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Anything worth doing can be done.
Our 10-year-old daughters (identified as having executive function issues) have been working with Y3K Tutor In Your Home once a week for about six months and they are doing extremely well in school this year. In just a short time we have seen great strides made. We found Y3K after interviewing many tutors and we went with them because our tutor seemed so passionate about educating kids and helping them to achieve.
Our tutor has a nice way about him and is very gifted in communicating with kids. He highlights the positive in a student’s work and is supportive and encouraging on the areas that need work. He is also receptive to parent input.
I highly recommend Y3K Tutor In Your Home. Having this tutor work with our kids has been terrific.
Angier Elementary School Parent
The Y3K Tutor In Your Home owner has been an amazing tutor for my son. I am so glad we got to know him. Right now he is helping my son with math. I like how he finds multiple ways of teaching something, specifically for how my son will understand. I like that he can cover any subject if he needs to. I love how he includes organization and planning skills during the class. Our tutor can adapt to any child and create a special bond between them. Overall he is an amazing tutor and friend to my child.
Kennedy Middle School Parent
My daughter needed some organization and structure to be able to finish her homework on time and be comfortable with the materials. Our Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutor has helped her do that and her Q1 report card shows the positive results. Our tutor is professional, pro-active, responsive and knowledgeable and connects well with my daughter. I can highly recommend him as a tutor.
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School Parent
Y3K Tutor In Your Home’s tutor has been a great help with my 15-year-old son. He has established good rapport and is successful in helping my child get organized and follow through on his homework. Highly recommended!
Newton South High School Parent
The Y3K Tutor In Your Home owner has worked with my high school student for the past two years, helping with executive function, study skills, organization, time management, and homework coaching. I am so grateful for his ability to act as coach, cheerleader and drill sergeant, often all at once. He enters our home with great energy no matter how late it is or how many students he may already have seen, and is instantly asking my student about last week’s test or homework assignment. He remembers the details of my student’s assignments – often better than the student does! The tutor presses gently but persistently until the results or outcomes are revealed. He has helped our student understand the importance of taking homework seriously and keeping up with it. He has contributed greatly to our student’s ability to track the volume of work and plan ahead for the coming week. This tutor is able to hold our student accountable and encourage the best effort in a way we, the parents, cannot do without a huge fight. We’re really grateful for his work and highly recommend him without reservations.
Natick High School Parent
Sometimes students struggle with homework because of learning difficulties, not because they don’t want to do the work. If you suspect this, act at once. Some options include contacting the teacher, calling the special education department and requesting a neuropsychological evaluation, you the parent working with your student at home, or calling a Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutor to catch them up and move them forward.
When working on homework, some students do well with music playing in the background. Other students find music a distraction. Experiment to see if music helps or hinders your student.
A timer or clock can help students that lose track of time to pace their work and to take breaks at reasonable intervals. Some students will work for 10 minutes and lose track of time thinking they have worked much longer, and expect a break. Also some students will plan on a short break and lose track of time. A 5-minute break becomes a 30-minute break! This is the same psychology used by casinos to get people to gamble. Casinos hope the gamblers will lose track of time by not having any clocks on the walls. Use the timer to plan out how long they should work before taking a break, how long their break will be, and how long until the next break. Keep this process going until all homework is completed.
Some students need time to play or relax right after school as they mentally burn out. Others students prefer get to their homework right away as they can remain focused and want to finish so they can have the rest of their evening to themselves. For this reason, Y3K Tutor In Your Home tutors are available as soon as school ends and up to 11:00 PM every day. It is important to allow students the ability to do their homework once they are mentally ready to do so as long as enough time is allotted to complete all assignments.
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