Tutoring and Online Help

The Internet as a Study Buddy

December 19, 2010

College students share their tips about Internet resources that help them with their studies and school work. Guest post by Alexis Pellegrino, Jarryed Scott, Berbely Zayas, Maritza Yuman, and Emran Rahim (all students currently attending The College of Westchester). I came across this article last week in the “Student Voices” newsletter  published by the Student Government […]

Read the full article →

The Importance of Writing Skills: Online Tools to Encourage Success

November 21, 2010

Good writing skills are critical for today’s students, here’s a few online tools to help develop and reinforce them. As teachers, I think we’d all agree that communication is pretty important. In fact, it’s a necessary component of education, livelihood, and basic functionality in our society. It’s also fairly obvious that there are two main ways to communicate, […]

Read the full article →

12 Great Resources To Help Keep Student’s Math Skills Sharp Over The Summer

July 4, 2010

These online resources provide plenty of great ways for students to stay on top of their math skills, or to build on them, over the summer. This is the kind of thing I really love about the Internet - easy to access and use sites and tools, many of which are free, focused on a specific […]

Read the full article →

Summer Math Programs for Grades 3 to 10 from Tenmarks.com

June 9, 2010

These new summer programs bring an Online Education twist to “summer bridge” programs. I recently learned about these relatively inexpensive online summer math programs, to help students refresh and practice their math skills over the summer. Definitely an interesting alternative to the summer bridge books my kids have used. Will some students be more engaged with the material […]

Read the full article →

The Khan Academy (offering 1100+ free tutorial videos)

March 31, 2010

Over 1000 (free) videos “covering everything from basic arithmetic and algebra to differential equations, physics, chemistry, biology and finance.” Salman Khan is a trip. With an MBA from Harvard, and a slew of engineering, comp sci, and math degrees, he could easily be raking in major bucks, but instead he quit his day job in Sept 2009 to record […]

Read the full article →

Free Creative Writing Resources

February 10, 2010

Some resources to inspire and educate students (and anyone else) looking for some help with Creative Writing. For the second time in two weeks, my mid-week post is inspired by the appreciation and enjoyment of artistic creation. I just finished reading the latest novel from one of my favorite authors – The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver. How do incredible […]

Read the full article →

15 online resources for help with English homework and class work

December 20, 2009

9 Paid Resources, and 6 Free Ones. As promised in last week’s post, “15 online Math tutoring and help options“, this week I am following up with online resources for those seeking help with the subject of English. Many of the paid options below were also included in last week’s post, since quite a few of them are not […]

Read the full article →

15 Online Math Help and Tutoring Resources

December 13, 2009

A variety of free and paid resources to help students struggling with Mathematics. With the recent completion of the first quarter for many K-12 students, and the pending completion of the first semester for many Higher Ed students, I thought it would be a good time to investigate web based tutoring and help options. I’ll […]

Read the full article →