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Everything You Need to Know About Tutoring for Middle School Students

Is your sixth-grader struggling to understand what they read? Maybe your seventh-grade student can’t seem to grasp basic algebra. Or your eighth grader is a mess when it comes to organization and study habits.  If your
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Tutoring Services for Elementary Students: Learn What to Expect and How to Prepare Your Child for Tutoring

Is your first-grader struggling to understand phonics? Maybe your third grade student still can’t seem to grasp basic math facts. Or your fifth grader constantly has to do major re-works on every one of their writing
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How to Find a Good Tutor for My Child: 6 Steps to Tutoring Success

Your child is struggling in the classroom. You know they need a little extra help, but maybe you don’t have the time or feel comfortable with the subject matter. After all, algebra (or whatever the subject)
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Test Prep Tutoring: Benefits, Formats, and What to Expect

Admission to top colleges and universities is more competitive than ever before.  Achieving a high test score is one of the best ways to increase the chances of gaining admittance.  If your child is struggling to
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10 Benefits of Tutoring Services

Let’s face it. Most students struggle at some point in their academic career.  Whether your child has fallen behind or is just needing a boost of academic encouragement, tutoring may be just what you’re looking for.
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Summer Tutoring: Who’s It For? What Are The Benefits? Why Should I Sign Up?

Long summer breaks are an iconic part of being a student in the U.S. At 10-11 weeks, it’s more than a just a quick reset before starting the next school year. It’s a time to travel,
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Empty High School Classroom: Closed SAT Testing Center

Test-Optional Might Be The New Normal. Should You Still Sign Up?

Test centers are closing. Testing dates are backed up. Students are traveling across state lines to take the SAT. Most colleges aren’t even requiring applicants to submit scores. So are the SAT’s worth the effort this
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Why the College Essay Matters More This Year Than Ever—and 5 Things You Can Do About It

The coronavirus has changed a lot of things in our world. We’re stuck inside and wearing masks outdoors. No one can travel or gather with friends. We’re doing school at home.  By now, these things seem
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Quadratic Expansion: Area Model vs. FOIL

How to Expand Polynomials Using Area Models: The Anti-FOIL method

Like most people working in education today, I was a student before Common Core standards came around. In fact, I graduated high school the same year they were introduced, just missing the boat. It’s been rough
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Should You Go Back to School? Homeschooling, Online Schooling, and Your Other Options

High school can be boring at the best of times. But with the pandemic, online and hybrid learning poses a whole new set of challenges. As of Kate Brown’s announcement July 28, 2020, Portland Public Schools
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The Growth Mindset: Our Science-Based Approach to Tutoring

Much of the leading research in education right now focuses on the growth mindset. Standford psychology professor Carol Dweck created the term to distinguish students who seek challenge and development from those who believe intelligence is
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Finding a Tutor during Covid-19: 6 Things to Look for

During these Covid-19 times of social distancing and distance learning, our friends and our favorite teachers are harder to reach. The relationships that make school and learning at its best are at their worst. A good
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5 Ways Tutoring Can Support Distance Learning

  In March, schools scrambled to make their classes digital. On March 12, Governor Kate Brown announced all schools in Oregon would close until the end of the month. As we know, they’re yet to re-open.
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One-on-One Math Tutoring Session with Emergent Education Tutor Eric Sorensen in Portland Park

What’s in a name: Why Do We Call Ourselves “Emergent”?

If you Google the definition of “emergent,” Oxford will tell you it means:in the process of coming into being or becoming prominent.The etymology explains it’s from the Latin verb “emergere,” meaning “to arise.” According to this
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