Category: Lists

3 Benefits of Summer Enrichment Programs for High School Students

Are you looking for ways to entertain your high school students this summer? Summer enrichment programs are a great way for high school students to improve both their social skills and gain an academic advantage for the upcoming school year. Summer is a great time to relax, but the free time could also be directed […]






4 English Brain Games for Long Trips

Today’s technology offers more opportunities for keeping kids entertained on long trips, but while some of those options may improve English skills, very few allow the whole family to participate and interact. To keep minds sharp and build wonderful memories for the whole family, try out these English brain games for long trips! Interactive English […]






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 […]






Summer Learning Activities That Are Free (or Cheap!)

For most of the year, students are involved in plenty of learning at school and at after-school programs. However, when summer arrives it is a good idea to keep kids’ minds active and busy. Letting kids watch TV all summer or play with the iPad constantly won’t stimulate their brains or make it easy to […]






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 […]






The Ultimate 2017 Summer Reading List for Students

Summer break is exciting for students it’s time for them to relax and do other enjoyable activities. Summer is also a great time to get your student reading.  Studies have shown that reading over the summer will prevent learning loss and can create lifelong readers. Whether it’s fiction, non-fiction, or pure entertainment, keeping your student […]






3 Tips for an Educational Family Vacation

Family vacations can be a great experience for children and adults. Whether you’re going on a two week journey across the country, or spending quality time at home with the kids, vacations are the perfect time to bond with your family and plan all-day activities. Vacations, just like any experience, can be educational for everyone. […]






5 Math Tutoring Tips and Tricks for Parents

Once you’ve enrolled your child in an educational enrichment program, you’re not involved anymore, right? I sincerely hope you just felt shock and confusion (even horror) when you read that. A parent’s job is never done, and, as we may have mentioned before, you get best results from an enrichment program when parents and tutors […]






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 […]