Rebuilding Your Child's Confidence

Students may feel a decrease in confidence after dealing with a bad experience at school (like a disappointing exam score). Whatever the reason may be, as parents we can help our kids to get through and overcome these challenges. Here are Tutor Doctor's tips for rebuilding your child's confidence.

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Motivation

  • What To Do When Your Student Is Unmotivated

    If you have a student that has lost their drive towards school, fear not! There are many ways to encourage students that aren't academically motivated. Here are Tutor Doctor's tips on what to do when your student is unmotivated.

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  • Tutor Doctor Success Story: Everyone Needs a Little Motivation

    “My Grade 6 student was described as a hesitant learner who lacked the motivation to improve his writing skills. During the time we worked together, I had a personal experience that helped me realize each of us has moments when we lose our motivation. Having someone there to inspire and encourage us is sometimes all it takes to move forward.”

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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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