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Tutoring Our Special Needs Students

 Including 25 Tips For Working with Special Needs Students For most tutors, our students are general education students who are struggling in a subject discipline. We hear statements such as, “I have always hated math (or some other subject). When tutors work with these students, they have a cadre of skills to call to service, […]

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Webinar – Meeting the New Writing Expectations

 Preparing Teachers and Students for Success takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. Content Provided by: Curriculum Associates Meeting the New Writing Expectations: Preparing Teachers and Students for Success Writing is the area that has the furthest to go to meet the new ELA standards. In the 2000s, it […]

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Session Bid – Stop Calling Around For Available Tutors

  Oases Releases Session Bid So, you have sessions for various students or a schedule of sessions for one student but you don’t know which of your tutors would like to take them? This normally means checking who can tutor the session or group of sessions by checking if they are available, if they have […]

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US History Curriculum from the Library of Congress

  We published the Language Arts curriculum available from the Library of Congress a year or so ago and this time I have been perusing the available United States History material. Having recently learned my essential American History for my citizenship exam I am left wishing I had found this material earlier. I learned the […]

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Virtual School – Waving Goodbye To A Brick & Mortar School – Part Two

 Read Part One of Waving Goodby to a Brick & Mortar School before reading Part Two! My Daughter’s Perspective As I mentioned in Part One of this series, along with a myriad of my other opinons, my daughter increasinly expressed her growing disdain and intolerance with and to the school system. While a choice to […]

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Do You Need Customer Tax Statements for Tutoring & Child Care?

 In early 2015 Oases Online will be introducing the ability for Oases customers to print out tax statements for their customers. Making this tedious annual task a total snap at no additional cost for the functionality. Many providers have lots of questions surrounding tax statements and whether they need to provide them and what they […]

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Less is More: Simple Rules for Better Results. Stanford Webinar

 Less is More: How to Use Simple Rules for Better Results September 16th, 1:00 pm Eastern/10:00 am Pacific Don’t miss your chance to attend Less is More: How to Use Simple Rules for Better Results with Professor Kathleen Eisenhardt. Register now to join us on September 16th at 10 am Pacific and learn how to […]

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Questions & Answers with a Common Core Math Expert

   Get Your Common Core Math Questions Answered Learn Zillion is delighted to offer you a special Q&A opportunity with Jason Zimba, a lead author of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and a founding partner at Student Achievement Partners. Jason will be online September 16th, from 4:30-5:30pm EST. He will answer as many […]

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NCLB Waivers Are Illegal Proves Top Law Professor

 In his paper Federalizing Education by Waiver?, University of South Carolina law professor Derek W. Black proves that the Waivers offered to states from the requirements of NCLB and its parent ESEA are unlawful. I have always maintained that this was the case without the clout to prove it, but someone now has, and that […]

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Oklahoma Has To Provide SES Tutoring Again

 But don’t get too excited about the return of SES tutoring as once again the Department of Education has managed to include a possible loophole in the letter sent to Superintendent Janet Barresi on August 28, 2014. Many news outlets are reporting that Oklahoma lost their waiver from the requirements of ESEA aka NCLB because […]

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What is Your Conference & Convention Personality?

 I have a conference coming up in October in Orlando – The Student Success Summit. It’s a new one for us in the tutoring and afterschool world and is an amalgamation of the Florida Afterschool Conference and Educational Strategies and Student Engagement Institute and we will be there giving away Oases goodies and spreading the […]

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Virtual School – Waving Goodbye to a Brick & Mortar School – Part One

 The Decision to go Virtual If you had asked me a couple of years ago if I would pull my child from the public school system I would have laughed in your face! You see I’m old school, pun intended, and believe in the University of Life and the School of Hard Knocks. While my […]

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