June 22, 2020

It is important for children to learn how to read and be able to understand what they are reading. Some students are great readers who do not have difficulty decoding the words on a page, but struggle with comprehending what he or she has read. Being able to read and c...

June 15, 2020

There are many online resources teachers use to benefit their students. A source that we use, at Jill Abrams tutoring, that is great for all ages is IXL. This resource covers all subject areas, as well as all grades and is easy to navigate. If there is a particular ski...

June 10, 2020

Math concepts can sometimes be a challenge for children to understand, apply and utilize problem solving skills. Not all children learn alike and it is not uncommon for students to show weaknesses in math. There are multiple teaching styles and not one strategy can be...

May 29, 2020

Being a strong writer is essential for every student. No matter what grade your child is in, they are expected to proficiently deliver a well developed and grammatically correct sentence, paragraph, or essay. To become a good writer, each student must develop critical...

May 11, 2020

One of the most important things to do with new students is to build a good relationship with them. In order to teach effectively, the student must be able to enjoy your company and respect you. There are a few ways to build that relationship. First, talk to them about...

May 4, 2020

Teaching a student strategies can be broken up into 5 steps; remember, understand, apply, analyze and evaluate. Whether it is math, reading or writing a teacher must understand this concept in order to teach successfully. The first step is remember, regardless of the c...

April 30, 2020

    With so many good books out today, children have a endless list of books to choose from for summer reading.  At Jill Abrams Tutoring, we encourage children to choose their own books, something they are interested in. However, we do realize the need for variety and...

April 30, 2020

When children are able to read well, they have reached the point where they have each word form ingrained in their long-term, visual memory.  When reading they go straight to the prefrontal cortex, which has this visual format of the word stored, such as the word “monk...

April 28, 2020

Introducing new math concepts to children can sometimes be a little tricky. Understanding the concept of double digit addition and or subtraction can be overwhelming for a child to learn. Most students are familiar with adding or subtracting single digit numbers and ha...

April 27, 2020

Everyone fidgets – hair twirling, pencil rolling or pen clicking – we all do something to stay focused, 

Current medical and therapeutic clinical research concludes that fidgeting is a beneficial and effective way for individuals to: 

  • Self-calm

  • Stay centered

  • ...
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