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EP 87 - the Virtual Back to School Summit 9-10-20 (full audio version)

Parents - Do You Want the Ultimate Back-to-School Plan for Fall 2020 – Without Worrying About Your Child’s Future? See the video and join the resource community www.makethegrade.education Join the Success Community www.makethegrade.community Are…
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EP 86 - Phenix Badmus, the College Success professor visits Education Live Thursday

Parents and Students Are you confused about the 2020 college admissions landscape?  Do you know the 'best practices' for your children to gain acceptance to their 'dream schools'? Do you have a cohesive long term plan? In this weeks…

Ep 85 The Back to School Virtual Summit

The Back to School Virtual Summit www.makethegrade.school is the link to register. Thursday Sept 10 2010 8pm Eastern Time Thank you Sponsors! Parents – Would you like to show your family members a little bit more…

Ep. 84 - How To Maximize Your POD Experience

In this podcast episode, Dr. Steven Greene discusses how to make your POD experience as productive as possible. CLICK HERE TO READ THE TRANSCRIPT OF THIS PODCAST It does take planning and some work, but it is worth it.  Measure twice…

Ep. 83 - Discussing Therapy For Teens: Interview With Katie K May

Do You Want the Ultimate Back-to-School Plan for Fall 2020 - Without Worrying About Your Kid's Future? Imagine mastering virtual e-learning, having your schedule ready to go ahead of time, & discovering whether homeschooling is right…

Ep. 82 - Back to School - Student Special Edition

Attention Students - This is specially for you. What you can - and need - to do to get ready to go back to school this year. How to set up your home / virtual learning environment How to manage your time effectively How to manage…

Ep. 81 - What Type Of Parent Are You?

In this podcast episode, Dr. Steven Greene, the Success Doctor discusses 3 types of parents during the Covid-19 shutdown. Are you the kind of parent that is proactive & planning ahead? Listen to the podcast below to find out.   Do…

Ep. 80 - Back to School 2020: 3 Keys to Success

Do You Want the Ultimate Back-to-School Plan for Fall 2020 - Without Worrying About Your Kid's Future? Imagine mastering virtual e-learning, having your schedule ready to go ahead of time, & discovering whether homeschooling is right…

Ep. 79 - How To Prepare For Back To School 2020

Do You Want the Ultimate Back-to-School Plan for Fall 2020 - Without Worrying About Your Kid's Future? Imagine mastering virtual e-learning, having your schedule ready to go ahead of time, & discovering whether homeschooling is right…

Ep. 78 - Healthy Food & Healthy Lifestyle: Interview With Hallie Steinberg

This podcast episode features Hallie Steinberg, a certified health coach, in a discussion about how to help your kids have a better diet. Here's how you can reach out to Hallie & join her health-based community: https://www.facebook.com/hallieshealthyliving https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hallieshealthyliving/   Salmon…

Ep. 77 - What's Your Plan?

Do You Want the Ultimate Back-to-School Plan for Fall 2020 - Without Worrying About Your Kid's Future? Imagine mastering virtual e-learning, having your schedule ready to go ahead of time, & discovering whether homeschooling is right…

Ep. 76 - How To Prepare Yourself For GRE & GMAT: Interview With Audra Zook

Today's podcast episode features Audra Zook, a GMAT & GRE tutor, giving her knowledge on how to prepare yourself for the tests & overcome the most common challenges. To book a 30-minute online trial session with Audra for your preparation,…

Ep. 75 - Well Done! Stay Positive

Do You Want the Ultimate Back-to-School Plan for Fall 2020 - Without Worrying About Your Kid's Future? Imagine mastering virtual e-learning, having your schedule ready to go ahead of time, & discovering whether homeschooling is right…

Ep. 74 - Understanding Your Kids Academically: Interview With Mighty Parent

Listen to this podcast episode as Dr. Steven Greene gives actionable tips on how to develop mutual understanding with your child regarding their academic goals. Do You Want the Ultimate Back-to-School Plan for Fall 2020 - Without Worrying…

Ep. 73 - What is Your Contingency Plan?

