Author Archives: Kate Kresse

About Kate Kresse

I love to write, I love to talk, I love to uplift people when I can. I am a woman in love with life. I am a wife, mom, tutor, writer, and I am a perennial optimist. (OK not every single minute but you get the point! :-)

In a panic about SAT/ACT tests

This is the time of year when students (and their parents) spring into high gear when it comes toSAT AND ACT test preparation. There are countless test preparation books and courses available to students on that very subject. There are other … Continue reading

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A quick note–I am re-doing most of my posts for this blog

I have been made aware that putting complete postings that originated elsewhere may be a violation of the WordPress agreement unless specific permission has been granted. This is even if I include the link and make it clear who the … Continue reading

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Ways to help develop your purpose and your confidence

Do you feel adrift, purposeless, or clueless? Does your student or teen seem adrift or undefined? Do they lack that spark or glow you wish they had? Sometimes it helps to get them writing. I don’t care if the writing … Continue reading

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School difficulties and heartbreak? I can help you get your self-esteem back

Have you (or your loved one) lost your self-esteem when it comes to learning? Oh gosh, so had so many of my students and clients. How does that happen? It happens painful failure after painful failure. You feel as though … Continue reading

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Dreams are illustrations

“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you”. Marsha Norman. My soul has been writing a metaphorical book for a long time. The book is about learning, becoming, developing your unique combination of talents for the sheer … Continue reading

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A resource for grammar

Do you have trouble with using proper grammar? Do you have problems teaching it to your children? Here is a resource that I highly recommend. She goes back to basics. she teaches diagramming step-by-step. Besides the book she also provides … Continue reading

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IEP time: ADA backs you up on this

Parents~ It is spring. That means it is time for IEP (Individual Education Plan) meetings with teachers and administration. Remember, if you have a documented diagnosis for your student, schools are required to prepare an IEP and hold meetings that … Continue reading

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