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Moving the Goalposts

Moving the Goalposts   Besides preparing a student for their exam, a huge aspect of tutoring is managing parents’ expectations. A good example of this is the case of Maxine (not her real name, obviously). She was a fast learner, a hard worker, and a straight A student, so I was concerned when she bombed …

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Honestly and Rarely: How to talk about Standardized Tests with Your Child

Honestly and Rarely: How to talk about Standardized Tests with Your Child   The best way to talk with your child about their standardized test is honestly and rarely. The case for honesty Standardized tests are stupid and important. They’re stupid because they’re used as a determinant of future success, even though they only measure …

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