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Early High School Graduation – Issues and Impacts for Tutors

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As US school districts struggle with shrinking budgets, the option to snip a year or even two from students’ high school education has become increasingly appealing. These programs, modeled on systems that have been successful in Singapore, France, Finland and other high-performing countries, hopes to shift the emphasis from seat time and credits to verifiable subject mastery. What might the impact of these programs be on tutoring?

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Tutoring Plus Learning Analytics Equals Cost-Effective SAT/ACT Test Prep

On May 24, 2011, in ACT, Assessment, Assessment & Testing, SAT, standardized testing, Test preparation, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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College-bound students and their parents are well aware that high scores on the SAT or ACT are of interest not only to college admission offices, but also to financial aid and scholarship programs. As a result, American families annually spend millions of dollars on prep courses hoping to boost scores. From simple practice testing to […]

 
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5 Ways to Maximize Your Students’ Performance on Test Day

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Right now many college-bound students are in the midst of taking the SAT, ACT and other standardized “college prep” tests. As their tutor, over the past weeks and months you’ve done all you can to help them prepare. Now it’s up to them. With “the big test” just days away there’s not much more you […]

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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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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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The Joy of Improving SAT Test Scores: 5 Tutoring Blog Articles to End Your Week

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We took a little “mental health” day on the blog last week and skipped over our new installment on the Learning Analytics blog, “5 Tutoring Blog Articles to End Your Week.” Instead we put the finishing touches on our newest and greatest e-book “ACT vs SAT: Which Test Should You Choose?” If you haven’t downloaded […]

 
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How to Use Learning Analytics to Choose ACT vs SAT [NEW EBOOK]

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When you’re preparing your students for their college entrance exams, how confident are you that you’re on the right path to improving their score? Of course, there is no way to tell how well student will perform on test day, but there are predictors you can lean on to take away most of the guesswork. […]