Archives for March 2011

Math Tutoring or Math Coaching

Tutoring is good and Coaching is good, but Math Tutoring & Coaching is best. Here’s why.

Tutors usually teach, or re-teach, content. Examples include how to regroup when subtracting and how to remember the amendments to the Constitution for a test on Friday. Whenever possible, a good tutor will also attempt to make the content relevant, by connecting it with other content with which the student can personally relate. [Read more…]

NY SAT & PSAT Test Prep

NY SAT Prep and PSAT Prep Advice

Whether your New York based  SAT test preparation consists of working on your own, in a group or class, or one-to-one with a qualified SAT tutor, the following advice will help you get the best scores possible. [Read more…]

Help with Homework

Homework debate: Too much homework vs. Ban homework; No homework vs. Is homework beneficial?

What are parents and children to do solve the homework dilemma?

Homework has become one of the biggest issues for parents and kids. It brings with it anger, frustration, tears, fears and family disharmony. Jack, a nine year old, often spends all afternoon and evening doing homework, sometimes until eleven o’clock at night. In addition, he always needs help with it, so his mom and dad got him a homework helper from a tutoring service. [Read more…]

List of ADHD Symptoms & Treatments

List of ADHD SymptomsList of ADHD Symptoms:

  • Has difficulty paying close attention to details or makes careless mistakes on homework or tests.
  • Has difficulty sustaining attention in tasks or play activities.
  • Does not seem to listen when spoken to directly.
  • Does not follow through on instructions and fails to finish schoolwork.
  • Has difficulty organizing tasks.
  • Avoids schoolwork for long periods of time.
  • Often misplaces or loses assignments or books.
  • Becomes distracted easily.
  • Seems to be fidgeting all the time.
  • Has difficulty remaining seated. [Read more…]

Diagnosing ADHD

Diagnosing ADHD is not only somewhat controversial in today’s culture, but also not black and white by any means. Attention deficit disorder in children, also referred to as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, refers to children who often have difficulty focusing their attention, listening, remembering things, staying still, and/or waiting their turn. [Read more…]

Learning Disabilities Tutor

We’ve been learning disabilities tutors for a long time.  And for some of our students, we’re their mentors and friends for a long time after that. In a world that doesn’t really understand learning disabilities – you sure do find family when you get together. [Read more…]

Dyscalculia Testing

Curious about the dyscalculia testing process? Since every child learns differently, some much more adaptable to the classroom environment than others, it sure does seem strange that schools don’t educate parents on learning disabilities. They aren’t diseases, they aren’t restricted to any IQ level or social standard – they are simply differences in the way the brain works. [Read more…]

Writing IEP Goals and Objectives

The IEP process includes collaboration in writing IEP Goals and Objectives. Parents, their advocates and the schools work together to write an IEP program that is both sensible and attainable by the child. [Read more…]

The Complete IEP (504) Process

The IEP (504) Process is daunting to parents who have no experience with it. In fact, most parents will have never heard of the IEP prior to their first meeting with their child’s teacher. The angst in the voices of parents is palpable.

As you know, we help parents and educators understand the IEP (504) Process from beginning to end almost on a daily basis. We know that overwhelmed, exhausted, bewildered and just “out of ideas” is where most parents are when they get to us. So we’d like to make things easy and give you an idea as to the entire IEP process from beginning to end. (Now, every case is a little bit different, so call us if you have specific questions). [Read more…]

Our Individual Education Program (IEP 504)

Individual Education Program (IEP 504)

Question: Our son’s teacher said that he really needs an IEP before he can receive extra help for his learning disabilities.  What is an IEP? –Mrs. A. E., Parent,  Armonk, NY [Read more…]