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5 Secrets To A Successful Start To High-School

5 Secrets To A Successful Start To High-School

Posted in Tips & Advice

Starting high-school can be challenging—whether walking through the doors for the first time or starting a new grade—but with regular check-ins and a strong routine that encourages independence, the transition can be a great learning experience.

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Get Ready For The Best Back-To-School Ever!

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

Returning to school after months away is a big transition for students in all grades, but the road back doesn’t have to be bumpy. Our tutors shared six easy to implement tips that’ll prepare you and your child for the best back-to-school ever

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Mid-Summer Check-In Tips from Julie Cole

Posted in Tips & Advice

With the school season only a few weeks away, a mid-summer check in can be just the thing to make sure you're on track before the bell rings again.

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11+ Multi-Sensory Ways To Practice Sight Words

11+ Multi-Sensory Ways To Practice Sight Words

Posted in English Tutoring, Parent Education Resources, Primary Tutoring, Junior Tutoring

Sight words are the most common words found in texts, and for a child who is learning to read, being able to quickly recognize and recall these words is critical to becoming a fluent reader.

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Private School Tutoring in Toronto

Private School Tutoring in Toronto

Posted in Community, Parent Education Resources, Featured, Tips & Advice

Teachers on Call is able to tutor students in all subjects and grades for Toronto private and independent schools, including with AP and IB.

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Reflecting on the School Year

Reflecting on the School Year

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

The school year is coming to a close.   After a busy year, the last couple of weeks of school are a wonderful time to reflect on what your child has learned, their successes and opportunities for the summer and year ahead.

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5 Educational Family Field Trip Ideas Around Toronto

5 Educational Family Field Trip Ideas Around Toronto

Posted in Community, Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

Summer is a welcome break from the routine of school, but it doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. With a little planning, there are plenty of opportunities to weave education into the summer months.

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20 Ways To Celebrate The End Of The School Year

20 Ways To Celebrate The End Of The School Year

Posted in Community, Tips & Advice

The end of the school year is the perfect time to reflect on goals and enjoy all the wins and changes from a year of learning. We’ve gathered twenty ideas to help you and your child celebrate all their accomplishments and make the start of summer epic.

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Five Strategies For Accessing Quality Summer Reading Materials

Five Strategies For Accessing Quality Summer Reading Materials

Posted in English Tutoring, Tips & Advice

We polled our team of Toronto tutors to ask for their strategies for finding quality reading materials to enjoy all summer long.

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How To Help Your Child Prepare For Year-End Tests

How To Help Your Child Prepare For Year-End Tests

Posted in Tips & Advice

As the school year winds down, the season of test-taking begins. EQAO tests are happening soon, and high-schoolers are preparing for exams.

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