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Conceptual Math – The Langauge Connection

April 9th, 6:30pm – 8:00pm Some students excel in the symbolic world of mathematics, but struggle to apply their computation skills to word problems or explaining how they solved a problem. Their conceptual understanding may be very weak. Parents will learn how to help their children develop a more balanced understanding of mathematics. 445 Sherman Ave., Ste N, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Space is
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The “Not So Basic” Facts

April 2nd, 6:30 pm – 8:00pm Specific strategies for learning the basic facts will be discussed. Parents will learn how to advocate for their child when timed-testing is counterproductive. This will be relevant to learning affected by the basic facts, even if your child is in Algebra. 445 Sherman Ave. Ste N, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Space is limited so please rsvp to info@thereadingclinic.com
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How the Brain Learns Mathematics

March 26th, 6:30 pm – 8:00pm Parents and teachers will learn to identify why a child is struggling with math and how they can help. This is an overview from learning to count through Algebra. Participants will gain an understanding of how to best approach a particular student’s learning, including effective use of manipulatives. 445 Sherman Ave. Ste N, Palo Alto, CA 94306 Space
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Anytime Homework Center Open Now in Palo Alto!

Anytime Homework Center for grades 3 through 8 Open Now in Palo Alto! One low monthly fee buys you: 1. A safe, supervised, academic learning environment 2. Organization, prioritization, and follow-through support 3. Help getting past homework roadblocks 4. Ample reference materials and supplies • Convenience and flexibility come at no charge • Our homework tutors are available when you are • Drop-in hours
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New version of The Reading Clinic site launched

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Top Five Questions for a Prospective English Tutor

We’ve met many parents who have a good sense of their child’s difficulties in English class but have a hard time finding the right support for their child. The following questions are designed to spark a conversation with a potential tutor so you can get a sense of how they think about teaching and determine if their methods are a good fit for your
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Understanding Psychological Evaluations and Advocating for Your Child

Dr. Brendan Pratt, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, PSY17794 Date: Monday, January 31, 2011 Time: 6:30 to 8 pm Location: Parent’s Place 200 Channing Avenue Palo Alto, CA 4301-2415 Click here to RSVP Parents often have their children undergo comprehensive psychological evaluations, but they may be left wondering what it all means and what they can do about it. Dr. Pratt will explain how to understand
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Parent Classes – Palo Alto

Register Early – Space is limited to 20 attendees per session. March 3, 2011, 6:30 – 8:00pm Your Child’s Writing – The Link with Comprehension Presenter: Beth Powell, Director, Programs and Program Development – The Reading Clinic Some children appear to have strong writing basics. They write complete sentences with proper punctuation. They spell well and demonstrate a strong vocabulary. Yet, their written work
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Make Your Own Audiobooks!

I recently gave a parent workshop about reading comprehension and as part of my preparation, I did some research from a wonderful book I found at the library.   It’s called ‘A Parent’s Guide: How to Get Your Child to Love Reading’. The author, Esme Raji Codell, has a background that includes having been a classroom teacher, a children librarian, and a children’s bookseller.  The
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Think Twice About How You Praise Your Child or Student

Our beliefs about our intelligence can have dramatic positive or negative effects on what we try to learn and whether or not we persevere. That is one of many learnings  by Dr. Carol Dweck,  a psychology professor at Stanford University,  who has conducted extensive research on peoples’ beliefs about intelligence.  She finds that people tend to fall into one of two categories based on
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