Do You Want the Ultimate Back-to-School Plan for Fall 2020 - Without Worrying About Your Kid's Future? Imagine mastering virtual e-learning, having your schedule ready to go ahead of time, & discovering whether homeschooling is right…

Ep. 72 - Note-Taking Effectively: Part Three

Do you find yourself feeling confused when taking notes? Do you end up missing out on a lot of information & structure while jotting it down? In this 3rd podcast episode of the Education Review series, Dr. Steven Greene, The Success…

Ep. 71 - Studying For Success: Part Two

Why is this important? Why do you need to manage information to be successful? Consistency in managing your information will help you keep track of your progress & learn effectively. Watch Part Two of the Education Review series…

Ep. 70 - Take Your Time Back Today: Part 1

Stop fussing with time management systems that don't work for you & get back to simple, effective basics. You'll walk away with actionable strategies & tactics that help you control your time & not the other way around. Part…

Ep. 69 - Check Your Academic Progress: Are You Where You Want To Be?

Feeling unmotivated this summer? Listen to this podcast episode as Dr. Steven Greene, The Success Doctor, discusses the solution to most problems: a plan. You can maximise your education if you make a study plan, make time for it and commit…

Ep. 68 - How To Let Go Of Negative Thoughts & Calm Down Feat. Regena Rosa Celeste

Do you get nervous & tensed up in the middle of tests? The simple exercises mentioned in this podcast will help you calm down & keep your stress level under control. Regena, The Internal Peace Revolutionist, discusses 3 steps you…

Ep. 67 - What Is Your Why?

In this podcast episode, Dr. Steven Greene asks an existential question: What is your why? What is your reason behind what you do? If you're a student, think about what drives you to work hard. Why are you working hard to reach your…

Ep. 66 - Covid-19 Discussion With a Parent Feat. Shari Howard

These are scary times. Your students academic future is up in the air.  Should you take action? We've never lived through something like this before. Here is part of the series "Conversations with Home Learning Parents"  featuring…

Ep. 65 - The 60 Day Academic Challenge - How To Keep Your Kids Accountable & Motivated This Summer

The 60 Day Academic Challenge - How To Keep Your Kids Accountable & Motivated This Summer Are you finding it difficult to keep your kids accountable this summer? Success Doctor Steven Greene discusses a 60 day challenge that…

Ep. 64 - The Success Doctor Meets The College Success Professor! feat. Phenix Frazier Badmus

The Success Doctor and The College Success Professor join forces to tell you what you need to have a successful semester this fall. Time management, information management and creating a daily success plan are the foundational elements of…

Ep. 63 - Summer Academic Opportunities - What are your options?

Summer time is stressful for parents. Kids out of school, & with Coronavirus going on, the future is more uncertain than ever. Here are some options you have for the summer - all discussed in this podcast episode: Academic remediation …

Ep. 62: The Third "C": Community

This is the 3rd in a series: The 3 C's of Success. Commitment Consistency Community Many studies have shown that family characteristics can significantly affect children's development and school achievement. Beyond the immediate…

Ep. 61 - Real & Raw: Conversation w/ a Parent feat. Jamie Palmer

The day is finally here! We've been teasing the idea of interviewing a parent of a student on mAke the grAde & we can't wait for you to dive deep into this episode with Jamie Palmer. Enjoy! Helpful mAke the grAde Resources mentioned…

Ep. 60 - The Second "C": Consistency!

