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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 …

Practical Math Practice: The Grocery Store Game

Practical Math Practice: The Grocery Store Game

Number-sense and the ability to estimate are skills that students will need in their every-day life. Unfortunately, these skills can be some of the most challenging to teach without practical experiences.  One of the best places to cultivate the ability to do quick, mental-math estimation is on a trip to the grocery store.  Here is a simple Grocery Store Game you can have …

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 …

Practical Math Practice: The Tollbooth Game

Practical Math Practice: The Tollbooth Game

Learning is most effective when it is both practical and relevant. Teachers and tutors can maximize their students’ real-world math abilities by creating experiences that mimic how math is used in real life. One of my favorite examples of a hands-on, concrete math practice activity is the Tollbooth Game. I still remember playing this Tollbooth Game decades ago when I was in middle school …

Benefits of Offering a Trial Tutoring Session

Benefits of Offering a Trial Tutoring Session

As a tutor, the process of finding clients that are a good fit for your teaching style and professional expectations is often an underappreciated step in growing a tutoring business.  Just as a client deserves the right to evaluate your potential effectiveness, so too a tutor deserves the opportunity to evaluate the working relationship with the client. One of the most beneficial …

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

(Click Here for Part 1 of this article series)

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 …

When is it Time for a Tutor?

When is it Time for a Tutor?

One of the most difficult and frustrating moments for parents is seeing their child struggle in school. Often times it happens suddenly as a child enters a new grade and the work and expectations become more rigorous. What can a parent do when their child’s academic progress begins to falter? In this article, you’ll learn when it is time for a tutor.

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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 …

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