It’s back to school season again! For many families, a return to school also marks a return to homework struggles at night. Sometimes it’s a matter of getting back into a routine; other times, it’s a matter of adjusting to a new teacher, new classroom, and new curriculum. But if your student is really having difficulty in school, you may be considering hiring a tutor. If so, how can you be sure to pick the right tutor for your child? This article from lifehack.org suggests finding a tutor that is approachable, knowledgeable, and finding a tutoring format that works best for your child (such as in-home or online). Here’s a bit of good news for parents – when it comes to picking the right tutor for your child, Club Z! does all of the heavy lifting for you!
It’s a rite of passage for many of us parents to tell their children just how good they have it compared to when WE went to school! Just try explaining to your kids how you conducted research for a paper or project by looking up the topic in an actual book. It’s a mind-blowing experience for most kids. But if the thought of an encyclopedia set is mind-blowing, check out this online post from MentalFloss.com about what schools looked like in the 1800s. Continue reading
It’s not uncommon in a college-level course to look around the lecture hall and see a sea of laptops, tablets, and other electronic handheld devices, with keyboards clicking away while students take copious notes. Even in high school, it has become more and more commonplace to have students take notes electronically instead of by hand. But is there an advantage to either method of note-taking? Check out this excerpt from an April 17, 2016 entry in the Education section of NPR.org: Continue reading
Most parents would agree that creativity and independent thinking are two desirable characters to cultivate in children. But in a society that rewards rule-following, it can be easier said than done to teach our kids how to think outside of the box. Experts argue that prodigies aren’t necessarily born with an innate gift, nor do they master their craft entirely through endless practicing, but that truly creative geniuses must be exposed to a number of different activities and disciplines. Consider this quote from a January 2016 op-ed piece printed in the New York Times titled How to Raise a Creative Child. Step one: Back off: Continue reading
Sure, we may be biased, but we truly believe that no other tutoring company cares as much about its clients, or goes to as much trouble to ensure their satisfaction and success as Club Z! Our personal touch is evident in everything from the initial consultation with you and your child to the placement of a perfectly matched tutor. This commitment to quality and academic success truly makes The Club Z! Difference. Continue reading