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Episode #143, Mindfulness Made Simple: Being present in the moment

Teen wellness instructor Delvina Miremadi teaches teens how to be more present in the moment.

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November 17th, 2016
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Episode #142, Marc Hoberman, How to Become a Better Student

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Today on episode 142, I’m talking to Marc Hoberman, Founder and Director of Grade Success Inc. Marc is a Keynote Speaker, Seminar Leader, Consultant, and author and has trained students, teachers, and corporate executives nationally through a variety of Personal Improvement and Training Methods. As a freelance writer for NY Parents Metro Magazine,  Marc has shared his wealth of educational expertise with thousands of parents each year. From the classroom to the boardroom, Marc continues his mission to “help people realize their full potential.”

 

On today’s episode, Marc gives us his best tips for how students can thrive at school and become better students.

 

Marc’s studying tips: Study for 20 minutes at one time, then take a 5 minute break away from study area, then go back and review same material for 20 minutes to best retain material.

Marc’s study tip no no’s: Don’t cram and don’t lie in bed while studying.

Marc’s best ways to get an “A”: 1) be in tune with your teacher (go office hours and seek extra credit) 2) form a study group with other smart students who you can learn from 3) do the best you can

Marc’s advice for teens: you are who your friends are. If you are emailing people who are not nice then you need to move away from that. And set a goal and ask yourself what you are going to do for the next ten years to achieve your goal.

 

For another related conversation check out my podcast episode # 38 with Jeff Leiken on The Power of Mentoring

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November 11th, 2016
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Episode 141, Ten Ways to Reduce Teen Stress

Teen wellness instructor Delvina Miremadi talks about ten ways teens can reduce their stress.

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November 2nd, 2016
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Episode #140, Dr. Delvina Miremadi, Helping Teens Realize Their Resilience

On episode 140, Alexis Avila talks to Dr. Delvina Miremadi Founder & Chief Resilience Officer at Realize Your Resilience a company dedicated to helping individuals, groups, and organizations build upon their strengths and foster resilience so they can grow, succeed and thrive.  Dr. Miremadi completed her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Simmons College, focusing her research on academic resilience in higher education.

On today’s episode Delvina shares ways teens can develop the mental tools to overcome any life challenge that comes their way. She also teaches us how to follow the 50-40-10 rule. Listen in!

Fact: Delvina herself struggled with self-esteem issues and learned to conquer her struggles and now empowers others to do the same.

What parents can do to help their teens? Support them but don’t rescue them.

Advice for teens who put a mask on in school? Be kind to yourself, replace negative thoughts with positive ones, and don’t be afraid of failure.

Delvina’s words of wisdom for teens:

Believe in yourself and your abilities

Believe that your mind and you have control over your behavior and you can set that in a positive direction (leads to resilience)

Continue to learn and grow and make effort that will lead to increased resilience

Follow the 50-40-10 rule and work on the 40%. (50% of happiness is genetics, 10% is circumstance, 40% is determined by what you do everyday)

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October 28th, 2016
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Episode #139, Common Analogy Relationships on the SSAT

SSAT Instructor Terri shows you how to recognize some common analogy relationships that will help you solve analogies on the SSAT.

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October 19th, 2016
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Episode #138, Ethan Sawyer, How to Write Compelling Personal Insight Questions

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On episode 138, Alexis Avila talksto Ethan Sawyer, a nationally recognized college essay expert and sought-after speaker. Each year Ethan the Essay Guy helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students.
Raised in Spain, Ecuador, and Colombia, Ethan has studied at seventeen different schools and has worked as a teacher, curriculum writer, voice actor particularly for video games, motivational speaker, community organizer, and truck driver.
A graduate of Northwestern University, Ethan holds an MFA from UC Irvine and two counseling certificates. He lives in Los Angeles with his beautiful wife, Veronica, and their amazing daughter, Zola. On Today’s episode, Ethan gives us tips on how to write more compelling answers to college application personal insight questions.

For another related conversation, check out podcast Episode #130 NivedRavikumar, The College Statement Guru Gives His Best Essay Tips

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Ethan’s college essay tips:

Don’t write a boring, general essay.

Do write an essay that showcases your unique skill and demonstrate how that skill has changed you.

What do college admissions officers really look for?

  1. That you can write
  2. That you can tell them something that is missing on the rest of the application

Ethan’s words of wisdom for teens: Focus on what you have to offer.

Don’t sleep on supplemental essays. They ARE important.

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October 14th, 2016
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Episode 137, Applying the Michael Phelps Philosophy to SSAT Analogies

SSAT Instructor Terri shows you how to prepare for the SSAT analogies, just like Michael Phelps prepared for the 2016 Summer Olympics

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October 5th, 2016
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Episode #136, Louise Palanker, Understanding Teens

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On episode 136, Alexis Avila talks to teen expert Louise Palanker an LA-based writer/producer/performer/film-maker/author and host of Journals,a podcast and itunes app where she fields questions from teens about growing up and allows kids to connect safely with one another. With her Journals community, Teens and tweens all over the world are joining the conversation, creating their own profiles and collectively building a safe space to read, write, learn, share, encourage, interact and give and get advice. On today’s episode, Louise talks about the problems teens face today and shares some of the creative ways she helps teens thrive in today’s society.
Louise’s advice for parents: Don’t judge so much. Give teens a chance to fail a little bit, and become the person they can go to to talk if things aren’t going so well.
Louise’s advice for teens: Go for your dreams and dream big, but be realistic.
Louise’s words of wisdom: Continue to work on your skill sets, work on becoming an interesting person (because interesting people gravitate toward each other) and work on becoming a good listener. Do these things, and life opens up for the better.

For another related conversation, check out podcast episode #90 with Annie Fox, Effective Parenting in the 21st Century http://preppedandpolished.com/annie-fox-effective-parenting/

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September 23rd, 2016
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Podcast Episode 135, ACT English Test: Comma Usage-Comma Splice

ACT Instructor Terri shows you how to recognize and revise the comma splice.

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September 9th, 2016
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Episode #134, John Hupalo, Invite Education’s Plan to Financing Your Family’s College Dreams

On episode 134, Alexis Avila talks to John Hupalo CEO of Invite Education and writer of Plan and Finance Your Family’s College Dreams; A Parent’s Step-by-step guide from Pre-K to Senior Year from the Co-Founders of Invite Education. John is a nationally recognized expert in education loan finance and private credit student loans. On today’s episode, John talks about some key strategies families should employ when planning and financing their child’s college education. For a free three month trial of Invite Education’s college planning and financing tool go to: www.inviteeducation.com and type in “3Free”

John’s words of wisdom for teens: The most successful people don’t typically draw straight lines from college to career. Be as flexible as possible, be open to opportunities, and find what inspires you.

For another related conversation, check out podcast  episode #19 with Jodi Okun, Finding College Cash, http://preppedandpolished.com/jodi-okun-finding-college-cash/

Episode 134, John Hupalo, Invite Education’s Plan to Financing Your Family’s College Dreams

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August 27th, 2016
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