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My old job as a tutor at my alma mater required me to attend several tutor meetings each semester. These meetings provided our director the opprotunity to give us helpful tips on effective tutoring methods, motivational (and often humorous) talks on the joys and not-joys of tutoring, and advice on how to overcome problems that most tutors face. 1,082 more words


Five Tips to Help your Child Survive Homework

By Ian Lee

The first quarter of school is almost over! Only 26 more weeks of school to go. How far is it until June? If you are asking these questions then you are a parent….with homework. 646 more words

Costa's Call

Spanish and Math: High-schooler's Curse?

Calculus. Algebra 2. Geometry…

Sadly, in high-school I used to think these words in place of profanity.

“Oh Calc*&@$! How many more problems are there to solve tonight?” 1,106 more words


Have a plan for making a good first impression, Part 1

This is the first of a three-part series of posts to help tutors get tutoring off to a good start with new students (learners). In part one, we look at creating a plan for the first session or two to help establish trust and set expectations for future tutoring sessions.  1,003 more words


The suicide schools

Content Warning – youth suicide 

The dark tragedy of youth suicide hangs over Korean and Japanese schools, writes Monsoon subeditor Tammy Cho.

The deafening chime of the school bell song plays over the PA systems. 798 more words

Northeast Asia

Not Weird At All

Friend: “So is it weird not having co-workers now that you are out of the classroom and tutoring full time?”
Me: “No, why?”
Friend: “Well, you know…just like…not having people to talk to all day. 67 more words

Mental Health

Comments for The Learning Hub

Check out what students had to say about the tutors and their work in The Learning Hub last year! We had the most appointments we’ve ever had, and we can’t wait to shatter that record this year! 45 more words