Prep Academy Tutors Blog Posts in 2015

How To Talk So Your Kids Will Listen

November 19th, 2015

Kids can be stubborn… but we can be too. The way we talk to our children has an impact on their learning and their ability and willingness to listen. The way we communicate with them and others rubs off on them and influences the way they communicate with others. According to, there are three […]

Helping Your Child With Homework

October 29th, 2015

Homework can be a pain– not only for kids, but parents as well. Homework time can be frustrating as a parent. How much can you help your child without taking over? Why isn’t your child getting it? And why isn’t your tutoring session tonight?! Here are some simple steps you can implement to help your […]

Create a Motivating Environment

October 26th, 2015

We’ve all had those battles, whether you’re a parent or teacher, when – try as you might – the child is not interested in learning. We, as teachers, have the formal training to support these learners and find ways to motivate them. There are four factors that are required to create a motivating learning environment. […]

Summer School

June 15th, 2015

Summer School: A means to stay on track and get ahead over the summer months. It’s the time of year when the questions surrounding summer school begin pop up. Should I enroll my child in a summer school course over the next two months? What are the benefits and drawbacks? Summer school can take a […]

SSAT Prep Over Summer Months

May 29th, 2015

With the 2014-2015 school year wrapping up, many of our students are looking forward to the beautiful weather and activities outdoors. Literacy and numeracy skills are often put aside for these months where they collect dust. However, for many children, the upcoming school year means taking the SSAT examination, which determines their chances of admission […]

Nova Scotia Government with A New Provincial Homework Policy

May 22nd, 2015

Below is an article with some food for thought: In recent news, the Nova Scotia government has been dealing with skepticism from education experts over a recent homework survey that collected nearly 19,000 responses. The provincial government is seeking to find an action plan based on these results to modernize education through a provincial homework […]

Summer. Finally some time to read!

May 19th, 2015

How often does your child read over the summer? For many families, summer is an action-packed time of the year with cottaging, vacations, and day trips. Summer is also a time where we tend to put daily reading on the backburner. Without a doubt, it can be difficult to motivate children to sit down and […]

Exam Time!

May 6th, 2015

As the weather begins to get warmer and we start getting our sandals out, our students are beginning to hear the words “summative evaluation” and “exam” throughout the hallways of their schools. For many students, the end of the year is an exciting time where summer is just around the corner. However, the pressure of […]

How do you change you child’s attitude towards math?

March 2nd, 2015

What is your child’s attitude toward math? It has been shown that a child’s attitude and math learning skills are undoubtably connected. Students who have a positive attitude towards math are more likely to be successful in the classroom. Now, the big question: how do you change a child’s attitude toward math? That’s when Prep […]

Later School Start Times?

February 24th, 2015

“Would later school start times perk up sleeping students?” Research teams in the United States have been looking into whether or not school times should be modified to start after 8:30 a.m. to help students get enough sleep. Approximately 50% of the parents surveyed were in favour of a later start time. Our adolescent students […]