quinn, MD, Director Center for Girls and Women with ADHD Read more About the Author Alexandra Mayzler is the founder and director of Thinking Caps Tutoring (TCT), which develops innovative, individualized approaches to teaching. Mayzler has crafted both a study skills program and a series of prep courses for standardized tests, including the ISEE, SHSAT, SAT, ACT, AP, and Regents. She graduated from NYU with a BA in psychology and English literature. She is also a program developer at AbilTo, where she is designing a skills program for college students; she consults with several NY schools regarding curriculum; and is a member of the International Dyslexia Association. Ana is a senior tutor and curriculum advisor with TCT, with which she has collaborated since close to its founding. She graduated from NYU with a BA in Latin American literature and psychology. She has since completed a pre-health post-baccalaureate program and is in the midst of medical school applications. McGann has instructed students in a range of subjects and levels, with particular focus on study skills and test prep. Read more

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