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Why Your Child is Acing Homework but Failing Tests

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In a traditional school model, homework is often an opportunity to learn a concept, while tests and quizzes evaluate how well the student has learned the material. Unfortunately, for some children, tests quickly become something more—an immense source of stress.

Have you noticed that your child performs very well on homework—and seems to understand the material with little to no help from you—but struggles on their tests?

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How Homeschool Tutoring Can Relieve Homeschool Stress

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Homeschooling comes with many liberties, like the freedom for students to pursue their own interests regardless of what's being taught in school, and the ability to make your own schedule, taking days off as needed or finishing your schoolwork anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., depending on the day. But homeschooling comes with a lot of responsibility too, and sometimes it helps to distribute the load.

While homeschooling provides increased flexibility and broader learning options than a more traditional school experience, homeschooled students often have many of the same needs as their in-school counterparts, including the need for extra help from time to time. You may be used to taking care of your students’ educational needs and goals in-house, but there's nothing wrong with homeschool tutoring either. Here's what you should know.

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Math Not Adding Up? Your Guide To Tutoring for Mathematics

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Is Algebra 1 tripping you up and you worry you'll never make it to higher math classes? Did you just realize that your trigonometry class is going over your head or that you might never feel ready for the SAT math section? If so, you might need to consider tutoring for mathematics.

Once thought of as only a tool for struggling learners, tutoring is increasingly popular with students for a number of different reasons. But how can you be sure that math tutoring is a good investment for you? And how can you find a math tutor who suits all your unique needs? Let's take a closer look.

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Stumped at School? 5 Signs You Need a Tutor

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Charlotte Taylor
October 21, 2020

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You might be having a hard time mastering some math concepts that you need to know to get to the next level. Or perhaps your chemistry class is just not clicking. Maybe you just want to learn more about a topic that won't be covered in your current classes. If any of this sounds familiar, you just might need a tutor.

While many people think of tutors as a tool for struggling learners, there are many other reasons why someone might benefit from working with a tutor. Still, the decision to get a tutor is one you should consider carefully. We’ll review five key questions that will help you make a decision.

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How To Hire an Econ Tutor Who Can Help You Make the Grade

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One part social science, one part mathematics, economics can stretch any student’s abilities. Add to that the many subtopics — game theory, political economy, corporate finance, econometrics, and so on — and navigating your economics courses can require you to fumble through a labyrinth of niche subject matter.

With the right economics tutor, however, you can master this complex subject and use it to do anything from developing a business to solving a social problem.

But finding the right econ tutor is key. The right tutor can ignite your enthusiasm for the subject while the wrong one can leave you snoozing into your textbook. So, here's what to consider before signing up for your first tutoring session.

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