Prep Academy Tutors Blog Posts in 2016

What is Growth Mindset?

December 12th, 2016

What is Growth Mindset? We used to think that our intelligence was fixed – meaning we were either smart or we weren’t. Scientists have proven again and again that simply is not true. Our brain acts like a muscle – the more we use it, the stronger (and smarter) our brain becomes. Is your mindset […]

Make Parent-Teacher Conferences A Cause For Celebration

November 23rd, 2016

“Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere.” – Erma Bombeck Parent-teacher conferences can be a source of stress and worry for both parents and children. If there have been indications that a student is struggling, a feeling of impending doom can tarnish the household leading […]

Raising a Confident Reader

November 22nd, 2016

Confidence in reading can often be a challenge for both students and families to overcome. Once a child is unsure of their abilities in reading, it becomes increasingly challenging to regain their confidence. In the book Raising Confident Readers, Dr. J. Richard Gentry provides a breakdown of phases in literacy development, along with tips that […]

Tips for Helping Your Child Succeed with EQAO Testing

November 8th, 2016

Tips for Helping Your Child Succeed with EQAO Testing The EQAO Testing is given to students in grade 3, 6, 9 and 10. It can be a stressful time for many students, as this is often their first encounter with standardized testing. So how can you help? The best way a parent can help their […]

The Homework Battle

October 27th, 2016

Parents often feel it is their job to get their children to do well in school. Homework can often be the focus of parents and they struggle to get them to complete the work. The constant battle and frustration can lead to disengagement from the child and heightened anxiety. We have put together some helpful […]

Back-to-School Conference Questions

October 10th, 2016

Well…school is back in session, kids are back into routine, teachers are busy planning, and parents are eagerly awaiting to find out how their child is doing. Many schools have already had a “back-to-school” BBQ or a “meet the teacher” night, but these events are meant to be very informal and are not a time […]

Understanding Dyslexia Conference – November 12, 2016 – The Harbourfront Centre

October 3rd, 2016

The Harbourfront Centre is hosting an Understanding Dyslexia Conference for parents, families and educators on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9am – 6pm at The Harbourfront Centre. This is the first Canadian Conference on understanding Dyslexia. We know that Dyslexia affects 1 out of every 5 children. In every classroom and neighbourhood there are children […]

Tutoring For Improved Family Life

September 23rd, 2016

Tutors are known for enhancing student success by building confidence, conquering learning challenges, assisting with exam preparation and demanding university entrance requirements. Perhaps a less known, but extremely beneficial aspect of tutoring is the role it can play in complementing family life by increasing opportunities for quality interactions, reducing negative dynamics and alleviating academic pressure […]

How can we help students understand and enjoy math?

September 6th, 2016

According to the most recent EQAO report, 50% of grade 6 students are not meeting the standard for math. In addition, only 13% of grade 3 students who did not meet the standard back in grade 3 manage to catch up in grade 6. That’s a serious problem. Every year, new concepts and material is […]

How to Improve Your Reading Skills

August 16th, 2016

Literacy is one of the most powerful tools we as human beings possess. It is a tool that we utilize on a daily basis, whether autonomically scanning the billboards and advertisements along the subway car or parsing the laden verse of Virgil. But as with any skill, there is always room for improvement. Whether you’re […]

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