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Every student has the same amount of time in the day, but the key to improving your life and having time for the activities you want to do is to find ways to be more productive. First, putting all your due dates for your term assignments on a calendar, paper or digital, is an effective method of measuring out your time that you have to prepare. This way helps to manage the load in nice chunks... read more

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Physical activity — even something as small as fidgeting the hands — increases levels of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine in the way ADHD medications do. Both chemicals play a key role in sharpening focus and increasing attention.   Attention “deficit” increases with the length, familiarity, and repetitiveness of a task. In other words, you tune out when tasks get... 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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I started my Physics course this Summer telling my students they are not allowed to say "I don't know," unless they can't read, listen to a recording, watch a video, or ask a question of someone more knowledgeable. When I was in school we did not have access to information like students do today.  In my humble opinion, students need to bulk up on two things like body builders... 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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The best part about tutoring is you have a student's brilliant mind all by themselves to help them explore and enhance their own understanding and analysis of the world around them.  If you can find the spark within the student, the passion that ignited them, there is no stopping them from learning and growing in excellence in academia.  I truly love to see a student's eyes light up... 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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I normally tend to teach by relating to things seen in common life.   Theories to practical day examples in easy and simple wordings.   My goal is to get the message across, after all we are learning to build our intellect, think and apply it in our daily lives.   I believe everyone has the ability to succeed in what they put their hearts into.    All... read more

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Learning can definitely be fun if you find the individual's learning style. We all process and learn new information in various ways. You have visual, auditory and kinesthetic as the main learning styles but there are more. Some ways in which you can assist students in learning is by seeing, saying, feeling relating and memorizing along with repetition to name a few.   However, nothing... 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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1. Get outside the box, or seat rather, and move!  Incorporating kinestetic activities can help any learner stay focused for a longer period of time.  With younger students I like to use quick directional games: Simon Says, Search the Area...etc.  For older students a few stretches would help get those juices flowing again.     2.  Use materials and topics... 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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