Studying and Learning During Winter Break

In our last post, we talked about instilling positive study habits and helping students become better learners. With winter break coming up for high school and college students, the last thing people may be thinking about is studying, but there can be some benefit to keeping your nose in a book for those few weeks you have off from school. At LearningRx, we love encouraging students of all ages to keep learning and discovering new things, even when they’re not in the classroom, and winter break can provide prime opportunities for both learning and discovering. As a franchisee, you can work with students who want to improve their cognitive skills, and encourage them to seek new opportunities. In this post, we’ll look at some tips and benefits for studying and learning over winter break.

Take a Field Trip

We all loved taking field trips in grade school, whether it was to a local monument or a museum where we could observe fossils or learn more about history. As a high school or college student, you may still get to take field trips, but they’re organized through the school and may involve topics that don’t interest you as much as they do your classmates. Over winter break, a student can take the opportunity to visit an art museum or a science lab and get a firsthand look at a field that interests them. Some places even have special events for students over break and offer discounted admission for those who are enrolled in a local institution.

Get a Head Start

As a franchisee, you’ll have students who are go-getters and that always want to learn and try new things. With students like this, it can often be beneficial for them to get a head start on the classes they’ll be taking during the spring semester. Since our emphasis is on improving cognitive skills such as memory and attention, a student can begin learning new information for a class they’ll be taking before they ever set foot in the classroom or lecture hall.

Pursue Other Interests

Students have been in class for several months now, and they may not feel like reading books or visiting museums. Winter break can be a great time to pursue other interests, and your brain training center staff can encourage their students to take the time to do something they haven’t had time for so far this year. Perhaps a science or engineering student wants to learn how to draw, or a math major wants to write a song. With two to three weeks off from school, it can be a great time to discover something new!

Students have a lot on their plate, and winter break can be a great time for downtime and relaxation. It can also be a great time to continue learning, and as LearningRx franchisee, you’ll be uniquely positioned to meet with students and help them become better learners. Chances are you’ll still see your regular students over break, and it’s important to take the opportunity to learn about what they want to do and how they can improve their cognitive power before the next semester starts.

If you’d like to learn more about our brain training franchise opportunities, please contact us today. Our team will gladly discuss our process for working with potential franchisees, picking new locations, and setting you up for success. We can send you all the information you need, including potential earning projections, the onboarding process, and much more. Above all, we want to hear about why you want to help students unlock greater brainpower and provide them with the confidence they need to succeed in everything they do.

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Instill Positive Study Habits

For some students, studying for a test or a quiz is second nature. They can read the textbook or look over a handout, learn the information, and recall it during the exam. However, some students struggle with studying, either because they can’t focus long enough to truly glean the important information or they can’t recall the necessary information once test time arrives. At LearningRx, our franchises are focused on helping students become better learners through brain training, and while that can help them become better studiers, the focus is put on unlocking greater cognitive potential. In this post, we’ll look at some ways that you, as a franchisee, can help instill positive study habits.

Make Studying Fun

No student is ever overly thrilled about the idea of sitting at his or her desk for hours on end, reading a textbook or studying flashcards. However, there are some ways to make studying more fun. If the student is a visual learner, encourage him or her to draw pictures on the flashcards to help place the info into his or her memory. Names and dates may be hard to remember, but visual cues can be a great boost to learning new information. The student can recall the visuals during the test, and hopefully improve his or her chances for success!

Read Out Loud

Some students can read a book and immediately recall a fact or a scene from the text. Others have to go over a line several times just to get the important information out of it. If you have a student who likes to highlight certain passages, encourage him or her to try reading the text out loud. It can be a piece of literature or a science textbook, and reading out loud will engage both the eyes and the ears. This means that both the visual and auditory centers of the brain are working to add new information.

Take Creative Breaks

A student who loves to study may spend hours with his or her books, never taking a break. However, the majority of students need to take a break every so often so that the brain doesn’t get overwhelmed. Taking creative breaks every hour or so can help keep the brain from feeling overworked, and it can make the studying session more enjoyable. For example, if a student studies his or her Social Studies text for an hour, they can take 15 minutes to play video games or surf the web. Encourage student to make a schedule and stick to it, so that they don’t get distracted by their breaks, but they also don’t get frustrated from studying for three hours straight.

There are several other habits that can make studying more fun for students of all ages. At LearningRx, our goal is to make students better learners by unlocking cognitive skills and helping them improve undeveloped abilities. Above all, we want students to feel more confident about learning, and not worry about those tests and quizzes that are waiting for them in the future.

