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Apr 08
2015

How To Make Kids Want To Read #3: Rewards For Reading

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HOW TO MAKE KIDS WANT TO READ #3:  Rewards For Reading

Sometimes students need a small nudge to get into the reading habit.  You can encourage them by giving them an incentive for reading each day.  It could be earned privileges or small prizes.  Be creative and keep it fun.

 

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Apr 06
2015

How To Make Kids Want To Read #2: Comics, Magazines and Newspapers Count

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HOW TO MAKE KIDS WANT TO READ #2:  Comics, Magazines and Newspapers Count

Reading must be fun or a child won’t read it.  Not all reading comes in the form of a book.  Allow your student to choose comic books, magazines, and newspapers.  Superhero comics, graphic novels, sports magazines, MAD Magazine, and the sports section of the newspaper are some of the most exciting reading out there.  Encourage them to read these if they hate reading books.  Don’t worry that these are not considered “fine classic literature” by all the snobby know-it-alls.  Reading is reading and these items are fun.

 

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Apr 04
2015

How To Make Kids Want To Read #1: More Than Stories

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HOW TO MAKE KIDS WANT TO READ #1:  More Than Stories

Give your child free-reign to choose what they would like to read.  Not all reading comes from a story.  Some are interested in biographies or informational textbooks like science or history.

 

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Apr 02
2015

Making Reading Enjoyable For Kids

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Do your kids hate reading?  One question we are always asked is, “How do I make my child enjoy reading?”  There are many ways you can make reading fun and exciting for your children.  Over the next couple of weeks we will look at simple tricks you can do to make reading enjoyable.  Check back soon!

Mar 30
2015

Parents Agree: Y3K Tutor In Your Home Changes Lives #6

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PARENTS AGREE: Y3K TUTOR IN YOUR HOME CHANGES LIVES

The owner and head tutor was recommended by my daughter's Algebra teacher at school.  He has been instrumental in helping her as a non-native English speaker, understand the language of the Algebra taught in her school.  He also has provided guidance and support in helping her enhance and develop her writing skills.  My daughter has developed a trusting and respectful working relationship with him.  She knows that she can rely on his expert advice and support on a variety of subjects and fields and is excited about continuing their association upon her return from spring break.

Laila A.

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Southborough, MA

Mar 26
2015

Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #11: Timed Test - First Do The Easy Ones

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Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #11:  Timed Test - First Do The Easy Ones

Some students go in sequential order of the test and get caught up on a question.  They spend extra time on that one question and then run out of time.  They end up not answering the last few questions due to lack of time.  Not anymore!

 

The trick to defeating a timed test is to work out of order.  Answer the easy questions you know.  Skip the hard questions or questions that will take a long time to answer.  Then after you have answered all the questions you can, go back and spend the rest of your time on the challenging ones.  This way a student will earn a higher test score for answering more correct answers.

 

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Mar 25
2015

Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #10: Multiple Choice Disaster

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Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #10:  Multiple Choice Disaster

Make sure a skipped question is also skipped on the scantron/fill in the bubble page as well.  If not everything will be wrong!  For example if you skip #8 and answer #9, make sure that #9’s answer is in the right spot and not accidentally in #8’s bubble.  When students make this common mistake every answer on the scantron sheet will be wrong from #8 until the end of the test.

 

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Mar 24
2015

Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #9: Reading Tests

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Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #9:  Reading Tests

Most of the standardized reading tests have a long essay to read and a bunch of questions to answer.  One test-taking trick is to read the questions before reading the essay.  Then as you read the essay, the answer will stand out once you get to that point in the story.

 

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Mar 23
2015

Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #8: Key Words

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Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #8:  Key Words

When reading over a question, recognize the key words that will lead you to the right answer.  These key words include “except”, “compare”, “contrast”, “author’s intent”, “predict”, etc.

 

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Mar 22
2015

Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #7: Check Your Work

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Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s Test Taking Strategies #7:  Check Your Work

Make sure that every question has been answered.  Sometimes students get nervous, lose their train of thought, and forget to answer questions leaving them blank.  Take time to verify everything has been completed.

 

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