How To Selecting a Tutoring Center for Kids With Learning Problems

It is obvious that most parents desire their children to have a high success rate in academics. However, parents feel confused when they discover that their child suffers from learning disability. However, feeling disillusioned is not a solution to the problem. Rather, selecting a tutoring center that have certified and trainer instructors to take care of children with learning disabilities is a step in the right direction.

As a parent, you need to select a tutoring center for kids with learning disabilities carefully. Some quick tips to help you make the right selection are as follows:

    • Check the infrastructure: A center might proclaim a lot of positive things for itself, but you need to evaluate whether it has the facilities it promises. You should try to find out if the center is well-equipped to handle the particular learning disability that your child is affected with.


    • Check the teacher-student ratio: You need to check how the tutoring center assigns an instructor for every student or a group of students. This is important because children with learning disabilities have different learning needs than their regular peers and should be partnered with such an instructor who has adequate

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Tips For Parents To Help Their Dyslexic Children at Home

5193875-1913x2550-34400f61Remove the fear

It is important for the parent to talk to their child and explain as simply as they can what they have learned about dyslexia. To talk about it in positive terms and to remove the fear and depression that often sets in when a child is given that label. Often dyslexic children experience feelings of alienation amongst their peers in class and it is essential that their home provides them with a safe haven where the family at least understands and can give support. It must be a place where they can talk freely without criticism and without ridicule. A place where they can express their feelings and emotions and be given guidance.

Story time

Even though reading may be an issue, the process of reading with their child should be made a special time. This is a time when parent and child can bond and share experiences based around the book that is being read. To begin with it may well be that the parent has to do all the reading, with the child looking on.

This is still a very valuable experience

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Screening Methods Used to Diagnose the Disorder

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is commonly diagnosed during childhood. However, it can be difficult to sort out if the child actually suffers from this deficiency; some kids are just more active and have trouble focusing and needs time to blow off some steam. There are several ADHD screening tools professionals use to help determine if the child has the disorder or if they are just busy.

Child Behavior Checklist

The behavior checklist is often used as a starting point to determine if more testing is needed. It is used mainly for children aged 6 to 18 years and contains a 3-point grading system, with 0 being not true to 2 meaning very true. Parents or teachers answer 120 questions grading how the child behaves both in school and at home. The scoring of this checklist can indicate the presence of possible disorders. It also shows how the child externalizes and internalizes problems.

Vanderbilt Teaching Rating Scale and Parent Rating Scale

Teachers who may suspect a student suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder utilize the VADTRS in the classroom. These professionals grade the student on 43 different criteria. With the exception of the performance section the

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Home Schooling For Your Children

Home Schooling is the wave of the future; it is how America will survive, or fail.

To understanding how important it is for you to home school your child one need merely look at the way children are taught today. For the purposes of this article I will choose one, and only one item. Believe me, there are dozens of items like this one. The item I will discuss is how cheap your child’s work is, and how this makes your child view his work, and therefore himself, as unimportant.

Your child is given a task. Maybe it is to write a report, maybe it is a page of math. Halfway through the task the bell rings, and the child is made to go play.

Yes, made to go play. The intent here is not to complete the work, but to order the child about, and make him/her amenable to social control and behavior modification.

If you were at work, had an important job to do, would your boss make you go play? And, more important, would you let yourself be made to go play? Negative. You would put your nose to the grindstone and pound away at that job for one simple

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SAT Just Got A Facelift

Things are about to get weird.

Spring is here, time can travel, and the SAT is undergoing its biggest change in 10 years!

What’s Different?

At this point, it may be easier to explain what isn’t different. Arguably the most beneficial change is students will no longer be penalized for guessing. This change alone is a common reason why many students opt to take the ACT over the SAT, so this could very well increase the amount of students who sign up for the exam. However, the biggest change according to testing professional and educators is that this will be a more “text-based” test. Even though the vocabulary section is getting left in 2015, the math and reading sections are expected to be much more dense with text and the essay is now optional. Furthermore, questions now only have four answer options compared to five, and calculators can even be used during some parts of the math section. And for the kicker, the test will now be scored on the old 1600 point scale instead of 2400.

