Jul 30, 2018No matter the subject or grade, it’s important that every student has the ability to process and store the information that they’re given. While the quality of one’s working memory is dependent on a few factors, there are several steps tutors can take with their students to help them improve.
Jul 19, 2018As technology continues to saturate society with easy access to knowledge, students’ ability to think deeply and critically about their subject material and the world remains as important as ever. Here’s how to motivate and develop your young critical thinker.
Jul 15, 2018Giving effective feedback is an essential part of the service that tutors provide students, in shaping their expectations and sense of their own abilities, as well as the progress they’ve made and, with further refinement, can make through the tutoring sessions.
Jul 05, 2018Summer can be a great opportunity for tutors to spend some time on professional growth to better serve clients – and orient your business for future success.
Jun 28, 2018Metacognition – or thinking about thinking – is a promising resource for students to match their sense of preparedness to reality, and gain confidence in their actual abilities come the next exam or major assignment.
Jun 26, 2018Students need the right space and resources to focus on their studies. There are a number of things that parents and tutors can do to ensure their learning environments are as effective as possible.
Jun 07, 2018Reading should be an essential activity during your child’s summer holidays. To combat the “summer slump” and ensure their on track for academic success, here are ways to motivate your young readers to hit the books.
May 31, 2018A full day at school can take a toll on a student’s ability to return to the books for their tutoring session. Fortunately, there are many creative and energizing ways to motivate your students.
May 29, 2018Self-directed learning has important benefits for young learners – from building self-confidence to managing their own time and efforts through planning and critical thinking.
May 24, 2018Carving out the time tutors have with students takes more than just scheduling each session. Here are 5 ways tutors can jumpstart their next tutoring session to maximize their students’ learning time.
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 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 15, 2018Interacting with difficult parents can be tiring and interfere with producing the best student outcomes. Understanding parents' intentions, having confidence, and keeping goals in sight will help you manage expectations with helicopter parents and allow you to focus on your students' success.
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.
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 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 15, 2018Growing your tutoring business involves bringing on more brilliant minds to share the workload. Here’s a guide to how and where tutors can look to find the best talent for the job.
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?
Mar 04, 2018From email to collaborating on documents and sharing calendars, Gmail and Google’s suite of services belong in every tutor’s digital toolkit.
Feb 13, 2018A guide for freelance tutors to the ins and outs of ensuring that your invoices don’t go unheeded by clients – and what to do in the unfortunate event payment isn’t made.
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 29, 2018Making an income is not just for daily life and paying your taxes: remember to plan ahead for retirement and emergencies, and save even more come April 15th by making smart pre-tax investments.
Dec 21, 2017To grow your business, you need to know how to be found by those who have a need for your services. Check out these strategies for getting in front of your future clients.
Oct 26, 2017Subject matter expertise isn’t the only thing required to build a successful tutoring business.
Oct 25, 2017Making part-time tutoring a full-time career with a bit of logistical planning. When I started
Oct 24, 2017What ADHD is and how those affected by it can benefit from tutoring. Attention Deficit
Oct 19, 2017Ten effective advertising methods to help tutors bring in more clients. Whether you’re a
Oct 17, 2017The effect of healthy choices on academic performance and how tutors can help their students
Oct 11, 2017In August 2016, I was in an unusual predicament. After 16 years of meticulously growing
Oct 04, 2017Five things tutors can do to improve skills and scale business successfully. When I was
Sep 28, 2017Eight tips that will help you talk to your students about climate change. Climate change
Sep 26, 2017Advice for parents on when and how to get your child evaluated for a learning
Sep 21, 2017Four of the most important things parents should consider when hiring a standardized test tutor.
Sep 20, 2017How do you know if working with a tutor is right for your child? Parents,
Sep 19, 2017Ten important practices for parents to ensure a positive tutoring relationship. Positive working relationships are
Sep 14, 2017How working memory is key to learning and ways that students can work on strengthening
Sep 13, 2017A professional's advice on the first session of the year and how tutors can start
Sep 07, 2017Five ways tutors can help students prepare for their first year of college. The transition
Aug 24, 2017A comparison of the Chromebook and the iPad as tool for tutors. It’s no
Aug 23, 2017Addressing student anxieties around the upcoming school year before they interfere with learning. Fall is
Aug 22, 2017The reasons political neutrality is important for educators and how to direct the current conversation
Aug 17, 2017Re-engage your clients with an email to kick off the new school year. As the
Aug 09, 2017Breaking down the four early college application options. No one sets out to be a
Aug 08, 2017Common misconceptions about the personality trait and how to create an effective learning environment for
Aug 01, 2017Where to find a tutor after narrowing your search parameters and the important questions to
Jul 27, 2017Five of the best tools tutors can use when teaching even the youngest students how
Jul 26, 2017Professional tutor Josh Sohn on how to evaluate prospective tutors and why making the right
Jul 25, 2017The important details for parents to consider when starting the search for a tutor. In
Jul 20, 2017Seven signs that may indicate your child would benefit from a tutor. Every parent wants
Jul 19, 2017Five important questions to answer before implementing a learning plan for your students. There are
Jul 12, 2017A short lesson in tutoring, cappuccino, and self-worth from professional tutor Josh Sohn. I know
Jul 11, 2017Increase your professional credibility as a tutor by pursuing a certificate in one of these
Jul 05, 2017How professional tutor, Josh Sohn, learned to best manage the cards he was dealt. When
Jun 22, 2017Tutoring students in executive functioning abilities can lead to significant motivation and self-confidence development in
Jun 15, 2017Working for yourself can be liberating, but freelance tutors have a lot to consider when
Jun 13, 2017Savvy programmers can easily convert knowledge into income through tutoring — here’s how to do
May 25, 2017It’s time to set your rates, market yourself, and grow your tutoring business. Thanks
May 24, 2017Four steps to take as you plan your tutoring engagements and recruit your first clients.
May 18, 2017Set yourself up for a successful transition from teaching to tutoring. If you’re a
May 16, 2017Why time management is important and how tutors can influence the development of this skill.
May 10, 2017Professional tutor and guest blogger Josh Sohn's suggestions on making sure you're paid on time
May 05, 2017Four books tutors should read this summer to take your sessions to the next level.
May 02, 2017Five tips to help tutors and their students end the school year on a high
Apr 26, 2017Professional tutor and guest blogger Josh Sohn's method for evaluating tutoring clients and the importance
Apr 19, 2017Professional tutor and guest blogger Josh Sohn talks self-management, being your own boss, and how
Apr 11, 2017Professional tutor and guest blogger Josh Sohn's advice on how tutors can land new clients.
Apr 04, 2017Professional tutor and guest blogger Josh Sohn's story about why and how he found success
Feb 28, 2017New trends in student success courses provide unique opportunities for tutors. Standardized test prep, trigonometry,
Feb 23, 2017Keep your students invested in learning outside of your tutoring sessions with these 4 tips.
Feb 21, 2017Four important ways tutors can ensure feedback is incorporated into sessions. Never underestimate the power
Feb 16, 2017Facilitate student progress with these 5 easy tips to help you create an effective learning
Feb 14, 2017While students who are homeschooled often benefit from a much smaller student-to-teacher ratio, there’s
Feb 07, 2017SAT season is officially upon us, and now is the time for tutors to start
Feb 02, 2017On Monday, Clark reported the breaking news — there are big changes ahead for the NYC
Jan 24, 2017The ISEE — or Independent School Entrance Exam — can be confusing, so here’s how tutors