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Maximizing the Impacts of Tutoring

If your family has used a Connections tutor at any point, you know tutoring is an investment in your child’s future.  For many families, that investment can be a sacrifice, so in this blog, we’ll be discussing ways to maximize the value of your child’s tutoring sessions. Your child’s tutor might have other, situation-specific suggestions […]

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Fostering a Love of Reading

Whether you enjoy it or not, reading is an integral skill for educational success. When I was teaching middle school, my colleagues used to refer to the science and social studies tests as “the other reading tests” because in many ways, the student scores reflected more on their reading ability than their actual subject area […]

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Summer Work

If you are the parent of a school-aged child, you likely have a pile of paper in your kitchen that everyone is trying to avoid. That ominous pile is the summer work assigned by your child’s school – work that is traditionally put off throughout June and July, until suddenly August arrives with a deadline. Cue the tears […]

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2016 Spring Newsletter

Connect with Connections Tutoring It is hard to believe that most schools are already in fourth quarter; the year has flown by!  Spring brings Advanced Placement tests, and our tutors are ready to help your son or daughter prepare.  We also have tutors who specialize in SAT/ACT preparation.  Strong scores on both the AP and college placement tests […]

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How to “study” for Mathematics courses

After observing hundreds of math students over many years, from peers to students under my own instruction, I have noticed that one of the most difficult things to learn in math is not the content but often how to study the content. Math is unique from some other subjects in that looking through notes and […]

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The Different Looks of Tutoring

When you hear the word “tutoring”, most likely some preconceived ideas pop into your mind. Tutoring is commonly viewed as a solution for struggling students, a last-resort of sorts when all other interventions have failed, perhaps even a consequence for students who aren’t giving their best effort. In reality, tutoring relationships look very different depending on the unique […]

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Meet our Administrative Team

  Welcome to the Connections blog! We will use this platform to keep you in touch with Connections throughout the year, and share information about current trends in education!    On our updated website you may have noticed some new faces on our team!  When Amanda Vaughn started Connections Tutoring, her objective was to provide […]

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Tutoring Helps Foster Self-Directed Learning

A lot has been written lately about the importance of self-directed learning. Students who fail to take ownership for their education do not grow; “Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.”  (E.M.  Forster)  However, students who continually ask questions, pursue answers, interact with the material, and take responsibility for their […]

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