Teaching

Private Tutoring: 6 Myths You Should Ignore

Private Tutoring: 6 Myths You Should Ignore

Moby Dick was almost my downfall. I was in junior Advanced English and doing well. Until we read Moby Dick. Half the time I had no idea what was happening in the book, let alone the deeper meaning and symbols. Yet all my classmates seems […]

Talking with Teens about Charlottesville – Tips and Resources

Talking with Teens about Charlottesville – Tips and Resources

The last week was ROUGH. Like “Where is the chocolate? I need it in my mouth right now before I end up crying in the fetal position” kind of rough. Even more than a week later, I am still processing what happened in Charlottesville and […]

Top 5 Books for Parenting or Teaching Teens

Top 5 Books for Parenting or Teaching Teens

I taught high school Social Studies for 15 years. And for the most part, I loved it. Granted, there were days when I would rethink my life plan. I came home and cried because some kid had been so mean. There were times I was […]

Why You Need to Read Harry Potter as an Adult

Why You Need to Read Harry Potter as an Adult

I am a legit Harry Potter fan. Of course, I’ve read all the books and seen all the movies. Additionally, I own enough HP shirts and socks to clothe several people. Over the years, I knit multiple hats based on hats Hermione wore in the […]

Teacher Appreciation Gifts that Teachers Actually Want

Teacher Appreciation Gifts that Teachers Actually Want

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on the link and buy an item, I earn a small commission. This won’t cost you anything. Thanks for your support! This coming week is Teacher Appreciation Week! As a former classroom teacher, I have some easy […]

LP Tutoring now tutors online – try us out today!

LP Tutoring now tutors online – try us out today!

Such exciting news y’all! LP Tutoring now tutors online! That’s right! You live in New York and the commute to Denver would be a bit much? Now you can attend a session from the comfort of your living room. Added bonus: You get to the […]

15 Education Terms that Trip You Up

15 Education Terms that Trip You Up

“After the formative assessment, I differentiated the assignment, but he still struggled. Based on his performance in the classroom and his PARCC scores, I would recommend an RTI level 2 intervention.”   If you understood the previous paragraph, you probably work in education. If you didn’t […]

2017 State of the Union BINGO

2017 State of the Union BINGO

When I taught U.S. Government, I made my students watch the State of the Union address every year. My little secret – I often didn’t watch it myself. (Gasp!) Some years I was in class myself. Other years, I didn’t want to end up yelling at […]

Why I Left the Classroom and Became a Tutor

Why I Left the Classroom and Became a Tutor

It took me months to realize that my student, Graham*, did not know my name.  Graham was a high school senior with a traumatic brain injury. He knew the names of family members, but no one else. Graham was very good at covering, faking out […]