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Exam Study Tips

Goodbye, BC Provincials! Yes! Phew! The BC Ministry of Education has decided to axe nearly all secondary school provincial exams (for the time being anyway–Ministry of Ed decisions are known to change quite frequently–if you doubt me, see below for … Continue reading

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General Adaptations for a Child with Visual-Spatial Processing Issues

This is part 3 of a series of 6 posts about Visual-Spatial Processing Issues (and other related learning differences). Links to the other posts in this series are found at the bottom of this post. General Adaptations for a Child … Continue reading

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Home Math Tips: Books and workbooks

Do you recognise these painful wails? From children: “Mom! Dad! I just don’t get math! It’s boring! The teacher doesn’t explain it right! Why do I need to do this? What do algebra and trigonometry have to do with real life? These … Continue reading

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Parent-Tutors: Specific Suggestions for Primary Grades

This is post #10 in the series “How to Be a Great Parent-Tutor.” How can parents be involved in tutoring their children in primary grades K to 3 (and in some cases, pre-Kindergarten)? And note: While some of these tips are … Continue reading

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Suggestions for a Tutoring Session at Home

This is post #9 in the series “How to Be a Great Parent-Tutor.” Are you worried that you, as a parent, can’t provide a good quality “tutoring session” with your child at home? While there are times when a professional … Continue reading

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Home Tutoring Resources

This is post #8 in the series “How to Be a Great Parent-Tutor.” What do you need to make your home a successful learning environment? Probably less than you think! Your focus should always be on helping your children–and your whole family–have … Continue reading

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Developing Individualized Tutoring–Tips for Parents

This is post #5 in the series “How to Be a Great Parent-Tutor.” Individualised learning, tailored to the needs of a particular child, with one-to-one attention from the parent, is one of the real advantages of parent-tutoring.  Here are some examples … Continue reading

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