What Types of Creative Writing Prompts Work Best for Kids?
Kids who love to write may be off and running once the pen hits their hand, but other children might not feel comfortable writing unless given a few creative writing prompts. Creative prompts encourage imagination and provide a jumping off point for journal entries and stories. Even children who love to write may find it easier to work from a prompt because it gives them an area of focus - and it's fun! As a parent, one of the best ways to encourage your child's love of the written word is to pr
Tips for Teens: Writing Your First Novel
As a young writer, you might be wondering what its like to write a novel. What goes into the process? How in the world do authors get started, especially when you look at writers like Stephen King, who has written several novels of over 1,000 pages? Keep reading to learn how to break down the process and make it much more manageable:
Start with Brainstorming
Start small - as small as a single word or sentence. It might seem silly, but it can help you stay focused before your imagination sta
The One Study Tip That Will Change the Way You Learn
As you're learning new material, you'll notice that some study tips work well for you, while others may not. If you're a visual learner, here's a great technique to try from Olympia, WA tutor Tali H...
No doubt about it, learning material on your own can be a challenge, especially if its under the pressure of an upcoming test. In todays fast-paced world, where there is so much to learn and so much to do, maximizing study time is crucial. Lucky for you, I have one simple stud
Writing Strategies: How Can a Writing Tutor Help My Child?
If your child is struggling with writing or reading, you may be wondering if hiring a tutor will help. Here, St. Paul, MN teacher Marilyn G. shares what to expect from a tutor, and how you can continue helping your child along the way...
I have been tutoring students periodically throughout my career. I started as an academic tutor for high school home-bound students in a local school district. Since then I have worked with students from kindergarten through adult who have wante
How to Make Your Resume Stand Out From the Crowd
Whether youre about to graduate or are on the lookout for a new employer, its important that you know how to make your resume stand out. Competition in the job market is fierce, but here are a few tips and tricks you can implement to give yourself an advantage over your peers.
How to Make Your Resume Stand Out
Use a Unique Resume Template
The number one way to make your resume stand out from all the rest is to make it look different than all the rest. If youre still using the standard