Creative Tutors of McKinney, Texas
Here is a brief list of some of the available scholarships for 2012 seniors with contact information and application deadlines. Creative Tutors can help with scholarship application essays as well as college application essays.
BEGINNING MATH FOR THE DYSLEXIC CHILD
All parents are eager to see a baby’s first step. Then they wait for the first word, and, before long, the parents are teaching their child ABC’s and how to count. For the parents of the dyslexic child this moment will not come at an early age. The parents may think, “Oh, he’ll grow out of it. Just wait until he goes to school.” And they do. But the problem isn’t solved at school.
Yes, summer is over. Hopefully, this summer has been one that can be happily remembered. We want those school years to be remembered happily, too. There are ways to brighten going back to school for children. If the school year begins well, chances are the rest of the year will go well also. So, what can be done to help everyone ease back into the school year with the least amount of conflict?
I think perhaps that as parents we might better understand our children if we understood their dreams. Not the ones they have at night...but the dreams they have of their future. Some children dream of being a ballerina, or a fireman, or the President. Others imagine themselves training horses, or living in a big house. And others apparently have less ambitious but none the less valid dreams that might seem nonsensical but which when understood might answer many questions about how they see the world and act in what seem to be illogical ways.
The 2009 results of the OECD Programme for International Student Assesment or PISA were released in November. My colleague, Cherrie Kilby, wrote a good analysis of the results that would be helpful for background information. In a nutshell, Finnish students consistently place first or second out of member countries in the PISA assessment. My question is what the school system in Finland is doing that school districts in the United States are not.
David Pulsipher graduated from California State University Northridge with a BA in mathematics with an emphasis in secondary education. Following his dream inspired by a high school coach, he began his career in California teaching math and coaching basketball. After migrating to Texas, David began at Creative Tutors as a tutor and now is area manager of McKinney. He loves seeing the successes achieved by the students with their hard work and determination to succeed. He is a proud father of five children who keep him very busy. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball and cheering for his favorite teams.
"Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way." | George Evans