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March 30, 2012

The 3D Pythagorean Theorem

[Kirsten’s note: Micah teaches Math, Physics, and test prep at Pacific Learning Academy. Below he’s reminding all of us students (old and young alike) that there’s more to Pythagoras’ theorem than we might remember!] Most people are familiar with the traditional 2D Pythagorean theorem, which states that for any right… Read more

March 3, 2012

What’s the difference between the ACT and the SAT?

Since all 4-year colleges and universities accept the ACT, students should no longer waste their time prepping for both the SAT and the ACT. What’s important is that a student take the BEST test to show off their abilities and impress the colleges they’d like to attend. [Tweet this] Taking… Read more

February 20, 2012

SAT/ACT: How do you choose?

About 70% of students will score better on either the ACT or SAT, but they don’t know that until it’s too late. After 5 years of families asking us “Which test is best for my child?” PLA is excited to announce our comprehensive SAT/ACT Diagnostic Test. Which Test is best?… Read more

January 12, 2012

Tips for Typing in Spanish (PC/Mac)

Students, have you ever tried to write a paper for Spanish on your computer, only to get frustrated with how difficult it is to put in accents, find the ñ or the ¿, or check for spelling and grammar errors?  Well here are a few simple tips to make it… Read more

November 1, 2011

Why now?

After 7 years of providing tutoring and academic support to Eastside families, The Learning Curve has finally realized the dream of becoming a private school and changed our name: Pacific Learning Academy. Tutoring will continue to be a major part of our services, but the ability to work with our… Read more

April 24, 2011

Review: The Pomodoro Technique

Time Management for All of Us How many times do you hear someone joke about being AD/HD? In the middle of a conversation we notice them losing focus, failing to follow instructions, or taking forever to organize their day. As adults, we might laugh and say, “Look, something shiny!” When… Read more

April 4, 2011

Does Your Service Provider Pass the Grandma Test?

If it’s good enough for your Grandma, it’s good enough for me. A few years ago, when I was President of the Sammamish Chamber of Commerce, I met Connie Marshall, then Mayor of Bellevue. I had a question about how small chambers might thrive among the “big boys.” She pulled… Read more