If you’re interested in becoming a brain training franchisee, please contact us today. We have locations all across the country, and we would love to speak with you about the possibility of opening a learning center in your community. We’ve worked with people from all types of backgrounds, and we love nothing more than hearing about a person’s passion for helping students. You might be looking for a career change, or you may be interested in opening a LearningRx location and creating a secondary income, but whatever the case may be, we look forward to meeting you!

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Help Students Prepare for Graduate School

For many students, getting their college degree is one of the pinnacle achievements of their lives. It’s the culmination of at least four years of hard work and dedication, and it is something to be celebrated. However, there are those who want to build off that degree and pursue a Master’s or Doctorate in a certain field. While there’s nothing wrong with taking one’s undergraduate degree and pursuing a career with it, some students decide that they want to work toward a higher degree in their particular field. At LearningRx, our brain training programs are designed to help students of all ages and levels, and as a franchisee, you could be uniquely positioned to help those who have a goal of going to graduate school.

Preparing for the GRE

The Graduate Record Examinations, or GRE, is one of the most widely taken tests, and also one of the most difficult. Nearly every college or university in the United States that offers graduate degrees requires students to take the GRE in order to even be considered for a particular program. Students spend months upon months preparing for this test, and studying for it can take quite a bit of time out of their normal lives. As a LearningRx franchisee, you’ll be poised not only to help them be more studious, but help them become better learners who have improved focus and memory skills.

Pursuing a Higher Degree

Once they’ve taken the GRE and been accepted into their program of choice, the real work begins. If they’re pursuing a degree in science or medicine, there are several more years of classwork, lab work, and field research ahead of them. Improved cognitive skills in areas such as attention and processing speed can help them as they learn new things, discover new formulas, and work with their classmates on difficult assignments. The goal of our brain training programs is to make students better both in and out of the classroom, boosting their problem solving skills and their confidence, no matter where they find themselves.

Getting Started on Your Franchise Opportunity

If you’re interested by the idea of helping students prepare for graduate school, we’d love to talk to you about our educational franchise opportunities. We have learning centers all across the country, and we can help you decide if it makes sense to open one in your community. If you have several colleges and universities in your area, the chances are good that you’ll have recent graduates who are interested in pursuing a higher degree.

Contact us today to learn more about our programs, our system, and what drives us to help students of all ages. You can fill out the form below to have more information sent to you, or you can call us at (719) 955-6708 to speak with a member of our team. We’ve worked with people from all types of backgrounds, and we’d love to speak with you about your passion for helping students achieve their academic and life goals.

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Has Your Child Expressed Interest in Having a Tutor?

Not every child likes the idea of having to spend more time on schoolwork, and perhaps even fewer like the idea of having a tutor. However, there are those who see the benefit of having some extra help, especially in a subject they like and want to know more about so they can advance more quickly. For example, a student who loves science may find that the classroom assignments they receive aren’t challenging enough, so they go to a specialized tutor who can provide them with more opportunities. If you have a child who has asked about a tutor, how many other parents out there have been asked the same question? At LearningRx, our brain training franchise system can allow you to help students find the opportunities they seek.

More Than Tutoring

We’ve said it before, and it’s something we stand behind – our programs are more than tutoring. While tutors can be extremely beneficial for students, in the end, they often only help with the immediate issue of a student who is struggling or a student who isn’t challenged enough. Our brain training programs are designed to help make students better learners who have improved cognitive skills such as attention, memory, and logic and reasoning. In the case of a student who is looking for more advanced studies, our programs can help them develop the skills necessary to tackle those projects and assignments that their classmates are not quite ready for.

Where Do You Factor In?

As a parent, and perhaps as a teacher or administrator, you’re invested in helping the next generation reach greater heights and achieve greater things. As a LearningRx franchisee, you can set up a center where students of all types and ages can come and work on their cognitive skills. You’ll be able to meet them and their parents, and learn what it is that led them to seek tutoring in the first place. Instead of an after-school group session with other students, or weekend help that only lasts for a semester, our one-on-one brain training gives a child the attention they need, and the same trainer can work with the student for several years. Rather than choosing a stopgap measure that addresses an immediate need, such as a test or a difficult assignment, you’ll be setting up the student for success both now and later in life.

If you’re interested in learning more about our franchise opportunities, contact us today for your Free Information Kit. We’d love to speak with you about what you see as your role in changing students’ lives, as well as what the projections are for starting a learning center in your city. We can also cover how much you can make as a franchisee, since after all, you might be changing careers in order to pursue this goal! Other details, such as expenses and initial investments will also be covered.

