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Four-Day School Weeks – What Might They Mean for Tutors?

On June 21, 2011, in Education, Education Industry, Teaching, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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What are some of the impacts of four-day school weeks on tutoring? For many tutors the shift may result in new opportunities, with few downsides.

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When It Comes to Education, Motivation Can Matter More than Wealth

On June 14, 2011, in Assessment, Assessment & Testing, Education, standardized testing, by Scott Cronenweth
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A recent international educational assessment shows that US academic performance has fallen to “average” relative to the sixty-five participating countries. India didn’t participate in this latest assessment, but how might their students compare? Direct observation indicates that Indian kids — even in poor parts of the country — might well come out on top.

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The Ultimate Social Media and Marketing Guide for Tutors

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This last decade was a challenging one for marketers, but it doesn’t have to be for tutors who need online marketing know-how. The arrival of social media, smart phones and growing connectivity to the internet changed all the rules for many marketers who were used to traditional methods of attracting business. Suddenly you didn’t need […]

 
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How to Add Color to Your Tutoring Brand Using Facebook [3 Examples]

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Though it may be a cake walk to create a Facebook business page, it’s not an easy venture to make it engaging to your tutoring prospects. Fortunately you don’t need to learn how to do Facebook right all alone. There are many businesses who have paved the way before you to creating engaging and creative […]

 
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Tutor's Dilemma: Meet the Needs of the Student or Make Parents Happy?

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As I was doing my usual rounds on the internet to discover what nuggets of educational joy I should base my bi-weekly blog post on, I discovered this by Mark Sklarow, Executive Direct of the which discusses the obligations that IECs have toward the students, parents, school, college and program. In it Mark does a […]

 
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6 Must-Download iPad Apps for Tutors

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While you may lean on traditional teaching methods as the foundation of your tutoring business, the world is moving quickly in the other direction. As a tutor who is dealing with a generation of students who grew up around computers, it’s your responsibility to break through the technological clutter of their daily lives and help […]

 
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5 Clever SAT Preparation Videos to Share with Your Tutoring Students

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Though you may have a defined strategy for helping your students achieve their best scores on the SAT, you may from time to time want to mix up your tutoring experience and connect with your students on their level. Online video is a great way for tutors to connect and engage with students online and […]

 
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How to Develop a Winning Marketing Strategy for Your Tutoring Website

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Your website is a powerful tool in your marketing arsenal. However, it’s a powerful tool that too many tutoring companies don’t know how to weld properly. Many tutoring companies may have a marketing strategy for their business, but they fail to interweave the fabric of their communications into a seamless marketing plan they can follow. […]

 
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10 Jaw-Droppingly Awesome Infographics on Education

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Infographics can change the way we learn, the way we see information put in front of us.  They help us digest that information and leads us to draw important conclusions more swiftly. After doing a little research online I was able to discover 10 gorgeous infographics on education that do more than simply show information, […]

 
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How School of One is Changing the Way Math is Taught

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Every day in a normal classroom, a math teacher stands up at the front of the room and lectures to students. The students who struggle sit in silent vigil while teachers continue foward, past the point where they got hung up. If the teacher is sick, tired or exhausted, they bring that up to the board […]