Learning Center or Private Tutor?

Learning centers either do one of two things for people who try them:

  1. They improve your child’s grades in roughly 6 months flat.
  2. Nothing.

What if I told you that neither one of these results is completely desirable? If your child is not seeing ANY improvement after the 3-month mark, it’s time to look elsewhere.

I worked at a well-known learning center for years, and there were a few things that I found to be odd. I vowed to improve those things once I got my own tutoring business…and I have.

If your child has trouble with decoding words or with writing an essay, let’s schedule a consultation to talk about some possible solutions.

Why Essay Transitions Matter

Do your child’s essay assignments lack flow? Is the writing all over the place?

Not enough folks talk about essay transitions, so kids often don’t understand the basic anatomy of an essay and why transitions between paragraphs even matter.

This video will help them “get it.” Here’s one way to make a BAD essay GREAT.

For more information about this video or for a free tutoring consultation, shoot me an email.

Write on…

The KHOOL Writing Tutor

http://www.khooltutoring.com

Using the Right Essay Format

Essay format is one of those things that only gets trickier as children get older. Use this video as a guide to learning the most basic way to structure an essay.

Keep in mind that the expectation for essay format will change in the higher grade levels. For now, this should work for 3rd to 8th grade students.

Did this help? Let me know in the comments below!

Write on…

The KHOOL Writing Tutor

30 Writing Prompts for Kids

When I was coming up (back in neanderthal days), writing prompts for kids were so vanilla that it made my head hurt:

  • Write about a time when you felt proud.
  • How do you get your day started?
  • What color are clouds? Why do you think that’s so?

That’s why I’ve come up with 30 writing prompts for kids that won’t make them fall asleep before they’ve even started writing. I’d love to see what stories your kids write based on these prompts! Let me know : )

Write on…

The KHOOL Writing Tutor

http://www.khooltutoring.com

Active Learning Strategies for the Active Child

Do you have an active child who gets bored easily? If you’re worried that this active child of yours won’t have the chance to improve his/her reading skills, this post is for you. The truth is, some teachers are just super old school and not really sure about which active learning strategies to use for today’s busy children. Gone are the days of sitting still for 8 hours and staring at a dirty, dusty chalkboard. If your child is not using his/her hands, feet, or voice to learn, his/her teacher may be doing him/her a huge disservice. Check out this tip to find out why.

I am an online writing tutor who raises students’ reading and writing grade levels in 12 weeks flat. Schedule a free 30-minute online session with me, and watch your child have fun while learning!

Write on…

The KHOOL Writing Tutor

http://www.khooltutoring.com

How Cooking Helps Reading Comprehension

If you’re looking for a creative way to teach children reading, look no further than the kitchen. Recipes can be fun to make and taste, but they also often have some of the most obscure directions out there (When I was a kid, I had the HARDEST time with trying to understand the difference between sauté and simmer!) . Your child will get to practice his or her inference skills and taste goodies with this yummy tip.

I’m an online writing and reading tutor who makes reading comprehension fun and easy to understand. Schedule a free 30-minute online session with me to start the journey of improving your child’s reading comprehension and inference skills.

Write on…

The KHOOL Writing Tutor

http://www.khooltutoring.com

How to Motivate a First Grader to Read

Do you have a discouraged first grader who would benefit from meeting with a reading tutor online? Would he or she rather eat chalk than sit down to read a book? Watch this video for some helpful tips.

I am an online writing and reading tutor and published children’s author who helps children become fluent readers and writers in 12 weeks.

If you’re interested in seeing if my tutoring style is a good fit for your child, feel free to schedule a no-cost 30-minute online session with me.

Write on…

The KHOOL Writing Tutor

http://www.khooltutoring.com

What is Fluency?

Many parents ask me, “What is fluency, and why is it important?” Reading fluency is a HUGE key to developing stellar reading comprehension skills. Without good reading fluency, your child will simply spend most of their time thinking about the words themselves instead of what he/she is reading. This video will show you what exactly fluency is and how to make sure your child has it.

The children that I work with see an increase their reading grade level within 12 weeks. If your child is a struggling reader and would benefit from meeting with an online reading tutor, let me know by sending a note. I’ll get back to you within 5 business days.

Write on…

The KHOOL Writing Tutor

http://www.khooltutoring.com

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