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Four Cs of Coping with Homework You Never Had

The 4 C’s Of Coping With The Type Of Homework You Never Had

It’s a wonderful feeling. The moment when your busy student comes to you and asks for help. As a parent, few things are as fulfilling as lending a strong, guiding hand. You thought they’d never ask. But there’s a downside. The homework they have is a heck of a lot different than what you had …

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A Parent’s Guide to Talking About the 2021 School Year

For most kids, last year was different compared to other school years. Maybe they had to learn at home and only attended class on video chat software. Maybe they didn’t get to see their school friends much, or socialize during lunch and recess periods.  Going into the next school year, they may be anxious about …

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

Screen time is a hot topic among parents these days. While the stats conflict about how kids should be using screens and when they should start using them, a couple things have become clear. The first is that the number of children using screens is trending upward. Media is more accessible than ever, and video …

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Avoid Summer Brain Drain: Tips For Parents of Elementary School Children

Summer brain drain, better known as “summer learning loss” or “summer slide,” can cause your child to forget what they’ve learned at school over summer break. Fortunately, you can circumvent the slide by keeping your kid academically engaged with summer learning. There are a variety of summer learning options for elementary school children that you …

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Want to Stop Summer Slide Before It Starts? Hire a Tutor

Have your kids ever experienced a decreased learning capacity and declining academic performance after a long break? You’ve probably dismissed it as a personal challenge that just needs to be diligently worked through, like lots of people. Everybody has up and down days, after all. In fact, this slump in learning is actually way more …

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How Much Does Tutoring Cost?

There are lots of options for families and individuals seeking expert help, including online tutoring platforms and brick-and-mortar tutoring centers. The average cost of tutoring ranges from $35/hour to more than $155/hour, depending on where you choose to hire your tutor.  The trick, though, as you’ll read below, is finding accurate and transparent pricing info …

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What Tutoring Is (And Isn’t)

As we begin the third decade of the 21st century, automation is becoming more commonplace, whether it be in production, banking, or customer service. Education has not been spared from the trend, as the internet is littered with neatly packaged instructional videos showing people how to do or learn basically anything. While there are plenty …

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Everyday Math: How To Bring A “Boring” Subject To Life

Simple applications of math are all around us, ready to be explained. I, for one, am passionate about sharing it and converting new math fans. Knowing that passion might not come naturally to everyone, I’ve compiled a list of easy examples that stem from a challenge presented by my 9-year-old son. These are just the …

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6 Tactics For Working With A Learning Disabled Student

I know the struggles and intricacies of helping a child with learning issues — I have two. Here’s what I’ve learned on my journey that can apply to anyone working with a learning disabled student. This list is in no way exhaustive, but offers advice on working around the struggles these brave students face. Denial …

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Recognizing The Challenges Of Learning Disabled Students

For most of us, school was simply one of the responsibilities of being a child. But for students with learning disabilities, there’s nothing simple about school. From the morning ride to evening homework time, every day is filled with anxiety. So much so that the only thing left at night is exhaustion from trying to …

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