May 20, 2018No subject is quite as polarizing as math. At a young age, students label themselves as “math-people” or “not-math-people” -- an attitude and belief that can affect willingness to progress. Often, this negativity can be thanks to parents who grew up with a vendetta against math themselves.
May 17, 2018College orientation is the first opportunity where students and parents can get to know the college experience intimately. We’ve highlighted 7 key ways to make attending orientation pay off for you.
May 15, 2018Summer vacation is a perfect opportunity for students to catch up on problem subjects and learn new skills – while making time to enjoy a couple months’ rest out of school.
May 08, 2018Their bags are packed, first semester classes scheduled, and they’ve promised to make good choices. As a parent, saying goodbye to your child as they head off to college is always difficult, but it’s even harder knowing they’ll be an ocean away.
May 06, 2018As they begin their transition into adulthood, ensuring that students have a strong understanding of finances is vital to their success beyond high school and throughout their lives.
May 03, 2018Today’s preschoolers are increasingly expected to learn reading and math skills before their first day at school. But the pressure doesn’t equal results – and educators are learning the limits to a “one-size-fits-all” model to early childhood education.
May 01, 2018Tutors may find themselves working with other tutors to support a student’s learning needs. Building a working relationship with other tutors has enormous benefits for tutors and students alike.
Apr 29, 2018Once purely futuristic sci-fi, augmented and virtual reality are now commonplace in classrooms across the world, giving students the opportunity to better engage with lesson plans. But these tools aren’t just for teachers – tutors can incorporate the technology into their own sessions as well.
Apr 26, 2018Tutors can bring their own personal and personalized touch to K-12 online schooling – qualities that are integral to students doing their best in a non-traditional learning environment.
Apr 24, 2018As the nation’s big college entrance exams go digital, so are a growing number of school districts opting for online-only standardized testing. Here’s what’s new with the online ACT and how students should prepare for the exam.
Apr 22, 2018Since its introduction, states across the US have had varying reactions to Common Core. For tutors, though they may have seen students’ needs differ across state lines, the underlying objective has remained the same - help students progress, reach their goals, and prepare for the future.
Apr 19, 2018Identifying the issue and setting the right course of action (with some trial and error) can assist tutors navigate issues when dealing with struggling students.
Apr 12, 2018Alex Mager and Liz Quiñones, entrepreneurs behind Lil' Eggheads, share the story behind the tutoring center and what drives them to give students the best support possible.
Apr 12, 2018Tech in the classroom has been hot ever since the Apple IIe hit schools. But is technology integration in school always a good thing? The answer lies somewhere in the middle.
Apr 08, 2018Tutors have long recognized that their personal relationship with a student is key to the student’s performance during and beyond your lessons. By focusing on their social and emotional development, tutors can foster better students and lifelong learners.
Apr 05, 2018While traditionally viewed as opportunities for college students, internships can provide high schoolers with a boost of experience before they’ve even received their diploma. Knowing what employers are looking for will empower parents to help their kids seek out, prepare for and land an internship.
Apr 03, 2018First-generation college students face more pressure to succeed than their multi-generation college counterparts. Here are tips for tutors to help their first-gen achievers meet the challenges with confidence.
Apr 01, 2018We all know that Thursday evening feeling; just one more day until the weekend finally arrives. But what if for students and teachers Thursday evening marked the end of their workweek? And what would it mean for tutors - if anything?
Mar 29, 2018We look at some of the best high schools in America to see what it takes to set a world-class education apart from the rest, and how tutors can prepare their students for the rigorous admissions process to get in.
Mar 27, 2018Your student’s “network of influence” is the group of stakeholders that have impact on their learning, from parents and teachers to a wider orbit of adults who are influential in students’ lives.
Mar 25, 2018For millions of American high schoolers college is the obvious next step in their budding adult lives. But for students who haven’t bought into attending college, there are ways tutors can help motivate as well as explore the alternatives to the college-bound trajectory.
Mar 22, 2018While it’s up for debate whether or not the east coast got the memo, spring break is soon approaching. A few days off is the perfect amount of time to revive, refocus, and reenergize to make it through the final stretch to summer.
