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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 a just a quick reset before starting the next school year. It’s a time to travel,
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Empty High School Classroom: Closed SAT Testing Center

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 colleges aren’t even requiring applicants to submit scores. So are the SAT’s worth the effort this
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Emergent Education Portland High School Biology Tutoring Session with Emergent Education Tutor Anastasia Lawson at Portland High School

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 can travel or gather with friends. We’re doing school at home.  By now, these things seem
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Quadratic Expansion: Area Model vs. FOIL

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 graduated high school the same year they were introduced, just missing the boat. It’s been rough
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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 whole new set of challenges. As of Kate Brown’s announcement July 28, 2020, Portland Public Schools
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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. The relationships that make school and learning at its best are at their worst. A good
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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 Oregon would close until the end of the month. As we know, they’re yet to re-open.
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One-on-One Math Tutoring Session with Emergent Education Tutor Eric Sorensen in Portland Park

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 becoming prominent.The etymology explains it’s from the Latin verb “emergere,” meaning “to arise.” According to this
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