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Tutors, Classes and Programs for Kids in Suffolk County, LI
Does your child need extra homework help? Find tutors, classes, and educational programs for your kids in Suffolk County on Long Island, including Babylon, Islip, Huntington, and Smithtown, that are available on the weekends or after school to help your kids with math, writing, English, and other enrichment programs to make your kids a success in school. (read the story...)

The Mentor Effect: Helping At-Risk and Underprivileged Kids
It isn't necessary to be superhuman to be a great mentor to an at-risk or underprivileged youth. What makes mentors extraordinary is the commitment he or she makes to changing a child's life for the better. Mentors from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, Boys & Girls Club in Northern Westchester, and Girls Write Now share their experiences. (read the story...)

Does Your Child Need Academic Assistance for the SATs?
According to the United States Census Bureau, 52 percent of children ages 12-17 consider themselves "highly engaged" in school. This means the other half may need a little extra push when it comes to achieving academic success. Does your child need additional support to achieve success on standardized testing and in the classroom? (read the story...)

How to Choose a Tutor for Your Child with LD
Are you looking to hire a private tutor for your child who has learning disabilities? Find out what questions you should ask and download a handy worksheet that will help you evaluate each candidate. (read the story...)

Using Passions and Hobbies as Learning Tools
A mother-daughter team take studying to the next level with an outside-the-box teaching method that pairs a student's passions with learning vocabulary for the SATs. (read the story...)

What You Need to Know About the SATs and ACTs
Former teachers, who now run a tutoring service in New Jersey and the five boroughs, explain the differences between the SATs and ACTs and which exam is best for your child. (read the story...)

What You Need to Know About Preparing Your Kids for the SATs
What you can do to adequately prepare your children for standardized tests (those anxiety-inducing things that seem to take on greater import every year) no matter your budget or child’s learning style. (read the story...)

How to Choose a Tutor
When your child needs a little extra help in school, hiring a tutor to supplement his or her standard curriculum can be very beneficial. Here's a guide to ensure you hire the very best for your little one. (read the story...)

Kumon Centers Open in Prospect Heights and Gravesent-West
Two new Kumon Learning Centers in Brooklyn are offering math and reading help to kids in Prospect Heights and Gravesend-West. (read the story...)

Mathnasium Opens in Brooklyn Heights
Mathnasium, a math tutoring and learning center for kids, opened a new center in Brooklyn Heights, the third Mathnasium in NYC. (read the story...)

Simple Ways to Help Kids Excel in Math and Science (Even If You Don't)
Remember when your kid's math homework was more addition and subtraction than graphing calculator functions and pre-calculus? With schools now placing a greater emphasis on learning science and math, it is easy for kids to get left behind the learning curve once simple science turns into chemistry and physics. Follow these simple tips to keep kids school savvy, even if trigonometry is not your first language. (read the story...)

End Your Child's Test Stress
Use these tips from a tutor and education expert to help your kids overcome test anxiety and ace their final exams. (read the story...)

Four Tips to Break Your Child's Bad Homework Habits
If your child is a chronic procrastinator, try these four approaches recommended by an education expert that are proven to break those bad homework habits. (read the story...)

Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parents
Rob Eastaway and Mike Askew decode the "new math" in their new book "Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parent." Read an excerpt from the book here. (read the story...)

New York State Standardized Assessment Tests: Are They Working for Our Children?
Standardized assessment tests have become make-it-or-break-it measures for both students and schools in New York state. We took a look at how these tests, along with the No Child Left Behind Act, are affecting our children's overall education. Plus, see our tips on taking standardized assessment tests, for students and their parents. (read the story...)

Report Cards and the Midyear Slump
How to help your child avoid the mid-schoolyear slump and keep his education motivation after the holidays. (read the story...)

New Places, New Programs in Westchester: October 2009
What's new in Westchester County this fall. (read the story...)

The PPORA Method for Academic Success
The PPORA Method is a tool devised to improve reading comprehension and study skills. The acronym stands for Preview, Post-it, Organize, Review, and Answer. Read on for how the system can help your child. (read the story...)

Test-Taking Strategies for Kids
Taking end-of-the-year exams can be one of the most daunting aspects of school.By learning some helpful test-taking strategies, students can improve their performance on these exams, while helping to strengthen their overall study skills. (read the story...)

How To Help Your Child Tackle Homework
Making schoolwork a priority in your home sends the signal that you care about your child and her future. Here are some tips to help ensure your child is set up for homework — and academic — success. (read the story...)

How to Work with Your Child’s Tutor
A referral from another parent can be a good place to start, but the key is to find a tutor who best addresses the learning styles and issues of your child. (read the story...)

Helping Children with their Homework
Guidelines for getting kids to do their homework. (read the story...)


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