This is the 2rd in a series: The 3 C's of Success. Commitment Consistency Community Discover how to go from CHAOS to ORDER - without burning out or running in circles! Consistency is critical to creating space for effective…

Ep. 59 - The First "C": Commitment

This is the 1st in a series: The 3 C's of Success. Commitment Consistency Community Commitment! The dreaded word.  But it doesn't have to be a negative... Would you say you usually complete your goals? Commitment can be…

Ep. 58 - Music Education: What You're Missing with Jessica Peresta

Jessica Peresta is passionate about helping teachers and parents bring the love of music to kids.  After receiving her Bachelors of Music Education from Oral Roberts University in 2004, she went on to accompany the Tulsa Children's…

Ep. 57 - Why "Success" Should Have 3 C's

I know you're burning with curiosity with reading this title & I've got some great news for you.. You're gonna have to check out this valuable & action-packed episode to figure out with the 3 C's are 😎 Helpful mAke the…

Ep. 56 - How to Fix Your Sleep Schedule Once & For All, feat. Vic Patalano

Medical fact: Improper sleep can have a deleterious effect on your child's education and health. But this can be prevented. In this episode Dr Greene hosts Certified Sleep Expert and Mattress purveyor Vic Patalano from Mattress Outlet of…

Ep. 55 - The 5 Structures You Need to Learn - Effectively!

Structures are all about creating an environment that facilitates great learning - they make it easier & more effortless to excel in school.  Each of these structures is important as a stand alone feature, but more so, they work together…

Ep. 54 - Dalia Kinsey: Feeding Your Student Right Without Wasting Time or Money

Dalia Kinsey is a School Nutrition Specialist and Health at Every Size Registered Dietitian on a mission to make health accessible to all by encouraging body respect and joyful movement.  Dalia worked in public health for years prior…

Ep. 53 - The Best Virtual Learning Tools & How to Get Free Support

Education & academics are being affected across the board - from elementary levels to middle school through high school & college - circumstances have changed very quickly. Stay on top of your family situation - in this episode you'll…

Ep. 52 - Turning Stress into Success with "Neuro" Noel Foy

As a Neuroeducator, Neuroeducational Consultant, Author of ABC Worry Free and founder of AMMPE, Noel’s mission is to help teachers, parents, coaches and students use the Neuroscience of learning to their advantage in quick, user-friendly…

Ep. 51 - I Can't Teach Myself: Now What?

Many of us want to do it all on our own, and we beat ourselves up when we fail. Sometimes, we need support in certain areas. In today's episode you'll discover what steps to take when you're trying to master something on your own and it's…

Ep. 50 - OCD & Anxiety with Marty Franklin, PhD

Dr. Franklin studies anxiety and body-focused repetitive behaviors (such as chronic tic disorders and trichotillomania, TTM) in children and adults. His clinical and research careers have centered on these disorders, with a particular emphasis…

Ep. 49 - Trauma Informed Care with Jesse Kohler

CTIPP board member Jesse Kohler speaks to the importance of unified advocacy and activism in the creation of a trauma-informed society. He speaks to CTIPP's role in promoting health and well-being for trauma survivors nationwide. I am offering…

Ep. 48 - Coronavirus & School: What You Need to Know

Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") into communities across the United States. Coronavirus.gov offers the most up to date information about this rapidly evolving situation. Through…

Ep. 47 - Back to Basics: Time Management!

The mAke the grAde success community continues to be an excellent ongoing resource during this time period, and it will continue to be, but really it is a place to learn long term learning and educational strategies to help you/your child/your…

Ep. 46 - Structure in the Chaos: How to Learn at Home

The Corona Covid-19 virus has affected our daily lives.  Our children’s education and school routines have been abruptly interrupted and disconnected. Get your Tutoring Freebie here: https://makethegrade.net/structure-in-the-chaos-presentations/ The…

Ep. 45 - Quarantined! Easy Home Activities for Better Grades

We are all stuck inside due to COVID-19! Dr. Greene touches on what that could mean for our education system and shares a story about one of his student's home projects that will inspire you to take advantage of all this free time! Helpful…

