Thanks for reading these weekly tutoring tips!  If you’re tutoring with us or tutoring in another city, we hope you find these tips helpful.

  • In our orientation this year, we discussed the effect of trauma and toxic stress on the brain and learning. Here is a short video from Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child. This shows what could be going on with some of the students that we tutor:
  • Standardized tests use certain terminology when asking questions. Help your student prepare by using some of the same terminology when you ask them comprehension questions. Here are some example words: sequence, main character, main point, determine, summarize, effect, retell, conclusion, etc.