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Making the Change: How to Prepare for High School

Multiple classrooms, busy hallways, tougher subjects, more homework… sounds terrifying! And transitioning to high school can be terrifying for both students and parents alike, but the right approach can smooth out the process. Follow these tips to help you and your child prepare for high school. Academic Expectations The amount of work students are expected to do in high school …

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How to Prepare for Kindergarten – Readiness Tips

The first day of kindergarten is a massive deal. All the town’s five-year-olds line up in perfect disorder, backpacks proudly on their shoulders or lying crumpled on the ground a few feet away, each of them embarking on an educational journey that will span the next thirteen years of their life. And you, as a parent, are part of that …

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Is Your Tutoring Tax-Deductible?

When deciding if tutoring is right for you, the question of cost will inevitably arise. We have previously outlined how much a tutor costs, and saving money on that amount would be great. Through Tutoring…With a Twist*, it’s possible to earn free tutoring with our referral program. On top of that, your tutoring might even be tax-deductible! Disclaimer: This article …

Zoom Tips for Successful Tutoring Sessions

We’re back with a few more Zoom tips and tricks to help you make the most of online tutoring! These Zoom tips will make life easier for both students and tutors alike. Give them a try today! 1. Work Together with File-sharing Programs One challenge of tutoring over Zoom is that the tutor and student aren’t physically in the same …

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Finding the Right Algebra Tutor… It’s Easier than Finding X!

In simple terms, algebra is the art of finding X. So, what the heck is X? Well, it depends, and you’ll need some solid algebra skills to find out. Students are introduced to algebra as early as grade 3 in some cases (although the teachers might not call it algebra at that point), and it only gets more difficult at …

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How Long Should a Tutoring Session Last?

Depending who you ask, the word “tutoring” could mean a multitude of things. For some, it’s a quick bit of homework help. For others, it’s an every-other-day support system and confidence booster. If you’re just getting started with tutoring, it’s tough to figure out which approach is best. So, how long should a tutoring session last, and how many sessions …

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What Can You Do if Tutoring Doesn’t Work?

Tutoring is supposed to help students excel in their studies, and it almost always succeeds. However, sometimes tutoring doesn’t work. Before we start pointing fingers, it’s worth mentioning that it’s not the end of the world. There are many reasons why tutoring might not work, and there are solutions for each. If Tutoring Doesn’t Work, Here’s Why A rewarding tutoring …

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What’s the Best Way to Handle a Difficult Student?

In a school setting, there is almost always at least one student who seems to make everything difficult. Maybe they refuse to do their work, or maybe they talk so much that no one else can work. Perhaps they argue with the teacher or ignore the teacher altogether. It might even be all of the above! So, how can you …

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Online Video Call Tips to Help You Stay Focused and Productive

Video calls are becoming a necessity these days, whether they’re used for work, school, or online tutoring. However, staring at a computer screen for hours can be exhausting—a phenomenon known as Zoom fatigue. Fortunately, there are ways to combat Zoom fatigue. Check out our tutor-approved video call tips to help you stay focused and make the most of your screen …

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Tutoring vs Teaching: Is There Any Difference?

The tutoring vs teaching distinction can be tough to define. Teachers and tutors both do great things, but their settings and purposes are different. It’s like trying to prune a rosebush with a chainsaw—it’ll probably work, but there’s a more suitable tool for the job. A teacher needs to appeal to a group, while a tutor needs to appeal to …