Ep. 44 - Coaching for Business Success with David Bradley

Drawing upon his background as a successful architect and entrepreneur, David Bradley founded Blueprint For Living to offer professional consultation to individuals who seek to access their untapped potential and create great things in their…

Ep. 43 - Coronavirus / COVID-19 Education Shutdown

It's March 2020 & we are smack-dab in the middle of the Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic. Many school districts are completely shut down and have converted to virtual online based teaching (or no school at all). Learn how to maximize…

Ep. 42 - Easy to Implement Habits for Straight As & a Top GPA

Motivation only goes so far. Sometimes we don't feel motivated - and that's when habits matter.  Consistent habits that cultivate success. Learn what habits will give you the best return on your disciplines, strategies for implementing them,…
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Ep 41 - Networking for Success - With Christina Guida - Interview

In mAke the grAde podcast #41 Dr Greene interviewed Christina Guida, an expert in networking and using tools like Linkedin for career and academic success. MANY great take aways here --> It's never too early to start to build your resume…

Ep. 40 - How to End the School Year with Straight 'A's

You will discover exactly how a student turned his school year around & finished with high marks all areas. The third episode in a series on case studies... Receive free support from Dr. Steven Greene & parents just like you in…

Ep. 39 - Case Study: Turning Around a Weak School Year

In today's case study, you'll learn how Dr. Greene's client turned her academic situation around mid-school-year. Receive free support from Dr. Steven Greene & parents just like you in the Make the Grade Facebook Community - Click Here Helpful…

Ep. 38 - Case Study: Easy Tips for Getting Back on Track

Dr. Greene shares his client's challenges, struggles, & triumphs to bring you solutions that really work. Improve your GPA, test scores, & more today, in the first episode of a case study mini-series. Receive free support from…

Ep. 37 - How to Plan Your Days to Eliminate Stress

Academic life can get very busy & feels like there simply aren't enough hours in the day. The solution is multifaceted & we call it your Daily Success Action Plan. Discover the exact chunking, blocking, time management, homeworking…

Ep. 36 - 10 Questions to Determine Your Ideal College

Which type of college is right for you? There’s no magic formula for choosing a college, but there are steps you can take to choose a good fit. You have nearly 5,000 colleges to consider in your college search. Use these 10 questions…

Ep. 35 - How to Take Better Notes (That Actually Improve Your Grades)

Between trying to follow what the teacher is saying, understanding the info presented, and writing notes to capture what you need to know, note-taking can be challenging - much less taking *effective* notes. Dr. Steven Greene shares a host…
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Ep. 34 - How to Cure Information Overload & Manage All Your Academic Info

Has your to-do list ever been so long that you felt physically drained at the thought of everything that needed to be done? Do you feel like there's never enough time to rest? There's always more you should be doing? Students are averaging…

Ep. 33 - Dr. Steven Greene on the OMG Show!

Today's episode features Dr. Greene's appearance on the OMG Show with Jamie Palmer, where he shares the entrepreneurial side of his journey. He shares his wealth of knowledge, having been teaching for over four decades! He discusses many…

Ep. 32 - How to Stop Waiting Until the Last Minute: Planning Ahead!

Do you struggle with procrastination? Always cramming last-minute? Discover time-tested, actionable strategies that will empower your student to effectively plan ahead & take back control of their time. ----- Receive free support…

Ep. 31 - Dr. Greene's Story feat. Joseph Mercado, Founder & CEO of Master Mind University

Plot twist! Joseph Mercado, Founder & CEO of Master Mind University, interviews Steven Greene on Make the Grade to uncover what makes The Success Doctor tick. Discover what Steven's life was like growing up & why he became deeply…

Ep. 30 - Family Tension & Academic Goals

What happens when a parent has different academic goals for the student than the student has for themselves? How can you coordinate effectively when everyone's on a different page, especially in divorce situations? Discover techniques…

Ep. 29 - Making Goals Work for You

Enter 2020 empowered & discover how to make your goals work for YOU - it's the final Make the Grade podcast of the decade! What should your goals be academically & non-academically? Grades? Test Scores? Something else? When should…

Ep. 28 - The Big Reveal: SAT Scores!

