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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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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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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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Learning Styles Intelligences Behaviours

This is post #4 in the series “How to Be a Great Parent-Tutor.” Learning styles and/or intelligences are ways we take in, process, and organise information.  Each of us does these things in very individual ways.  Some learn more easily … Continue reading

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Building a Good Parent-Tutor and Child Relationship

This is post #3 in the series “How to Be a Great Parent-Tutor.” Parents are often concerned that tutoring their own children could cause tension or stress in their relationship. It is also a concern for those considering home-schooling. Here … Continue reading

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Exam Study Tips and Memory Tips

Many children who are facing exams, especially final exams and, at senior secondary level, provincial exams, feel very anxious and don’t know how to study for them. I always provide email “reports” after each lesson for my tutoring students, explaining … Continue reading

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Learning Together With Other Children

Sibling fun, small groups, and playdates: Often children have more fun learning if they have a partner or small group to learn with. You can make part of a “play date” with a friend a learning time. You might have … Continue reading

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