Navigate Learning

Setting the course for student success.

We help struggling students gain confidence in and out of the classroom as they get organized, understand their materials, and raise grades. We help with daily homework assignments, test review, essays, research, SAT prep, and college applications. Parents report that home life improves as fights over missing assignments and homework stop.

[06/09/17]   If your child is struggling with college choices, Emily can help this summer! Schedule Skype or FaceTime sessions, so that your family has a plan in place when school starts again in the fall.

Challenging high-tech camps offer the future to every Bay Area resident

Just in case you've decided that two more months of summer seems a little too long. There may still be space in these camps! The iD Tech Camps are accessible to families that can afford them, and the federal Migrant Education Program provides access, big dreams and high future potential to some of the more unlikely families and kids.

Read, get outside, play trivia, and much more with the Santa Clara County library this summer! Their calendar of events (for all ages) is phenomenal. If you participate, please share what you thought of it.

California's four-year graduation rates on the way up, again

Hooray! What wonderful news to start the day. In 2015, the state saw a graduation rate of 82.3 percent, up 1.3 percentage points from the year, a record high.

California's four-year graduation rates on the way up, again

Hooray! What wonderful news to start the day. In 2015, the state saw a graduation rate of 82.3 percent, up 1.3 percentage points from the year, a record high.

De Anza Extended Year College for Kids and Teens

Send your child to college this summer with DeAnza's Extended Year Enrichment Program. Students from any school or district are invited to enroll in classes in English, math, science (including computer science), art, basketball and more. Extended Year Summer Camp for Kids and Teens is a program for students entering grades 1 to 10. The focus of the Summer Camp is on enjoyable learning. Students from all over the SF Bay Area and beyond can attend Extended Year - Cupertino, San Jose, Santa Clara, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, L...

Apply for a college scholarship! All applications must be completely submitted by 4/15, so hop on it.

AAUW San Jose is currently accepting scholarship applications for local women who are currently enrolled in a 4 year institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. In 2015, twelve scholarships totaling $30,000 were awarded. (Link to the application is on the top right side of the page.)

7 Smart Steps to Appeal for More College Financial Aid

If your college-bound child got into her/his top choice but the finances just aren't working out, read this article... These are the same tips I give all of our Navigate Learning families. (They worked when Emily wanted to go to Tufts, too, thanks to Anne Stewart!) And boost your odds of actually getting it.

Literacy Volunteer Orientation

Share the gift of reading with others and volunteer with Read Santa Clara as a tutor to improve adults' basic literacy skills. Each year, Read Santa Clara's volunteer tutors provide one-on-one and small group tutoring to over 100 English-speaking adults in the community, helping them improve their basic literacy skills in order to achieve their goals as family members, workers, community members and lifelong learners.

Navigate Learning's Year in Review

This Year in Review was created by my payroll company. As a very small business owner, I am extremely proud of these statistics. (I'm not very small; my business is.) Thanks for your support and patronage in making 2015 such a success. I'm looking forward to the rest of 2016! -Emily 2015 was an incredible year for us at Navigate Learning. Here’s a look back at what we did #WithGusto:

Partners in Reading (PAR): Reading Help

Partners in Reading helps adults improve their reading skills and is looking for tutors. Find out more on their website: What Does Partners in Reading Do? Helps adult Learners improve their reading: Free one-to-one and small group tutoring for adults. Adults must have reading or writing skills that are below the ninth grade level. To qualify, an adult Learner needs to speak and understand English at a conversational l…

'Gap years' offer teens service, travel -- and transformation

Gap, or bridge, years are excellent opportunities for students to mature, grow, and serve before they head of to college. Emily recommends applying to colleges as usual during senior year and then deferring once accepted instead of trying to apply during the gap year. 'Gap years' offer community service, work experience, travel and a way for high-school students to get off the treadmill.

[12/20/15]   Acceptance letters are rolling in! Emily is so excited for her students, who now have their choice of fabulous colleges. One student was offered a $72,000 scholarship for her four years. Woo hoo!

