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We Went to Costco and Found the Tutor Shelves Empty!

Last Updated on Aug 28, 2020 10:15:25 AM

We Went To Costco’s Yesterday and Found the Tutor Shelves Empty!

We asked a Costco associate when tutors would be back in stock, and she said, “There’s no telling. They’re in short supply and get snatched up the second they hit the shelves,” reminding us of the run on toilet paper last spring and the magical disappearance of bottled water that occurs every time a hurricane is headed our way.

Topics: Tutoring, Virtual, Coronavirus

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Topics: Tutoring, Virtual, Coronavirus

How to Stay Sane During Covid-19

Last Updated on Aug 14, 2020 3:16:06 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough on everyone! In addition to the fear of infection, we are also facing a mental health crisis that has affected both parents and their children. With the new school year rapidly approaching, we've teamed up with Therapeutic Oasis to address a different mental health topic every week so that everyone will be better prepared for the inevitability of a return to virtual schooling. In this series, we will focus on: 

Topics: Mental Health, Virtual

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Topics: Mental Health, Virtual

Coronavirus-itis: How to Keep Kids in Learning Mode

Last Updated on Mar 24, 2020 9:41:18 AM

Social Distancing is the newest term in everyone's vocabulary. The health situation has changed – and continues to change – at such a rapid pace that it’s hard to know which end is up.  One of the biggest areas where families are experiencing this transformation is in the education of their children.  Even those who have chosen to homeschool are not used to the newly mandated isolation. We find ourselves in uncharted territory. All of a sudden, millions of kids are at home, and many parents do not know what will happen with their child's learning for the last quarter of this school year. Despite the unknowns, it’s important to remember that this unprecedented transformation is temporary, and, indeed, manageable. As a homeschool mom for 13 years, I have some tips and suggestions about scheduling, organization, and connections to help handle this new way of learning.

Topics: Homeschool Support, Virtual, Coronavirus, Best Practices

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Topics: Homeschool Support, Virtual, Coronavirus, Best Practices

Keeping Kids Busy and Productive at Home

Last Updated on Mar 19, 2020 7:56:04 AM

Looking for ways to keep your kids busy and productive at home?

Topics: News, Virtual, Coronavirus, Family Strategies, Best Practices

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Topics: News, Virtual, Coronavirus, Family Strategies, Best Practices

The Advantages of Synchronous Virtual Tutoring

Last Updated on Mar 12, 2020 4:12:37 PM

First, some definitions: Virtual tutoring differs from in-person tutoring because the tutor and student(s) will be communicating via the internet via Skype, Zoom, or some other, similar program; Synchronous means that the tutoring/teaching is happening in real time as opposed to, for example, the tutor responding to a student’s work at some later time with a grade and/or comments.

Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Virtual

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Topics: Test-Prep, Tutoring, Virtual

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