Archive for the “Education Applications” Category

Helping Your Child Understand the Difference Between Median, Mean, and Range

June 19th, 2019

In 2017, The Globe and Mail made waves by publishing a story reporting that half of all Grade 6 students in Ontario failed to meet provincial math standards as measured by the Education Quality and Accountability Office. These statistics showed a general decrease in math literacy across a range of different cohorts, and confirmed what […]

4 Ways Tutoring Can Help Your Child Get Into the Right University

April 17th, 2019

Who doesn’t want their child to get into a good university or college? Getting into a top school can transform a student’s life, providing them with incredible resources and much better chances of success in their chosen career path. But as any parent who has participated in the process themselves knows, admissions to top-tier universities […]

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 […]

Fidget Tools

March 8th, 2017

Research has shown that children do not learn best by sitting still. Although students may look like they’re paying attention, their mind (and focus) is elsewhere. Fidget toys offer students an outlet for excess energy. It allows them to harness their energy and apply it to their learning. Sometimes the most challenging task can be […]

Later Start For Schools Shows Positive Results

January 24th, 2017

The Globe and Mail recently published an interesting article that focused on a McGill University study. This study found that students showed improved mental and physical health along with increased alertness when schools started at a later time. One study out of The Journal of Sleep Research, found that 1/3 of Canadian students between ages […]

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 […]