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July 7, 2020

The best thing you can do for your children this summer is to read out loud to them and have them read out loud to you.  Set aside time when you all sit together and read. Let your children see you enjoy reading.   My mother always said, “Monkey see, monkey do.”  If sh...

June 26, 2020

I have a precious 5th grade student with a wonderful imagination.  He is so poetic that he sees stories fully formed in his mind.  His details, word usage, and transitions are seamless.  He can paint a picture with words that takes me into his story.  However, when he...

June 23, 2020

My precious teaching assistants, Carter and Max, passed this year.  Both boys were magical additions to the Learning is Fun experience.  Carter, my Aussie Shepherd, 16 and Max, my black tabby mix, 11, were loved by all.  Carter escorted students to their chairs and snu...

January 15, 2018

I work with students ranging in age from 5 to 45.  Although I never use a cookie cutter one size fits all approach, there are practices that I have found beneficial to all.  Start these practices early and keep them going so they become a lifelong habit in your childre...

January 6, 2018

As a tutor I have the privilege to work with students one on one. Because we work so closely together, (across a table as opposed to across a classroom) I can easily pick up on a student's emotional state.

What do I for the teen who is bored?  A teen without focus or...

December 1, 2017

Warren is six and has just completed kindergarten.  Picture a small boy with big bright eyes behind gold rimmed glasses and a permanent grin.  Too cute!    Warren was scheduled to come to my house for tutoring in reading.  On the first visit, Warren did not speak one w...

November 29, 2017

As a professional tutor I work with students of all ages and abilities.  Although each student has different interests, strengths, and weaknesses, what many new

November 21, 2017

One of my earliest memories is being presented with a bright new box of Crayola crayons and a blank sheet of paper.

Age 3

Crayons
Tangy smell
waxy smoothness
roughness of the paper wrap
muffled snap of breaking crayon in two
shiny surface of peeled crayon
crisp snap...

October 5, 2016

The Phone Call:As a professional tutor, I get to play all day with different academic subjects and ideas.  For example, I had a student call the other day.  He

October 4, 2016

The SAT is a standardized test that college admissions offices use to rank incoming students.  College bound high school juniors and seniors take the SAT as par

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