Gap Year Good Idea or Waste of Time

Gap Year: Good Idea or Waste of Time?

Submitted by on April 27, 2015 06:47:45pm

If you have a student who is agonizing over what to study, where to study or what to do with their lives, then you will know that it seems so unfair for them to have to make decisions about the rest of their lives at a time when they are least qualified to do so. One way to give them a little more life experience and maturity is to recommend a gap year.

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6 Best Exam Preparation Tips

6 Best Exam Preparation Tips

Submitted by on April 23, 2015 08:00:29am

Before you emerge from your winter hibernation to enjoy the summer, there’s just one more hurdle to overcome; Final Exams. A phrase that is able to strike fear into even the bravest heart. That’s why we are bringing you good news. If you work smarter, not harder, you can get better grades with less study time.

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Teacher appreciation week

Homemade Gift Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week

Submitted by on April 20, 2015 05:58:51pm

pic by Chicago 2016 May 4th-8th is teacher appreciation week and you can show your teachers a little love for everything they do with these inexpensive gift ideas. Sure, you can buy a box of chocolates or an apple, but what you really want is the personal touch that shows your kids put some thought […]

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Announcement: Choose Your Own Adventure Award

Submitted by on April 20, 2015 01:03:42pm

We are pleased to announce our new Choose Your Own Adventure Award, where by submitting a response to “How has Tutor Doctor Changed Your Life” customers can win a trip to one of the following exciting destinations

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How to Avoid Homework Emergencies

How to Avoid Homework Emergencies

Submitted by on April 16, 2015 06:54:23pm

We’ve all been there; it’s just before bedtime and your child remembers that they have a huge project due tomorrow. As you rush around trying to build a diorama or create a poster that outlines the lifecycle of a butterfly, it may be time to take a look at the bigger picture. Organization and study skills are not innate, they are learned and if you want to avoid homework emergencies, you need to impart the skills that will help your students throughout their academic career.

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Young Girl Playing Dress Up and Combing Hair

Early Puberty on the Rise

Submitted by on April 13, 2015 03:49:01pm

pic by Cristee Dickson Young children are reaching puberty earlier with the average age dropping from 15 a century ago to 12 today. About 1 in a 1000 young boys and girls are experiencing puberty as early as 8 or 9 years old. Early onset puberty (also known as precocious puberty) has a number of […]

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Can every Child Be Great at Math?

Submitted by on March 23, 2015 09:22:57am

A recent study by the Child Development Institute found that just about everyone can be good at math. While natural talent does give some students the edge, math is about practice and attitude and that means that patience and determination are the key to better math grades.

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Should Your Child Stay Back a Grade?

Submitted by on March 18, 2015 12:55:14pm

Bad report cards, behavioral issues or difficulty fitting in may all contribute to your child getting a recommendation to repeat a grade. If students are struggling, pressuring them to move to a higher grade may exacerbate the problem. Academic issues, problems outside of school or a lack of maturity may encourage educators to hold students back on the assumption that this will allow the child to grow and catch up. Unfortunately, studies do not back up the colloquial belief that repeating grades is beneficial to students.

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Is Your Child Gifted?

Submitted by on March 16, 2015 09:36:41am

Is your child getting bad grades even though you know they are smart as a whip? Gifted children often underachieve because they have academic needs that just aren’t being met by the conventional education system.

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6 Steps to Better Grades: How you can Help

Submitted by on March 12, 2015 12:26:50pm

Bad report card? You need to act quickly. A bad grade is a big warning sign that something isn’t right and the sooner it gets addressed the better. You see, education is a foundational building block system and teachers just don’t have the time to go back and reteach concepts from previous grades. That means when your child is missing fundamental building block knowledge, they fall further behind with each passing grade.

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