Archive for July, 2011

Twenty-One Keys to Successful Tutoring

1. Extoll your pupil for good behavior; ignore half the bad behavior, and reason with them regarding the half. Don’t, however, debate over a clear violation of the rules. 2. Have a positive attitude. If you can’t be engaged and …

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College: Is It Worth the Cost?

It’s a question that’s been starting to gnaw on Americans more than ever in U.S. history. Rising tuition rates and mounting college debt is inducing parents and young adults both to seriously consider whether matriculating at a four year institution …

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Four-Day School Weeks – What Might They Mean for Tutors?

Driven by hopes of cutting transportation, heating and staff costs, more and more school systems are moving to a four-day school week. Small, rural school districts have been in the vanguard of this trend, but larger urban districts are also …

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Parent Essay Contest Winners

Parent Essay Contest Winners Write a 300 – 500 word essay describing “Why education is life’s most valuable investment?”. 1st Place: Education is Always With You Rhonda Altman from CONNECTICUT Education is life’s most valuable investment because you will never …

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Sage Advice: Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was the last of the Five Good Emperors of ancient Rome, and sought to epitomize the Platonic ideal of the philosopher-king. A devoted Stoic, Marcus Aurelius’ reign is considered a high point in antiquity, despite the fact that …

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