[11/12/15]   The first college acceptance letter has come in! Emily is bursting with joy for her student this morning (and shedding some tears of happiness, too). What a privilege it is to work with students during this important period of their lives.

Silicon Valley CTE provides career training to 11th and 12th graders in the South Bay. Deadline to apply is Dec. 8th. Learn more in this brochure:

Presenting Yourself on the UC Application

High school seniors- if you are applying to the University of California system, participate in this free webinar for an overview of how to present yourself on the UC application. It's Thursday, Nov. 12th from 4-5:30 pm PST. Share what you learned with Emily! Are you a high school senior planning to apply to the UC system for fall 2016? Do you have questions on the application? Join us on Thursday, November 12 for an overview of how to present yourself on the UC application. We will cover how to enter your personal, academic, and extracurricular activiti…

Ted Cruz as Beowulf: Matching Candidates With the Books They Sound Like

This fun way to look at the presidential candidates makes a great classroom tool. It's based on transcripts from the debates and compares speech patterns to books. Does any of this surprise you? Comparing presidential candidates to works of literature in terms of language complexity and word positivity or negativity yields odd juxtapositions.


Sign up for the LG Teen Therapy blog series, and you'll receive Emily's blog post next Monday- "Lessening Homework Stress with your Teen." This October, Los Gatos Teen Therapy will bring together over 20 teen and family experts in a special blog series for parents of teens. Sign up today!

[10/26/15]   Several students pressed "Submit" on early action college applications today! What an exciting time. If your seniors haven't started yet, there's still time but schedule a session with Emily soon.

[10/18/15]   Do you excel at working with kids and have an excellent math and science foundation? Navigate Learning is hiring! We need an amazing, compassionate, intelligent tutor and are willing to train the perfect person. Please spread the word! Kim, our current tutor, is moving out of the country- for love. (Hooray for her, so sad for us.)

Your paper brain and your Kindle brain aren't the same thing

Students using digital textbooks are at a disadvantage, unless they intentionally slow down to read and absorb their info. Annotating helps, because they interact with the material- something they cannot do as well when they skim. If you've given up on reading paper books for the ease of your e-reader's screen, you may want to step back a bit. Neuroscience confirms that our brains use different areas to read on paper and screens, and you need to exercise both.

How to Remove Wax from Carpet | Carpets and Rugs

We end up researching all types of topics with students! Candles add wonderful beauty to our homes but can become great annoyances when they drip onto your carpet. Acting quickly is important to removing the wax

Professional Development

Great suggestions in "15 Creative Summer Job Ideas for K12 Students." This blog is designed to provide professional development ideas for school districts, principals and teachers. Learn some of the best strategies that improve organization and instruction at your school. contact Dr. Stephen Jones for a professional development workshop. Visit http://www.DrStephenjone…

Bay Area Book Festival

Next weekend (June 6-7) is the Bay Area Book Festival in Berkeley. Are you going? If so, let Emily know and meet up!

They Brought Wolves To Yellowstone, But They Had No Idea This Would Be The Result

Emily's going to spend the weekend contemplating these wonders and looking for a piece of nature to hold on to in the South Bay. Wow, nature is pretty badass.

Professional Development: Unique Stress Management Tips for Busy K12 Professionals

Teachers and administrators work extremely long hours. Here are some suggestions to manage stress. Please share with the educators in your life. This blog is designed to provide professional development ideas for school districts, principals and teachers. Learn some of the best strategies that improve organization and instruction at your school. contact Dr. Stephen Jones for a professional development workshop. Visit http://www.DrStephenjone…

First fully warm-blooded fish found

Celebrating biological research here today! It’s one of the most basic biology facts we’re taught in school growing up: Birds and mammals are warm-blooded, while reptiles, amphibians and fish are cold-blooded. But new research is turning this well-known...

Just B. Massage

Here is another amazing source for massages to treat teachers as an end of the year gift. Bridget at Just B. Massage does the most fabulous massage you will ever get!


