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April Newsletter

 Posted by at 9:58 pm
Apr 222011
 

The last day for taxes!  The Tutoring Solution has been extremely busy this month, as usual.  We are gearing up for our Summer SAT Program(s) and Summer Creative Online Essay Writing Program.  Be on the look out for more information about both programs on our website.  Last year our Summer Creative Online Essay Writing Program was a huge success and this year we are planning for it to be even bigger.
 
The Tutoring Solution has some exciting activities planned in May. I have been asked to give a presentation at a local GATE workshop.  For those of you that are unfamiliar with the GATE program, it is for gifted and talented students.  I have also been asked to give a fitness presentation to students in Whittier.  I will be eagerly preparing for both and documenting the events on our blog.
Our blog is updated daily, our best articles of the month can be found below:
http://thecatutoringsolution.com/854/spring-break/ – A Special Offer given by The Tutoring Solution during the month of April only!
http://thecatutoringsolution.com/97/the-purpose-of-the-effort-contract/ – The Tutoring Contract, that we utilize with unmotivated students, is designed to implement a plan that will increase motivation and initiative.  The Purpose of the Effort Contract discusses why the Effort Contract can benefit your student.
http://thecatutoringsolution.com/851/use-your-lunch-period-to-increase-achievement/ – This post, aimed at teachers, provides a helpful tip that makes teaching more rewarding and increases achievement in students.
http://thecatutoringsolution.com/917/small-acts-of-differentiation-illustrating-the-margins/ – An outstanding educator, Greg McGough, wrote this guest post discussing the importance of differentiating instruction and how he does it in his classroom.
http://thecatutoringsolution.com/117/if-you-give-a-little-you-will-get-much-more-in-return/ – Discusses ways to increase motivation in students by giving them your time and attention.
http://thecatutoringsolution.com/882/grades-hinder-achievement-part-1/ – This article outlines my opinion that grades deter many students from succeeding.
http://thecatutoringsolution.com/907/how-to-correct-student-errors/ – This article uses highly effective tutoring practices to demonstrate the importance of correcting student errors and how vital it is to their success.
http://thecatutoringsolution.com/911/the-importance-of-praise/ – In order to be successful, students need to feel that their time and effort is rewarded.  Praise is the most sincere form of reward.  Be sure to praise your children/students.
http://thecatutoringsolution.com/959/how-i-would-rebuild-schools/ – Every Tuesday at 4 PM, I participate in #edchat, a Twitter Chat that focuses on education.  In preparation for last week’s #edchat topic, I wrote How I Would Rebuild Schools to demonstrate what I think would be the most effective school in today’s educational environment.
http://thecatutoringsolution.com/category/tutor-profiles/ – We added some new tutor profiles which can be found by clicking here.
http://thecatutoringsolution.com/category/the-cities-we-serve/ – A new type of post, devoted to the cities that we serve.
http://thecatutoringsolution.com/category/students/sat-test-prep/ – Last, but not least, these posts focus on test-taking strategies and tips for the SATs. 
Several new students requested tutoring this month, including students from Loma Vista Elementary, Damien, Roosevelt and Centennial High Schools.  We also got requests this month for students wishing to enroll in our SAT program and one request for College Statistics tutoring for a student at Cal Poly Pomona.  We also added two new tutors to our staff, Jennyane Truong and David Duong.  Jennyane has a wide background of knowledge in a variety of subjects and age levels and is working with elementary school students, while David’s focus is on High School Math.  Currently, we have students attending Alta Loma, Centennial, Chino, Colony, Damien, Flintridge Sacred Heart, Fontana, Norco, Ontario Christian, Patriot, Roosevelt and South Pasadena High Schools, and Eastvale, Loma Vista, and Wickman Elementary Schools.  They are being tutored in a wide-range of subjects from Elementary to High School. 
 
Our SAT Prep tutoring has also increased recently as students are getting last minute tips to help them improve their SAT scores before the tests scheduled in May and June.   
    
Writing Program:
  
We will begin promoting our Summer Online Creative Essay Writing Program in May.  Stay tuned for amazing summer deals that will help to improve your child’s essay writing abilities in a creative way.  For more information about The Tutoring Solution’s Online Creative Writing Program, click here:  http://thecatutoringsolution.com/writingprogram/writingprogram.html.

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