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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Hiring a GMAT Tutor

Have you been considering taking the GMAT?

GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) is a 3½-hour standardized exam designed to predict how test takers will perform academically in MBA (Masters in Business Administration) programs. A common question that might come up is whether someone wanting to take the GMAT is whether or not to hire a tutor.

If you would like to hire a GMAT tutor, you probably are wondering how you should  go about figuring out which private GMAT tutors are the right one for you. To help you a tutor that best fits your goals, you should follow these steps.

1.  Hire a GMAT specialist, not a math teacher. GMAT has  little in common with most other standardized tests. An ideal tutor will help you to understand the questions that are unique to the GMAT.

 2. Ask the tutor to talk about the difference between the GMAT and the GRE. If they tell you that the tests are basically the same, then look for another GMAT tutor.

3. Ask if the tutor has taken the GMAT. A GMAT tutor that is familiar with the GMAT first hand, understands the physical and psychological stresses unique to the exam.

4. Never hire a private tutor based solely on a high GMAT score. Make sure that your GMAT tutor is an experienced, dedicated teacher and not just a great test taker.

5. Finally, make sure The tutor has a  program designed specifically for your needs.

Thursday, February 28, 2013


We found out this year that Emily was going to need extra help in math and reading. Her school has a couple of after school programs that she's been going to, but we've been looking into other tutoring as well and for this summer when she's not in school. I don't want her to lose any of what she's learned during the year.

I checked into several tutoring programs online and off and they can get pretty expensive. I've found some good ones though, you can find tutors here as well.

If you are thinking about giving your child that extra little boost in academic learning, You should consider the following:

Know your goals:

What kind of help does your child need? Homework help or more then that?
Know your options:

Maybe your child's school has after school like ours does. Ask your child's teacher or counselor.

Check credentials:

Do background checks

Find out their educational background. You want to make sure the teacher has right teaching experience for the topic your child needs.

Test for compatibility:

Watch how your child relates to the tutor and ask for feedback from your child. If their grade doesn't improve, then switch to a different tutor.

Finding — and keeping — a good tutor can be hard, but in the long run your child is worth it!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Do you love Mutant Ninja Turtles?

If you have a little boy in the house, you probably are always getting hounded about the Mutant Ninja Turtles. I'm sure you have the ninja turtles names memorized to the point of naming them in your sleep!
My son used to watch the Mutant Ninja Turtles all the time when he was younger. Yes, they've been around for a very long time. We actually just came across some of his old turtle toys the other day.

You can still find Ninja Turtles on television and online. Just google Mutant Ninja Turtles and you will be able to find anything you are looking for.

My favorite turtle is Michelangelo.  He is so funny! Which one is your favorite turtle? You know you have one. : )