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September 23, 2015

Does My Child Need a Tutor?

Does My Child Need a Tutor?

Does My Child Need a Tutor? 8 Things to Consider, From Credentials to Teaching Style Kirsten O’Malley discusses when a tutor is needed and how to find the right tutor for your child in local blog Pacific Learning Academy’s Founder and Executive Director, Kirsten O’Malley, was a recent contributor to… Read more

August 19, 2015

Thank You for Your Referrals!

How did you hear about us? 90% of Pacific Learning Academy families came to us via a friend, school, or neighbor. About half of our referrals come from current clients and we love to say Thank You! With our Quarterly Referral Drawing, we give an extra thank you to a winning… Read more

June 1, 2015

Group Study for FINAL EXAMS: June 13th (Saturday)

Final exams are upon us! Register now for Group Study!  An effective study group, led by an experienced Pacific Learning Academy instructor, will help you prepare for finals by: answering your questions helping you master tough concepts reminding you of what you already know! reminding you of what you don’t… Read more

May 12, 2015

PLA Tutor in Katmandu – GoFundMe request after earthquakes

Some of you may remember Chemistry instructor Brit Stender, a popular tutor who worked at the Academy as he was finishing his teaching degree and student teaching at Eastlake High School. Brit moved to Nepal and started a financial company there about 8 months ago, and was well on his way… Read more

February 11, 2015

Looking for Community Service Hours?

Many high school students need to complete a certain number of community service hours as a part of their coursework. There are times when finding those opportunities can be a challenge. As spring and the end of the school year draw near, we’d like to alert you to a local… Read more

November 20, 2014

Parent-Teacher Conferences: A Tip Sheet

As you prepare for your next Parent-Teacher Conference, remember that the meeting is a two-way conversation. It’s a great opportunity for the teacher to learn more about your child, and for you both to “get on the same page” with the common goal of helping your child to success. Research… Read more

November 4, 2014

How to Email Your Child’s Teacher at School

Imagine that you are a consultant that specializes in learning. Because you are a superstar, your clientele list has grown significantly and you now have over 150 cases to manage. You see each case EVERY day and each one of those cases also has up to two people providing oversight…. Read more

October 21, 2014

Basic Steps in College Planning

After doing research on colleges and universities, programs and degrees offered, and must-haves such as good cafeteria food, a quick walk to the beach, or outstanding student life clubs, what does your high school student do with that information? There are a lot of details to keep track of, and… Read more

September 25, 2014

6 Ways to Raise Your ACT Score

You already know that high test scores are a great way to set your college application apart from those of the other students completing for your spot at your dream school. But how do you go about quickly raising your score? If you plan to take the ACT, here are… Read more

September 2, 2014

Vocabulary Memorization Technique: the LINC

If you didn’t already know this, our brains learn faster and retain longer when we can connect new learning to things we already know. Endless lists of vocabulary words in English or Foreign Language class can feel overwhelming to students, but we DO have a solution! FASTEST Method (to prepare):… Read more

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