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Irfhana Zakir Hussain is an undergraduate student in Computer Science and Engineering with Big Data Analytics. A lover of both STEM and humanities, she combines the two by writing analytical pieces on essential topics in education. In 2016, she was one of 15 students worldwide selected to speak at the inaugural TED-Ed Weekend. There, Irfhana navigated the complex issue of solving the effects of racism and intersectionality on educational opportunities.

The 15 Minute Reading Magic: Elevate your Child's Reading

The 15 Minute Reading Magic: Elevate your Child’s Reading

Reading for 15 minutes a day may be the differentiating factor between a successful student and a struggling student. But why 15 minutes? Shouldn’t any amount of reading each day be enough? Before we can answer this question, we need...

July 10, 2020
Figurative Language: Easily Enhance Your Writing

How to Use Figurative Language to Enhance Your Writing

Figurative language is a form of language which is more dramatic and visual than a direct statement in everyday language. It enables you to capture your reader’s attention Figurative language employs the use of metaphors, similes, and personification to help you...

June 29, 2020
Tired of Homeschooling? Here's How to Beat the Burn-out

Tired of Homeschooling? Here’s How to Beat the Burn-out

The sudden switch from the everyday hustle and bustle of life to a lockdown has brought many tedious and unwelcome changes for parents and kids alike. Parents have been juggling working from home and managing their kids with little to...

June 20, 2020
University of California Eliminates SAT/ACT Requirement: All You Need to Know!
5 Sure Shot Ways to Transform Your Writing Skills

5 Sure Shot Ways to Transform Your Writing Skills

Writing can be intimidating to a lot of people, especially those who are not used to writing regularly. However, with a little discipline and willingness to practice and learn, writing can change from an agonizing task to an effortless activity...

June 2, 2020
How to Use a Plot Diagram for Effective Storytelling

How to Use a Plot Diagram for Effective Storytelling

Plot Diagrams are essential tools for building literary comprehension and effective storytelling, thus, forming one of the most essentials skills in English Language Arts. Plot diagrams allow students to form a course of the narrative and trace the major characters...

May 25, 2020
Everything about SAT 2020 - Update and Strategies

Everything about SAT 2020 – Update and Strategies

Recently, we’ve been talking a lot on everything about the SAT—with good reason, too! As of late, the College Board has canceled the April, May, and June administrations of the SAT due to the COVID-19 update in academic calendars across the...

May 21, 2020
SAT COVID-19 Update: Here's What To Do Next

SAT COVID-19 Update: Here’s What To Do Next

After living through this awful pandemic for the last couple of months now, you might feel like the world is turning apocalyptic. You’re not the only one. Many of the normal milestones and events that we take for granted have...

May 17, 2020
Coronavirus Quarantine Activities

How to Keep Your Child Active when Staying-at-home

Keep your child active and occupied during this coronavirus quarantine! This list of activities will keep them happy, healthy, and inventive!

April 2, 2020