Author Archives: Norma J Hill

Negative Influences and Reading as a Chore

This is post #3 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Do you have people in your family–children or adults alike–who “hate reading” because they’ve been told by others that reading is stupid or a waste of time?  Or … Continue reading

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Distractions and Health Issues

This is post #2 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Do you have an “I hate reading” child (or adult) in your family? Sometimes it isn’t the reading that’s the problem–instead, it might well be too many distractions … Continue reading

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Model Reading and Read Aloud

This is post #1 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Sadly, some children “hate reading” … as do many adults, unfortunately. Here’s hoping some of these tips will awaken a love of reading … after all, non-readers miss … Continue reading

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All Kinds of Learning Activities

This is post #14 (the last one!) in the series “How to Be a Great Parent-Tutor.” Do you wonder what kinds of creative learning activities you can do with your children? Here’s a list of all kinds of possibilities: general … Continue reading

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Costs of Tutors and Alternatives

This is post #13 in the series “How to Be a Great Parent-Tutor.” When children (or adults) needs tutoring, cost can be a big factor in whether or not they are able to access the needed help. In this series … Continue reading

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When to Consider Hiring a Tutor

This is post #12 in the series “How to Be a Great Parent-Tutor.” When should you consider hiring a tutor? While parents can usually be wonderful tutors (and/or homeschool teachers) for their children, sometimes a professional tutor may be able to … Continue reading

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Specific Considerations for Intermediate Grades

This is post #11 in the series “How to Be a Great Parent-Tutor.” Specific considerations for intermediate grades (4 to 8): Real Life Applications:  As in the primary grades, home tutoring should take advantage of as many “real-life applications” as … Continue reading

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