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Challenges Students Face Every Day

Students of all ages face different challenges every single day, and while some overcome them, others struggle to find the solutions that will help them move past those obstacles and find the success they’ve been seeking. Whether they’re in first grade or starting their freshman year of college, it’s important for students to be prepared for whatever lies ahead. At LearningRx, we’re dedicated to helping children and young adults improve their cognitive skills and be able to adapt to anything life puts in front of them. In this post, we’ll look at three challenges any student can face on a daily basis.

New Curriculum

Teachers are always introducing new material, and it can be difficult for some students to keep up with the curriculum. There may be a certain subject that they struggle with, or they may have trouble understanding what the teacher is talking about. They may need visual instructions instead of auditory ones, or they may have to go over the steps again and again before they comprehend the assignment. As a LearningRx franchisee, you’ll be able to work with students and help them boost their brainpower and improve their processing speed, logic and reasoning, and other skills.

Social Situations

Schools are social centers, and the challenges that stem from daily interactions only become more difficult as students get older. Making new friends, asking someone to prom, and other social situations can add to the weight of a full classload and a backpack full of homework. The goal of our learning centers is to help students find the confidence they need not only to succeed in the classroom, but to navigate those sensitive social scenarios that they encounter every single day.

Time Management

There’s only so many hours in a day, and if a student is having trouble completing an assignment, he or she may end up putting off other tasks that need to be finished. This can be especially true while working on homework in the evening, since taking an extra hour to finish their math assignment can eat into the time they have to write that next book report. This can lead to the student staying up later than usual and feeling exhausted the next day at school. This can impact their ability to pay attention and keep up in the classroom, which may put then even farther behind. With the help of a brain training program, they can stay focused on their assignments, get through them faster, and get more done in less time.

There are other challenges that students face on a day-to-day basis, and it’s important for them to have the knowledge and confidence to believe they can overcome any obstacle. As a franchisee, you’ll have the opportunity to work with students and make a positive impact on their lives.

Contact us today to learn how you can get started or to find out more about our franchise opportunities. We work with people from all across the country, and we can help you decide if opening a learning center makes sense for you and your community.

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Getting Students Prepared for Their First Session

Now that the school year is in full swing for many students, there may be a few kids who have scheduled their first brain training session. As a LearningRx franchisee, it is important that you make sure both the child and their parents are prepared for the first session. If mom or dad brought their little one in to sign up, or you met them at a special event, take the opportunity to explain what is expected at your learning center. Once the parents and child know what is coming, they can focus on striving for success.

#1. Express Expectations

A student and their parents may not know what LearningRx is or what we offer until they step foot through your door. It’s important to first ask what brought them in and learn about their needs. The child may be having trouble with reading comprehension, math, or another subject, and it’s essential to express to the student and their parents that our curriculum is different from traditional tutoring programs. The focus is on cognitive skill improvement so that the student can strengthen their memory, their attention skills, their processing speed and more. Your learning center isn’t a place where a student can get help with their homework or simply spend some time after school until mom or dad can pick them up – it’s a place to boost their brainpower!

#2. Get to Know the Students

If you’re going to be working one-on-one with a student, it’s important that you get to know them. Ask some safe, general questions such as “What subjects do you like?” or, “Who is your favorite sports team?” to help break the ice. Encourage your learning center employees to do the same thing, since they will be working with the same students throughout the school year. Make sure that everyone is respecting boundaries and following the rules, since your center should be a fun and safe place.

#3. Make a Positive First Impression

We know that running a tutoring business or academic center can be stressful, but as new students and parents come in, make sure that you’re smiling and welcoming. A positive first impression can go a long way in building trust from the moment someone meets you, and if you seem frazzled or frustrated, a parent may choose to take their son or daughter elsewhere. This could mean that a student misses out on the cognitive improvement that could help them achieve greater success both inside and outside the classroom.

#4. Evaluate Skill Level

LearningRx has metrics for measuring a student’s current cognitive skill level, and once you’ve assessed that, you can decide which program will be best for them. Be sure to communicate this to the child and their parents so that they know what the first session will entail. You don’t want a student coming in thinking they’re going to work on math skills and they end up spending the entire time on reading! There are general programs that cover all of the cognitive skills, and getting to know each student will help you determine which course will be best.

The beginning of the school year can be challenging for students, and as a brain training franchisee, you may see more families contacting you for information. Being prepared yourself will allow you to assist them in preparing for their first session.

