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Posts filed under: Tutoring

When she walked into our Greenwich branch office in The Anxiety Institute, I couldn’t quite figure out why she was there at all. She was energetic, very clever, and seemed to be quite social. She always wore bright-colored yoga pants...
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With many students increasingly seeing the value of languages as a means to excel in the modern world, we thought it would be good to share some of our favorite resources that will have you speaking and writing in no...
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If you’re anything like I was as a student, the idea of raising your hand and contributing something meaningful to class discussion can be fairly terrifying. You have to think of something insightful to say. Something that hasn’t been said...
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Defense mechanisms take all forms in teenagers; sometimes they masquerade, ironically, as the obvious.  I taught one girl several years ago at Taft, a hockey player, who, upon entering the class for the first time, announced loudly in front of...
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With the numbers for the Delta variant of Covid trending upwards and the progression of the vaccine grinding along, the coming school year is likely to be again be fraught with unique challenges. While the vaccine is now available for...
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After hearing about the details of a student’s educational situation and determining the best tutor/coach fit for that student, the question of where to conduct the tutoring quickly arises. When I ask, “would you like to do the tutoring remotely...
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A solid two thirds of the students we serve suffering from anxiety are triggered by the practice of writing an essay. Many of them get really stuck in the initial phases of writing, overwhelmed by the prospect of the whole...
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A recent poll by NPS/IPSOS found that 29% of parents are planning on sticking with remote learning, regardless of their school policy. I found that number surprising, given that it seems like there is a major push country-wide to get...
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Here’s a thought-provoking piece from the Wallstreet Journal on why boys may be falling further behind. They do seem to have shorter attention spans in my household… Why Boys Are More at Risk of Falling Behind During Remote School Remote...
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