Category Archives: learning tips

Ways to Relax and Overcome Math Anxiety

What Can We Do About our Child’s Math Anxiety? I often have parents sign up their children for math tutoring due to concerns over the child’s math anxiety–which of course has a negative effect on math learning. Today I’ll share … Continue reading

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Memory Problems and Solutions

      Difficulties retrieving information from your brain: Memory difficulties often involve retrieving information stored by the brain. Usually, there are more problems with short term memory (things learned recently) than with long term memory–though working memory deficits can … Continue reading

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Activities and Resources for Children with Perceptual Issues

Does your child have perceptual issues? Are you looking for ideas for activities and resources? Here are some solutions I have used successfully with tutoring students, both those who attend school and those who are homeschooled. Lots of them are … 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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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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