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Great apps to help your children learn to code

Coding, the art of writing in computer language, is essentially the backbone of all technology today. From the apps on your cell phone to the headlights in your car, everything is designed and controlled by programming code. Considering that technolo…

Why your kids should consider volunteer work

Volunteer work is a great way of giving back to your community, and also helps to foster a sense of personal self-accomplishment! Helping others actually has some surprising benefits that may not immediately come to mind when we think of volunteer wo…

Great Educational Apps for All Ages

At Tutor Doctor, we think technology is awesome! When it comes to “apps”, people often think of social media, entertainment, or email. Believe it or not, there are actually a ton of great educational apps that help make the learning process fun and engaging! Here are three of our top picks, which are great for students of all ages.

  1. Khan Academy

Khan Academy is a fantastic app that offers a multitude of online classes, which include (but are not limited to) math, science, computing, arts, humanities, and test prep. The best part is that Khan Academy is completely free! You can use this app on any platform, whether you’re at home on a computer or on-the-go using your phone. Younger students are given an assessment test that effectively places them at the right grade and difficulty level. By employing educational videos and practice problems, Khan Academy has proven to be a viable option for “outside the classroom” education. In fact, Khan Academy is now backed by the US Department of Education, so we highly recommend taking advantage of this free app!

  1. Duolingo

Duolingo is one of the best language-learning apps out there. Using fun educational games and visual aids, Duolingo makes learning a foreign language easy and accessible to students of all ages. Duolingo offers a huge array of languages to choose from, including Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Duolingo packs a huge amount of content into a small app – 23 languages and 68 courses are currently offered. Plus, it’s completely free! The creators of Duolingo say that 34 hours in the app is equitable to a semester of class at school, so if you’re looking for a convenient way to learn foreign language on your own time, Duolingo may be a great option for you!

  1. Udacity

Udacity is a best for older ages, including high school and college level students that want to learn and pursue new career paths. Udacity offers courses from highly in-demand industries, often in technology. There are some very cool classes on Udacity – Web and App Design, Virtual Reality Development, Self Driving Car Technologies, and Artificial Intelligence – just to name a few! In fact, Udacity offers “nanodegrees” in these field-specific areas. Although you can expect to spend $2000 USD for a full set of nanodegree courses, Udacity is so confident in the program that they back up their services with a job guarantee: if you can’t find a job upon graduation, they will pay for your tuition. For students interested in entering modern career paths and working with technology, Udacity is a great place to start!

 

Apps are an awesome way to learn! Although it can be tempting to check out that new cat video someone just sent you, we recommend checking out some of these great educational resources next time you have some free time. We think you will be impressed at how these apps utilize and take advantage of technology to make learning more fun and engaging. There are tons of other great learning apps out there, so don’t hesitate to browse your app store and challenge your mind!

Tips to Help Tackle Cyberbullying

“Trolls,” as they are known on social media, can be described as this generation’s new bullies. However, unlike traditional bullies, social media trolls often have the advantage of remaining completely anonymous – and as a res…

Balancing Sports and Academics

At Tutor Doctor, we love sports! School athletics are not only great for one’s health, but can also give students a serious advantage when applying for colleges. Being involved in student athletics looks great on any college application, and there are numerous scholarships available to students that participate in sports. However, sometimes balancing sports and academics can be difficult! If you are a student that finds it challenging to manage time, here are three simple tips to help stay on track!

  1. Make a schedule to stay organized.

Keeping a planner or agenda is a great way to manage your time. Teachers provide syllabuses at the beginning of the school year outlining important due dates and exams. In addition, sports practices and games are generally predetermined as well. We recommend comparing your schedules and making an agenda ahead of time in order to plan accordingly. For example, if you know you have basketball practice on Tuesday and Thursday and a biology test on Friday, plan to use Monday and Wednesday evenings to study!
 

  1. Remember that sports are meant to aid your academic success, not hinder it.

Believe it or not, school athletics are meant to help you excel! In fact, statistically speaking, students that participate in team sports are more likely to have higher grade point averages. In addition, students involved in sports have a more positive attitude towards school and are generally higher achievers. If you find school athletics are hurting your academic progress, it’s important to start planning more effectively. Sports are meant to help your education, not hinder it!
 

  1. Remind yourself of the importance of academics.

It is important to remind yourself that your education ultimately should come first. The true purpose of school sports is to help build valuable team-playing and time management skills that compliment your academic success (and your college applications)! Regardless of how skilled a student may be at a given sport, all schools have a minimum GPA requirement. Usually, a student is required to have a C average (minimum 2.0 GPA) to even be eligible for school athletics.

Although we’ve all heard the incredible stories about talented high school athletes being drafted into college or pro teams, the fact is this rarely happens. According to the NCAA, only 7% of students that play sports in high school will move on to NCAA athletics. Considering these competitive figures, a student that has succeeded in school sports in addition to having good grades will undoubtedly appear more impressive on any college application.

School athletics are a great way to build valuable time management and social skills that students can apply for the rest of their professional lives. However, it can be difficult to balance sports with academics. School spirit is a great thing, and we know how passionate many students are about sports! Just remember – sports are meant to be an addendum to your education, and academics should always take priority.

We are experts in executive functioning and time management skills. If you need help planning your schedule, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Should I Take the ACT or SAT?

At Tutor Doctor, we know choosing between the ACT and the SAT can be a difficult decision! When it comes down to it, students should take the test best suited to their needs. Here are three important questions that you may want to ask yourself before…

The Importance of Family Time for Young People

An elementary school principal was recently asked why her school had not implemented the no-homework policy that had been announced at the beginning of the school year. She replied that she had received too much resistance from parents. “They s…

How To Stop Your Child From Hating School

It’s so common it’s become a cliché in television, books and movies: young people hating school (or maybe specific subjects). In fact it’s become so common that we’ve gotten used to it, to the point where we tell our ki…

How to Nudge Your Child Towards a STEM Career

Educationally, a STEM path is highly desired by parents because, generally speaking, it offers good opportunities in future life. Students in STEM fields tend to have higher salaries and greater professional opportunities. STEM education also fosters…

Career Paths in the Arts You May Not Have Thought Of

When young people think about careers in the arts, they tend to emphasize content creation: artists, actors, musicians, writers and so on. Creators are, of course, the backbone of the arts world, and of course without artists we wouldn’t have a…

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