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The holidays are almost upon us - school will be out soon - and parents and students are looking at a 2-4 week hiatus from the regular routine of school work.  What happens to all of the knowledge and skills learned from school and tutoring during those weeks? Well, having been a high school principal for years, as well as a classroom teacher, my experience is that students often will not read on their own, review math on their own, or if in an AP class "read ahead" on their own.  If you have tutors in the educational profession, we also have that time off and our lesson times can be flexible - so instead of all of those late afternoon, early evening, or weekend appointments, most of us can now meet with our students in the morning or afternoon. So, what would your student gain from tutoring in the winter break? 1.  Weekly reinforcement of knowledge and skills  already... read more

Why Do Students Procrastinate? We all procrastinate, so it is no surprise that students do as well. However, the difference is that we want our children, our students, to manage life better than we do, and that means learning how to avoid procrastination. So, before a problem can be solved, it needs to be diagnosed – so let’s diagnose: Procrastination Comes in All Excuses and Fears... What is Time Management Anyway? Procrastination means not managing time wisely. Students may be uncertain of their goals, overwhelmed with the task, confused about directions – and the list goes on. As a result, they keep putting off their academic assignments for a later date, or spending a great deal of time with their friends and social activities, or worrying about their upcoming examination, class project and papers rather than completing them. But worrying is not an action - it is a reaaction. Get students into action! I Can't Concentrate! Their environment may... read more

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