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Welcome to Prep Academy Tutors of Calgary Christie!

March 6th, 2019

Prep Academy Tutors is happy to announce our new partner, Christie Martin. Christie will be bringing premium in-home tutors to families in Calgary, AB. Christie has always had a keen interest in children’s education. She spent many years working as a tutor to young students while completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences and a Bachelor […]

5 Practical Strategies for Literacy Development

February 26th, 2019

Proficiency in literacy is more important for the well-being of Canadians now than ever before. Some statistics cite over 50% of the population over 16 years of age lack the reading skills necessary for living and working in a modern society [1]. So how can we go about improving this? The strategies below offer a […]

Reading Mastery by Prep Academy Tutors

February 7th, 2019

Direct Instruction, Reading Mastery, is a remedial program offered through Prep Academy Tutors. This program has been around since the 1970s and is recommended by many child educational psychologist because of its proven track record. At Prep Academy, we have a certified Direct Instruction trainer who trains each of our tutors in the program. Reading […]

Healthy Growth in Young People: Exploring Developmental Relationships

November 28th, 2018

Healthy Growth in Young People: Exploring Developmental Relationships Written By: Nick Mehring It’s a common sense idea that having many strong relationships is a positive aspect of someone’s life and a key contributor to healthy development. As a study conducted by the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child concluded: relationships are the active ingredient […]

The Growth Mindset

October 19th, 2018

Growth Mindset is written by Nick Mehring GROWTH MINDSET IN STUDENTS: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MATTERS FOR SUCCESS I want you to take a moment and think about the most critical factors that define someone’s success. Go ahead — think hard about this. I think that for most, your answer is probably a […]

How to cope with math anxiety.

October 2nd, 2018

Writing – A, Physical Education – A, Reading – B+, Science – A-, Math C+. Does this report card look familiar to you? Why does a child who has a generally high-ranking report card show such low marks in math? Does your child just not “get it” when it comes to math, but can show […]

Tips to Improve Your Spelling

February 12th, 2018

Ever find yourself sitting in front of your computer, the thin vertical line blinking on your screen, taunting you as you grasp at letters? “Was it ‘I before E except after C’? Is this an exception?” Sound familiar? English is an unforgiving language. Derived from a mix of Latin and Germanic languages, English is a […]

Increase Your Academic Performance

September 25th, 2017

Many students struggle with academically-related anxiety, be it final exams, major presentations or unit tests. But what if there was a way to curb some of that nervousness to let your true potential shine through? Read on to find out! A study published in the journal Science found students who took 10 minutes to write […]

Back to School Tips for Success

August 17th, 2017

Where has the summer gone? It may feel like just yesterday that you were leaving your school’s halls to begin the summer holiday, but it is now time to begin preparing for the excitement of a new academic year. You may be wondering how to best equip yourself for the challenge ahead. Before you soak […]