Category Archives: parent-tutoring

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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Fun Hands-On Math Activities Part 2

This is Part 2 of a series on fun math activities you can do at home. You can find a list of all the posts in this series in the “Fun Math Activities” section on the Home Education Tips page. … Continue reading

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Hire a Tutor or Homeschool My Child?

(This is a response I gave to a question on Quora: “Am I allowed to hire a tutor instead of homeschooling my child?”) I’d like to approach this question from a somewhat different aspect than the previous responders. (Though I … Continue reading

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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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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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Writing and Spelling Adaptations for Children With Visual-Spatial Processing Issues

This is part 5 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. (Remember that if your child … Continue reading

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Beach Story Using Collective Nouns

Collective nouns at the beach! While we’re on a theme of “summer” topics, here’s a fun exercise I created the other day on Quora. It’s a beach story using collective nouns. Why not sit down together as a family and … Continue reading

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