Saturday, August 8, 2009

Free Coloring Pages, Puzzles, Worksheets

August is here and so is back-to-school! It's hard to escape all of the back-to-school sales and advertisements. As we spend wisely on our students getting all of the latest school gear, tutorMYway wants to share a fabulous FREE educational resource with all of our dedicated parents and care-givers!
Crayola provides a vast database of coloring pages, worksheets and art-related activities at: There are a variety to choose from given grade/skill-level. (We also love the "Make Cards and Gifts" great way to save money!)
These sheets are a great way to get into the "back-2-school" mood and practice focusing. Feel free to browse them and print the activities you would like to share with your student. A great positive reinforcement will be to put them on display for your student.
Happy Back-to-School from your premier in-home tutors at tutorMYway!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Do Your Summer Reading, Get a FREE Book!!

Parents and Students: We found some amazing news from Barnes and Noble regarding Summer Reading!! Yes, Summer Reading may seem like a drag, but it's a great way to keep the mind rolling during the lazy days of summer. And to top it off, Barnes and Noble is sweetening the summer by offering a free book.

Just follow 3 simple steps:

1. Read any eight books and record them on this summer reading journal:

2. Bring completed Journal into Barnes and Noble from 5/26-9/7/2009

3. Choose free book from list AND your name will be entered in a sweepstakes to get an autographed book!!

Here is the link again:

Oh yes, and if you need any help while reading or studying, tutorMYway is here, at your service. Your time, your days and your schedule!!

Thanks for sweetening summer just a little more Barnes and Noble!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Summer Writing...Savor the Memories and Hone Writing!

How summer flies, or so it seems! With the kids off from school, it's nice not to be so scheduled, but school is not too far away and how nice it will be to have the kids in their own places for the entire day! Well as back-2-school starts earlier each year, it's hard to avoid that school will start and so will grades, tests etc.
Another fun way to keep the kids working on educational skills during the summer is by keeping a journal! Journals are fun because any age student can keep one and they can add pictures or their own artwork. It's a great way to hone the writing skills, but still giving them the freedom with the pencil! A fabulous way to also document what they did during the summer!!
Journal away!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Summer Planning- Don't Forget the Library!

As May is getting in full swing, it's hard not to think about Memorial Day Weekend and the closing of schools. Many parents are planning summer camps, vacations etc. In this economy, we all know that planning ahead can help the budget, but still have some of the summer fun!
In planning, please don't forget to plan trips to the library! The library is a great way to participate in local education programs free of charge! Even though the students may not want to study in summer, it's imperative to at least keep the skill set from this year up to level to ensure a smooth fall. Check your local library for programs as they often fill-up quickly!
If you would like to add customized tutoring into the summer schedule, feel free to contact tutorMYway to learn about special summer pricing! It's a fun way to engage your student without the "school" atmosphere and schedule! You control the time, the sessions, the schedule and the subject! We do the rest so our parents can enjoy the summer knowing their students are in good hands!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Earth Week- "Turning Green"

Happy Earth Week to All from tutorMYway! Every year it seems that Earth Day and Earth Week are getting more press, which is fabulous! One common thread among all is that we ALL live on the same planet! It is literally "Our" Earth and "Our" lifestyles and choice have a direct impact on the way we choose to treat our Earth!
There are so many wonderful ways in which students and teachers can get involved in their communities to incorporate into their lives. However, we think it is essential that educators and community leaders focus on "being green" everyday, not just this week. Often we use the lessons during this week, then file them for next year. In working with youth, it is important to "emphasize, emphasize, emphasize..." so we hope that we continue to address throughout the year!

One organization that we have been following is "Teens Turning Green." The products they recommend are wonderful and the site is very educational for teens and adults. It's easy to read and a fun way to become "green" and offers suggestions on how to get involved. They describe the organization on their website:

Teens Turning Green is a national coalition of teens educating peers and
community members
about safe, healthy, and green lifestyle choices. The
campaign focuses on the daily chemical
exposures in our schools and
communities that harm our health. Teens across the country
work to advocate
for policy change to protect our health and inspire actions that sustain our earth.

Have a Happy Earth Week from tutorMYway, your in-home customized tutoring professionals!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

NY Times Learning Connection and "SAT Question of the Day"

Another great tool: SAT Question of the Day provided by the NY Times. The NY times has a fabulous array of tools for students (3-12), educators and parents on "The Learning Network" on NY Times on the web.

Students can access news stories, ask a reporter, take quizzes and get definitions for the "word of the day." It's a fun way to learn and keep up with current events. The site is safe and will keep students from grades 3-12 engaged! SAT students: Check out the Question of the Day!

Educators have vast resource of news-related stories, history that they can include into their teaching. Keeping learning current helps engage students and teachers themselves. There are also lesson plan tools and archives and more!

For all additional tutoring or SAT prep needs, feel free to contact tutorMYway, your customized in-home and online tutoring professionals!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Welcome Spring!! and the SAT!

As the weather begins to change and buds emerge, it's hard not to notice that Spring is here! Spring is beautiful, fresh and often signifies a new beginning. However, for our high school students, Spring is synonymous with the SAT. These 3 letters change student's lives as they learn new words by reading the NY Times to make verbal "fun," remember all those Math problems and prepare for a perfect essay.
Test anxiety is normal, but it's also helpful to keep in mind that test scores are only one part of the portrait that Admissions committee see. In an effort to help our students during this rather stressful time of year, we wanted to share a "free online practice SAT test site."
Good Luck from tutorMYway and feel free to contact us with any SAT or personal tutoring requests.