Pros and Cons

The change that is anticipated to have the most significant impact on scores is that guessing is no longer penalized. Now, when students are

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Teacher’s Role in Innovation

What does the trampoline, popsicles, braille, the Oink-a-Saurus App, and wristies have in common? Well, they were all invented by kids (Perman). Regardless of age, race, disability, or economic status the ability to become an innovator lies within. As educators we have the responsibility to educate and prepare students, all students, for their future, which can be the ultimate challenge when no one knows what the future will hold. The only consistency is knowing that each student will have a different future and this world, as we know it, will be drastically different in 20 years. While studying innovation, through an educator’s perspective, I’ve realized there are several roles we can play in order to inspire innovation but two really stand out: we can encourage and teach professional skills.

The initial role as an educator is to inspire and encourage innovation by never underestimating the creative intuition of anyone, especially a child. Teachers have the opportunity to boost a child’s confidence or destroy it. By merely saying “oh, that’s awesome” or giving a disbelieving look, the actions of a teacher can permanently influence a child. Self-confidence is initially learned through others’ positive motivation, and a teacher’s voice can be that initial

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How College Students Earn Their Job Offers Before They Graduate

It should not come as a surprise to college students that good jobs do not just fall into someone’s lap. The students who receive the best job offers have earned them. Therefore, it is important to understand that the term “earned” means that the student’s performance has been consistently good throughout the college years. It does not mean a last minute flurry of improved performance near the end of the senior year.

Employers look for the students who meet their needs, wants and expectations. To give themselves the best chance for landing a good job in their areas of interest, students must find out what their target employers want and give it to them. That’s why wise students conduct some serious research early in their sophomore year. They select a career direction, identify jobs that are of interest, gather information about the employers that have those jobs and pin down exactly what those employers expect to see in the candidates for those jobs. In that way, interested students will have four or five semesters to do the things that their target employers want. If all of that sounds like a lot of work, it is. But that is just the

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Ways to Understand and Improve Your College to Career Transition

In every person’s life, there are landmark points where life transitions from one season to the next. The first landmark in life comes shortly after birth when a child starts walking. This landmark is literally the first step that gives a child the freedom to act on his or her own; to get where they want to go by their own will. The next milestone is speaking for the first time. This is a landmark occasion that begins to develop how we connect and communicate thoughts and emotions to the world surrounding us. The commencement of school is the next landmark, which lays the foundation and cultivation of learning, intellect, and understanding. Graduation is one of the major achievements. This is where freedom comes to depart college with all the knowledge and wisdom from lessons learned, and make a mark in the professional world. Until we graduate, we can only look to the future to find our dreams. After graduating, we have the power and opportunity to actualize those dreams into present reality.

All of us have a dream, hopefully dreams. If you ask any small child about his or her dream, he or she will tell you things that

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Homeschooling Mentoring and Support

Mentoring and support groups are a great way to meet other homeschoolers in your area. They give parents an opportunity to ask questions and get answers from reliable sources. These groups have a variety of different children who are different ages. Therefore, the parents of such children are able to mentor new mothers or fathers in their next step if they need any help. Will and Sue enthusiastically recommended the mentors they and their children had had throughout their homeschooling journey:

When going about on different camps or outings, the other parents really do become mentors to the children and that’s really valuable and is the beginning of a relationship that extends into the children’s lives. Mentoring can be a tremendously important when they go off to study or move away from home, to have these stable adult contacts in their lives year after year, who are interested in their lives. Mentors are there if they need help, advice, wisdom, prayer support or whatever it is. It’s a relationship of trust. Its’ been a support for us and an encouragement for our kids to have these other people. They’re all very different, but they’re all able to contribute in their own

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New Perspective on Teaching and Learning

One of the best pieces of advice that I have heard as a teacher was “to be careful not to teach like you were taught.” That was easier said than done. After all, it worked for me and others. However, the time has come to recognize that the teacher is not the only source of information in the classroom. Students learn more than content in the classroom. The teachers also teach more than content. The teacher and the students’ personalities, values and belief systems affect the teaching and learning process. The environment including the advancement and accessibility of technology also play a role in the process.

I recalled as a French teacher in a particular setting, many students preferred Google Translation on their cellular device over the hard copy bilingual dictionary. I would have preferred that they used the dictionary. Why? I am one that values holistic learning. The dictionary is a rich valuable resource; it offers so much more than a translation- and in this case Google translation is sometimes out of context. I realize that it takes more time to look up a word in a dictionary/thesaurus versus Google Translation. My students seemed to value the instantaneous gratification that

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Education Shapes the Academic World

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn… and change”-Carl Rogers. As the saying goes, education is important but the person who can bring a change with what he or she has learnt has actually gained knowledge.

