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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Who needs a tutor?

Happy New Year,

My name is Akima Marshall, and I am an affordable, certified tutor in southern Maryland. As classroom size increases in our public schools, it is important to consider securing the services of a tutor. A tutor is a great addition to any students academic plan. If you don't have a plan for your child, consider the following:

(1)What are your goals for your child's education? Does your current school provide enough support?
(2)What types of lessons would you like for him/her to experience (computer based lessons, field trips, etc.)?
(3)What are your child's academic weaknesses and strengths?
(4)Are there any gaps in your child's knowledge?

Parents are often the first to recognize academic weaknesses. Don't wait. Give your child an academic advantage, and consider hiring a tutor.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Winter Blues

Mid-December is often the most diffcult time to teach. It's right between the holidays, and most kids ( and teachers) are looking forward to the Christmas break. So is anyone really paying attention to instruction? And even if they are retaining the information, will they remember lessons taught before the break. As a classroom teacher for the past 10 years, I would say there is a 50/50 chance that the students will retain information taught before the Christmas break. However, most knowledge (obtained in the month of December) is lost between the sheets of wrapping paper lying underneath the Christmas tree. It breaks my heart to start all over again in January as if I've never taught the lessons. So to limit the amount of information lost after 10 cups of cocoa,(1) Review the last lesson before the break. (2)Take out some of the graded worksheets and reveiw the concepts. (3)Surf the internet and review major concepts (i.e. cell, atom, mendelian genetics).(4) Expand on teachable momemts (5) Enjoy your family

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Special Report - 'Going Natural'

The "natural hair trend" is not new to me. I've been natural for the past seven years, but I am happy to see more professional African American women promoting this way of life. How do you feel?