How To Get Your Child To Pay Attention In Class

Learn from Tutor Doctor South County RI about different approaches to get your child to pay attention in class and take the most away from each lesson.

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Balancing Sports and Academics

At Tutor Doctor, we love sports! If you are a student that finds it challenging to manage time, here are three simple tips to help stay on track!

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How to Nudge Your Child Towards a STEM Career

Educationally, a STEM path is highly desired by parents because, generally speaking, it offers good opportunities in future life. Students in STEM fields tend to have greater professional opportunities not to mention potentially higher salaries.

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Telling kids they’re smart. Can this really backfire?

Learn the difference between evaluative praise and appreciative praise, and how this could change how you interact with your student.

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Four Great Summer Portfolio Projects

The following projects, once completed, will turn up as top results when someone performs a web search of their creator’s name. This will raise their profile not just for college admissions officers but future employers too.

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Four Great Outdoor Hobbies for Young People

The summer holidays are swiftly approaching, which means it’s time to start coming up with things to do for your youngsters. While reliable activities such as summer camp, day camp or just plain loafing’ are always there, other possibilities beckon -- possibilities that, while being fun, can also be educational.

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The destructive, instructive power of teen curiosity.

How can we get teens to indulge the curiosity that leads to innovation and learning and eschew the curiosity that leads to bad decisions and risky behavior?

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Gaining that 1%

An academic turn doesn't happen overnight, but small incremental improvements can build up over time. A great tutor can apply this concept when helping a student to overcome barriers - one small step at a time.

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Summer Learning Loss and Tips To Promote Learning All Summer Long

On average, students lose 2 months of reading skills over the summer. Learn how to avoid the summer slide and set your student up for success.

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Daring Ideas or Changing How School Works

Take a look at some of the daring ideas that have been suggested for changing how schools works.

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Stop Arguing About Homework - Do This Tonight

Top tips on how to stop arguing with your kids and get them to do their homework.

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Helping Students Survive Fake Facts

Ensuring our young people obtain a quality education has always been a challenge, but every generation seems to encounter new struggles requiring new solutions, and these days an increasing problem is that of fake news.

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9 Wild-Sounding College Courses

Academia is a living, breathing organism that not only observes mainstream culture but interacts with it and strives to understand just what it is we humans are up to and why.

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What is the value of a great personal tutor?

Great tutors are great coaches. They are dedicated to seeing their students succeed. They impart knowledge. They reinforce foundations while identifying weaknesses where the greatest potential for improvement may exist.

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It’s Time to Stop Struggling with Math

There’s just no getting around it: if you want to go to college or university, you’re going to have to have at least some math credits under your belt. In theory you might be able to find a way of getting around it, but in practical terms math is a necessary part of education.

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Too much homework? Study shows elementary kids get 3 times more than they should

Parents, you aren’t imagining it: Your kids may be struggling with too much homework. Just in time for back-to-school season, a new study has revealed that elementary school students get three times more homework than is recommended for children their age.

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Helping with Homework Usually Backfires

It may seem like a perfectly reasonable thing to do: your kid has homework and needs help, so you sit down with them and provide a helping hand. Many of us can remember sitting with our own parents and puzzling through some tricky bit of schoolwork.

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5 Things That Make High School Sports Awesome

Many people tend to take a fairly limited view of high school athletics. The risk of injuries, such as concussions, tends to generate a lot of attention, not to mention headlines. Other aspects draw attention too, such as the emphasis on sporting scholarships to college. But there’s a lot more to high school athletics than this — being on a team can have positive lifelong ramifications. Here are the top five!

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3 must-ask questions to get you through your parent-teacher conferences

Parent-teacher conferences are the kid version of your performance review. Most employers these days require their staff to fill out a self-evaluation, and you should do the same with your child. Asking “What am I going to hear?” may protect you from nasty surprises. Even better, it's great practice for your child.

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Longer Recess, Stronger Child Development

With an hour-long recess, elementary schools can help children develop through increased creative play, authentic SEL, and adequate physical regulation.

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8 Steps for a Smooth After-school Routine

If getting your kids out the door in the morning is as tricky to coordinate as a rocket launch, it’s no wonder that coming home in the afternoon can feel like a crash landing. With so many distractions and so much to get done, you need to be strategic about your post-school schedule.

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De-Stressing a Teen

One in three teens experiences enough stress that those around them should feel concerned. The question is what to do about it.

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  • Balancing Sports and Academics

    At Tutor Doctor, we love sports! If you are a student that finds it challenging to manage time, here are three simple tips to help stay on track!

    Read More
  • How to Nudge Your Child Towards a STEM Career

    Educationally, a STEM path is highly desired by parents because, generally speaking, it offers good opportunities in future life. Students in STEM fields tend to have greater professional opportunities not to mention potentially higher salaries.

    Read More
  • Telling kids they’re smart. Can this really backfire?

    Learn the difference between evaluative praise and appreciative praise, and how this could change how you interact with your student.

    Read More
  • Four Great Summer Portfolio Projects

    The following projects, once completed, will turn up as top results when someone performs a web search of their creator’s name. This will raise their profile not just for college admissions officers but future employers too.

    Read More
  • Four Great Outdoor Hobbies for Young People

    The summer holidays are swiftly approaching, which means it’s time to start coming up with things to do for your youngsters. While reliable activities such as summer camp, day camp or just plain loafing’ are always there, other possibilities beckon -- possibilities that, while being fun, can also be educational.

    Read More
  • The destructive, instructive power of teen curiosity.

    How can we get teens to indulge the curiosity that leads to innovation and learning and eschew the curiosity that leads to bad decisions and risky behavior?

    Read More