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.
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 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 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 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 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 28, 2018As a tutor, knowing how and when to communicate directly with your students or when to escalate an issue to their parent, can make all the difference in nurturing a healthy and successful tutoring engagement.
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 26, 2018A guide to NYC’s nine selective high schools, from their latest admissions numbers to what each school offers its hardworking scholars.
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?
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 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 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 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 07, 2018Data is not just for the experts: Big Data advocates argue parents deserve to know how their students and schools are performing, too.
Dec 13, 2017On December 14, the FCC is expected to deliver a blow to the free Internet, with uncertainties about cost and accessibility facing tutors, parents, and students alike.
Dec 13, 2017Life skills outside of the classroom play a major role in determining academic success. Can tutors take note and add another dimension to their students’ experience?
Dec 12, 2017Data transparency advocates argue that states aren’t fully utilizing students’ reports cards to communicate data and state education priorities more clearly to parents.
Dec 11, 2017A NYC Councillor wants the city’s PTAs to disclose their memberships and fundraising in an effort to showcase the divide between rich and poor schools, sometimes even within the same school district. A recent report indicates the issue is hardly confined to NYC: will other cities follow suit?
Dec 11, 2017Early childhood education plays a major role in boosting student performance. However, poor school funding and student performance in math and reading continue to hold back students.
Dec 10, 2017Southern California fires are still burning, L.A. Unified closed 265 schools as a result, but is keeping school meals available for students in need.
Dec 10, 2017A new investigative article buy the Huffington Post finds that not all students with disabilities are getting the education the government guarantees them.
Dec 07, 2017California is in hot water with parents and students after failing to respond to low student literacy rates state-wide. Spoiler alert: tutors will end up picking up the slack.
Dec 06, 2017With college application session upon us, aligning your application theme with a school’s mission might be your best bet.
Dec 06, 2017December PSAT scores will be sent to students next week. Early findings show that students who take it improve their scores by 100 points.
Nov 16, 2017The important news and interesting stories in education that you may have missed this fall.
Nov 08, 2017An overview of the AABL and the details to know about the test. Student testing
Oct 31, 2017An in-depth look at New York City’s Gifted & Talented Program and testing process.
Oct 10, 2017Key details and dates to help you prepare for this year’s test season. Now
Oct 03, 2017Four ways to celebrate your tutor during National Tutoring Week. It’s the first week
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 12, 2017The next steps for students whose ACT exam date was affected by Hurricane Harvey or
Aug 30, 2017Why traditional grading systems are being reevaluated and the new form of student assessment some
Aug 09, 2017Breaking down the four early college application options. No one sets out to be a
Aug 01, 2017Where to find a tutor after narrowing your search parameters and the important questions to
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
Jun 08, 2017Whether you’re an aspiring tutor or a parent looking, here are 11 types of
Jun 07, 2017Professional tutor and guest blogger Josh Sohn's advice to parents of rising juniors and how
Jun 06, 2017Four last-minute solutions to ensure your child will sit for the SAT If you’ve