SAT scores are being posted as we speak & it's an emotional time for parents & students alike! Whether you're ecstatic about your high marks or you're disappointed by your results, Dr. Greene shows you how to leverage an analysis…

Ep. 27 - Creative Learning Styles (Part 4): Back to Basics!

"Sometimes, in spite of all the great things with technology, the simplest things work the best." - Dr. Steven Greene You'll discover exactly how the Success Doctor leverages color coding, calendars, planners, group study, and other old school…

Ep. 26 - Creative Learning Styles (Part 3): Let's Get Techy!

Leverage free tech to get better results in school - Uncover the best tools & strategies for learning, studying, & optimizing your student's academic education using apps & software for computers, laptops, smartphones, & tablets. Receive…

Ep. 25 - Creative Learning Styles (Part 2): Become the Teacher

Discover how to greatly enhance your student's recall ability easily, by presenting information in a new way. Receive free support from Dr. Steven Greene & parents just like you in the Make the Grade Facebook Community - Click Here Helpful…

Ep. 24 - Creative Learning Styles (Part 1): Information Hacking

Is your student a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner? Do they prefer bottom-up or top-down learning? Discover how to greatly enhance your student's recall ability easily, by presenting information in a new way. Plus, you'll enjoy a special…

Ep. 23 - How to Get Help with School (and What to Avoid)

Based on the most commonly asked questions in the Make the Grade Facebook Community & decades of tutoring experience, the Success Doctor breaks down: What your possibilities are for getting academic support How to know which option…

Ep. 22 - Paying for College feat. Alison Pettine, Wealth Advisor

Feeling overwhelmed about paying for your student's higher education? Not sure where to start? Discover practical solutions for financing college as Alison Pettine breaks down your options & clarifies exactly how you can cover your kid's…

Ep. 21 - Using Maslow's Hierarchy to Maximize Your Education

How do a student's physical needs, sense of safety, feeling of being loved & belonging, & self-esteem affect their ability to perform in school? How can you cultivate the optimal environment for learning? What factors are at play…

Ep. 20 - Bair Knuckle Strength CEO, John Bair

John Bair is the Chief BADASS of Bair Knuckle Strength Do you know how to give your kids what they need, in order to improve their grades? What is the key for them to make decisions and take action? Why is it important for YOU to know their…

Ep. 19 - The Study/Test Disconnect

Discover how to turn your time spent studying into higher test scores without feeling like you're wasting your time. Have you ever spent time studying for a test or exam, only to receive poor marks? You aren't alone. In this episode, Dr.…

Ep. 18 - Academic Administration & Leadership feat. Executive Director for Heart of George RESA, Steven Miletto

Where is the future of public education headed? Who is making the rules for my child's schooling? How are curriculums decided? Peer behind the scenes of academia as Steven Miletto unveils the perspectives behind educational administration…

Ep. 17 - Test Taking Strategies #3: SAT & ACT Math

Is your awesome student dropping the ball on standardized tests? This episode will help you bring those SAT & ACT scores up - Particularly in the ACT & SAT Math sections of the test. Uncover actionable strategies you can use during…

Ep. 16 - Test Taking Strategies #2: SAT Writing / Language & ACT English

Is your awesome student dropping the ball on standardized tests? This episode will help you bring those SAT & ACT scores up - Particularly in the ACT English and SAT Writing and Language sections of the tests. Uncover actionable strategies…

Ep. 15 - Test Taking Strategies #1: SAT & ACT Reading

Is your awesome student dropping the ball on standardized tests? This episode will help you bring those SAT & ACT scores up - Particularly in the reading sections of the tests. Will you use the 'traditional' system or the 'reverse' system? …

Ep. 14 - Why Do We Underachieve on Standardized Tests?