Mar 20, 2018Tutors have alternatives to test scores when it comes to tracking student sentiment, progress and other benchmarks in tutoring sessions. By focusing on more than just the test score, oftentimes better test scores will follow.
Mar 13, 2018Private, specialized, or magnet middle schools across the US require students to take either the SSAT or ISEE admissions exam. Which test should your child take and when should they take it?
Mar 11, 2018MakerSpaces, 3D printers, and virtual whiteboards may not be far off from joining tech like tablets and apps used in the classroom. Chances are your child is already using technology that was previously found only in science fiction, but what are they really using today and what’s around the corner?
Mar 08, 2018It’s a brave new world out there. Technology and other forces are changing the workplace and a new knowledge base will be needed--yet many of these subjects are not taught in classrooms today. Is your child prepared for what lies ahead?
Mar 06, 2018This year 20.7 million students are expected to attend college--5 million more since 2000. Yet acceptance rates have drastically fallen. Some schools only accepted 5% of 2018 applicants. Do you know what college admissions officers will look for this year?
Feb 26, 2018A line of communication between parent, tutor, and teacher is crucial to make sure your child is getting the help they need, but one very important discussion is often overlooked: talking to your child about why they need tutoring to begin with.
Feb 15, 2018Tutoring entrepreneur Mary Miele shares the story behind her tutoring business, Evolved Education Company, and what philosophy drives her and her tutors to give students the best possible, well-rounded support.
Feb 15, 2018'Virtual schooling' now enrolls more than 275,000 students across the U.S. – but what are online education's real benefits and shortcomings?
Feb 14, 2018According to the NYC Dept. of Education, around a quarter of the City's students with special needs were receiving partial to no academic support that they critically need last year.
Feb 14, 2018One test prep tutor's take on how analytics play a major role in understanding your student's academic needs and shaping a suitable test prep curriculum
Feb 13, 2018The Trump administration's 2019 fiscal proposals include steep cuts to federal education spending, and an end
Feb 12, 2018Tutoring is not only for the young: with thousands of prospective graduate students siting the GRE and GMAT each year, test prep tutoring services are in high demand.
Feb 12, 2018With only a third of U.S. schoolchildren reading at grade level. one cognitive scientist points the finger at the problem, and toward a solution in expanding access to tutoring.
Feb 12, 2018The Association for the Tutoring Profession has recognized math tutor Brent Rummage, a University of Louisville (Ky.) senior who's dedicated hours and effort to helping raise up others, as their 2018 Peer Tutor of the Year.
Feb 12, 2018The Cannes of Education, the South by Southwest festival for education is entering its eighth year, with hundreds of sessions on the policies, trends, and innovations making a huge impact on American education today.
Feb 08, 2018Educators need "personalized learning", too, according to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which announced about $5.5 million in new educator-focused research grants.
Feb 07, 2018Revisions to NYC’s admissions test for its nine specialized high schools are said to strengthen the SHSAT’s alignment to state learning standards in English Language Arts.
Feb 07, 2018A bill recently introduced to the CA Senate proposes to make tutoring services available to all community college students.
Feb 07, 2018Manhattan-based Private Tutor & Learning Specialist Ben Israeli shares his story of becoming a full-time tutoring professional.
Feb 06, 2018With more than $20 million invested, digital study tool developer Quizlet wants to enhance student learning through building AI-customized study plans.
Feb 06, 2018Digital portfolios are fantastic tools for students, parents, and tutors, from monitoring students’ progress to giving them a personalized resource for their own learning self-reflection.
Feb 05, 2018Quizzes are a key tool for tutors to assess students before and during your tutoring program. Here's how to build a dynamic, interactive quiz using Google Forms.
Feb 05, 2018The folks at the ACT just invested $7.5 million in an online course development platform, as well as launched the ACT Academy, a new student test prep resource.
Feb 05, 2018About 30 percent of full-time U.S. workers look to "side hustles" to make ends meet. But for forward-thinking freelance tutors, a "side hustle" can become a thriving means to make a living.
Feb 01, 2018Virtual whiteboards give the online tutor a handy tool to interact with students and content remotely and creatively.
