• Kids And Screen Time: Why Online Tutoring Is A Healthy Addition

    Parents can encourage healthy screen use in their child’s media diet through online tutoring and other educational media.

    Screen time is a hot topic among parents these days. While the stats are conflicting about how kids should be using screens (tablets, tv’s, mobile devices) and when they should start using them, a few things have become clear.

    The first is that the number of children using screens is trending upward (see below). The second is that not all screen time is necessarily negative. Perhaps most important is the fact that when faced with the above two facts, every parent reacts differently. … more

    Categories: Elementary school, Help for Parents, Middle school, Online Tutoring

    Tags: healthy kids

  • 6 Subjects That Are Perfect For Online Tutoring

    The differences between online and in-person tutoring might seem larger than they are. Here are 6 subjects that work just as well (or better) with online tutoring.

    With all the advances in technology for students and tutors, many subjects can be taught just as effectively online as in person. Some can be taught even more effectively.

    New tech make it incredibly easy for students and tutors to connect. Not only can they video chat in real-time—much like Skype or FaceTime—they can sketch out homework, use graphing functions and even conduct Google searches all within a single platform.

    We’ve previously covered how online tutoring … more

    Categories: High school, Online Tutoring

    Tags: online tutoring, online private tutoring

  • Help Your High School Student Avoid Summer Learning Loss

    How to help your high schooler have a great summer without losing everything they learned last year.

    Summer learning loss. Brain drain. Summer slide. Whichever way you choose to phrase it, high school students will forget around ten percent of what they learned in the previous year. Read on to find out how you can help.

    Summer vacation is often the time for high school students to get their first jobs. Some choose retail employment, some become camp counselors, some even get internships at companies. While beneficial to their overall life skills, spending little or no time on academics can … more

    Categories: High school

    Tags: high school, summer brain drain, summer learning loss, summer slide

  • Why Online Private Tutoring Is The Perfect Fit For Busy Professionals

    From waking up to going to bed, the life of a professional in 2015 can seem like a blur. Whether you want to learn a new programming language or brush up on skills for an interview, online private tutoring is an effective, affordable option.

    Adult Learning

    For busy professionals, one of the greatest values that private online tutoring provides is that you can learn at your own pace—and unlike using sites like Khan Academy or Lynda, it’s far less challenging to stay motivated.

    It’s the difference between joining a gym versus booking an appointment with a personal trainer at your new gym. You’re far more likely to show up and stay engaged when you have someone at the ready to help you meet your goals. Plus, compared to … more

    Categories: Online Tutoring

    Tags: adult learners

  • 4 Mistakes To Avoid During AP, ACT, and SAT Prep

    Find out how to eliminate flaws in your child’s study plan and learn tips for good study habits in the weeks leading up to the big exam.

    College Entrance Exams

    Our poor teenagers. With sweaty palms and sharpened pencils, they’re only weeks away from the toughest 4 hours of their school year. Or maybe even their high school careers.

    As parents, we hope the T’s have been crossed, and that a full year of studying has primed students with a firm grasp on the 180 days of subject matter. But whether it has or it hasn’t is out of our hands.

    SEE ALSO: Help Your High School Student Avoid Summer Learning Loss

    The remaining time to test … more

    Categories: High school, Test Prep

    Tags: high school, tests and exams

  • 5 Ways To Beat Common Core Without Opting Out

    In an overwhelming sea of political opinions, what does your child stand to gain? Find out how to help your child succeed with the new testing and standards.

    Common Core

    You’ve undoubtedly read a slew of articles on both sides of the Common Core fence. If you’re like most parents, daily headlines like “7-Year-Old Outsmarts Ridiculously Stupid Common Core Question” have you reaching for the aspirin and waiting for the world to return to normal.

    Stop.

    There’s only one way to look at Common Core, and it has nothing to do with “Right or Wrong.” It has to do with answering one question: How do I help my child?

    SEE ALSO: … more

    Categories: Common Core, Elementary school, Help for Parents, High school, Middle school, Test Prep

    Tags: high school, tests and exams, common core

  • How to Write Great Job Applications

    As a tutor on WyzAnt, your job application is crucial to making a great first impression. Make sure you're including 3 key ingredients for a great job application and that parents and students know exactly how you can help them reach their goals.

    Job Applications

    Find out three important ways to make your job applications stand out from the crowd. Plus, see examples of great job applications.

    Job applications are your first introduction to potential parents and students. Make sure your application is saying all the right things and you’re showing potential students exactly how you can help them.

    Show Your Experience & Keep It Relevant

    In every job application you send to students and parents, make sure you include experience that speaks … more

    Categories: Help for Tutors, Build your tutoring business, Tips for new tutors

    Tags: talking to parents

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