Learning to See Failure in a Positive Light

When things don’t turn out the way we planned, it can feel like a disappointing setback. However, students can learn to frame these situations in a constructive way. Here is Tutor Doctor’s advice for learning to see failure in a positive light.

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Goal Setting

  • Setting SMART Goals for the New School Year

    With the new school year comes opportunities for growth and improvement. By setting well-defined goals for themselves, students can ensure they will be fully prepared to take on a new year of learning! Here are some important questions you should ask yourself to help set SMART goals for the new school year.

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  • Whose Expectations Matter Most?

    This blog post provides a great summary of a chapter from our recently published book, Academic Success Formula: How Ordinary Students Get Extraordinary Results. The chapter was written by Chris Lien, a Tutor Doctor franchisee out of San Diego.

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  • Extrinsic Motivation Works (Until It Doesn’t): How to Cultivate Intrinsic Motivation

    Motivating students to perform can be a challenge. In times of struggle, tutors and parents will often choose the path of least resistance to help bring a child’s focus to the task at hand. It can be easy to settle for any port in a storm. Nevertheless, when these strategies rely on extrinsic rewards, they may be doing more harm than good. Praise, punishment, and bribery may be easy, low-hanging motivational fruit

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  • Thinking with the End in Mind – Keep Goals in Sight

    This blog post provides a great summary of a chapter from our recently published book, Academic Success Formula: How ordinary students get extraordinary results. The chapter was written by Ashley Mulcahy, a Tutor Doctor franchisee out of Orange County, California, who has more than 100 tutors in 20 cities.

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  • Welcome the New Year with Tutor Doctor's Goal Setting Tips

    Are you planning to make a new year’s resolution? We suggest setting a new year’s goal instead! When you set a goal, you have a definite end result in mind that you are working towards. Some goals may be harder to reach than others. Whatever your dreams are for 2018, here’s some great tips to help you achieve your goals!

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