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NEED PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR HOMEWORK?
Use these tips to set up a system today!

It's back to school and back to homework. In a recent guest spot on WTOP, Ann Dolin offered some simple ideas to parents who may be wondering how they can best help their kids with their studies.

In this short clip, Ann explains why having a homework start time is important, where the best location is to do homework, how to deal with distracting technology, and more. 

IT'S TIME FOR TUTORING 
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If the signs are indicating that your student is going to struggle with a particular subject or that a lack of  organization is going to be a major roadblock this school year, it may be in your and your student's best interest to get help now. It is far easier and more cost-effective to have extra support in place well before underlying issues drag down grades. Once grades have dropped, the costs and time involved in recovering can be severe.

Our tutors are subject matter experts trained in helping kids who need help with organization, time management, and study skills.

 


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Parenting style has undergone a general shift from "tough love" to "A for effort" in the past generation. What does the research say about which parenting style is better for kids? 


SEPTEMBER TUTOR OF THE MONTH 
Congratulations to Betsy A! 
 

Betsy's passion for helping others become lifelong learners is apparent in her enthusiasm for tutoring and coaching at Educational Connections. Betsy began her career teaching writing and English literature to high school students, later earning a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. A highlight of her impressive career includes directing an education grant in five Michigan school districts to integrate technology into the social studies and science curricula, for which she received the regional superintendents' annual award for service to students.

 

As a tutor and coach, Betsy encourages students to appreciate their own capabilities, ask their own questions, take charge of their own learning, aim for excellence, and have fun while they learn. In addition to working with students, she enjoys yoga, swimming, hiking, and having fun with her grandchildren.

 

Contact us today to get your student placed with a great tutor like Betsy! 

 
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