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    Tuesday
    Feb142017

    Needing PARCC to Graduate?

    According to the Burlington County Times, “Beginning with the Class of 2020, the rules will require students to take the Partnership for Assessment and Readiness for College and Careers' language arts grade 10 exam and the algebra I exam to graduate. Beginning with the Class of 2021, students must take and pass grade 10 language arts and algebra I or go through a portfolio process.” Most parents consider the portfolio as a much better representation of their child’s academic career.

    SAT/ACT/PARCCHowever, students are mandated to pass PARCC in order to graduate until 2021.  Some students have opted to submit SAT or ACT scores as a graduation requirement instead of participating in PARCC.

    At Think Tutoring, we offer test preparation and core subject programs in order to prepare for PARCC, SAT or ACT.

    Think Tutoring is offering a free SAT or ACT Practice Test on President’s Day, 2/20, at 10:30am.  Call 973-593-0050 or email us at info@thinktutoring.com to register.  We can help your child succeed.

    Wednesday
    Jan252017

    Prevent Summer Learning Loss: Summer camps and summer tutoring

    According to OnlineCollege.org, research is showing that "for some kids, a few months off in the summer can lead to major setbacks in school, including loss of knowledge and lowered test scores."

    Think Tutoring It is important for students to keep their skills up to avoid loss of confidence and self-esteem when school starts in September.  Many students feel overwhelmed by the work load after three months of summer vacation.

    Think Tutoring believes that practicing math, reading, and writing skills over the summer is the way to go.  Think Tutoring is offering a variety of summer camps, workshops, programs, and assessment days.  We are also keeping our individualized tutoring programs.

    Call 973-593-0050 or email us at info@thinktutoring.com to register.  Keep your child confident and motivated for summer.  You will then see As on his report card come September!

     See what we have to offer below!

      Stay in the Mix! Think Summer Camp!

    Set Your Own Schedule!

      Free SAT and ACT Assessments

    July 10 and 11

      Study Skills Workshop (First Session)

    July 17 - 20

      Free ISEE and SSAT Assessments

    July 24 and 25

      Intro SAT Reading Class

    July 31

      Intro SAT Math Class

    August 1

      College Application Essay Workshop

    August 7

      Intro ACT Math/Science Class

    August 14

      Intro ACT Reading/English Class

    August 15

      Study Skills Workshop (Second Session)

    August 21 - 24

      Algebra I, II and Geometry Jump Start

    Set Your Own Schedule!

      Persuasive Writing Strategies

    Set Your Own Schedule!

     

    Tuesday
    Jan172017

    Our Kids’ New Year’s Resolutions: Tutor, Tutor, Tutor

    As adults, we always make a New Year’s resolution.  We need to eat healthier, lose weight, spend more time with the kids, take a vacation, or to just drink a hot cup of coffee.  Whatever your New Year’s resolution is, we do our best to succeed.  However, when it comes to these resolutions, we often fail.

    New Year's Resolutions

    We forget that our children also make New Year’s resolutions.  At Think Tutoring, I have been hearing our students say, “I want to learn more; I want to get an A in math.”  It is so fulfilling to hear.  However, it is our job as parents and teachers to help fulfill these amazing New Year’s goals.  We don’t want to see our kids fail.  In fact, at Think Tutoring, we want to see them succeed: to boost their confidence and master new skills.

    According to Parents Magazine, for kids, the top New Year’s Resolution (number 1) is to learn new things.  The article mentions a kindergartener who wants to learn new sight words.  It is amazing to hear that a kindergartener has this passion and will to read.  The number two New Year’s resolution is to improve education.  One of students at Think Tutoring even stated, “I want to be success points champion and get my name on the Success Points Hall of Fame.”  In order to do this, our students need to put in great effort, work cooperatively, and get consistent A’s and B’s on their work.  This is truly an amazing goal.

    If you want your child to succeed in his New Year’s resolution, make sure to call Think Tutoring at 973-593-0050 for an assessment.  You can also email us at info@thinktutoring.com

    We can pinpoint your student’s weaknesses in math, reading, language arts and writing.  We can then turn their weaknesses into strengths and he will be on the path to accomplishing his New Year’s resolution.  

    Think Tutoring Hall of Fame

    Good Luck on your New Year's Resolution!!!

    Wednesday
    Jan112017

    Become a Math Major: Your College Degree Pays Off

    It is time for juniors to register for the SAT and ACT tests! Juniors taking the SATs only have the March, May and June test dates and ACT students only have the February, April, and June dates left. 

    Free SAT/ACT Test

    Collegeboard recently released an article that states that higher education pays off.  To get into a good college, we recommend you boost your SAT and ACT scores.  Think Tutoring is offering a free SAT/ACT Assessment on January 15th from 9am-12:30pm.  We will then be offering a free consultation to review your child’s scores, weakest areas of the test, and customized tutoring program.

    Collegeboard also released a list of majors with the greatest earnings potential.  Math and sciences are key.  A Computer science major is listed at $54,000 starting salary. Economics, Finance, Accounting and Mathematics ranged from $42,000-$48,000 as median earnings of early career graduates.  Other majors such as Early Childhood Education ($30,000) do not come close.

    At Think Tutoring, we recommend to master any gaps in mathematics.  Math is all about building blocks.  Your child cannot solve a multi-step equation if he is weak on basic math facts.  Think Tutoring offers math assessments to pinpoint exactly which math skills your child is weak on.  Call Think Tutoring at 973-593-0050 to register your child for a math assessment.

    Wednesday
    Jan042017

    Struggling Writers: Free Writing or Graphic Organizers?

    Teachers, parents, and students all agree: our students are struggling with writing.  What is the root of this problem?  Many teachers believe in free writing: a prewriting technique in which a person writes continuously without regard for spelling, grammar, or topic. It produces raw, often unusable material, but helps students overcome blocks in their thoughts. Why spend so much time on a technique in which the material is unusable?  It is a waste of time especially since our students have other homework assignments to accomplish.

    Think Tutoring offers a different approach: graphic organizers.  Think Tutoring’s language arts program gets to the heart of pre-writing with graphic organizers such as webbing, cause and effect charts, sensory charts, venn diagrams, and more.  These organizers can cut your student’s writing time in half.  It creates a clear and organized path for essay writing.

    Here is one of the graphic organizers that Think Tutoring uses.  Give it a try at home.  It works!  To help your child even more with his/her writing, call Think Tutoring at 973-593-0050.

    Language Arts