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Halloween Math Activities

Halloween Math Activities

Posted in Math Tutoring, Primary Tutoring, Junior Tutoring

Fall is in full swing and that means the time-honoured tradition of Halloween is approaching.   Whether is it trick or treating or getting dressed up, Halloween is a fun activities for any family.

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SHAD - Summer Enrichment Opportunity

SHAD - Summer Enrichment Opportunity

Posted in Science Tutoring, Educational Technology

SHAD is a summer enrichment program where high potential high school students spend 4-weeks in July living at a host university campus outside their hometown and engage in experiential learning in STEAM & Entrepreneurship. It’s an opportunity for promising students to meet like-minded peers, explore Canada and gain an immersive university experience.

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10 Tips for a Successful School Routine

10 Tips for a Successful School Routine

Posted in Tips & Advice

With Back to School in full swing, families are now re-adjusting to daily routines. The start of the academic year can be overwhelming for both students and parents after the entire summer off.

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How To Encourage Kids Who Are Reluctant To Do Homework

How To Encourage Kids Who Are Reluctant To Do Homework

Posted in Special Ed. Tutoring, Tips & Advice

School’s back and your children have months of learning ahead of them, some of which will happen at home. Homework is an opportunity for children to practice the new skills they are learning at school and consolidate this knowledge.

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Note Taking Strategies for a Successful Start to High School

Note Taking Strategies for a Successful Start to High School

Posted in English Tutoring, Special Ed. Tutoring, Tips & Advice

Great note-taking skills can help you do well at school, preparing you for classes, essays, and exams. It’s a skill that will serve you all of your life, yet it rarely gets taught. We’re here to help with fourteen strategies to incorporate into your note-taking routine to maximize your academic results this school year:

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Four Back-to-School Trends To Rule The School Year

Four Back-to-School Trends To Rule The School Year

Posted in Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

After a long summer away from the classroom, the shift to back-to-school can be a stressful time for families. It's tricky to change pace and step back into a routine, but a smooth transition is achievable through planning, talking with children about their feelings, and of course, shopping for essential supplies.

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5 Tips to Prepare for the First Day of Kindergarten

5 Tips to Prepare for the First Day of Kindergarten

Posted in Tips & Advice

Time flies and your child is finally ready to go to kindergarten.   You've spent the last couple of years practicing reading and counting along with learning about colours, letters and playing with other children. Here are five tips to prepare for a successful transition to kindergarten.

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Back-to-School Advice from Julie Cole

Back-to-School Advice from Julie Cole

Posted in Tips & Advice

It's hard to believe the summer is winding down, and the school season is fast approaching. September can be a busy and chaotic time for families as they transition back into every day routines. To take full advantage of the month of August when students are out of school, Julie suggests parents focus on the four A's of August:

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Preparing for Back to School

Preparing for Back to School

Posted in Tips & Advice

Summer is about half way over and it is hard to believe that school is coming soon.  While many families still have vacation time planned, it is never too early to start planning for back to school. Here are some tips below for your family to be in great shape before the start of the school year.

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Apps to Prevent the Summer Slide

Apps to Prevent the Summer Slide

Posted in Educational Technology, Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

Summer is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends and enjoy the beautiful weather after a busy school year.  Unfortunately, studies show that between June and September, students can lose around 2 months of learning and have trouble adjusting for the fall. Fortunately, there are plenty of fun ways for students to keep learning over the summer.

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