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Archive for May, 2012

Is Private School Right for My Child?

In the current economy, many parents are wondering whether or not private school is the right option for their child. While tuition costs for private schools may be on the rise, it is important to consider why this is the case. Public schools are now facing a media onslaught due to increased danger and lower academic scores, and this is in large part due to a lack of funding. In addition, the public teaching sector is suffering a dangerous level of “brain drain” due to the best instructors finding higher paid private Read the rest of this entry »

What to look for in a Tutor

When you’re seriously looking into finding a tutor for your child or for yourself, it’s important to find a good tutor. Though some tutors may know a lot of helpful information, it’s important to look for these following things in a tutor:

Personality: You want to find a tutor with a good personality. When we feel comfortable talking to our tutor and they don’t seem too intimidating, it’s easier to talk with them and to Read the rest of this entry »

Parent Teacher Conferences and What You Should Know

Parent and teacher conferences are occasionally a source of stress for both the parents and the teachers. In order to have a productive conference, parents need to keep several things in mind. Remember it is much easier to communicate your concerns to a teacher when you have been in communication all along. Teachers appreciate parents who want to stay involved, so help out by trying to follow up about behavior and grades before a problem even starts. Most parents want conferences when a child brings home a poor grade or below average report card. By this time, however, it Read the rest of this entry »

How to talk to Your Children’s Teacher

Setting up a parent-teacher meeting can be just as nerve wracking for you as it is for your child’s teacher. In order to avoid stress and get the most out of the meeting, parents need to keep several things in mind. First, it is a good idea to keep an open line of communication ongoing with your child’s teacher. Sending periodic emails and putting in a phone call while things are good in the classroom helps establish a connection with the Read the rest of this entry »