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 17, 2018“The doodle revolution” is upending old biases against the art of doodling, which current research indicates may be mindful – not mindless – scribbling when it comes to grasping new ideas, retaining information, and playing with creative thoughts.
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 08, 2018On May 22nd, Clark attended “Sip and Learn: High School Admissions” hosted by New York admissions expert Whitney Shashou of Admit NY and Private Prep NYC partner Zack Gilman. Last week, we broke down the ways families can research schools to create their final list of best potential matches.
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.
Jul 01, 2018On May 22nd, Clark attended “Sip and Learn: High School Admissions” hosted by New York admissions expert Whitney Shashou of Admit NY and Private Prep NYC partner Zack Gilman. In last week’s post, we covered the first steps a family should take before beginning the application process.
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 24, 2018On May 22nd, Clark attended “Sip and Learn: High School Admissions” hosted by New York admissions expert Whitney Shashou of Admit NY and Private Prep NYC partner Zack Gilman, where we got the inside scoop on how to navigate the ever-competitive, complex process that is school admissions.
Jun 19, 2018Approximately half of American college students drop out. Many reasons exist for the startling reality, although some factors – especially the high cost of modern college education – are more prominent than others. Here are several ways that tutors and parents can help students stay in college.
Jun 17, 2018There’s plenty ahead for rising high school seniors as they plot course for college. Here are summertime tips so your rising seniors make the most of their vacation time.
Jun 14, 2018While classic flashcards can be effective, it’s sometimes nice for students (and their tutors) to have a change of pace when building their vocabulary. Adding a few apps into the mix can keep students interested, engaged, and optimize their time.
Jun 12, 2018For more complex tasks – an exam or major assignment – students can utilize reverse planning to train their eyes on the goal, and work backwards through the steps to achieve it.
Jun 10, 2018Coding has been a hot topic for years. While the benefits are clear, not every student has access to computer-based resources. Luckily, tutors don’t need computers to teach their students how to code – here are some ways to move learning offline.
Jun 05, 2018Rural America faces a growing gap in education and career opportunities with the rest of the U.S. As school districts and colleges work to close the gap, the tutoring industry has a potential role to play as well.
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 22, 2018Do high-achieving but struggling students need tutors trained in therapy to handle the stress of their academic demands? The answer might lie in what techniques every tutor should cultivate in helping students navigate the modern world of high academic performance.
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 13, 2018Tutoring companies face the not uncommon risk of lawsuits and insurance claims - a good reason why every smart tutoring company (and many tutors) should know why it’s important to know what you can insure – and why.
May 10, 2018Tutoring companies have more dynamic needs than individual tutors, especially when it comes to managing their finances. QuickBooks is an affordable and convenient tool to support your growing tutoring business and its bookkeeping needs.
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 17, 2018Whether looking to scale up or join a bigger team, tutoring centers offer individual tutors a great opportunity to grow personally and their business in a collaborative environment.
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 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 10, 2018From word of mouth to the digital job market, here is a snapshot of where parents go to find the tutoring support their child needs.
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 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 18, 2018Interviewing your potential associate tutors can be a demanding process for anyone. That’s why we have you covered with essential questions to ask during the interview.
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 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?
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.
Mar 01, 2018Choosing the right sort of books—and learning their major themes and literary devices—is the key to success on the annual English literature exam.
Feb 27, 2018Tutors can reach out to students’ schools to develop a professional relationship with their classroom educators, and gain a valuable source of future students for tutoring.
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 22, 2018Knowing how and when to ask for a client referral can make all the difference in expanding your network of clients and taking your business to the next level.
Feb 21, 2018Finding an administrative assistant is a big step for any booming tutoring business. Here are the basics to beginning the search for the right candidate for your admin needs.
Feb 20, 2018All the major conferences that educators should mark on their calendars this year, for personal and professional growth, networking opportunities, and learning more about 21st century education.
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 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, 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.
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 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 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, 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.
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 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.
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, 2018Part 2 continues our series on Taxes & Tutors, with tips on how hard-working tutors can maximize their business-related deductions.
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 24, 2018America’s least popular national deadline is April 15. Here’s the first in our series on how tutors can prepare well in advance of Tax Day to meet their financial obligations, maximize their deductions, and make it past April 15 without breaking a last-minute sweat.
Jan 23, 2018Tutors of all stripes can benefit from “co-working” – the workspace revolution that empowers independent professionals to enjoy the perks of having your own office, while giving your business and your clients a convenient space to grow.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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 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, 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, 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, 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, 2018Observations and feedback can play a positive role in developing a tutor’s skills—and deliver better results for students, 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, 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 02, 2018The SAT and ACT remain crucial benchmarks for college-bound students: Clark gives tutors the what, when and how-to-go-about-test-prep for the standardized exams in 2018.
Dec 21, 2017Marks aren’t the only way to track student progress outside of traditional curriculum, with one tech educator offering a creative alternative.
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.