US High School Graduation Rate Hits 30-Year High

On June 11, 2013, in Education, In The News, by Scott Cronenweth
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According to a new study, high school graduation rates in the US are at their highest point since 1973. Almost 75% of US high school students earned their diploma in 2010 (the most recent available data).

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Global Private Tutoring Market to Exceed $100 Billion by 2018

On October 31, 2012, in Education Industry, In The News, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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According to a study just released by the market research firm Global Industry Analysts, Inc. (GIA), the worldwide market for private tutoring is projected to grow beyond $102.8 billion by 2018.

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This Week is National College Affordability Week

On October 9, 2012, in Education, In The News, by Scott Cronenweth
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Total US student loan debt for borrowers in their twenties has more than doubled since 2005 – and now stands at almost $300 billion. (Total student loan balances have surpassed the well-publicized $1 trillion mark.) Likewise, the average twenty-something college student’s personal debt burden has also more than doubled in that timeframe, to almost $21,000. These days two out of three college graduates leave with loan debt, versus less than one out of three just ten years ago.

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4 Learning Styles for Tutors to Tune Into as You Meet New Students

On August 21, 2012, in Assessment, Intelligence, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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As you begin meeting new students, especially younger kids, it’s worthwhile to investigate their learning styles. The most effective tutors are attuned to how different kids process new information.

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President Obama and Mitt Romney – Where Do They Differ on Education Policy?

On July 31, 2012, in Education, General, In The News, Teaching, by Scott Cronenweth
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So where do the two candidates differ on education? One area is on federal involvement in education. In step with the massive cuts their budget votes made to school funding over the next two years, Republicans – including Romney – want to dismantle the US Department of Education.

Does Teacher Performance Pay Improve Student Achievement?

On May 22, 2012, in Education, In The News, Pay for Performance, Teaching, by Scott Cronenweth
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A recent study by the international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found no clear link between performance pay for teachers and higher student achievement in schools.

“Six Word Essay Contest” Honors Great Educators

On February 7, 2012, in General, In The News, Teaching, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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What’s especially fun and inspiring about these essays is that they are all only six words long. They’re quick to read and easy to share: a little lift of heartfelt, positive energy that many teachers and tutors would probably enjoy, as the end of another semester draws closer.

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The Socratic Method in Tutoring

On November 15, 2011, in General, Intelligence, Test preparation, Tutoring, standardized testing, tips, by Scott Cronenweth
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One of the oldest and most powerful teaching techniques is simply to guide the learner by asking directed questions. This basic tutoring approach is sometimes referred to as the Socratic Method or the “inquiry method.”

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The Value of World Teacher’s Day

On October 18, 2011, in General, In The News, by Scott Cronenweth
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Why is World Teacher’s Day important? As education becomes increasingly important to economic advancement and success in both developed and developing countries around the world, the importance of teachers in all our lives is growing.

StoryCorp’s National Teachers Initiative Celebrates Teaching

On September 27, 2011, in Education, General, Tutoring, by Scott Cronenweth
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On September 19, StoryCorps launched its National Teachers Initiative at the White House. The Initiative celebrates the contributions of America’s public school teachers.

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