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We all have challenges, things that require more push to get through.  Well, History was that for me, unfortunately it was before I became a teacher.  So, I didn't know quite how to tackle it, because we don't learn how to study well usually until college or beyond.  I finally decided to research the subject, read and take extensive notes.  The final thing I did was... read more

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The skill that we should all learn well is Listening.  Listening is the beginning of Understanding. . . Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening.  Let the wise listen and add to their learning and let the discerning get guidance.    Proverbs 1:5 Highly effective people spend most of their time listening.  To understand another's point of view is the... read more

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Dear Parent, Welcome to the end of the school year! I just want to give you a few things to ponder. If your child required a tutor for the last school year, then your child needs to be in an enrichment program or summer school for the upcoming summer, sponsored by their current school system. If this isn't an option for you, you probably need to continue to have your child tutored at... read more

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Note to Self: Learn and apply the "16 Habits of the Mind" daily -- they are the key to success. Just in case you're wondering -- what the Habits of the Mind (by Costa and Kallick) are -- let me briefly explain. These are the behaviors of successful people and is defined as dispositions displayed by intelligent people in response to problems, dilemmas, and mysteries of this world. 1... read more

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The most important questions to ask a tutor is -- What background and experience do you have that qualifies you to teach my child in his/her area of need? If their response is too general or vague, you might want to keep looking. Just because someone has a teaching certificate does not mean they can teach or reach your child.

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The most important tip for starting the new year is to KNOW THYSELF! You should know how you learn, if your teacher doesn't do a learning styles inventory, you can go on the computer and do it yourself. Then, very respectfully ask him or her to include your style of learning in the daily plans, especially if the area being taught is your weak area. Teachers can not reach you if they know nothing... read more