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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Is Your Child Resistant To Reading?

Friday, 09 December 2016 by

Does your child hate to read? Are you frustrated that they refuse to pick up a book, and instead, would rather play on their phone and scroll through the internet? Are you tired of arguing about reading? If so, you’re not alone. Many parents of young readers come to us throwing the white flag around because

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5 Fun Apps to Spark Inspiration

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 by

In 1752, Benjamin Franklin experimented with electricity on a dark and stormy night and discovered the lightening rod. He was a major figure in working with electricity and the advancement of technology. Fast forward 264 years and technology has produced devices that can fit in the palm of your hand! Technology has become an important

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Research shows that students lose up to 2.5 months in language arts and a whopping 3 months in math! But as a parent, how do you avoid a fight when your kid doesn’t want to complete an academic workbook? Instead of sitting your kid at the kitchen table with the workbook, read below for five

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It can be a tough task to engage your child in summer learning, especially if you have a reluctant reader on your hands. Thankfully, there are some fun and easy ways to incorporate reading without going overboard. Here are a variety of suggestions that might just work for your child! Finding the Right Type of

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Today I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a segment on WTOP radio. You can listen to the clip below.   Many parents and kids alike have grand plans of taking a break from learning over the summer to recharge, but studies show that this isn’t always a good idea. To read the transcript,

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Our November Tutor of the Month is…

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 by

Allison Curtice! Allison has only been a tutor for a short time but has been working with students in the realm of education for 10 years–WOW! Her tutoring preferences are K-12 reading, writing, social studies, and geography. Allison is a special education teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools. She works with students across various age

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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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Getting your child to engage in learning over the summer can be a tough task, especially if you have a reluctant reader on your hands. The good news is that there are actually some fun and easy ways to incorporate reading without going overboard. Here are a variety of suggestions that might just work for

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Today I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a segment on WTOP radio. You can listen to the clip below.     To read the transcript and an extra tip not included in the audio, read on!   Do kids really need to keep practicing academic skills over the summer?  Don’t they need a

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