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How to Find Educational Summer Camps

How to Find Educational Summer Camps

With the end of the school year quickly approaching, you may be searching for the perfect summer activities for your child. Summer camp is a great way to keep your child occupied, enjoying themselves, and academically stimulated throughout the summer days. You can find the right summer camp for your child by researching college and university camps and utilizing local resources, like bulletin boards. When searching for camps, first identify local camps, such as ones in your city or neighborhood. If you don’t mind driving, widen your search to the surrounding towns. If you’re unable to tell if a camp’s registration period is ... Read More About How to Find Educational Summer Camps

3 Ways to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

3 Ways to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

If you love to read, this April holiday may be perfect for you—World Book and Copyright Day. World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on April 23. On this date in 1616, Cervantes, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and William Shakespeare—all famous authors—died. It’s also the birth or death date of several other celebrated authors.                                                                          In 1995, the United Nations Educational ... Read More About 3 Ways to Celebrate World Book and Copyright Day

3 Questions to Ask Your Student's Teacher Before the School Year Ends

3 Questions to Ask Your Student's Teacher Before the School Year Ends

At the end of the school year, your child is ready to go on vacation or to play with friends until the sun goes down. However, before the school year ends, it can be wise to get some tips and strategies from your student’s teacher to help ease the transition to next year and to make the most of the summer. It can also be helpful to ask your student’s teacher about your child's strengths and specific areas to focus summer learning on. Regardless of whether your child’s school sets up a meeting at the end of the school year or if you initiate one yourself, consider asking your student’s teacher these three questions befo ... Read More About 3 Questions to Ask Your Student's Teacher Before the School Year Ends

How to Support Your Stressed Student

How to Support Your Stressed Student

The pressure and stress of academia can, at times, become too much for students—and excess stress can have an impact on all areas of your student’s life. Take note of any negative changes in behavior or body language, or withdrawal from extracurriculars or school interests. If you notice any of these changes or your student expresses to you that they are experiencing feelings of excess stress, follow these strategies to support your stressed student: Support your stressed student by fostering open communication When it comes to understanding your student’s stress, communication is key. Aim to understand what is causing stre ... Read More About How to Support Your Stressed Student

3 Creative Ways to Make Learning at Home Fun

3 Creative Ways to Make Learning at Home Fun

This post is part of a month-long series to help you start 2018 on the right foot. Throughout January, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks on how to reignite your passion for learning this winter. Getting your student excited about learning outside of the classroom can, at times, be a challenge. However, introducing your student to engaging educational activities at home can inspire a passion for learning. Creative ways to make learning at home fun can involve hands-on educational activities, catering projects to your student’s current interests, and incorporating educational games. Make learning at home fun by i ... Read More About 3 Creative Ways to Make Learning at Home Fun

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