If you’re interested in learning more about our educational franchise opportunities, or you’d simply like some general information about LearningRx, please contact us today. We’d love to send you a Free Information Kit that comes with a comparison chart, an estimated initial investment chart, and much more.

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The First Month of School

August is nearly over, and that means that many students across the country are starting or perhaps even halfway into their first month of the school year. We covered the best back-to-school habits in a previous post, but what should students be focused on now that school has started? At LearningRx, we want our franchisees to be ready for all the new students who will be signing up for brain training over the next few weeks, and in this post, we’ll look at some ways to help kids during the first month of the academic year.

Set Realistic Goals

As students of all ages transition into another year of learning, they’ll soon begin to set goals for themselves. They may want to maintain a certain grade in a certain subject, or they may want to join a new club and become more of a leader in their school. Whatever the case may be, a sense of belonging and purpose is key to achieving their goals. If they feel that they are falling behind already, even though the school year is only a month old, a LearningRx program could be exactly what they need.

They may have a goal for being at the top of their class, but if they’re having trouble with reading, math, or another subject, their confidence could be severely shaken. Working one-on-one with a brain trainer can help them set realistic goals when it comes to academics. This can, in turn, give them the confidence to set goals and pursue other interests when it comes to joining clubs and becoming involved in extracurricular activities.

Get Parents Involved

The beginning of the school year is busy for everyone, including parents. They’re trying to get back into the routine of taking kids to school, getting to work, and attending activities in the evening. It’s an unfortunate truth, but academics can often be pushed to the side because of everything else that’s going on at this time of year. As a LearningRx franchisee, it’s important that you take the time to speak with parents and get them involved in the process. Ask them about routines and habits that could be hindering their child from reaching their full academic potential. If mom or dad has questions about the programs you offer, show them results from past students, and if you need specific research findings, we’ll be more than happy to provide those for you.

The first month of school can be a hectic time, and students and parents alike are trying to settle in after the free flow of summertime. Being proactive during these first few weeks can help students establish goals and set themselves up for success for the rest of the year. Parents who want to be involved can also be a great benefit to children who are struggling with a certain area or subject.

If you’re interested in becoming a brain training franchisee, please contact us today. We would love to speak with you and learn more about your passion for helping students.

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Tutoring as a Second Business

If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, then you know how much time and energy it takes to take an idea and make it a reality. You may be starting on your first company, or you may have taken a startup idea and turned it into a successful corporation. Whatever the case may be, you’re always looking for that next opportunity to present itself. You may have plans to keep one foot in the business you already own, while looking for something that will make an impact in the community while also contributing to your income. At LearningRx, our brain training franchise opportunities could be the perfect fit for someone like you.

Remain Flexible

One of the things that draws many people to owning their own business is the ability to be flexible with how they spend their days. They can spend all their time drawing up specs for a new product, or they can go out and meet with customers every single day. As a brain training franchisee, you can create a learning center that meets your needs as a business owner and the needs of the students who come to your location. As the owner, you can be at your location as much as you want, or you can be out meeting with teachers and parents, letting them know how our programs offer much more than just traditional tutoring.

If you’re going to be working with students yourself, you’ll also be able to remain flexible, since the majority of your time with them will be after school is done for the day. You can spend your mornings interviewing potential employees, or working on your marketing strategy for reaching more families with children. Our team will of course be there to support you and make sure you have everything you need to succeed.

Balancing Two Jobs

If you’re taking the approach of continuing with your current business while opening a LearningRx location, it’s important to consider how much time you’ll be able to dedicate to both endeavors. Your current company may be running like a well-oiled machine, meaning you only need to stop by every so often to see if there is anything that needs your attention, and this will give you more time to dedicate to your brain training franchise. If you’ll have to split your time equally, it may be best to devise a schedule for where you’ll be and when, and how you can best plan your work in order to achieve all that you want to get done.

We hope that if you’re interested in opening a learning center in your community that you’ll view it as more than just a second job; rather, we hope you’ll see it as an opportunity to help students of all ages realize greater cognitive potential and find greater success in the classroom and beyond. We will of course let you know what your potential earnings can be, as well as what potential for growth there is within our franchise model. Above all, we want you to be satisfied that you made the right choice in contacting us!