Feb 01, 2018A new CA Assembly bill would allow school districts to opt for the SAT or ACT in place of the state’s 11th-grade English and math exams. The bill’s author says the change is to empower local districts and give students “a more meaningful” test for their future academic careers.
Jan 31, 2018Testimonials are critical to growing a successful tutoring business. Put simply, understanding who, when, and what to ask can be the difference between your business thriving and having to look for a new line of work.
Jan 31, 2018The TOEFL exam is one avenue many English language learners use to study or work in the U.S. and other English-speaking countries. Here’s the 2018 NYC test calendar and more critical exam information.
Jan 31, 2018Tutor certification programs are a great way for new tutors to showcase their unique professional edge, and access resources available to thousands of other tutoring professionals worldwide.
Jan 30, 2018Every tutor is invested in seeing their students succeed. Sometimes, despite all the best prep in the world, a student fails. It’s a doomsday scenario every student and tutor need to prepare for, particularly when dealing with struggling students.
Jan 30, 2018One Virginia math teacher had enough of dealing with schools. Instead of burning out after 26 years’ teaching math, she decided to strike out on her own as an independent math tutor – and flourished.
Jan 29, 2018The College Board’s new AP Capstone program opens doors for high school students wanting college-level critical thinking and research experience, and the college and test prep tutors who can help them succeed.
Jan 28, 2018A coalition of Missouri school districts wants to revamp the state's testing model, with more frequent, less high-stakes testing throughout the school year. How will students (and tutors) benefit?
Jan 28, 2018Freelance tutors need to be on top of forms and payments when it comes to preparing their taxes. In the third of our series on Taxes for Tutors, we guide you through the relatively simple process of filing your taxes come Tax Day.
Jan 25, 2018Wisconsin is proposing to create "educational savings accounts" of up to $1,000 for academically gifted students from low-income families. Tutors stand to benefit as well, but what's the catch for public school funding?
Jan 24, 2018Educators in Detroit’s main school district may need to start disclosing outside employment, if the Detroit school board adopts a recent policy committee proposal. What's that mean for Detroit's tutor-educators?
Jan 23, 2018The annual campaign runs from January 21 – 27, 2018 and holds itself out as “the world’s largest celebration of opportunity in education.” But what’s the bottom line behind “school choice” – and for the future of tutoring?
Jan 22, 2018The tech giant is ramping up its efforts to woe K-12 schools away from educational device and software juggernaut, Google, while unveiling a suite of ‘personalized learning tools.’
Jan 22, 2018D.C. fifth graders are picking up books faster than ever, thanks to a student-driven initiative to connect more kids to reading and asking life’s big questions.
Jan 22, 2018For critics of Common Core and ACT/SAT who think the modern standards narrow students’ learning and critical thinking, the Classic Learning Test is one way to buck the trend. For tutors, it’s a great chance to expand business into an emerging test market.
Jan 21, 2018After tutoring his own son to read better, one Ohio parent and police officer is hoping to grow his ‘Right to Read’ tutoring program nationwide and involve more community partners in improving students’ lives.
Jan 21, 2018Despite lower AP class enrollment and performance for poorer school districts, NYC is pushing ahead to expand access to the critical college-prep coursework for all city high schoolers.
Jan 21, 2018Tutors are fostering community spirit as well as equipping English learners with the means to succeed in their new lives in the U.S.
Jan 18, 2018When it comes to demoralized educators, one expert points the finger at the education system, not individual teachers - many of who see tutoring as an alternative to the daily grind.
Jan 18, 2018The inspiring story of two educators and their passion for baking and transforming student's lives - an example of how local businesses can bring tutoring into the community.
Jan 18, 2018The Volunteer State's $2 million initiative saw a dramatic improvement in high school seniors' second-round scores last year – giving them a critical leg up as they prepare for college.
Jan 17, 2018Sometimes one tutor can't face the world alone. When the going gets tough, consider the option of bringing an associate tutor aboard to share the workload and grow your business, too.
Jan 17, 2018Most states have a long way to go to provide better quality education and equal access, according to EdWeek Research Center’s 2018 report card on the nation’s schools.
Jan 17, 2018US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had harsh words for past education reforms and called for more “educational freedom” – but how serious is the Trump administration about really tackling America’s education crisis?
