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The Summer Learning Box has Arrived!

What is a Summer Learning Box?Here at New England Tutors, we recognize that although we would love all students to continue their tutoring and learning through the summer months, for some families it is not practical due to scheduling conflicts, time...

Look Past the Symptoms

Deficient executive skills, anxiety and depression may be signs of AD/HD “More than meets the eye.” This expression is familiar to parents, educators and physicians who know too well that there is often more to a situation than what they see on the...

Gen Z Success Relies on Executive Skills 

The majority of today’s school-age students belong to the Gen Z population, those born between 1995 and 2010. They have been defined as the largest generation in the U.S. In fact, come 2020 they will represent 40% of the population. The Internet has always...

Distracted Classrooms: We All Suffer the Consequences

I wrote a happy ending to this piece and filed it to my editor. Julia Lurie, author, in the July/August 2017 Issue of Mother Jones. When I read that, I knew what was coming. The article, Children of the Opioid Epidemic Are Flooding Foster Homes. America Is Turning a...

Significant Challenges in Education

This is the second in a series of blogs on some significant issues in education in the US. It is about the “teacher shortage” in the US. Why did I put that in quotes? Well, because if you look at the literature and follow the media, and if you talk to teachers and to...

Challenges in Education 2017 Beyond

Today I am starting a series of blogs on some significant issues in the US. Education of our youth as this has been a topic of conversation across the board and the newly released Federal Budget promises to add more fuel to what has become a fiery issue. Since...

Math- You Can’t Just Love It or Leave It

Somewhere, back in the deep, dark reaches of our memories, lies that most scary of monsters. It causes nightmares, even when we’re grown up. It triggers waves of fright and anxiety. It is our most terrible memory of our school years. The MATH problem! Boo! OK, I hope...

Executive Skills Blog Series – 4

In this discussion of Executive Skills, we’ll take a look at just what these skills are, what ES weaknesses look like and some strategies for managing and teaching them. Peg Dawson, Ed.D, with whom we are working to develop this new program, gives examples of what...

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