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[Student Organization Strategy]: Color Coding

A simple way to help your child with organizational issues become more organized is to use color. Adding color to your everyday routine can help kids keep track of their things at home and school.  Having good organizational skills contributes to students’ feelings that they are in control of their learning. “Color-coding can turn a… Read more »

Student Self-Advocacy: A Critical Part Of Tutoring

Every Student Is Different For some students, being able to speak up for oneself is very natural. For others, it can be one of the most challenging parts of the school experience especially in middle and high school where there are many teachers with which the student interacts. Parents and educators can help a student… Read more »

[Homework Strategy]: Writing Down Expectations

If there is a single piece of advice that we can give to parents about avoiding homework struggles as we begin the new year, it’s this: Make A Written List Of Expectations For Homework That’s it.  Admittedly, there is more to helping your student to manage homework effectively than that, but if you neglect this, any… Read more »

Stress-Free School Year Start Checklist

This list is excerpted from ADDitude Magazine’s Blog. August is upon us and that means the countdown to the first day of school has started. For some this brings excitement and anticipation while for others it can be great cause of stress and anxiety. Here are ten steps to consider taking BEFORE school starts to… Read more »

Does Your Child Have Difficulty With Following Directions?

Have you noticed that your child has trouble following directions?  Do you notice that your child may have difficulty with completing a task, such as cleaning his/her room, or doing chores without many reminders? Does your child take a while to answer your direct question? Can your child brush his/her teeth each night, but then… Read more »

Preventing “Fraction Phobia”

A recent blog post in edweek discussing “fraction phobia” got us thinking about some of the things that we see regularly when working with many kids in math.  For all the back and forth that the implementation of the common core standards has generated about “how” math ought to be taught, one thing that we… Read more »