The Tutoring Blog

8 Last Minute & Long Lasting Christmas Gifts

If you’re scrambling for last minute holiday presents, we won’t judge you. Instead of picking up a few random toys or intriguing gadgets that are only to be forgotten once January hits, consider giving your child or grandchild a gift that stands the test of time. The...

What Makes A Strong College Application

After talking to a few educational consultant friends, I can confidently say that there is no “standard recipe” to making a strong college application. The factors that determine a guaranteed admission differ between schools and even between years. There are however,...

Back-To-School Night Basics

Your child is spending an average of 943 hours in school this year. Certainly, as a parent you would be concerned about what your child is doing for all of those hours. Fortunately, Back-To-School night is your opportunity to learn just that. Here are some tips on...

Tutoring Shy Children To Bring Out Their Best

Shyness is a combination of emotions; fear, tension and self-consciousness. Shyness is also something a child is born with or without, and has no bearing at all about how socially, academically and emotionally adjusted he or she is. Sometimes students display these...

Kids Benefit From Mindfulness Too

Worries can run around in our heads and make us dizzy—it’s time to slow down and slow our kids down. There is an abundance of scientific research that shows practicing mindfulness can boost happiness and increase concentration; for not only ourselves, but our children...

Solutions For Summer Learning Loss

Research shows that teachers typically spend between 4-6 weeks re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer! These lazy, hazy months are good for re-charging, however, possibly not so good for brain growth.Here is a list of ideas for reducing...

Failure Is A Stepping Stone

Psychologist Carol Dweck found that people can think about skill in two ways: the fixed mindset and the growth mindset. The fixed mindset is when we see skill as something that we are born with, which makes no sense at all. No baby is born good at math. Everybody...

Different Learning Styles

“ If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn." -Ignacio Estrada Just as our hair, skin, eyes and personalities are different, we all have different processes to which we learn. The traditional structure in American schools often...

Common Core, A Year Later

 Common Core has been implemented for 5years already, however it was only last school year that all of the Santa Barbara and Goleta school districts committed to the reform. So, how is it doing, how are we doing- a year later? The Common Core standards were created to...

Back to School Is Like Baseball Opening Season

Parents and baseball coaches have something in common. Just as coaches hold spring training camps to prepare professional baseball players for the upcoming season, parents must give their children end-of-summer exercises to prepare for the opening day of school.  The...

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