Vacations, Day Trips – Have fun and learn something at the same time!
Need some great recommendations?
It’s July and you may still be thinking about a summer vacation with the kids. If you haven’t already got your summer plans all set, and you’d like to do something fun and educational, we’ve got some great ideas for you.
Whether you plan to pack up the RV and hit the road, or you want to drive/fly to a specific destination, these are some of our favorite spots that are fascinating for young and old travelers alike. read more…
Thinking it’s too late for summer school?
Some schools have already launched their summer school programs, and if you didn’t get signed up, you may have missed the window of opportunity. And there’s also a good chance that the summer programs near you were filled up, and your child may be on a waiting list and has missed out.
If either of these scenarios apply to your student, you can still provide a learning experience that will have a positive impact on your student’s academic performance by signing up for some online tutoring this summer. Learning loss from COVID is evident across the country. Summer learning loss just compounds the problem. So to make sure your student gets an academic boost instead of an academic loss, dedicating a bit of summer vacation time to tutoring is a great idea.
Have you heard of the “summer learning slide?” According to studies, in a typical school year children lose about two months’ worth of educational knowledge over the summer months if they don’t engage in some type of academic activity.
Connecting with your child’s teacher or teachers is a time-tested, reliable way to get detailed feedback on how your child is doing in school, both academically and socially. We have some recommendations for helping you get the best out of a parent/teacher conference.
For parents who want to browse through our database of awesome teacher/tutors, we now have a search function you can use! Find a Tutor lets you browse tutors by grade level and subject, and if you find one you think would be a good match, simply select that tutor and we’ll facilitate the meeting.
All of our tutors are certified, experienced, background-checked classroom teachers!
Tutors can log in to their own profile and upload a selfie and any other info they want parents to see, to help them make that important decision on who will tutor their child.
Zoom, Google Meet, and School in the Age of Coronavirus
There are 50.7 million students currently enrolled in public schools in the United States and when this school year began, 58% of them were learning entirely online and another 18% were receiving a combination of in-person and online instruction. That means that less than one quarter of students are learning entirely in person.