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Jan 232013

The Tutoring Solution at Sparks Middle School in La Puente

Collin Miller, Principal of Sparks Middle School in La Puente, invited me to speak to his middle school students during career day at his school.

I titled my presentation, Doing What You Love, in order to show students that now is the most opportune time in the history of mankind to pursue your passion.  The Internet and social media has provided such an amazing opportunity for people of all ages to pursue their passions and turn their passion into financial success.

During the day, I spoke about The Tutoring Solution and my Internet marketing business, Welborn Social Media, my core values, about myself, what I do on a daily basis and offered my advice for them.

The atmosphere at the school was amazing.  The students were all excited to see the speakers at career day . . . and many students came dressed in business attire.  The school even had teachers who donated ties for students who wanted to wear a tie.

I was amazed at the behavior of the students and their eagerness to absorb the information I was able to give them.  I also shared with them the blog-based learning program we developed last year.  The blog-based learning program is designed to encourage passionate students to use their passsions as a tool to learn valuable life-long learning skills.  These skills can be applied to any job they have in the future and aims to help them get more excited about their education.

If any of you are interested in giving your child the opportunity to pursue his/her passions I encourage you to check out our Blog-Based Learning Program.

I loved participating in career day at Sparks Middle School and would love the opportunity to share what I’ve experienced with others.  If anyone is interested in having me share my knowledge with students at their school . . . or with business professionals looking to market their business online I’d be happy to speak with them.

The Tutoring Solution offers scholarships and tutors students all over Southern California.  We tutor students in La Puente, Walnut, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, West Covina, Diamond Bar, Pomona, Chino Hills and Covina.  Call Director Cynthia De La Torre at (909) 238 – 8233 to sign up for tutoring.

Jul 032012

The $250 Share Your Passion Scholarship Contest is finally over and we have found a winner.  With the help of some of our most trusted supporters, we selected the winner of our First Annual Share Your Passion Scholarship.

We had many wonderful entries from very talented young students; however, we ended up narrowing it down to 4 finalists.  We selected those essays as our top four, because they were truly inspiring essays written by students who have very bright futures ahead of them.  These young students genuinely wish to help make other people’s lives better.  We hope that the four finalists, and our two previous winners from Norco and Roosevelt, will become part of The Tutoring Solution family for years to come.

The 4th Place finalist is Nicole Hyland.  Nicole Hyland is a student in Chino Hills High School.  She is a very talented young lady who hopes to pursue acting.  She hopes to use acting as a way to inspire and bring people together.  She hopes to one day teach others how to do the same.  To read Nicole Hyland’s essay, click on the link.  We awarded her with a $10 gift card from Amazon.

The 3rd Place finalist is Jessica Senior of Beaumont High School.  Jessica wrote a beautiful essay about her passion for education and how she wishes to pursue a career as an English professor at the University level.  We know she is bound to become a very inspiring and talented professor one day.  To read Jessica Senior’s essay, click on the link.  We awarded Jessica with a $15 gift card from Amazon.

Alex Bernstein

Alex Bernstein

The 2nd Place finalist is Alex Bernstein.  Alex is a student at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy.  Alex’s passion for art and for helping minorities and the underprivileged express themselves through art, really moved us.  We genuinely wish success to Alex because we know the future holds great things for this talented and selfless young student.  To read Alex Bernstein’s essay, click on the link.  We have awarded Alex with a $50 Scholarship and a $20 gift card from Amazon.

David Dillon - Winner of the Scholarship

David Dillon

The 1st Place Winner of the $250 Share Your Passion Scholarship is David Dillon from Eleanor Roosevelt High School.  David is a truly special student.  He wants to learn as many languages as possible in order to bring people together and allow everyone to communicate openly with one another.  He wishes to break down the language barriers and to be able to understand people from different cultures and different walks of life.  If more people shared David’s mentality, the world would be a much more accepting and peaceful place.  To read David Dillon’s essay, click on the link.  We have awarded David with a $250 Scholarship.

$100 Facebook Scholarship Contest – All of our finalists, plus our past two winners of the $100 Share Your Passion Scholarship, still have the opportunity to win our $100 Facebook Scholarship Contest.  You have the opportunity to help us chose a winner.  In order to participate, simply “Like” us on Facebook and vote for the essay you feel is the best.

Blog-Based Learning Program – We have begun a Blog-Based Learning Program to help students learn through blogging.  Our first student is Stephanie Perera.  Follow her blog at StephanietheGreat and see all the wonderful tidbits Stephanie has to share with the world.

We tutor students in Chino, Chino Hills, Eastvale, Mira Loma, Alta Loma, Ontario, Corona, Norco, Rancho Cucamonga and all the surrounding cities.  We have students from Sky Country Elementary, Oxford Prepatory Academy, Townsend Junior High School, Roosevelt High School, Alta  Loma High School, Norco High School, Centennial High School, Chino Hills High School, Ontario Christian High School and Ayala High School.

