Author: Emily Karth

English Tutors: 6 Common Struggles English Tutors Face

Let’s face it. The English language is tough. I have spoken it my entire life, and I still do not speak it perfectly; in fact, I don’t know anyone who does. One can easily imagine the challenges that can arise when teaching this language and all of the rules (and exceptions) that go along with […]






How Can I Make the End of the School Year Less Stressful? Ask Emily

It never fails that this time of year I see seemingly endless posts from parents who are “limping towards the finish line” at the end of another long school year. And it’s no mystery why. From what I can remember of my school days, I wonder how my parents survived! It seems as the days […]






What Can I Do with my Child on a Snow Day? Ask Emily

It’s hard to deny the excitement of the first snow day of the year. Of course, you can bet that nearly every child will be thrilled when he or she gets the call, but I have known many parents to be equally excited. However, along with the excitement can come great hassle – especially for […]






5 Free Online Writing Games for Students

Whether your child is already getting extra practice in school through academic enrichment or tutoring, it seems as though there is always room for more. And if you are anything like me, you notice that students especially struggle when it comes to writing. I don’t know about you, but, “I don’t like doing it!” “It […]






The Twelve Books of Christmas: My Top Twelve Holiday Books of All Time

As an educational enrichment teacher, and especially as a teacher of English, I am hard-pressed to find anything within the realm of education that excites me more than catching my students getting into a good book. And with the holidays upon us, we might find our students and children becoming antsy – finding it difficult […]






Help! How Can I Get My Kids to Do Their Homework? Ask Emily

  Without a doubt, one of the most common questions I have been asked as an educational enrichment teacher is,“My child won’t do his homework. How can I make him?” But. Here’s the deal: I don’t really know the answer to this question! In my perfect little world, kids are all like I was. They […]






10 Tips to Encourage Your Child to Read More

In this day in age, with instant information at our fingertips with the click of a mouse, and with more television and movies than we could ever possibly watch thanks to streaming services, this age-old question seems more relevant than ever: “How do I get my child to read more?”  It seems that nearly every […]