Many astronomy students are faced with the reality of the depth of study once they enter the second chapter of the textbook. Students take the class thinking that it will be all constellations and stars, but don’t realise the true scientific theories presented in higher levels of the course.
Imagine a classroom where students “like” a Facebook group dedicated to microbiology, live-tweet their laboratory discoveries, post a step-by-step instruction video of their research project on YouTube and publish their results on a school blog. When it comes to meshing social media and education, the possibilities are endless.
I’m sure that you have been in this situation before: you’re doing some last minute studying for midterms, finals, or APs and you’re in your studying zone – music on, brain juices flowing – when your parents break down the door and tell you to “turn off that racket!”
When children start having difficulty in school, their love for learning soon begins to fade. Poor grades, social problems, and even problems at home are the inevitable results.
The primary thing for the tutor to keep in mind is that, while the parent may be paying the bill, it is the student who is the primary client. The student’s needs may sometimes be at odds with what the parent perceives as the best approach to getting a better grade.
States are making little or no progress in providing affordable college opportunities or improving college completion rates for their residents, says a report released today by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. The findings come as states face massive budget shortfalls that threaten higher-education funding, and the U.S. continues to lag behind other advanced nations on measures of higher-education performance.
Homework help can be a daunting experience, especially for those parents that have been out of school for years. Use these tips to make the process easier while helping your child to understand the concepts that have been taught that day at school.
Math Anxiety is a term coined by psychologists and refers to the fear of math that gets instilled in students at a very young age. This holds true for students that are public, private or homeschooled. For most of these students, this fear only increases with time and age and they dread math as they move to highschool and college level avoiding the subject as much as possible.
Be careful to take the right courses during the undergraduate years. Of course this is easier said than done, as it is a rare undergraduate who really knows their future career plans when they arrive in college.
As a 6th grade math teacher in a private school, I often discovered that my classes were a general blend of different public and private schools that either taught traditional Math or adopted newer and alternative forms of math instruction.