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If Tutoring is a Dirty Word, Change the Connotation

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Do you feel that tutoring has become an ugly word, a dirty word – within the larger academic community? When you’re meeting new people and telling them about your tutoring business or the fact that you’re a tutor by profession, how do the individuals around you respond? Do they embrace your profession or do they […]

 
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Supercharge Your Students: 5 Tutoring Tips to End Your Week

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This is the second installment of our new weekly round-up “5 Tutoring Tips to End Your Week”! Last Friday, I launched the new version of the round-up thus moving away from featuring general education blogs and articles and shining the light on tutors and education consultants who blog. As always, if you have a recommendation […]

 
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Facebook Fever Makes Educators Sweat: 5 Education Articles to End Your Week

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Perhaps its Oscar fever for the Social Network, but this week I’ve got Facebook on the brain and it’s my intention to share it with you. If you’re just tuning in, within a week I’ve created two blog post with the intention of helping tutors get the most out of Facebook. If you want to […]

 
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Why the Independent Educational Consultant is the Hottest Job in Education Today

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Independent Educational Consultant: if it feels like you”re hearing about this position more and more in the news, blogs and out-and-about at education industry conventions, you”re right, you have. Don”t be surprised either if you continue to hear even more about it. Last year was a big year for the profession, as that it saw […]

 
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Tutors Taking Over: 5 Education Articles to End Your Week

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The tutoring industry continues to be a very necessary supplement to the educational world. Let’s take a look at how tutors are shaping the educational world and reaching out online to make tutoring more convenient than ever before. 1.   SATs, Tutors, & You by Eve Kelly, San Diego Reader In this week’s San Diego Reader, […]

 
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5 Education Articles to End Your Week: New Developments in Science & Technology Education

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The 10 States Leading Science and Technology by Derek Thompson, The Atlantic Which states are leaders in science education and technology? Which cities are attracting the most college grads? The Atlantic reveals which states have the edge on attracting the best and brightest. iPad Apps for Teachers by Vicky Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog Perhaps […]

 
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10 Free Educational Lecture Sites for Tutors

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If you’re not yet using free video lectures to engage your students, you’re missing out on one of the best, free educational resources out there on the web today. Thousands of universities have increased their own transparency by posting their video lectures online. Whether you’re a tutor looking to brush up on a topic or […]

 
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New Learning Study: If You Test Them, They Will Remember

On January 21, 2011, in ACT, Assessment, Assessment & Testing, Education, SAT, standardized testing, Teaching, Test preparation, tips, by Shannon Sweetser
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A new study published online in the journal Science reveals the value of encouraging students to take practice tests instead of simply studying the material. When students took practice tests they retained 50% more of the information a week later than students who took alternate routes to studying the material. We’ve already discussed why it’s […]

 
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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 […]

 
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5 Education Articles to Start the Week: Should Test Prep Start at Age 4?

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We’re on the cusp of a transformational time in education. As we start the new year, education experts are delving into how many organizations, parents, tutors, teachers and businesses are coping with challenges within the educational world. In some cases, parents are starting test prep as early as age 4 in order to get them […]

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