Yearly Archives: 2014

What books do I get at the library for my young reader?

By Nick Bertani This is a common question of many parents with a simple 3 part answer.  Start by understanding your child’s reading level.  This is important as it will keep your child from getting too frustrated with books that

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“Do you think my child has dyslexia?”

As a reading teacher, I’ve heard this question numerous times. I can tell if a child is exhibiting dyslexia-like characteristics, but a definitive answer wouldn’t (and frankly shouldn’t) come from an educator. That’s because dyslexia is a neurological disorder that

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Data! Data! Data!

By Katey Groya Data has become quite a controversial word in the field of education.  You likely have noticed schools have increased the number of assessments, or tests, that are given to students.  So what do schools do with all

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Things to consider when hiring a tutor

Parents hire tutors for a variety of reasons.  Some are looking for someone to help their child with homework; others are looking for test prep for college entrance exams or other “high stakes” exams.  However, most parents looking for a

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How Do I Know If My Child Needs A Tutor?

There is no simple way to answer the question.  It depends on many things, including how old your child is and which skills are lacking when compared to what is typical for his/her age or grade.  You also want to

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