Author: Sarah B.

How Can I Get My Child to Wear a Coat in the Winter?

You wake up on a blustery winter morning and are rushing around to get your child off to the bus for school. Breakfast has been eaten, shoes are tied, backpack ready. All that is left is to put that dreaded jacket on. That’s when the battle begins: “But I don’t want to wear my coat!” […]






6 Bad Habits Students Should Avoid at All Costs

Some habits are beneficial, and some are not. This is true in life and especially when it comes to students’ schooling habits. We are going to identify 6 bad habits students should avoid and give you tips on what to do instead!  1. Procrastination When students return home from school, starting straight away on their homework is usually […]






5 Signs You Need to Hire a Tutor for Your Child Now

Have you found yourself questioning whether or not a tutor or after-school enrichment class is right for your child? Does struggling in a subject mean you need to hire a tutor now, or is it part of the learning process? If this sounds similar to your situation, we have the answer! Need to Hire a […]






3 Important Writing Skills to Improve Right Now

With anything someone decides to learn, there are easy concepts, and there are concepts that take more time, effort, and practice to master. English has many skills that cannot be taught within a few months of English lessons, especially when it comes to writing. That’s why you need to know about these important writing skills […]






How to Combine Exercise with Learning

At first thought, learning and exercise do not seem to have much in common, but that’d be incorrect! There are actually many academic benefits of physical activity. If you’re wondering how physical activity affects understanding and how to combine exercise with learning, keep reading! How Does Physical Activity Benefit Academic Performance? Motor Skills: Fine motor skills […]






Memorial Day Activities for Elementary Students

Memorial Day is a great opportunity to teach children not only about respecting sacrifices made by men and women serving in the U.S. military but also about American history. Here are some crafts and activities to engage your child in this Memorial Day: Memorial Day Activities and Crafts  1. Patriotic Pinwheel This simple Memorial Day […]






SKILLS PRIVATE TUTORING DOESN’T TEACH (BUT SMALL CLASSROOM LEARNING DOES)

While private tutoring does offer some aid to students, there are significant skills small classroom sizes offer students that private tutoring does not. Here are a few examples of the benefits of small classroom sizes: Confidence to Ask Questions: Small class sizes like those offered in after-school enrichment programs are less intimidating. It can be […]






Why So Many Students Struggle with Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension is a vital foundational skill that is important for students to be strong in. This is why there is such a great amount of effort put in by teachers to ensure students form and build strong reading comprehension skills. You may find yourself asking: what causes reading comprehension problems? That a great question […]






ARTS AND CRAFTS IDEAS FOR English Second Language (ESL) STUDENTS

Utilizing arts and crafts ideas for English Second Language students is a great way to promote learning in ways that are different than usual classroom work. Arts and crafts for ESL kids stimulate creativity and individuality while also strengthening English language knowledge. If you have an ESL student and want attention-grabbing and effective activities that […]