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Just Bored? Or Is It More? Four Great Tips From a Tutor

All of us can recall moments we were beyond bored in school. Maybe it was when that long-winded science teacher with a monotone read directly from the textbook. Or during that math unit when associative, commutative and identity properties failed to thrill you. Remember? Exciting stuff! Of course you can relate. But if your child is whining, “I’m bored,” it’s possible the B-word may not be the real issue at all. Sometimes boredom actually masks disinterest, academic struggle, lack of challenge or conflict with a teacher. In turn, such obstacles to learning may trigger underachievement, low grades or a diminished self-image.

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Breaking Your Child's Bad Homework Habits: Four Tips Proven to Help the Procrastinator

There are many students who put off work until the last minute. Although their reasons vary, one thing is for sure - procrastinators underestimate the time it will take to complete their work and overestimate how much time is available to do it. When procrastination impacts academics, students need parental intervention in order to change the behaviors that are limiting their success.

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Understanding Shut-Down Learners: Seven Strategies to Help Your Academically Discouraged Child Climb from Struggles to Success

School-struggling can be very debilitating for a family. Tensions rise as the patterns of avoidance and non-compliance emerge as the school year progresses. Parents can feel quite hopeless and directionless relative to the mounting school problems.

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Help Your Child to be a Better Reader

There is good news for parents who want to help their child become a better reader. By taking a few simple steps, parents can put their child on the path to reading success, and the summer is the perfect time to start.

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