As mentioned by Britain’s leading expert on school recruitment, there is a noticeable crisis of trainee teachers in some of the important subjects included in the school curriculum. It is an alarming situation faced by a number of schools in the U.K.

The right to education act encourages each and every individual to educate themselves and many unprivileged get to realize their dream. But a large number of children especially the handicapped are passing out from school without learning anything fruitful. Teachers are considered as the pillars to success of any students throughout their career. They play a vital role in shaping the career of a student and motivating them to reach their goal in life. The failure of teachers to play their part not only hampers the career graph of students where they obtain knowledge without any effective outcome but it also obstructs their pathway to a bright future. Teachers are touted as the determining factor

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Guuide To Choose The Right School

Choosing the right school for any child is a tough decision. But choosing the right school for a child with special needs or learning difficulties is absolutely critical. Which is why I have written this article to hopefully give you some tips on how to choose the right school.

When you have a child with special needs, the RIGHT school can:

Be a fantastic source of support for you and your child.
Help your child reach their full potential.
Minimise the symptoms of your child’s disorder or difficulty.
Make your child feel comfortable and happy.
Allow your child to make friends and eliminate the chance of bullying.
Improve your child’s chances of a bright future full of opportunities and possibilities.

This all sounds fantastic and is what every parent wants for their child.

However, choosing the WRONG school can:

Give you little or no support.
Hold your child back.
Make their symptoms worse.
Cause your child to feel scared, alone and isolated.
Make it difficult for your child to make friends.
Increase the likelihood of bullying.
Limit the chance of your child having a bright future.

YES, this is how important it is to get the right school when your child has special needs. And

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Ways Of Improving Security In Campuses

The large number of students that a campus accommodates can make it very hard to control who enters and leaves the school. It can also make it hard to make entry searches so as to avoid dangerous things like guns from finding their way into the campus. With continued rising cases of crimes in schools it is up to every campus administration to ensure that measures are put in place to improve the security levels in the learning institutions. Even the smallest changes can make a difference and prevent ugly situations from happening.

Create specific entry and exit points – One of the best ways of controlling access to the campus is to minimize the number of spots that offer easy access to the compound. This means having a reliable perimeter wall that makes it harder for people from outside to access and those from inside to get out. You can have gates in different locations to accommodate the number of students from different points but they should be just enough and easy to manage.

Hire a security team – Not many campuses have manned gates yet this is something that can help in improving the security levels within campuses. The

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Guide to Help You Find the Best Beauty Institute

Needless to say, more and more people are leaping up the bandwagon of making a career in cosmetology because it’s a professional on the rise and is getting its due recognition these days. But like in the case of every other profession, nothing comes for charity. IF you are serious about this profession, you have to get the necessary training. It’s not a conventional profession that you can get right away at a job after you get your degree. To excel in this profession, you need to get a certain level of training.

How do I choose a cosmetology school?

There are innumerable schools training in cosmetology, but selecting the best institute can be tricky. Prepare a list of questions that you want the school to answer. If you can get a hold of the professional, who will impart the training, ask him/her about the kind of training you are going to receive. Also, it is important to know whether they will offer any financial aid or not like grants, scholarships, loans and EMI options. Class timings matter a lot which is why you should ask them whether their schedules are flexible. You can also visit any local salon and ask

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Factors to Choose a Good Home Tutor

At school, it can be tough for children to understand all the lessons that are imparted to them. Even average students tend to fall behind sometimes and without adequate support from their teachers at school – who are always in a hurry to finish the syllabus in time – they tend to lose interest in studies. This leaves a gap in their studies, which gets reflected in the exam results. You can take care of this problem by going for home tutoring for your kids. Here are 5 essential factors to look for while choosing a good tutor for your child at home.


First of all, you should check whether or not the tutor is knowledgeable. It is better to ask for some references before choosing a home tutor. You can directly ask your tutor to provide you with some references so that you can check whether or not the tutor has the degrees and knowledge that can help him to impart lessons to your kid in a successful manner.

Communication Skills

It is also important to check whether or not the tutor for you has excellent communication skills. School curriculum is meant to be educative, but is hardly so for kids

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How To Fighting Learning Disabilities in Adults

Learning disability is strictly a neurobiological disorder. Individuals who suffer from learning disability generally learn in a manner that is different from the others. The difference is mainly because people with learning disabilities have their brain functioning somewhat differently. But there is no reason to worry as there are some effective ways with which even adults can fight their learning disabilities.

