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Private tutoring is a growing business, with people spending hundreds of billions of dollars. But is it worth it? And how does a person pick among all the options? If you are considering hiring a tutor, here are five tips to keep in mind. I make these recommendations as a former higher school math teacher, current Ph.D. candidate in math education and veteran private tutor in math, science and humanities for students from elementary through university level. 1. Identify your g…
an hour ago · From The_Conversation_USA
This is the last article in our series on homeschooling in Australia. The series answers common questions including why homeschooling is on the rise and how outcomes of homeschooled children compare with those who attend formal schooling. A successful homeschooling experience happens when children and parents know the expectations, set targets and enjoy it. In some families, one child can be home schooled while another attends a mainstream school – if those options suit the individual chil…
4 days ago · From The_Conversation_Australia
Canadian medical students graduate with up to $200,000 in debt, and burnout rates are high. Recent changes in undergraduate medical education and postgraduate residency training in Canada are stressing trainee doctors, increasing their debt load and reducing their experiential learning. Such changes include a perceived shortage of residency positions, a premature requirement to choose a career path early in medical school and a growing fixation on exam preparation. Older doctors are largely unaware of these new challenges. For trainees, on the ...
5 days ago · From The_Conversation_Canada
International research suggests homeschooled students’ achievements are as good, if not better, than those of their schooled peers. This article is part of our series on homeschooling in Australia. The series answers common questions including why homeschooling is on the rise and whether homeschooled children have enough opportunities for socialisation. Homeschooling is on the increase globally. The BBC recently reported that the number of homeschooled students in the United Kingdom increased by 40% from 2014 to 2017 – from around 34,000 to 48,000 students respectiv…
5 days ago · From The_Conversation_Australia