The question “why is math so hard?” is one we come across so often with the parents and students we work with, it’s become almost a given. We hear things like: “My son just doesn’t seem to ‘take’ to math. He’s just like his mom.” “Why is it that even when my daughter really ‘buckles

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Sometimes stress can manifest itself in unexpected ways. Have you ever had a flash of anger come over you as someone cuts you off in traffic… only to realize that you just weren’t paying attention as they changed lanes because you were busy thinking about a fire you were going to have to put out

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Time management. Organization. Studying. Planning ahead. Do these ideas give your child a sense of excitement? Or fear of the unknown? If your child seems uninterested or even afraid of these ideas, it may be more than just a feeling of being overwhelmed and a dislike for school. They may have executive functioning deficits.  

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As a parent, it’s incredibly easy to get consumed with helping your child complete their homework. If you help too much, you might notice that you’re doing their homework for them and then you’ll end up backing off and refusing to assist them. But is that the best choice? Instead of choosing the “all-or-nothing” approach

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Let’s face it, getting our kids to do things they don’t want to do is tiresome. It can end up in a handful of ways: tears, arguments, or yelling. We often just throw our hands up and admit defeat. Although this can happen with just about any academic subject, we see it frequently with reading

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Organization Rescue Kit

Wednesday, 24 August 2016 by

Back to school means scrambling to get things organized and ready for the first day of school. Before you stress about which school supplies to buy, watch our Tutor Coach, Jan Rowe, explain which binders are the best for organization and how to organize them. Spending 3 minutes watching these videos now might just save

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It’s springtime, which means it’s not quite the end of the year, but your kids (and maybe you) might have a touch of spring fever—routines have fallen to the wayside and your child’s backpack and homework organizational system might be in need of some attention. But don’t worry, because tutor coach Jan Rowe has some

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Top Tutor Tips for Motivating Students

Saturday, 05 September 2015 by

Helping to encourage and motivate a student who might be feeling negative towards school is no easy task, but our tutors have had great success as they work with students one-to-one. I asked a few of our tutors how they motivate their students on a daily basis. Here’s what they said:   For memory and

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I’ve taught many students over the years who struggled fiercely in school. Those who were organized managed to stay afloat and achieve success. I’ve also worked with tremendously gifted students for whom learning came easy, but their grades did not reflect their true abilities.

They stumbled because their poor organizational skills impacted them in each and every subject area.

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Does your child’s computer desktop have random folders and loose documents scattered over the screen?  Ever encounter a situation in which your son or daughter is trying to complete homework but cannot find it on his or her chic (and expensive…) iPad or laptop? Although tablets and laptops can ease the flow of hardcopy papers,

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