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Understanding And Managing Organizational Challenges

“She’s so disorganized!” How often we as tutors hear parents bemoan problems resulting from their son or daughter’s alleged “disorganization.” It is not surprising, as this is a widespread problem -and one that is growing. When is the last time you heard someone say that life is getting “simpler?” Family, work, and social demands increase… Read more »

Is Math “Push-Down” Really The Answer?

In getting ready for the summer tutoring season, we once again have had several discussions with parents regarding preparation for math in the upcoming year. One of the things we have noticed over time is that there seems to be a trend locally to introduce students to sophisticated math concepts at an earlier and earlier… Read more »

Learning Specialists And The “Twice Gifted” Student

What does it feel like to be gifted, but have a learning disability?  Often, in a single word, it feels frustrating.  For many children and adults, a learning disability can occur in reading, writing, mathematics, speaking, or listening.  Having a learning disability means that the struggle with learning that an individual experiences is not due… Read more »

Real Time Writers Workshop

What To Expect Individualized attention that focuses on improving and complementing students’ strengths. Small group classes of 3-5 students each. Students will meet in a QWERTY classroom for 8 sixty-minute sessions. Meet some new friends and have some fun! Week 1: July 11th – 14th Week 2: July 18th – 21st Workshop Benefits Can help… Read more »

Young Writers Workshop

What To Expect Individualized attention that focuses on improving and complementing students’ strengths. Small group classes of 3-5 students each. Students will meet in a QWERTY classroom for 8 sixty-minute sessions. Meet some new friends, play games, and have some fun! Week 1: July 11th – 14th Week 2: July 18th – 21st Workshop Benefits… Read more »

Emotional Intelligence: How To Promote Its Development

In our last two installments, QWERTY guest blogger, Dr. Barbara Fatum, has discussed the “what” and “why” of Social Emotional Learning.  Today she tells us how teachers and parents can help to promote development in this important area. Now that we’ve discussed what Emotional Intelligence is, and why Social Emotional Learning is important, we can… Read more »

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