How to motivate your teenager

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.

Practical Advice for New Tutors (Part 2) – Time Management

Practical Advice for New Tutors (Part 2) – Time Management

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One of the hardest parts to get used to when starting out as a tutor is time management both during and outside of your tutoring sessions. Here is some practical advice for new tutors regarding time management.

1. Be on Time

This should go without saying, but being on time …

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 …

Tutoring Center or Private Tutor: Which Is Better for Your Child?

Tutoring Center or Private Tutor: Which Is Better for Your Child?

Struggling students are often in need of academic support that goes beyond what they can receive from extra time at school or parental assistance at home. While parents have access to a variety of options, most choices can be boiled down to two categories: retail tutoring centers or private tutors. As someone who has worked as a tutor …

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