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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…