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Hails from the Bronx, NY and the Head of Business Development. She studied International Relations and Economics at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and went abroad during her junior year to the Complutense University in Madrid. When she isn't eating or traveling, she loves kickboxing and playing squash.

Mar20

Parents, Are You Concerned with Screen Time?

Parents, Are You Concerned with Screen Time?

It’s possible that the gap between technology and education is gradually thinning as educators around the world embrace its use in the classroom. Of course, there is discourse for the pros and cons of technology usage not only in the classroom but in our private lives as well. How is technology implemented in the classroom? […]

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Mar06

Going Beyond Classroom Expectations

Going Beyond Classroom Expectations

Is math important for your child’s future? For many families, the answer is a resounding yes. Dominating the foundations of the subject can shape who they are as students but also influence how they see and interact with the world around them. Working on extra math outside the classroom is not abnormal. Kansas resident and […]

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Feb22

Want to Learn from a Leading Education Expert?

Want to Learn from a Leading Education Expert?

Joining the conversation? If you haven’t already heard, we’ve released a new video mini-series featuring a leading education expert! Dr. Barbara Oakley graciously offers her insights on an array of interesting topics ranging from education, future careers, screen time, and of course, math. She is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University and the author of […]

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Jan30

Stick to Routines This 2019!

Stick to Routines This 2019!

   February is around the corner and we wonder how your New Year’s resolutions are coming along. January has come and gone and many of us are off to a great start this 2019! If you haven’t got into the groove yet,  we want to present the Rood Family to help encourage you to stick […]

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Dec19

Traditional Schooling and Homeschooling with Smartick

Traditional Schooling and Homeschooling with Smartick

  Smartick families not only come from all over the world, but their education philosophies also vastly differ. Whether your children are in public or private school, charters or magnets, homeschool or unschool, students benefit from their daily 15-minute sessions. We’d like to present the Hunters who practice a mixture of homeschooling and traditional schooling in […]

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Nov29

Meet the Harman-Woods: A Travelschool Family

Meet the Harman-Woods: A Travelschool Family

What if instead of going to traditional school, you took an RV and traveled to find your next learning opportunity? One Smartick family does just that. The Harman-Woods are a travelschool family who pursue and encourage immersive and hands-on learning through real-life experiences. They use natural and historic sights as their global classroom and a […]

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Nov21

#SmartickSmiles All over the World!

#SmartickSmiles All over the World!

  As you may know, the Smartick family is diverse with families from all over the world: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Romania, and so many others! Today, we are excited to present Cristina and Sebastian from Chisinau, Moldova! Cristina, who is a teacher and parent, delves into her personal insights on the program […]

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Nov02

Special Needs Students and Smartick

Special Needs Students and Smartick

At Smartick, we are aware that no two children are alike and would hate to treat them all the same. Smartick’s cutting-edge AI allows us to adapt to each child’s learning needs and pace. This rings true for our students with special needs. The short daily sessions crafted for their individual strengths and needs, help them […]

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Oct26

Hi from Bucharest: A Smartick Family’s Experience

Hi from Bucharest: A Smartick Family’s Experience

  Did you know that Smartick families hail from over 100 countries? We are delighted to introduce Raluca and her family from Bucharest, Romania! Her family has been with Smartick for almost a year and her son, Andrei has shown incredible dedication and improvement. It’s exciting to chat with diverse families and find a common thread […]

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Oct17

Not All Screen Time Is Created Equal

Not All Screen Time Is Created Equal

Screen time is becoming embedded into our routines these days, just like showering and brushing our teeth. The consequences of screen time, both positive and negative, are working their way into children’s education. Not all screen time is created equal: playing 15 minutes of Fortnite is not the same as working on Smartick. Smartick provides […]

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Sep19

Floridian Mom, Teacher, and Smartick Supporter

Floridian Mom, Teacher, and Smartick Supporter

Smartick families come from all over the world. Today, we are excited to chat about one of our families from Florida! Gisel contacted the Smartick team earlier this summer to learn a bit more about the program. As a parent and teacher, she’s truly committed to her children’s learning. We are delighted that an education […]

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