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Hope for Children with Autism

Autism is now considered by many medical and educational professionals as a prevalent neurological dysfunction, which causes learning disabilities. According to Wikipedia, "Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. These signs all begin before a child is three years old. Autism affects... read more


Tutors Are Special People

Tutors are special people, who take the time to share their expertise in a particular field of knowledge. A valuable tutor will work themselves 'out of work', by empowering their pupil to peruse their own knowledge. Inspiring and individual to find their strengths, and acknowledge their weaknesses in learning, will only propel that individual to success. The more we understand ourselves, the... read more


Importance of Learning and Processing Styles

Knowing a student's 'Learning Style' is one of the most valuable pieces of information for educators. Just as each person is an individual, with their own voice, likes and dislikes; individual students actually learn in different ways. The preferred manner that a student best learns, retains, and expresses information, is known as their 'Learning Style'. Identifying the individual student's... read more


Help! My Child Hates to Read!

Many children really do not like reading. Why? Often it stems from missing some basic reading skills. Many children who struggle with reading resist any opportunity to read, not even reading signs or labels. They fear they will get the words wrong, that they will be criticized, and that they are stupid or simply unable to learn. Of course we know that they will get some words wrong, we will... read more


How Do I Write This Paper

Writing a theme paper? A research paper? Maybe an essay? Well, don't panic just yet. Here are some basic tips for any project/assignment that requires structured writing. Brainstorm - Toss those ideas, words, phrases, questions in the basket and then... Outline! - Your project should follow an outline, this will help you stay on topic as you write. Narrow your scope to 3 points... read more


Why is Math so Hard? Any Suggestions?

Ever wonder why some students just whiz through upper math subjects like Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, or Calculus, and others just drag there way through it, stuck in the rut of "I don't understand any of this!" Well, I have my theory. I believe it has much to do with the way we think. You may have heard the terms 'Global Thinker', or the polar opposite to this way of thinking,... read more