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How Your Local Library Can Make You a Better Tutor

How Your Local Library Can Make You a Better Tutor

Walk into a library on any given afternoon and you are likely to find at least one tutor hard at work with a student. Good tutors are no strangers to the library. However, great tutors know the library is more than just a venue for study sessions.

Unlock all that your local library has to offer by following these simple …

The Power of Building Parent Relationships

The Power of Building Parent Relationships

Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first –Matthew Jacobson

I keep this quote at the heart of my classroom. Each day when the first bell rings and my students skip down the hallway into my classroom, I am reminded that their parents are always their first champions. It is this thought that keeps me knowing that every …

DIY Minimalist Desk Ideas

DIY Minimalist Desk Ideas

Creating a space for learning is a crucial part in maximizing educational growth.  In a world that is constantly adding new distractions and ways to interrupt, purposeful curation of the workspace can make the difference between being productive or off task. Whether you are a teacher, tutor, parent or student, you need an effective place to work.

Solely removing the distractions from your current …

4 Ways to Take Advantage of a Slow Tutoring Season

4 Ways to Take Advantage of a Slow Tutoring Season

When schools empty out for the summer, often times a tutor’s work calendar empties out with them. Vacations, summer camps, and students looking to simply take a break can result in lost business and costly cancellations.

What then is a tutor to do to keep business moving forward in these leaner times? Here are four suggestions for turning a slow …

The Benefits of Starting a Tutoring Blog

The Benefits of Starting a Tutoring Blog

Summertime can be difficult for tutors. With vacations, camps, cancellations, and students who are simply taking the summer off, the schedule can dry up quickly leaving you with time to fill.

Why not use that time to do something that will improve your tutoring business? Starting a professional tutoring blog can provide you with a slew of benefits to not only …

Makerspaces: Tinkering to Learn at Home

Makerspaces: Tinkering to Learn at Home

The idea of makerspaces has come a long way since I was a child. When I was growing up there was an endless supply of textiles, ingredients and components in which I could tinker, play and construct. I had my very own makerspace: nature. The great outdoors was a cornucopia of materials and inspiration. My mother would send my sister and I outside for …

Promoting Summer Growth Through Project Based Learning

When summer vacation hits and students leave their classrooms behind, too often they leave learning behind as well. The result is a “summer slide” that leaves students playing catch-up when they return to school in the fall.

So the problem is, how can we as tutors, educators, and parents help prevent this “summer slide”? One thing is for sure, if we are …

3 Steps to Encourage Student Mindfulness

3 Steps to Encourage Student Mindfulness

As educators, one of our most important roles is helping our students acquire knowledge and giving them authentic opportunities to apply it. Typically, these efforts are focused on curriculum and standards-based skills.

But what about the skills that transcend content? Students in today’s world need help with things like executive functions and 0 Comments

5 Practical Ways to Use Music to Promote Learning

5 Practical Ways to Use Music to Promote Learning

The correlation between music and learning remains a frequent topic of research and inquiry. Whether it’s listening or playing, studies clearly show that music can positively impact the brain’s ability to engage with and learn content.

Of course, there’s more to maximizing this …

3 Side Hustles for Tutors

3 Side Hustles for Tutors

For many people, tutoring is a way to earn some extra money. For others, tutoring is a full-fledged career. Regardless of the role tutoring plays in your personal financial situation, there are times when having a little extra money on hand can make a big difference!

Since most tutoring clients are typically unavailable during the day, tutors have a ready-made window of opportunity to …

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