3 Ways to Stay Involved When Your Student Is in School

by Zena Smith As much as we all love the “honeymoon phase” of back-to-school season—a quiet house, easy lunches for one—it never takes long before the frustrations of being away from our children begin to crop up. With our students at school eight or more hours each day, it’s easy to feel helpless, like we’re missing out on a big part […]

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What is College Readiness?

by Zena Smith By now you’ve probably heard the phrase “college readiness.” It may have come up in a conversation with your student’s guidance counselor, or you might have run across it while reading up on one of the many standardized tests and assessments your student has been required to take. More and more, measuring […]

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The Whats and Whys of the New Common Core

by Zena Smith No doubt the biggest and most common question our parents have asked over the last year has been about the Common Core: what is it? While it may sound confusing at first, the Common Core standards in practice and in principal are quite simple. According to the official website, the Common Core […]

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What’s the Difference: Common Core Math vs. Singapore Mathematics Methods

by Zena Smith In the last several years the landscape of education has changed dramatically. Particularly since the introduction of the Common Core, schools have made big changes to curricular content and teaching methods. As a result, a math class today would look quite unlike the math class that you or I might remember from […]

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Correction to Blog Post (7/14)

by Zena Smith CORRECTION: Last week we published a blog post  announcing the addition of Singapore Math® to the summer lineup at MASTERs Plus Tutoring. Singapore Math® is a proprietary term coined by Singapore Math, Inc. and refers exclusively to the textbooks they produce and the programming they offer. MASTERs Plus Tutoring Program is not affiliated with Singapore Math, […]

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