"Why is my awesome student a poor test taker?" Tutors get asked this question all the time. In this episode, the Success Doctor breaks down exactly why otherwise incredible students can be poor standardized test takers. Plus, you'll…

Ep. 13 feat. Lynn Merves, Hypnotherapist - Hypnotherapy for Maximum Education

How can principles of hypnotherapy relieve a student's stress & anxiety? What are some misconceptions about hypnosis? As always, the goal is to bring you actionable tactics that you can apply right away to maximize academic performance. Learn…

Ep. 12 - How a Tutor Prepares for a Student!

The ol' switcharoo! Instead of considering a student preparing for a tutoring session, Dr. Greene shows you a Tutor's perspective for preparing to work with a new student. “Maximum Education: The Ultimate Guide to Optimal Academics” on…

Ep. 11 - To Tutor Or Not To Tutor?

What are the major reasons parents & students hire tutors? What specific results should you expect from your tutor? Dr. Steven Greene brings you actionable, insightful value from decades of tutoring experience. Gain clarity around exactly…

Ep. 10 - How to Prepare for a Tutoring Session

Learn the 6 things you need to know before you hire a tutor. Get the most out of your tutoring service. Empower your student by knowing what to ask a prospective tutor. “Maximum Education: The Ultimate Guide to Optimal Academics” on Amazon For…

Ep. 09 - Back to School

As a parent of a student, back to school time can be seriously stressful. Get ahead of the academic game with Dr. Steven Greene's actionable insights, tactics, & strategies for smooth sailing. “Maximum Education: The Ultimate Guide…

Ep. 08 - SAT & ACT Preparation Timeline

Preparing for the SAT or ACT can be a smooth process if you establish goals & timelines at the beginning. Learn how to plan ahead, set goals, and create your winning strategy for standardized testing in high school. “Maximum Education:…

Ep. 07 - 9 Maximum Education Study Habits

Establish a baseline for academic success with these 9 effective tactics for managing your busy plate in middle school, high school, college, & beyond. "Maximum Education: The Ultimate Guide to Optimal Academics" on Amazon For more…

Ep. 06 - 8 Action Steps to Maximize Classroom Learning

The start of the school year is fast-approaching. Don't sweat the season- here are 8 things you can implement right now to help your student reach their goals. "Maximum Education: The Ultimate Guide to Optimal Academics" on Amazon For…

Ep. 05 - 9 Mistakes to Avoid with SAT & ACT Prep

Standardized testing can feel stressful & overwhelming. You & your student may feel pressured to achieve the highest scores possible. Here are 9 mistakes to avoid when working with an SAT/ACT Test Preparation service. "Maximum Education:…

Ep. 04 - 10 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Tutor

Have you considered hiring a tutor for your student? Before you do, take a minute to understand these 10 questions you should ask any tutoring service before hiring them. "Maximum Education: The Ultimate Guide to Optimal Academics" on Amazon For…

Ep. 3 - Maximum Education

What is Maximum Education? It's a system for optimizing academic success by organizing time, organizing information, & creating a daily action success plan. Learn how you can apply the principles of Maximum Education to start seeing results…

Ep. 2 - Test Prep 101

Does the PSAT matter? How can my student improve their test scores? What are the differences between the SAT & the ACT? These questions & more answered as The Success Doctor gives you actionable information for helping your student reach…

Ep. 1 - Tutoring 101

The Success Doctor demystifies tutoring, answering questions like: "What situations call for tutoring?" & "How does the tutoring process work?" Plus, you'll get actionable strategies for helping your student stay ahead of their academic…

Ep. 0 - How We Help Your Student to Reach Their Goals

Welcome to Make the Grade - Discover how we help your student reach their goals in this introductory episode. The Success Doctor, Steven Greene, helps your student regain control of their unique academic goals. You'll get systems for managing…