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Practical Measures for Assessing How Well Your Teen Understands Math

A parent told me that her daughter had a B in math, so tutoring was not crucial.  The teen failed the first three math tests and couldn’t do her homework without help. How is a B possible?  For grades 6-12, … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Grateful Student at Thanksgiving

In some countries, education is not an option or it is deemed a luxury. According to, “almost 60 million primary school-age children aren’t in school for various reasons, including the inability to afford the school uniform.”1 There are more … Continue reading

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Is it Too Late to Get a B?

This time of year, the volume of calls triples, and parents are asking the same question–is there enough time to raise Johnny’s math grade from a D to a B?  Well it depends.  Typically, a student needs 6-8 weeks, but there … Continue reading

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