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StoryCorp’s National Teachers Initiative Celebrates Teaching

On September 27, 2011, in Education, General, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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On September 19, StoryCorps launched its National Teachers Initiative at the White House. The Initiative celebrates the contributions of America’s public school teachers.

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How Well Do Kids Think High School Prepared Them for College?

On September 6, 2011, in Education Industry, General, In The News, Uncategorized, by Scott Cronenweth
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How well does their high school academic experience prepare students for college? Not very well, according to a new study by the College Board that surveyed students from the Class of 2010 “one year out.”

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Awareness of Learning Disabilities in Students

On August 30, 2011, in Assessment, General, Intelligence, tips, Tutoring, Uncategorized, by Scott Cronenweth
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As a new school year begins, now is a good time for tutors to raise their awareness of learning disabilities and how to spot them. The support and encouragement of a caring tutor can make a big difference in a child’s success.

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Athletics and Academics – What Tutors Should Consider

On August 23, 2011, in General, Teaching, tips, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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Does participation in athletics ultimately support higher academic achievement? Or is the phrase “student-athlete” an oxymoron? Here are some thoughts on the matter from the blogosphere.

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7 Tips for Turning Spring Fever to Your Advantage

On May 11, 2011, in General, Teaching, tips, by Scott Cronenweth
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"Spring fever" and the end of the academic year bring special demands and challenges for many tutors. Here are some tips from fellow educators on how you can turn springtime energy into motivation for learning.

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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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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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3 Reasons Tutors Need a Facebook Page Today

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With 596 million users and counting, Facebook is becoming much more than a social network – it’s become part of the very fabric of modern communication as we know it. Facebook facilitates the sharing of ideas between people, businesses, brands and the rest of the world. Twenty years ago, when there was no Facebook, many […]

 
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Transform Your Tutoring Blog from a Wall Flower into a Socialite

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When bloggers first start out, they agonize about their lack of comments, lack of blog traffic, and sometimes even the lack of support from family & friends. You might wonder at first, “If my family is not reading my blog, who will?” You need to amass a unique and personal following for your blog, but […]

 
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5 Education Articles to Start Your Week: Higher Education Studies, Tech Boot Camp and Chinese Education Systems

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Hope you”re ready for some interesting reading after your long weekend! This week in 5 Education Articles to Start Your Week, I focus in on some new studies that came out this past week including one which determined, most unfortunately, that 36% of U.S. College Graduates don”t acquire any additional critical thinking or writing skills after 4 […]