With resistance to the Common Core standardized tests growing, more parents are refusing to allow their children to take them. But here’s why the solution may not be as simple as just opting your child out.
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Tips from an expert on how parents can promote literacy at home.
Education expert, Dr. Emily Levy, helps parents navigate the complex world of Common Core math.
Rhonda Boltax, founder and director of Keys to Reading Inc., shares what signs to look for when considering whether your child needs a reading tutor.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Use these tips from a tutor and education expert to help your kids overcome test anxiety and ace their final exams.
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.
Tame the jitters you feel when your child asks for help with the math homework that looks oh-so-different than you remember. Rob Eastaway and Mike Askew decode the "new math" in their new book "Old Dogs, New Math: Homework Help for Puzzled Parent." Read their tips to help you help your child.
How to help your child avoid the mid-schoolyear slump and keep his education motivation after the holidays.
What's new in Westchester County this fall.
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.
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.
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.
Guidelines for getting kids to do their homework.