Giving Back for the Holiday Season

Are you willing to spread the holiday cheer this year? Boston Tutoring Services is happy to promote organizations who help people in need. There are plenty of fantastic organizations that give all of us the chance for giving back, and the holidays are always a time of year in which people need some extra help. Times have been tough for all of us this year, but if you are able to help those less fortunate,…

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Kids Holiday Activities Around Boston

December is almost upon us, and there are an abundance of fun activities for families to enjoy in the Boston area this year. Check out our list of holiday activities and events happening around Boston in December 2022. Happy holidays! Boston Common Tree Lighting 2022 When: Thurs 12/01/2022, 6:00PM-8:00PM Where: Boston Common, Boston, MA Age: all ages Cost: free The City of Boston’s signature holiday celebration returns. The official holiday season kick-off in Boston includes…

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College Board Changes in AP Classes

College Board is preparing several new AP classes, including Pre-Calculus for the 2023-24 academic year, and African-American Studies for the following year. The Pre-Calculus AP class is designed to replace standard pre-calc classes in schools, rather than serving as an additional, Honors-like program. Other new AP classes in development include Anatomy & Physiology and Business Principles (an AP course focused on economics and entrepreneurship). The development of digital options for AP classes is also picking…

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More Information on the Digital SAT

With the announcement of the new digital SAT, College Board has left some key details out, especially regarding how the exam will be scored. The typical message has been somewhat dismissive, assuring us that the scoring is handled by their finely tuned algorithm and that it’s complicated. Through analysis of the new SAT’s scoring, it was found that each test question is weighted, with some questions having a greater impact on scores than others do.…

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7 Spelling Tips for Young Students

A common concern for parents and teachers is that even when the children score perfectly on their spelling tests, they don’t always carry that knowledge over into their reading and writing. In other words, they memorize and write their spelling words for the test, but their new-found knowledge is not carrying over into practice. There are also children who find it nearly impossible to memorize spelling words, so they consistently fail spelling tests. This inability…

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Giving Back for Thanksgiving

Now is the time to remember those in need! As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, food banks and other charitable organizations all over Massachusetts are now accepting donations. Please consider getting into the spirit of giving and help those who really need it. You can make a monetary donation or collecting food to drop off at a food bank. Recommended donation items include cereal, oatmeal, rice, beans, low sodium soup, stew, chili, pasta, low sugar canned fruits,…

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Talking to Kids About Voting: Top 7 Tips

Voting is one of the primary ways we participate in our democracy, but it can be hard to know how to talk to kids about voting, especially during a contentious election season. Election Day is a great opportunity to help your kids understand how our country works—and to talk about the values you believe in (no matter who you’re casting your ballot for). Wondering how to get started? Try these seven tips for kicking off…

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How Daylight Saving Time Affects Education

Children might start going to school in darkness next year in exchange for more sun later in the day, while their parents commute home from work with the benefit of light. Those would be among the impacts of ditching standard time and adopting year-round daylight saving time, a change in legislation the Senate recently passed with virtually no opposition. If the Sunshine Protection Act, as written, were to gain House approval and President Joe Biden’s…

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Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

With ghosts, ghouls, and goblins out and about visiting each house on Halloween night, dangers can lurk when you least expect it. By staying safe on a dark night, your kiddos will be happier—and might get more candy. Here’s a list of simple actions you can do to bring peace of mind on Halloween and avoid a real scare. Halloween Costume Do’s and Don’ts 1. Pick a light or brightly colored costume: Spooky, dark-colored costumes…

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7 Tips for Parenting A Child with Autism

Parenting is far from easy, but parenting a child with autism can be particularly demanding. If you are a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you are not alone. Receiving that diagnosis for your child is life-changing, and if there are times that you struggle, you should know you’re not the only one. Here are a few strategies that can help your family. 1. Reframe acting-out behaviors. It can be frustrating to…

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