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Why Your Child Should Consider Peer Tutoring

Many students benefit greatly from the effects of tutoring. Your child can be better prepared for exams, feel more confident regarding their school subjects, and strengthen their organizational skills. This process can be one of the most rewarding steps in your child’s education. But what most students forget to consider is that they can also teach others, in the role of a peer tutor. For example, during the school year, teachers will assign partners for…

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Boston Partners in Education

Boston Tutoring Services: Tell me a little about your organization. Pamela Civins: Boston Partners in Education (Boston Partners) has been contributing to the academic achievement of Boston’s public schools students since 1966. We mobilize volunteer academic mentors to assist struggling K-12 students in reading, writing, and math.  In high school, our volunteers also support students struggling in science.  Academic mentors help students gain the skills, self-confidence, and motivation they need to succeed in school and…

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Summer Learning Loss and What You Can Do to Prevent It

Summer learning loss, also known as the “Summer Slide,” refers to the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer months. If your child is not intellectually engaged during out-of-school time, their performance in school will suffer when they return in the fall. Over summer vacation, students on average lose approximately two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills. Factual or procedural knowledge is where most students fall behind, studies…

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Individual Attention Makes a Difference

Hi again, it’s Renee, the new intern at Boston Tutoring Services who previously wrote about having Chemistry trouble. I failed my first exam of the semester. Up until this point, I had never failed an exam in my entire academic career. Although I went to every class, and took notes diligently, there was something missing. I knew that, unlike my classmates, I wasn’t going to learn the material by simply sitting in class and listening…

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Don’t Wait to Get a Tutor

As a recently hired intern at Boston Tutoring Services, I am excited to help children get access to tutors, so they don’t have to struggle like I have with certain academic subjects. When I graduated high school, I was happy to begin the next chapter in my academic career. More specifically, I was happy to start the next four years of school without stepping near a science classroom. Little did I know, most, if not…

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One-on-One Personalized Tutoring Benefits All Children

With class sizes getting bigger and bigger, all students could benefit from more one-on-one instruction, which is just not going to happen in their schools. Having a private tutor come to your home to work with your child, and create curriculum designed specifically to target your student’s weak points, can make all the difference in their ability to excel. As the following article describes, private one-on-one tutoring in your home gives your child the competitive…

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Private Tutoring for SAT, ACT, and ISEE Test Prep is the Norm

Without test prep, for the SAT, ACT, or ISEE, your child is going to be behind the other students who are taking advantage of private tutoring services. Tutoring is now the norm, especially for test preparation. As the following article states, working with a private tutor makes a world of difference for students at all grades and skill levels. Demand high for tutoring services As the school year ramps up, so too are area tutoring…

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Private Tutoring Gives Every Student an Academic Boost

Every student falls behind in their studies at some point in their schooling, either because they are having trouble with a particular subject area or because they lack the organization and study skills necessary to excel. Bringing in a private tutor, even for a short time, can make a drastic difference in how students are able to then proceed through the rest of their schooling, with the skills and confidence to overcome their setbacks. As…

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Now Offering Academic Support for the Summer: Information about our Summer Savings Package

Now Offering Academic Support for the Summer: Information about our Summer Savings Package Loss of academic skills during the summer is a problem that all students face. In each grade, students can expect to lose some of the skills and information they have gained over the past school year, and face the coming September with a setback that can take several months to recover from. So that your child will not start their next school…

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