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Cliffs Notes – Not Just for Cheaters!

Cliffs Notes and Book Summaries – Not Just for Cheaters!

As long as there have been literature courses taught in schools, there have been students looking for short-cuts to avoid long reading assignments. One of the most well-known of these shortcuts (right behind “rent the movie”) has been Cliffs Notes. For decades, students have sought out the infamous black and yellow paperbacks as a way to condense large readings into …

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, …

Is Group Tutoring More Effective? Choices for Parents

Is Group Tutoring More Effective? Choices for Parents

If you have decided to address your child’s academic success by hiring a tutor, there are a number of options available. Some tutoring sessions can be held in professional after-school buildings, where private tutoring companies provide space and instruction. Other tutors are independent contractors, and may be willing to conduct weekly sessions in the privacy of the student’s home, and under …

Ensuring a Home Tutoring Session Is Productive for Your Child

Ensuring a Home Tutoring Session Is Productive for Your Child

The decision to bring a tutor into your home can be a big step in helping your child become more academically successful. What should you be doing to prepare for the experience? How can you ensure a home tutoring session is productive for your child? Here are four things you can do to get your tutoring relationship off to …

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 …

How To Find A Tutor For Any Grade

How To Find A Tutor For Any Grade

Today we welcome a new guest author to the site, Sunil Kumar of TutorPace.com. Please enjoy his first article.

In the present educational paradigm, learning without the help of a tutor may seem like a tall feat for students of all grades. Whether you’re a fifth grader or high school student, the question remains the same – how do I overcome my …

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 …

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