Los Gatos Chiropractic and Wellness is running a "Teacher Appreciation" special. Buy two massages, get the third free. It's a great way to thank the teachers in your life! At Los Gatos Chiropractic and Wellness Center, we offer individualized healthcare ranging from back pain to hormonal issues to allergies. We will create the

City of San Jose - Search Volunteer Opportunities by Summer Reading

Teen Summer Reading Volunteers Needed at the San José Public Library

Help promote the Library's summer reading program (June 1 - July 31) by registering children and awarding prizes. SJPL needs teens, ages 13 to 17, to help be the face of this year's Summer Reading Challenge. This is a great opportunity for teens to support literacy, earn community service hours, and have fun all at the same time.
Sign-up to become a Summer Reading Volunteer at your local Library Branch by going to

Overview: Current SAT vs. Redesigned SAT

The SAT is being redesigned, and the new format will be released in 2016. If your child has already taken the PSAT or SAT, make sure they study for and finish all of their retakes by Fall 2015. Otherwise, they will have to relearn their strategies. No reason to make more work for them! This high-level comparison between the current SAT and the redesigned SAT highlights major design features of the two tests. The first table provides a comparison of the major features of the current SAT and redesigned SAT. The second table provides a comparison by test, including the number of item…

Should Shakespeare Be Required Reading? | KQED

What do you think? Should Shakespeare be required reading?
This podcast discusses the question. A recent study found that less than 8 percent of top universities require English majors to take a course focusing on Shakespeare. The report by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni looked at the 52 schools rated highest by U.S. News & World Report. Should the Bard be required reading for eve…

How One West Baltimore Principal Is Helping Her Students Make Sense Of It All

Schools play an important role in helping students make sense of current events and vital issues in society. Emily cared for her students in NYC on the days surrounding September 11, 2001 and her San Jose class after the tsunami in 2004. At other times, she shared State of the Union speeches and other societal events to allow students to develop their own voice regarding politics and culture. Kids need a safe outlet to express themselves; talk to those in your life about what is going on in our country and around the world. Code Switch reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji is spending the day with a Baltimore principal who's charged with a huge task today. We'll be updating the post as the day unfolds.

For A Resume, Type Font Matters

Working on resumes this month with several clients. Help yours stand out! Using Times New Roman on a resume is considered boring, according to a Bloomberg report. Courier suggests you use a typewriter and Zapfino is too flowery. Helvetica is straightforward and works.

[04/14/15]   Find the doctoral program that's right for you. Search these unbiased listings by rank, price, male/female ratio, and many more characteristics.

This First-Grade Readiness Checklist From 1979 Shows Just How Much Times Have Changed

Does your little one's homework time stress you out? We will help, allowing you to spend your precious time building sweet memories instead of fighting over school pressures! Is your child ready for first grade? Earlier this month, Chicago Now blogger Christine Whitley reprinted a checklist from a 1979 child-rearing series designed to help a parent figure that one out. Ten out of 12 meant readiness. Can your child "draw and color and stay within the lines of...

Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

"Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing" asks why there are still so few women in the critical fields of engineering and computing — and explains what we can do to make these fields open to and desirable for all employees. Excellent read for those involved in education, hiring, and workplace teams. AAUW’s research report, Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, features the latest data on women's achievement in subjects related to engineering and computing, how few women are working in these fields, and what can be done. Read more »

[04/01/15]   It's time to schedule review sessions for the May and June SATs. The test changes in the Fall, so boost scores now!

Study Habits | Life & School Issues for Teens

PAMF has a great resource for kids facing academic and social pressures. The link here provides effective study skills strategies. Counselors & therapists have noted a link between how people are doing & how they feel about themselves.

[03/16/15]   College acceptances are rolling in, and each one of our students has been chosen by his and her top choice. We are so proud over here; after months of hard work on applications and test prep, it's fabulous to see the reward. Way to go Class of 2015!

City of Santa Clara : Facebook Bookface Contest

Calling all Santa Clara County teens! Win a $50.00 Amazon Gift Card by creating a bookface in the Santa Clara City Library Teen Services department contest. Entries are due this Saturday. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use libraries' nonprint resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology.

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