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Video Games that Make Learning Fun

Video Games that Make Learning Fun

Video games are at the center of the gamification of education. While this movement to make learning more engrossing and engaging for a new generation focuses on changes away from the screen, video games remain a fun way to help build understanding and practice skills. Amazingly, some of the greatest examples can be acquired for under $20 making them affordable additions to the …

Tutoring Accommodations for Children with Anxiety

Tutoring Accommodations for Children with Anxiety

Increasingly parents are relying on after-hours tutors to help bridge the gap between what is learned during day classes, and what each child needs to master to be successful as a student.  However, for children with clinical anxiety, there may be additional benefits that can help provide relief from stress, while building emotional and academic strengths.

Is there more to tutoring than creating familiarity …

Fantastic Flashcard Apps

Fantastic Flashcard Apps

Technology has made a lot of the tried-and-true educational mainstays irrelevant to today’s student: the calculator defeated the abacus and the internet put most encyclopedia salesmen out of business. These two fantastic flashcard apps may be sending the 3”x 5” index card into retirement.

Quizlet

Quizlet is an amazing study application that works on iOS, Android, and PCs. As a teacher, …

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 …

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