Archive for May, 2011

Sage Advice: Tutoring Tips from the Masters – Part 3 Confucius

“I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge, but I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.” Some of the wisest women and men were avid students of ancient philosophy …

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Tutor Marketing Tips: Advice for Expanding Your Tutoring Business – Part 3

Be sure to tweet every day. You will get noticed and customers will appreciate the fact that you’re plugged-in to the internet in a fun and meaningful way. Your tweets should be witty (or, as I like to say, “punchy”) …

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Friday’s Riddle #11

I am periodically the number 79. They once tried to make me from 29. If you add to me 80, I will appear to be 47 temporarily. What am I? If your answer is correct, you will be entered into …

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Tutor Marketing Tips: Advice for Expanding Your Tutoring Business – Part 2

Your second tip is to make a Facebook Fan Page dedicated to updating your students about your schedule. Ignore Facebook groups, which are quickly becoming obsolete. Once your profile is business-friendly, invite friends, family, and most importantly, students and parents! …

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Sage Advice: Tutoring Tips from the Masters – Part 2

More sayings from Confucius that relate to tutoring: “Learning without thought is labor lost. Thought without learning is intellectual death.” The point of education is not to become a walking encyclopedia but to encounter information that induces us to think, …

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Answer to Friday’s Riddle #10

Answer: A nail in a horseshoe There was no winner this week!

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Tutoring Match Tutor Poll: Your spare time?

JavaScript needs to be enabled for polling to work. <a href=”http://www.constantcontact.com/survey/index.jsp?cc=ViraWidPOL” mce_href=”http://www.constantcontact.com/survey/index.jsp?cc=ViraWidPOL”>Online Surveys</a> by Constant Contact. <img src=”/blog/image.axd?picture=2011%2f5%2fman_not_working_ahead_T.png” mce_src=”/blog/image.axd?picture=2011%2f5%2fman_not_working_ahead_T.png” alt=”” /><img src=”/blog/image.axd?picture=2011%2f5%2fman_not_working_ahead_T.png” mce_src=”/blog/image.axd?picture=2011%2f5%2fman_not_working_ahead_T.png” alt=”” />

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Leading the Way in Revolutionizing Education: Sir Kenneth Robinson

Commentary: Watch Changing Education Paradigms One of education’s goals is to teach young women and men how to be dynamic, revolutionary thinkers. It’s ironic, then, that the field of education is one of the most archaic of all professions. Indeed, …

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Students’ Performance on Test Day

Right now many college-bound students are in the midst of taking the SAT, ACT and other standardized “college prep” tests. As their tutor, over the past weeks and months you’ve done all you can to help them prepare. Now it’s …

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Tutoring Match Poll: Best way for American students to become more competitive?

JavaScript needs to be enabled for polling to work. <a href=”http://www.constantcontact.com/survey/index.jsp?cc=ViraWidPOL” mce_href=”http://www.constantcontact.com/survey/index.jsp?cc=ViraWidPOL”>Online Surveys</a> by Constant Contact.

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