Category Archives: passions and interests

Home Math Tips: Games and Family Fun

There is quite an industry out there offering “math learning games” — and charging quite extravagant rates for many of their offerings. While some of the games are quite useful, before you empty your bank account here are some suggestions … 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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Negative Influences and Reading as a Chore

This is post #3 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Do you have people in your family–children or adults alike–who “hate reading” because they’ve been told by others that reading is stupid or a waste of time?  Or … Continue reading

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Some Basic Learning Goals

This is post #7 in the series “How to Be a Great Parent-Tutor.” Some basic learning goals: When you are deciding if you’ll tutor your own child, or hire a tutor, one of the best things you can do is … 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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Follow Your Child’s Passions and Interests

Do you feel like your child hates learning? Is every lesson a battle? Does it seem like no matter how much time and money you spend on your child’s education, it isn’t working out? Do those wonderful curriculums (whether from … Continue reading

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