The Dreaded Homework Battle: How To End It Once & For All

More and more, we are hearing from parents that feel they are damaging their relationship with their child over homework. Let’s examine the homework battle a little more closely. To start off, homework isn’t something that is taught. It’s a different type of learning and an opportunity for children to apply and expand on the knowledge the teacher thinks they …

How To Finish The School Year Strong

How can we help our kids finish the school year strong? Most high school students have only just had their mid-terms. This means they still have half the course left and poor marks can be turned around still! High school students are in the perfect position to make improvements and finish the year strong. All other students can also finish …

How Much Does A Math Tutor Cost? – And Other $$ Questions!

How Much Does A Math Tutor Cost? Generally speaking, a math tutor in Canada should cost between $30 to $60 per hour depending on your region, the specific tutor you hire, the subject matter that is being taught, and the number of students being taught at a time. Math tutoring requests include arithmetic, pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, calculus, statistics …

Chapters Said No To Me (More Than Once!)

“NO, we won’t take your book!!!!” The Rejection of Parenting…With A Twist Guess what?! Chapters said “no” to me the first time, and the second time, I brought my book to them. Okay. Okay. Nobody actually yelled that at me, either time. But at the moment the words were said, I certainly felt as small as one does when somebody yells …

Update To Part 1: The Traditional Path – River’s Next Steps!

River’s Next Steps A reader wrote in and asked what River, my eldest son, who I wrote about in Looking At Post Secondary Options: Part 1 – The Non-Traditional Path was up to. Here’s an update for you all! As was mentioned, River founded his very own Virtual Assistant business at the age of 16. Upon graduating from high school …

Looking At Post-Secondary Options: Part 3 – The Combination Path

To catch you up, if you haven’t read either of the first two parts, this series is about my actual children and the paths they’ve taken in school to reach their post-secondary school paths. (I say, “actual children” because quite often people hear me refer to our tutoring students as “my children”. Once a family signs on with us at …

Looking At Post-Secondary Options: Part 2 – The Traditional Path

When I first sat down to write a blog about post-secondary options, the blog I had in mind was this very one I’m writing now—the traditional path of going to university or college following high school. My daughter and I attended a Preview Day at a college she was interested in and we have lots to share with you! However, …

Looking At Post-Secondary Options: Part 1 – The Non-Traditional Path

As a Mom of four, it’s been interesting to see where all of the children’s interests and passions lay and how that translates into what they want to be “when they grow up”! My eldest, River, has always been interested in technology, movies and superheroes. He is very personable, and adults have always gravitated towards him. He’s 18 now but, …

Grade 11 & 12 Math Tutors – Why High School Math Tutoring Matters

Math tutoring is a relatively simple concept—a tutor helps your student overcome challenging subject materials, improve self-confidence, and become more resilient learners. It’s a highly beneficial process that builds important soft skills. But do students really need math tutors in grade 11 or 12? At the grade 11 and 12 levels, math becomes optional. Students get a more control over …

5 Great Reasons to Begin Tutoring at The Start of a New Semester

The start of a new semester is exciting! New classes begin, new teachers enter the scene, and students get to take on a brand-new set of subjects. For many kids, it’s a thrilling time of the year, buzzing with anticipation and excitement. But other kids take on a new semester with more caution, anxious and wary of the changes occurring …