Education researchers set out to examine the non-academic impacts of homework loads at top high schools in California. The results should give us pause. It appears tough to make the case that the benefits outweigh the costs, especially when average homework loads approach 2.5 or 3hrs a night and some spend considerably more time.read more
Particularly in the hothouse environment of NY education, parents often struggle to find ways to support their children's academic success. These tips from our professional tutors aim to help parents optimize their students' encounters with school work. These aren't tips about short-term gains but about progressive parenting strategies that encourages good long-term learning habits and study skills. read more
In New York City, the beginning of each school year is always a time to try to reinvigorate your child's educational pursuits. But putting together the right program and setting the right, sustainable, and realistic goals can be a challenge in itself. Over the years our tutors, educational specialists, and counselors have compiled a few ideas about how to get the year off to the right start.
Ideally, tutors are self-defeating: we think our tutors are so good they should eventually make themselves redundant. That's because the theory we maintain about tutoring is that at its best it doesn't impart content so much as teach learning. That makes the following post about how we think about tutoring something like a mission statement. read more
Part of the art of learning is learning how you learn. That might sounds circular but it isn't. At Partners with Parents, one of the main things we try to do with the New York families we work with is help students figure out and learn how to implement the habits and strategies that work best for them. read more