Category Archives: life-long learning

What’s a Pen and Paper Mama?

Every time I hand out one of my business cards or take a Pen and Paper Mama Services deposit to the bank, someone is sure to ask me, “What is a pen and paper mama?” Well, let me see… Oh! … Continue reading

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Summer Tutoring

After about 3 weeks of vacation with our family, I’m back to work! And one of the things I am most enjoying is “summer tutoring!”   What makes summer tutoring so enjoyable? Well, instead of sitting in my classroom/office the … Continue reading

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Setting Goals for Your Child’s Learning

Whether you want to homeschool, to be a good parent-tutor for your child, to encourage your child to be a life-long learner, or even to hire a tutor for your child, a really great, basic idea is to sit down … Continue reading

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Summer Tutoring Ideas

Should you consider tutoring for your child in the summer? Here are some thoughts: Why are you considering tutoring? Report Card Shock: Did your child’s final report card shake you up and you believe only a tutor can rescue your … Continue reading

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Home Math Tips: Unit Studies

Summer is coming and most children are delighted to escape all that September to June learning–and some especially are happy to escape math! (And even in you are reading this in the middle of the “school year” and you are … Continue reading

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Practical Tips to Encourage Reading

This is the final post (#7) in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Here are a whole selection of practical tips to convert reluctant or even “hating” readers to people who love reading. Pick a few that you think … Continue reading

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Lack of Reading Materials and Negative Attitudes

This is post #5 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Lack of reading material in the home, or at least of lack of material that’s personally interesting and relevant to real life can cause people to “hate reading.” Fear … Continue reading

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