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“Stay off of Facebook and personal e-mail during the workday. Make a to-do list and cross off items as they are completed.” —Walter Kloepfer, Homer, Alaska “I try to remember that today is yesterday’s tomorrow.” —David, Montreal “Feet first, feelings follow. I don’t wait until I feel like doing something, or until I am in the right mood, because that might never happen... read more

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What you feed your body has a direct correlation to how your brain functions. Diet and nutrition impact cognition, attention, sleep, and mood. According to the Harvard Health Blog, studies show that people who eat “clean” or “whole” diets high in vegetables, fruits, unprocessed grains, and lean meats, are more likely to experience better emotional health.  The better you want your brain to... read more

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If you’re trying to learn something new, you might want to hit the gym a few hours after studying. According to new research, exercising 4 hours after learning a task can improve memory.     Neurotransmitters released by exercise lead to a production of proteins that "help stabilise new memory traces", study author Guillén Fernández, director of the Donders Institute... read more

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No one likes to mess up, but going to great lengths to avoid errors - even when the consequences of making an error are benign - is unlikely to help you learn. In fact, in her review of the literature, Janet Metcalfe makes a compelling argument that making errors while learning - so long as you receive corrective feedback - results in better outcomes than making no errors at all. Her... read more

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Many people think of tutoring as a remedial endeavor, but that really isn't the right way to think about it. The fact of the matter is that classroom instruction can never be tailored to individual students, which means that learning is rarely optimal. By necessity, teachers must teach to the middle of the class. The teacher's pace, style, and goals are geared to the class as a whole, not specific... read more

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The Importance of Study Skills Study, as defined by Oxford Dictionaries, is the “devotion of time and attention to acquiring knowledge on an academic subject, especially by means of books; a detailed investigation and analysis of a subject or situation.” Merriam-Webster defines study as an “application of the mental faculties to the acquisition of knowledge”. My personal definition is a... read more

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Frequently Asked Questions   What do you do to help make learning fun? This depends on the subject and the student's age. I have created Jeopardy games, given play money/candy as rewards for answering correctly, played board games (while studying), gathered books on subjects that interest the student, and much more.   Do you offer any guarantees? Yes, I am not satisfied... read more

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1) MEANINGFUL: Ensure that it is the most meaningful to the client/student. Get to know your client/student, and the skills strengths and currently less strong areas. Build up both areas of skills and strategies in a positive manner.   2) ENJOYABLE: Allow learning to be enjoyable. It can be, even when preparing for a deadline or important examinations. Turn it into a game. Research... read more

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This is advice that I always give to my students for the in-person classes that I teach. In order to excel in any subject that one is learning, it is important that you do the following: Go to class every day. Missing classes (whether they are in-person or online) is missing opportunities to learn! Do your homework. Complete the assignments that you are given. Instructors give... read more

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Well first, make it look like it is a game. Playing just make it easier and add way more fun. Just having the idea of learning makes some breaks in the process. Acting is one of the best way to learn, being in a situation makes more sense to students.  Singing is also another way to remember better some the sentences. Working on accentuation, and pronunciation is more than... read more

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Understanding your child's / student(s)' learning styles is one of the most important factors in helping them reach success.  At the end of the day, why else did we become parents or teachers but to watch the next generation learn?  The problem is that we often assume that everyone learns and processes information the same as we do.  If they don't, does that mean there is something... read more

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Learning can be exciting and tutoring gives the advantage to find out what works for one student, and tailor lessons to his or her learning style. Here are 5 tips that I think about to make my tutoring lessons fun!  Use real life examples in the news. There is a lot happening in the world, and articles about current events are a great way to teach grammar, vocabulary or reading... read more

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We all have one: that one subject that our brains just refuse to understand, and no matter how much we study or how hard we work, we never feel like we really truly GET what is going on.   For me, that subject was always Physics. No junior high or high school teacher could ever answer the unending string of "...but WHY?" questions that I needed answered before I could understand... read more

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While I was tutoring fellow students I noticed they did not want to do the actual work or look in the back of the book for definitions.  They sat there and waited until I gave more to an answer or told them additional info.  I told them that I would not just give them the answers because they would never learn that way.  But how I did change them to start actually doing their own... read more

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Would you like to earn a grade that is one letter higher?    Here's the tip!   Before you turn in your paper, make sure to follow these basic steps:   Make sure you answered all the questions.  After all that work you don't want to miss points because you forgot to go back to that question you skipped. Make sure you followed the directions... read more

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Many students now days give up after trying two to three times so I would like to say That #life is like a #cricket where you are the #batsman and #ball are the opportunities. If one ball goes other ball will come which means if one opportunity is gone let it go away but what more important is stay on the field and let the other opportunity come. there are no... read more

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Learning is a gift. Learning is an opportunity. Learning helps us reach our potential.   To nurture a growing desire to learn I: Play lots of games to teach. Connect learning to your child's personal interests. Devise fun and effective learning strategies to make the material memorable. Use technology to aid in the learning process. Apply various creative methodologies... read more

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Making learning fun will help students not only want to understand the material but also will help build their confidence. This can be done in multiple ways such as; creating learning games or utilizing educational toys and reward systems. These are just a few examples of how I make learning fun for kids.    I am always purchasing new tutoring tools to help students learn. A... read more

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