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The Best Back-to-School Habits

August is now here, and that means schools around the country will soon be starting a new semester. Everyone, from kindergarten to college, will be preparing for another year of learning and growing. At LearningRx, we love the start of the school year, and our brain training franchisees can often seen an influx of new students during this time of year. Students of all ages want to shake off the summer rust, and engaging the brain is one of the best ways to do that. In this blog, we’ll look at some of the best back-to-school habits people can start on right away.

Waking Up Early

We all know that summer is for sleeping in and lazing around on the couch until the afternoon. However, you want to be sure that your body is ready for those 6:00am alarms once the school year starts. You may have to be up in time to get the kids ready, or you may be a high schooler who has to be on campus for early band or athletic practice. With a few weeks to go until the first day of the semester, now is a great time to begin setting that alarm a little earlier each day so you can get used to getting up in time.

Figure Out Your Route

If this will be your first year of college, or your kids are going to a new elementary school, take the time to figure out the best route to your first class or the new school’s location. If you’re in college, you may have to wait to do this until you’re moved into your dorm room, but getting a campus map and walking to your first few class locations can help you feel less nervous once the semester starts. People may give you strange looks, but at least you won’t be late on your first day!

For parents who are driving their children to a new school, it’s important to know when you need to leave each morning, what streets to take and which to avoid, and what the drop-off procedure is at the school. Do you have to wait in line or can you drop your son or daughter off right in front of the school? If your child will be taking the bus, make sure you know where the stop is, what time they need to be there, and what time you need to meet them at the end of the day. If your little one will be walking to school, make sure they know the route and perhaps see if there are other children in the neighborhood they can walk with each day.

Get Organized

We all know that back-to-school time means that parents and students will need to buy supplies. Pencils, paper, binders, and everything else you need is on sale now (or will soon be on sale), and getting organized now can save you from headaches over the next few weeks. If you’re a college student who has already signed up for his or her classes, take the time to make a binder or get a notebook for each class (color coding each subject can also be beneficial). For younger students, make sure they have pencils, notebooks, and a backpack to carry everything.

There are many other habits you can start on this month, and the sooner you begin, the less stressful the start of the school year will be. Whether you’re a parent or a student, being prepared can give you the advantage once the academic year starts and you’re once again in a classroom environment.

If you’re interested in learning more about our brain training programs and franchise opportunities in your city, contact us today. We’d love to speak with you about our approach to cognitive skills, and how you can have an impact on the students in your community.

We look forward to meeting you!

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What Happens to Our Brains As We Age?

The human brain continues to develop until approximately the age of 25, and scientists are always striving to understand more about the brain and what happens to it as we get older. At LearningRx, our programs are designed to help people of all ages improve their cognitive skills, and we’re always interested to see how different people of different ages can boost their brainpower. There are things that happen in the brain as we get older, and in this blog, we’ll look at some of those changes.

Attention and Memory

As we get older, we may notice that we have a harder time paying attention for longer periods of time and recalling certain things from memory. Medical conditions and changes in the body can have an effect on attention and memory, but that doesn’t mean older people can’t maintain strong cognitive functions. With brain training programs, people can keep their synapses strong and those neural connections healthy. It is possible for older adults to learn new things, improve language skills, and retain strong memory functions.

Mild Cognitive Impairment

There have been instances in older adults where they begin losing things or forget about scheduled events such as doctor’s appointments. While some think this is an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease, it may instead be what’s called a mild cognitive impairment (MCI). There are two types of MCI – amnestic and nonamnestic. Amnestic MCI involves memory loss, while nonamnestic affects thinking skills that are involved with planning or judgment. A MCI can be brought about by certain medications that are prescribed to older people, as well as cardiovascular problems that affect blood flow to the brain. It is possible for those with an MCI to develop Alzheimer’s, but each situation is unique.

Staying Sharp

Many people worry that as they get older, they will lose certain cognitive skills or have trouble remembering things. Some resign themselves to the fact that there’s nothing they can do about decreased cognitive function, but at LearningRx, we’ve seen just the opposite. By engaging the brain in new activities and new methods of learning, you could give it the boost it needs to stay sharp for many more years. There is a concept that is known as “cognitive reserve,” and basically, it refers to the ability for certain people to be more resilient to changes in cognitive function that come with age.

If you’d like to know more about our programs, please contact us today. If you’re interested in opening a learning center franchise in your city, we’d love to speak with you about the opportunities we have available. You could create a place where students of all ages come to learn, grow, and keep their brains engaged. We know that once you see the results, you’ll be amazed!

Fill out the form below to receive more information, and if you’re interested in one of our upcoming franchise webinars, sign up online today. We look forward to meeting you and learning about what your passions are!

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