Jan 17, 2018There’s no time machine (yet) to carry students back to zero hour on exam day, but in a worst-case scenario, students can cancel their SAT or ACT scores. Here’s how.
Jan 16, 201812 months after his inauguration, President Trump’s movement on education policy and reform is as spotty as his administration’s track record generally.
Jan 16, 2018Illinois high schoolers participating in the state’s new “competency-based learning” programs are reinventing the wheel when it comes to K-12 education.
Jan 16, 2018Tutors have an opportunity when it comes to the debate over reforming America’s public schools to offer an out-of-the-box solution to policymakers and students alike.
Jan 15, 2018When it comes to education results, it turns out money does talk, according to a new study on school spending and student performance after the Great Recession.
Jan 15, 2018As Americans mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day on his birthday this year, the legendary civil rights leader's comments on U.S. education remain as relevant as ever.
Jan 15, 2018With more SAT and ACT test-takers than ever before thanks to a NYC initiative, tutors have their work cut out for them to help narrow the achievement gap facing students.
Jan 11, 2018Appearances can be misleading when it comes to misbehaving students. What might seem like a problem student could be a student facing serious problems tutors can help address.
Jan 11, 2018They may be the bane of students everywhere and a boon for tutors, but for the professionals who design them, standardized tests are a labor of love - and a lot of effort.
Jan 11, 2018Silence may not just be golden: it could also be the exact tool your students need to sharpen their critical thinking skills and provide better answers.
Jan 10, 2018Thousands of educators sell their lesson plans and other material online, often weighing the need to survive against potential ethical and legal issues.
Jan 10, 2018Parents needs tutors as much as students need the academic support. Why? Because tutors can help parents navigate their children’s long-term path to success.
Jan 10, 2018Community-based efforts in California, Ohio, and Oklahoma put tutors on the ground where it matters most, offering struggling students the academic support and care they critically need to succeed.
Jan 09, 2018There’s been plenty of buzz surrounding the TV personality’s political ambitions. Some are wondering what a prospective President Winfrey would mean for American education.
Jan 09, 2018Teaching students how to code isn’t just about computer programming. Combining coding with literacy can teach students valuable broader skills and critical thinking, too.
Jan 09, 2018The closer together we work, the more we collaborate and grow professionally, indicates the latest studies on how proximity affects educators in the workplace.
Jan 09, 2018Tutors play a major role in students’ lives—and that includes their health, too. Here’s 5 tips for helping your students manage the stress that comes with crunching for exams.
Jan 08, 2018The controversial education reform was meant to herald a new era of helping struggling students—but more than a decade on, policy planners are still left struggling with the law’s legacy.
Jan 08, 2018New research shows that wealthy school districts don’t necessarily do as much heavy lifting as poorer districts in improving their students’ academic performance.
Jan 08, 2018Observations and feedback can play a positive role in developing a tutor’s skills—and deliver better results for students, too.
Jan 07, 2018There’s plenty of talk about money and test results in education, but how can we tackle critical issues like race and inequality?
Jan 07, 2018Data is not just for the experts: Big Data advocates argue parents deserve to know how their students and schools are performing, too.
Jan 04, 2018Tutoring is a noble calling but it can take some effort to stay in the game: one tutor shares his tips for long-term survival.
Jan 04, 2018With only days to go before 35 states must submit their education reform plans for USDOE approval, policy experts worry not much will change for schools in need.
Jan 04, 2018NY Gov. Cuomo laid out a more modest plan for education priorities than in 2017, offering resources to poorer school districts, and said NY intends to sue the federal government over tax reform.
Jan 04, 2018Dysgraphia – where students experience trouble with writing – might affect up to 20% of the population. Here’s some ways to identify the condition and help students manage.
Jan 03, 2018Fiscal woes don’t look set to please anyone in NY’s education sector: can tutors fill in when tight budgets constrain schools’ ambitions?
Jan 03, 2018Personalized Learning is more than just EdTech, according to RI’s chief education innovator: it’s giving every student an equal stake in their education.
Jan 03, 2018SCOTUS is set to hear a landmark case on states’ requiring public sector union membership – with dim prospects for the future of collective bargaining.