Category: Lists

Why English Tutoring Should Include Reading

English is not an easy language to learn – not well anyway. Although we teach many rules for it, English breaks those rules often and repeatedly. That makes it difficult not only to learn English but also to tutor it, especially parts that involve vast amounts of memorization. That’s why English tutoring should include reading […]

The Educational Benefits of Toys

With seemingly endless opportunities (birthdays, holidays, ahem…grandparents) for children to constantly be acquiring more stuff, parents everywhere are probably saying, “enough already!” However, as frustrating as toys can be sometimes, and especially when they are scattered everywhere around the house, they do actually have numerous educational benefits for kids of all ages!   Breaking down […]

Ways to Keep Your Kids Active in the Winter

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggest that kids should get at least 60 minutes a day of physical exercise per day. With colder temperatures approaching, staying active can be a challenge.  So here are some ways to keep your kids active in the winter. Outdoor Activities to Keep Your Kids Active 1. Build a […]

12 Snow Day Activities You Can Prepare Ahead of Time

Winter is just around the corner, and just as sure as snow will fall out of the sky, your school-age kids will probably end up with at least one snow day. Snow days, well-beloved of any child are usually welcome and unexpected days off. Unfortunately, snow days can also cause a lot of grief. I […]

13 Best Midterm Study Tips for High School

When students get to high school, you hope that they already know how to study, including which study methods work best for them. If your student doesn’t, however, or the usual methods aren’t working well enough, check out our best midterm study tips for high school. Maybe, there’s one or two your student hasn’t considered […]

Should My Gifted Child Skip a Grade? The Pros & Cons of Skipping a Grade

Almost every parent with a gifted child asks themselves the questions: should my child skip a grade, and how will it affect them? For some gifted students, skipping a grade can have adverse affects to their emotional development as well as their social development.  For others, skipping a grade can be beneficial so that they […]

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!” […]

10 Most Common Mistakes Made in English

Between grammar, mechanics, and style, there are plenty of different ways for students to mess up their writing. Since the full list of mistakes is far too long to cover in a blog article, let’s focus on the 10 most common mistakes made in English (at least, in my experience). The Top 10 English Errors  1. […]