5 Effective Ways to Encourage Your Teen to Boost Grades In High School


You want your teen to sail into the college application process with ease and grace; yet, in order to do so,  the skills and the smarts needed to open the doors to success for college must be in place.
Here are 5 helpful tips for teens to boost grades and increase success with college admissions – even in the middle of a global pandemic and even if they LOATHE e-Learning! :
  •  Tip #1 FOR YOUR TEEN : Picture you as the “A” student, then be that person! “If you can dream it, you can be it, if you can imagine it, you can become it!”
  • Tip #2: Participate in class – raise your hand on that Zoom call! Even if you are NOT 100% sure of the correct answer. Demonstrate to your teacher your willingness to be a part of the lesson and your desire to learn.
  • Tip #3:  Learn the value of connection with a professional adult so that when it comes time to ask an academic question, your communication flows with greater ease and you can even enjoy rapport with your teacher.
  • Tip #4: Make an appointment with your teacher if you need further clarification. Remember, your learning is your responsibility. This means a Zoom appointment for many of you! 
  • Tip #5: Re-charge your energy! (Remember, teachers LOVE to see their students’ motivation and eagerness to learn.  What ACTIONS do you need to take to show you are an “A” student?).


There is always something positive with your child’s school work even if the grade does not show it sometimes…we must let go of the outcome and focus on the specific action it takes to produce our best. 

For more help with your teen and his/her writing, to have one of our writing experts help your teen implement these tips, please email us at: info@totalwritingenrichment.com

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