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Questions to Ask When Hiring a Tutor

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Tutor

If you’re here, you’re likely considering hiring a tutor. Professional tutors, like the ones offered by Club Z!, are thoroughly knowledgeable in the subject area(s) they teach, and enjoy helping students achieve academic success. But how do you know if the tutor is right for your son or daughter? How can you be sure that the tutor’s background and experience, teaching methods, and personality will mesh well with your family? Check out this Continue reading

What is ESSA?

What is ESSA?

During the recent US presidential election, many topics of national interest were debated, and platforms presented, by the candidates. But one topic that arguably received less attention than most was that of national education policy. Rewind the clock to a year earlier however, and there was plenty of attention on national education policy and reform. That’s because in December 2015, US President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), providing a long-awaited reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and effectively replacing the much-contested No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.  For a quick reference guide to changes in education policy brought forth by the passing of the ESSA, please refer to the chart below, Continue reading

The Club Z! Difference – One-on-one is Best

The Club Z! Difference – One-on-one is Best

Sure, we may be biased, but we truly believe that no other tutoring company cares as much about its clients, or goes to as much trouble to ensure their satisfaction and success as Club Z! Our personal touch is evident in everything from the initial consultation with you and your child to the placement of a perfectly matched tutor. This commitment to quality and academic success truly makes Continue reading

Sparking Creativity in Children: Use Less Rules

Sparking Creativity in Children: Use Less Rules

Most parents would agree that creativity and independent thinking are two desirable characters to cultivate in children. But in a society that rewards rule-following, it can be easier said than done to teach our kids how to think outside of the box. Experts argue that prodigies aren’t necessarily born with an innate gift, nor do they master their craft entirely through endless practicing, but that truly creative geniuses must be exposed to a number of different activities and disciplines. Consider this quote from a January 2016 op-ed piece printed in the New York Times titled How to Raise a Creative Child. Continue reading

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