Back to School, General, Learning Resources

Preparing for the Next Grade: Focused Math Skills

As we start to plan for the summer, part of our job as tutors is to narrow down the math expectations that will be most beneficial to review. We have written out the foundational skills as checklists for students to use with their parents. The majority are based on the Number Sense strand of the… Continue reading Preparing for the Next Grade: Focused Math Skills

Back to School, Executive Function, Tips & Strategies

Start the Year Off Organized

We often get requests for executive function help around exams. Executive functions are the cognitive processes that help people control their behaviour (emotional regulation, initiation, impulse control) and reach their goals (planning, time management, organization, self monitoring).  Though there are some strategies for studying and test taking that can be learned during crunch time, there… Continue reading Start the Year Off Organized

Back to School, Executive Function

Getting Off to a Good Start

The first week of the school year can be a frantic time! Students have new routines to learn, new assignments to start working on, new relationships to build, and new skills to develop. Sometimes, once the initial excitement of returning to the classroom fades and the school work begins in earnest, kids start to feel… Continue reading Getting Off to a Good Start

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Dear Teacher…

Good communication is the key to any successful relationship. Establishing a positive relationship with your child’s teacher in September can improve your child’s learning experience for the entire school year and it can help create transparency and consistency between home and the classroom. One way to initiate good parent-teacher communication is to send your child’s… Continue reading Dear Teacher…