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The Gamification of Education

The Gamification of Education

Today’s kids are more plugged in than ever before. For many, adolescent life is increasingly centered around electronic devices, the internet, and video games. As parents, educators, and tutors, it is not only important to acknowledge this trend but to also take advantage of it as a way to connect with students and enhance the learning process. The gamification of education is an ever-evolving, modern …

How Tutoring Can Overcome Obstacles to Learning

How Tutoring Can Overcome Obstacles to Learning

In a perfect world, children who experience learning problems would have hours of time to spend with parents, who understood the curriculum, and parents who could answer questions about things like algebra and rocket science. In the real world, working parents are often overrun with packed schedules and obligations, or unable to help children with complex technical homework like science or math.

What is the Best Environment for Learning at Home?

What is the Best Environment for Learning at Home?

Many parents feel that children receive more homework today than they did in previous generations. A recent study by the Brookings’ Brown Center on Education Policy reported that the after-school assignment load has not actually changed in the past thirty years. The study revealed that the average elementary student has …

Books for Academic Excellence

Books for Academic Excellence

Are you looking for books to help you or your student achieve academic excellence? I recently came across this book list curated by Mark Skoskiewicz, founder of MyGuru, that will help you understand the nature of talent, the science of learning, and the psychology of success: http://www.myguruedge.com/book-recommendations

The page says that these books helped …

Why It’s Necessary To Finish The School Year Strong

Why It’s Necessary To Finish The School Year Strong

As a parent you are probably well aware of the fact that as the days get longer and the humidity rises your teens desire to tackle their remaining academic responsibilities takes a distinct nose dive.

You might also be ready to throw in the towel on trying to get your kids to hunker down and finish their assignments. Trust me, we …

Stress management for teens

Stress Management For Teens

Today’s teens face many stressors on a regular basis. While the digital age is beneficial in many ways, it can also play a huge factor in increasing pressure on kids. Teens are challenged to be connected 24/7, keep up with homework, pass standardized tests, in addition to whatever activities or hobbies they enjoy. In turn, parents are busy with work and family. The example they set …

Turn mediocre grades into exceptional grades

Turn mediocre grades into exceptional grades

When you notice that your child is under performing in school, it is only natural to want him or her to do better. But actually achieving that goal – improving grades with consistency, over the long-term – is often incredibly challenging. This is when it is important to step back, study the entire situation, and form a plan that can actually get you and …

How Do You KNOW That You Know?

Some people have a knack for quickly learning and mastering new concepts or skills. As one of these fortunate individuals, and also as someone who has worked with dozens of students in an attempt to help them master new concepts, I possess a body of experience that leads me to conclude the following: effective learning requires the process of self-verification, or, the process of answering the question “how do you …

Tips for More Effective Studying

If you are a struggling high school student, try out some of these tips for more effective studying to help you perform your best both at school and during tutoring sessions.

Tips for more effective studying

Work at a flat table with minimal distractions when at home. Make sure that the study area is free of noise and other distractions, especially the television.

Before school Get plenty of rest the …

How proper preparation enables relaxation under pressure

In this article, learn how proper preparation enables relaxation under pressure. A relaxed confidence can be achieved by incrementally challenging oneself. This state of mind enables one to perform at their best in high-pressure environments.

How proper preparation enables relaxation under pressure

In my experience, confidence and relaxation are the keys to success in any situation. Perhaps this goes along with the well quoted saying, “fake it ’til you make …

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