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The Benefits of Hiring a Tutor Early

Starting early is an excellent idea; at my firm, Ivy Bound, we have 8th and 9th graders prepping with us each summer. If not at the very beginning, I also encourage parents to hire a tutor at some point during preparation for the exam. Even the best self-motivated students can save time, and gain understanding…

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Stop Bowing to Common Core

The genesis of Common Core is “No Child Left Behind”.  NCLB was meant to address mediocre schools and NCLB has been a failure.   13 years later, the majority of mediocre schools then have not lifted their students to academic excellence. But even if it were implemented well, NCLB and now Common Core exemplify playing…

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Speed Reading For Fun

Speedy Reading is both efficient and enjoyable. Getting through an assignment in half the time is enjoyable in itself. Creating time for something fun is inherently good for a child. Speedy reading is practical too, in this day and age almost no modern American adult has zero pressure for time. Speedy Reading gives us MORE…

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Start a Tutoring Club

Many students benefit from tutoring clubs. A tutoring club is where serious students gather to get their work done AND have a tutor’s expertise when they are stuck. Some tutoring clubs are more pro-active – they enlist a tutor to teach a certain agenda from scratch, or review a certain subject. Tutoring clubs in middle…

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