Some of the most common learning disabilities among adults and the ways to fight them are:

    1. Auditory Processing Disorder: People suffering from this disorder are unable to distinguish between sounds even if the sounds are clear enough to decode. Sometimes, they might even fail to understand the source of the sounds. In such cases, the best way to fight is to focus on sound stimulation. Auditory stimulation exposes the ear to carefully monitored sound that strengthens neurological pathways and trains the ear to listen more precisely. This has a direct and strengthening effect on the inner ear, the middle ear, the auditory system as a whole. It is also important that you give the seniors some thinking time so that they can decipher the different kinds of sounds to which they are exposed to.
    1. Dyscalculia: This is specifically a disorder that

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Steps to Surviving College

here is a big difference from high school and college. In high school, teachers help guide you, assignments are fairly easy, and you have time to partake in many clubs or sports. In college, you are completely on your own and you control if you will fail or succeed. Professors give you the necessary information needed, but it is up to you to successfully guide yourself through the classes. Assignments are harder and take more time; and because you schedule is filled with projects, exams, class assignments and presentations, there is not much free time left for clubs and organizations. Because of this dramatic change from high school to college, students are not prepared. This means they can get behind easily and potentially fail within their first year. But from my experience, students should obey the following 7 steps to successfully survive college without going crazy or potentially fail.

1.) Get Organized. From tests, assignments, projects, club meetings and study groups, you will have a full schedule while in college. It is very easy to fall behind if you do not stay organized and stay on top of your schedule. Dedicate a calendar specifically to school duties and due dates so

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All About Attending College

Recent employment statistics in the USA strongly imply that investing in a costly college education is risky at best. Look deeper for more details in the headline news from the Department of Labor that proudly boasts that hundreds of thousands of new jobs were added. Between September 2015 and March 2016, 14 times more of those new jobs went to unskilled workers who did not have a high school diploma than to those who had a college degree.

Essentially, this is a measure of performance of a service industry dominated economy. Over time, the USA has lost much of its manufacturing base to third world (emerging) nations. Essentially, both the over-taxation of U.S. industry when combined with the little or no regulation and the cheap unskilled labor in the third world, has encouraged the moves. Especially, when a key industry competitor made such a move, the other U.S. companies that produced competing products were compelled to move their manufacturing out of the USA too.

What does this have to do with college? College, since the 1950’s, has churned out graduates who mostly took junior manager jobs in companies that employed skilled laborers. Since the USA has lost those jobs, and is

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Training for Slow Learners

Children who are slow learners are often written-off as lazy or dim-witted by many. However, it’s important to understand their special needs and help them overcome their learning disability. After all, learning difficulties not only interfere with their education and personal life but is likely to trigger feelings of doubt and low self-worth too. Therefore, it becomes imperative for parents and teachers to help these children. One solution for this condition is to opt for brain training.

What is brain training?

It refers to teaching programs that are based on scientific reading and learning principles that have been researched and developed by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals. The aim of such programs is to address the root causes of learning difficulties, and not just the symptoms. Additionally, they seek to develop speedily and significantly those underlying mental skills that are responsible for effective learning.

What does it involve?

Brain Teaser Games

These may involve quizzes, interesting exercises like grouping similar pictures, numerical exercises with everyday items like foods, grocery lists etc. These games are known to offer constant stimulation to the child’s brain, making it respond better and faster. Just as your muscles benefit from exercises, these brain teaser games will give your child’s

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Something That College Courses Does Not Teach You

College classes are great. They may last for only 45 minutes, your professor may or may not have invented ethernet, and they can be really really interesting. What makes college courses different from high school classes is that you’re actually taking classes that are specific to want you want to do for a career, and you therefore are more motivated to pay attention, study, and take the knowledge you learn in class, outside of the classroom. However, is what we learn outside of the classroom more valuable than what we’re learning during lectures?

It is no secret that there are certain jobs that you absolutely need to have years of classroom experience in. I don’t know about you, but I definitely prefer to have a surgeon who went to undergrad, medical school, and went through residency compared to someone on the street who has a pair of scissors looking to make some cash. On the other hand, there are multiple types of jobs that benefit from an employee having background knowledge about the topic, like teaching, but employees will learn the most when they are in the classroom getting first hand experience.

There are different types of learners who require different

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