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How to Increase Efficiency

 Wherever you look you cannot fail to see articles and ads claiming the wonders of various pieces of technology to help you increase academic efficiency and deliver curriculum to students. In fact, some administrators seem to believe if you just throw an iPad or LapTop at a student they will miraculously teach themselves all they […]

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The Importance Of Summer Tutoring

 Now that summer’s just around the corner and school’s about to end, most kids are thinking about summer vacations, swimming parties and hanging out with their friends — but for tutors, summer is important for an entirely different reason. Nobody has to tell you that the months between one school year and the next represent […]

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Elevate Your Brain Training

 Elevate Brain Training App We’ve all heard of Luminosity due to the extensive TV campaign that its customers must now pay for, but I recently discovered a free app that promises the same brain exercises and training. I can’t tell you if they are comparable or better or worse as I am too much of […]

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summer learning

Keep Kids Learning with Summer Learning Day – Are You Involved?

  Join in with the National Summer Learning Association to support Summer Learning Day on June 19th and pledge to keep kids learning during summer. Research shows that summers without quality learning opportunities put our nation’s youth at risk for falling behind – year after year – in core subjects like math and reading. The […]

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Negotiation: How to Get (More of) What You Want​

 Negotiation: How to Get (More of) What You Want​ Free Webinar You spend a significant part of your day negotiating. While negotiating effectively helps you reach agreements, achieve objectives, strengthen your relationships, and ultimately be more productive, it’s clear that we (and others) are not always achieving the best possible outcomes. We leave resources on-the-table, […]

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SAT Prep

Will Khan Academy SAT Prep Damage Your Business?

  Khan Academy and the College Board, the company behind the SAT, have teamed up on a variety of free SAT Prep study tools for the exam, including four full-length practice tests, thousands of practice questions, interactive video lessons, and study tips. The aim of the tools is to level the playing field and make […]

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Do You Allow Cell Phones in Sessions?

 If you do, you may wish to rethink that strategy as a recent study in the UK has discovered that a total cell phone ban in school will increase student achievement. The study was based in 4 cities in the U.K. and compared mobile phone policy with student achievement data from externally marked exams. The […]

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summer learning

Summer Brain Gain: Re-imagining Summer Learning

   Summer Brain Gain: Re-imagining Summer Learning Boys & Girls Clubs of America This event takes place on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 2 to 3 p.m. ET. Content provided by: Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) continues to “rewrite the book” on how summer vacation also can be a time of summer learning. Studies […]

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The Read Aloud Project – Free Curriculum

 Have you heard of The Read Aloud Project? If offering tutoring or After-School reading projects or just story time The Read Aloud Project could help you with material and lesson/discussion structure and it’s free. With questions directed at the text rather than students’ experiences the Read Aloud Project focuses on content and vocabulary. Earlier this […]

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data privacy

Data privacy guide for parents

  We always advocate going the extra mile for customers and providing useful information to parents about all sorts of related topics is a great way of increasing the value of your services and relationships. We recently looked at Digital Parenting Tips and have previously looked at Navigating School Admissions and provided insights into Virtual […]

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digital parenting

Digital Parenting Tips for your Students’ Parents

 Any tutor or tutoring company should compile or have available some information for the parents of their students regarding digital parenting. This is especially true if you are offering online sessions! With Cyber Bullying on the rise and the new CSI Cyber series illustrating just how far someone with malicious intent can go, this is […]

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enrichment

Free Curriculum to Support Healthy Eating & Physical Activity

 The National After School Association and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation have brought out some great free curriculum for Elementary aged students, the Enrichment Zone, to be used in conjunction with your existing sessions for After School or Summer Camp. From the NAA website: The Enrichment Zone was created to be used by afterschool professionals […]

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