As a parent, at one point or another you may have found yourself telling your child something along the lines of: “If you get an ‘A’ on your Biology test, I’ll take you shopping,” Or: “Clean your room and you get to play video games for an hour.” Now, on the face of it, rewards

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As the summer approaches, you may have your hands full with planning family trips, barbecues, and pool parties. With all the excitement of planning the summer, it is easy to forget about summer assignments and learning. So why would a family choose to tutor over the summer? What are the benefits of summer tutoring? The Benefits

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As a parent, one of your most important responsibilities may be ensuring that your child is reaching their full potential by allowing them to explore their passions and interests. In your course of encouragement, you may notice that your child is exceptionally good at adding large numbers easily in their head, or that the painting

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As a parent, it may feel frustrating when you know your student lacks motivation to succeed in school. When you ask them questions about their classes or what they’re working on, you may receive a very short answer or a shrug in response. When you bring up the topic of college and ask what schools

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Remembering What You Read

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 by

In a world where technology has taken over the interests of our youth, brain-stimulating activities such as reading have been put on the backburner. Students may argue that they read all the time – when they are texting or surfing the web. However, this is not the same as traditional reading, which incites thought-provoking questions

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The rule of thumb has generally been that students will receive 10 minutes of homework each night when they first start elementary school, and then 10 additional minutes for each year they progress. No one exactly knows when this unofficial “10-minutes-per-grade” rule was established or how it came to be, but recently, parents have been

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How to Deal with Boredom

Tuesday, 11 March 2014 by

Far too often you hear your student say how much they do not like school, because of one simple fact: it is just too boring. It is difficult to argue with this statement, because as a former student yourself, you may remember how boring it really was at times. Unfortunately, it is not easy to

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College Prep Timeline

Tuesday, 04 March 2014 by

As a parent, you know that college is one of the most important milestones in your student’s life. Writing a strong essay and scoring high on the SATs can be crucial when it comes to getting accepted. However, it is often the case that students, and parents as well, do not put much consideration into

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One-on-one or group tutoring. Which one is better for your student? At Educational Connections, we have worked with thousands of students, providing a number of different tutoring services. Over the years, we have found one-on-one tutoring to be much more beneficial and effective than group tutoring in terms of results and overall experience. We offer

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The Power of Positive Reinforcement

Saturday, 08 February 2014 by

As a parent, your student depends on you for guidance and support, especially when they are struggling in school. Parents and teachers are often so focused on students achieving good grades that they forget the key to success relies in positive reinforcement. In the heat of frustration and disappointment, you may resort to anger by

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