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Summer Resources for those volunteering, and those not!

Happy Summer, everyone! This week, GreatSchools released some city specific information for summer learning. While these tools were released now to help those volunteering and working with their own families over the summer, I encourage all of you to peruse … Continue reading

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Tips for Tutors May 2014: Ways to Say Goodbye

We’ve almost made it! The year is winding down, the students have summer fever, and the teachers are scrambling to tie up loose ends before waving goodbye and sending the kids off to the next grade. As a volunteer, you might be reflecting … Continue reading

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Tips for Tutors March 2014

We’ve all been there before – trying to work with a child that just can’t sit still or gets distracted constantly throughout the tutoring session. Focus can be very challenging for students, especially for young children or reluctant readers. They … Continue reading

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How Do Children Learn to Read? By: G. Reid

How Do Children Learn to Read? By: G. Reid Lyon Learning how to read requires several complex accomplishments. Read about the challenges children face as they learn how sounds are connected to print, as they develop fluency, and as they … Continue reading

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Tips for Tutors

Common Core is Coming! The first week of tutoring is under our belts. The start-up of a new school year is always exciting, exhilarating, and exhausting. We are meeting our teachers, observing classrooms, getting to know our schools, building relationships … Continue reading

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Critical Thinking and the Common Core Standards

While we are gearing up for the new school year, it’s becoming increasingly important to think about shifts happening in educational practices – namely California’s shift to the Common Core Standards. Critical thinking is a major part of the new … Continue reading

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How Do Children Learn to Read?

Happy Summer! While school may be out, we can all still be learning! Below you’ll find an article that explains how children learn to read. Hopefully this will be an interesting way to reflect on the work you’ve been doing … Continue reading

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