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The Teacher Shortage in America

The Teacher Shortage in America

There is a very real crisis in American education, but  this crisis has nothing to do with education policy. From 2009 to 2014, there was a significant decline in enrollments (35% fewer) into teacher preparation programs, according to one report from the Learning Policy Institute. This decrease in enrollments, combined with an increase in classes that were previously not offered due to funding cuts that have been lifted, has greatly affected the teacher shortage. But the single largest contributor, according to the report, is the high percentage of teachers who leave the profession. All of this has resulted in a major shortage of qualified teachers for US schools. And this teacher shortage is predicted to have major impacts on American classrooms and Continue reading

Why Club Z!?

Why Club Z!?

If you’re considering tutoring or test prep services for yourself or your child, you may be looking at a number of different companies. We realize we’re biased in saying this, but Club Z! truly is the BEST when it comes to personalized programs, individualized instruction, and top-notch tutors. But if you’re still wondering, “Why Club Z!?” check out this list of what makes Club Z! so great: Continue reading

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

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