Parents and teens communicate hundreds of messages a day: Get ready for school! Don’t forget your lunch! Have a great day! Don’t roll your eyes at me Can you clean the bathroom? Drive safely Do your laundry Do you have any homework? No homework? Really? You ..
Working with a tutor can be one of the most beneficial steps in transforming struggling students into successful students. The one-on-one attention works wonders by focusing on the student’s individual needs, strengths and weaknesses. The tutor and student relationship is an important one, and when a match ..
As kids grow, the struggles between them and their parents change. One year olds want to throw their food on the floor and their parents insist it stays on the table. Three year olds want to go naked to school and parent just won’t budge on the “clothing ..
Classrooms all around the country are getting a little louder, and it is not because teachers are losing control of their classroom management. It is actually a sign that connections are being made, and students are learning in a way they’ve never learned before. Classrooms may sound a ..
As a tutor, teacher or parent, sometimes it can be difficult to explain how to work out a challenging math problem. We want to explain it in a way that the student understands, and also want to ensure that when it comes to test time, they are able ..
All students are entitled to a great education, and deserve every opportunity to excel. Students with disabilities can be helped in a variety of different ways that will help them understand and improve their grades and self-confidence in the classroom. A successful tutor will know the manipulatives, activities, ..
Parents feel there might be a problem with student being the youngest in her class in school. How to reassure them as well as building confidence for student, without her feeling the pressure to 'match up' to the older kids This is a common question and stems ..
How do I get my student to speak in class and also use ‘speaking aloud’ with me during lessons? This is a great question as it brings in personal characteristics of the student in conjunction with how comfortable they are with the learned material. It considers whether ..
I always feel under pressure with one student - they are too rushed in everything, it feels like she's putting all the pressure onto me. Tips on how to deal with students who try to unload their pressure onto me would help. The student doesn't seem to want ..
A student's parents want to stop tutoring after his exam but i think he needs to continue as we've only really just begun and i feel he will just forget everything and go back to how he was before. It is probably a good idea to speak ..