Category Archives: passions and interests

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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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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