Summer Tutoring: Who’s It For? What Are The Benefits? Why Should I Sign Up?

Summer Tutoring: Who’s It For? What Are The Benefits? Why Should I Sign Up?

Long summer breaks are an iconic part of being a student in the U.S. At 10-11 weeks, it’s more than…
Test-Optional Might Be The New Normal. Should You Still Sign Up?

Test-Optional Might Be The New Normal. Should You Still Sign Up?

Test centers are closing. Testing dates are backed up. Students are traveling across state lines to take the SAT. Most…
Why the College Essay Matters More This Year Than Ever—and 5 Things You Can Do About It

Why the College Essay Matters More This Year Than Ever—and 5 Things You Can Do About It

The coronavirus has changed a lot of things in our world. We’re stuck inside and wearing masks outdoors. No one…
How to Expand Polynomials Using Area Models: The Anti-FOIL method

How to Expand Polynomials Using Area Models: The Anti-FOIL method

Like most people working in education today, I was a student before Common Core standards came around. In fact, I…
Should You Go Back to School? Homeschooling, Online Schooling, and Your Other Options

Should You Go Back to School? Homeschooling, Online Schooling, and Your Other Options

High school can be boring at the best of times. But with the pandemic, online and hybrid learning poses a…
The Growth Mindset: Our Science-Based Approach to Tutoring

The Growth Mindset: Our Science-Based Approach to Tutoring

Much of the leading research in education right now focuses on the growth mindset. Standford psychology professor Carol Dweck created…
Finding a Tutor during Covid-19: 6 Things to Look for

Finding a Tutor during Covid-19: 6 Things to Look for

During these Covid-19 times of social distancing and distance learning, our friends and our favorite teachers are harder to reach.…
5 Ways Tutoring Can Support Distance Learning

5 Ways Tutoring Can Support Distance Learning

  In March, schools scrambled to make their classes digital. On March 12, Governor Kate Brown announced all schools in…
What’s in a name: Why Do We Call Ourselves “Emergent”?

What’s in a name: Why Do We Call Ourselves “Emergent”?

If you Google the definition of “emergent,” Oxford will tell you it means:in the process of coming into being or…