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27 04, 2023

How Afficient English Uses the Science of Reading to Support Structured Literacy

By |2023-04-28T16:44:47-07:00April 27, 2023|Featured Articles|0 Comments

The science of reading has become a hot-button political issue, as states grapple with declining math and reading scores post-pandemic. California has become the latest state to push for science-based reading instruction using a structured approach to teaching literacy, as currently, only 42% of the state's third graders are reading at grade level. The goal is for all early [...]

21 03, 2023

Our Services For Afficient Students & Parents

By |2023-03-21T15:02:02-07:00March 21, 2023|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Hello parents! Are you aware of all the services we provide to our students at NO EXTRA COST? All these services help our students learn more efficiently and effectively. No other afterschool learning programs on the market offer the same level of service as Afficient Academy. 1) New Student Orientation: This service is for all new students and parents. After [...]

4 04, 2022

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Writing Style

By |2022-04-04T14:04:15-07:00April 4, 2022|Featured Articles|0 Comments

In the last few weeks, we have been discussing the most common grammatical, punctuation, and spelling mistakes in the English language. This week, we will discuss 5 ways to improve your writing style (regardless of genre). While these elements of style are not actual errors, it is important to keep a pulse on your own writing style and your propensity [...]

24 03, 2022

Top 10 Commonly Confused Words

By |2022-03-24T15:54:49-07:00March 24, 2022|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Last week, we addressed the top 5 punctuation mistakes that writers typically make in their writing. This week, we will discuss the most frequently confused words in written English. We use a lot of homophones when we speak. Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Examples are "your" and "you're" and "its" and [...]

16 03, 2022

Top 5 Punctuation Mistakes

By |2022-03-31T13:55:01-07:00March 16, 2022|Featured Articles|0 Comments

Last week, we learned about the top 5 grammatical errors that writers typically make in their writing. This week, we will learn about the top 5 writing conventions that writers typically struggle with. Academic Writing Conventions Unlike grammar conventions, writing conventions include capitalization, punctuation, and spelling rules in writing. We all know how to use end punctuation (or periods, [...]

23 02, 2022

Parent Perspective: Math Readiness with Afficient

By |2022-03-17T15:10:49-07:00February 23, 2022|Featured Articles|0 Comments

In the fifth grade, our daughter’s school district has a test designed to test math skills. The results are very important: they will determine Arieana’s math abilities and will place her in the middle school class that best matches her skills. To give her a legup in middle school, we decided that we would enroll her in Afficient Academy, [...]

8 12, 2021

The Benefits of Year-Round Schooling

By |2022-01-27T14:21:28-08:00December 8, 2021|Featured Articles|0 Comments

It is December, which means that winter break is quickly approaching. While short breaks of less than four weeks provide great opportunities to celebrate holidays with family and rest after semesters, spending too much time away from school can be detrimental to students' academic growth. The traditional school year in the United States involves a 10-12 week-long summer break [...]

1 12, 2021

Your Guide to College Applications

By |2022-01-27T14:29:18-08:00December 1, 2021|Featured Articles|0 Comments

It is the end of November, and officially college application season for high school seniors. The end of the fall semester can be exciting and nerve-racking for students taking steps to complete their applications and submit them in December and January (for the Common Application). Since 2020, many colleges and universities have revised their expectations for applicants, particularly considering [...]

9 11, 2021

Your Guide to K12 Standardized Assessment

By |2021-12-23T15:58:18-08:00November 9, 2021|Featured Articles|0 Comments

We all remember sitting in that room before end-of-year testing, filling out scantrons and sharpening our no.2 pencils. We remember sitting in silence for hours so everyone could focus on math, reading comprehension, and listening skills. We remember massaging our hands when we finished, relieved that summer vacation was quickly approaching. We don't often remember the ultimate purpose of [...]

8 10, 2021

Closing the COVID Gap: Remediation vs. Acceleration

By |2021-12-23T15:44:43-08:00October 8, 2021|Featured Articles|0 Comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has required many industries to experiment with new and innovative approaches to serving the needs of the public. The education industry is no exception. The 2020/2021 school year was tumultuous, to say the least, and incessant disruptions widely impacted student learning. Indeed, K-12 students began the 2021/2022 school year an average of five months behind grade level [...]

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