To take advantage of summer tutoring, call us or email us today.  We provide one-on-one in home tutoring in Southern California.

Jun 192012

William Buttler Yeats

“Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.”
– William Butler Yeats

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Seems like an easy question to answer . . . but throughout Elementary, Junior High and High School I never knew the answer.  It changed over the years . . . at times it was a lawyer like my grandfather, other times it was a reporter like my dad, sometimes it was a professional baseball player and sometimes it was the President of the United States.  But the truth is . . . I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, and after 4 years of college, 4 years of teaching High School History and one year of self discovery, I finally figured out what I wanted to be when I grew up.

Zeb TeachingI quit teaching High School and started The Tutoring Solution six months later.  I loved teaching, but felt I was not making the type of impact I wanted to while working as a teacher.  I know I influenced some lives for the better, but I also knew that there was no way to reach every student.  Every day I would work with 165 students.  Some I helped . . . and some . . . I never could.

I began tutoring one student, I enjoyed it so much I decided to make a business out of it – and that’s when The Tutoring Solution was born.  I began thinking of ways to promote my tutoring services to my community so I started a website.  After launching my website, I assumed thousands of people would flock to my webpage to see what I had to say.  When that didn’t happen, I knew I had to do more than just sit and wait.  So I continued to learn how to use the Internet to promote my tutoring services to my customers. That is when I discovered blogging.  After beginning my blog I became excited and motivated and I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life . . . My fire had been lit.

Our current educational system treats children as if they are an empty bucket and the goal is to fill that bucket to the brim.  Education should not be conducted in such a manner . . . learning should be fun . . . learning should be inspired . . . and learning should be something that students want to do over and over again.  Education should be focused on inspiring passion and direction and then using that passion to teach fundamental skills.

The Tutoring Solution's Blog-Based Learning ProgramInstead of filling a bucket, I want to light the fire of the students I teach.  It is with that in mind that I have created The Tutoring Solution’s Blog-Based Learning Program.  Through our blog-based learning program we hope to inspire students to excel in school . . . and not just do it because they have to or their parents want them to . . . but because they themselves want to.  We want to inspire a new breed of student . . . a student who loves school and who loves learning.  We feel that it is these students that will be the most prepared for life.

We have begun our blog-based learning program with our first student, Stephenie Perera.  Stephenie has already begun the Blog-Based Learning Program – she has started blogging on her own site – StephenietheGreat.  Follow along with Stephenie and I this Summer, as we both keep you updated on our progress.  If you would like your son or daughter to take part in our blog-based learning program feel free to contact The Tutoring Solution at  (909) 238 – 8233 today!

Dec 312011

2011 has come to an end and what an exciting year it was for The Tutoring Solution.  We feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to help so many young students improve their academic abilities.  To end the year we’d like to have you vote on our Top 10 Blog Posts of 2011.   The following blog series are in no particular order.

  1. Get to Know Us – Many of our customers chose to work with us because the passion we have for education.  These articles were written to share some insight into our lives and why we have decided to become tutors.
  2. Innovative Educators – Numerous educators have shared their expertise on The Tutoring Solution blog over the past year.  We have labeled them innovative educators because they work hard to educate and inspire those whom they come into contact with.
  3. Passionate Tutors – We encourage our tutors to take part in the discussion on education by contributing information on the subject of education.
  4. Community Outreach – This year we were asked to give presentations at the Chino Valley GATE Together and for School on Wheels.  At the GATE Together, we taught Elementary and Junior High School students about blogging and how they could develop their own blog.  For School on Wheels we provided tips on how to motivate students who appeared to be unmotivated to volunteer tutors who work with homeless students.
  5. Students of the Month – We had a variety of students who excelled over the year.  Here are some of our favorite students of the month in 2011.
  6. Videos – Our videos may not have the best production quality, but I always get a kick out of watching these videos . . . and some of them have some great information as well.
  7. #Edchat – Educators from all across the world are using Twitter to improve their craft.  These articles have been in response to some of the #Edchat topics that have come up over the past year.
  8. Monthly Newsletter – One thing people associated with The Tutoring Solution comment on the most is our newsletters.  Here are our monthly email newsletters for 2011.
  9. Top Blog Posts of the Month – These are our top 9 blog posts for each month in 2011.
  10. Tutoring Recommendations – We have been recommended by numerous parents, students, teachers, counselors, family and friends.  Read some of those recommendations here.

With every new years comes new opportunities.  New Year’s Resolutions are a great way to get you to think about changing your life and the lives of people you care about in a positive direction.  Lets make 2012 the year we promote and encourage education and growth.