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Virtual Learning

The Pros & Cons of Different Virtual Learning Environments

Not sure which virtual learning model would best serve your child? The choice can certainly be challenging, as each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Read on for the most common arguments for and against the three most common virtual learning environment formats.

Learning

Tip-Top Brain Talks Summer Brain Drain

Summer Brain Drain or Learning Slide…the all too familiar words. What is it? What causes it? And how can you help prevent it from consuming your child? The answers lie below.

Tutoring

Where Does Virtual Learning Go Wrong?

What problems are you most likely to see in your students virtual learning experience? Believe it or not, they’re likely avoidable, and not inherent features of virtual classrooms.

Virtual Learning

Can kids truly learn in virtual classrooms?

Virtual learning comes in a variety of ways. This past school year, students across the United States began pursuing their education in a virtual learning environment. The transition online has not been without sweat, and many of us have stopped and wondered: are students really learning in their online classes? Opinions on the matter can be polarizing, but a large meta-analysis from the Department of Education gives us three key reasons to be optimistic.

Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning for Students K-12: Friend or Foe?

Virtual learning has been a miracle for students in their pursuit of education while staying home. However, for as much praise as it gets, some vocal critics raise legitimate concern with its efficacy for students K-12 So who’s right? The answer is simpler than you might think.

Tutoring

Preparation is Key | SHSAT

The Specialized High School Admissions Test is a comprehensive three hour exam that grants students access to an intense learning environment designed for the most advanced and motivated students. Specialized high schools offer a diverse range of academically rigorous content to prepare students for their future.

Tutoring

Tip-Top Brain’s Guide To Choosing A Private Tutor

Fancy facilities and expensive one on one tutoring do not ensure the stability or support informed by proper tutors. Individuals that are educated may not have the patience to deal with a struggling student. Although an individual is kind, they may not have the focus or confidence to adequately teach. Balance is fundamental when hiring a tutor for your child.

Student Behavior

How To Elicit Desired Behaviors

Learn about some of the research that influenced modern behavioral psychology such as operant and classical conditioning. These findings changed how we understand behavior and behavior modification. Read on to learn how this research can be applied to your child at home and at school.

Tutoring

Stressing over Kindergarten?

Are you worried about your child’s literary acquisition? Children are learning an extraordinary amount of information in a small window of time. In particular, they are learning about the intricacies of a complex language system. Read on to learn more about how to support your emergent reader.

Tutoring

No Bad Grades: A Practical Approach To Assessments

At Tip-Top Brain, we assess the needs of each student individually. Our initial approach involves finding the strengths of every child, as well as areas they need to improve in. By creating a thorough understanding of where a student is when they enter our center, we are more qualified to inform, guide and ultimately educate them in the areas they struggle with most. Find out more about our beneficial and unique assessment process in our newest blog post.

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