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How Your Learner Can Benefit From Educational Best Practices

Have you seen news headlines or read articles about the remarkable effectiveness of some other countries’ education systems as compared to the United States? Wondering why that is, and what we can learn from it? Global Education … How the US Stacks Up Over the years, it’s been reported that US students underperform in key subject areas when compared to...[ read more ]

The Link Between Learning and Self-Confidence

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Are you concerned that your child isn't confident in their academic abilities? Or that their learning challenges are causing them to lose confidence in themselves? Do you fear that low self-esteem will negatively impact them academically and/or socially? If so, you are not alone. In working with families, we commonly hear from parents that their child isn’t confident in their...[ read more ]

Should I Invest in Tutoring for My Young Learner?

Two boys smile while sitting at a desk, symbolizing how tutoring at Fit Learning builds confidence in young children and fosters a love of learning.

Does it seem to you like everything is more costly these days? If so, you're not alone. With the financial challenges of the past couple of years (COVID, inflation, general economic uncertainty, etc.), money is tight for many families. Given that, private tutoring for your learner may seem like a "nice to have" that can wait. However there are significant...[ read more ]

How to Help Your Reluctant Reader

unhappy looking girl in classroom looking at her notebook and who would benefit from evidence-based reading instruction from Fit Learning

Is your child a reluctant reader? Does he or she dislike reading? Have they always struggled with reading – perhaps it just never really “caught on”? Are you concerned they are falling behind or may be unprepared for future grades as the schoolwork (and the reading assignments) get more challenging? If so, Fit Learning can help get your reluctant reader...[ read more ]

Kindergarten Readiness Tutoring: Is My Child Ready?

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Are you concerned that your young learner may not be ready for school? Have you heard about Fit Learning’s Lil Fits curriculum and wondered if your child is at the right age for enrollment? Curious about what types of skills are needed before signing up for pre-K coaching? (In other words, how young is too young?) Nearly every day, it...[ read more ]

Executive Function Skills in Children: Why They Matter and How to Improve Them

girl looks interested and engaged while getting tutoring help at Fit Learning, where our method strengthens critical thinking skills

Have you noticed that your learner seems particularly disorganized? … rarely plans ahead and has a hard time staying on track? … has trouble getting started with (and completing) tasks or assignments … struggles with managing impulses or emotions … has difficulty recalling what was covered in class … often misplaces or loses assignments or schoolwork? Defining Executive Functioning If...[ read more ]

Helping Your Learner Retain What They’ve Learned

young girl struggles to retain what she's learned, while looking through a school book

Does your learner struggle with retaining information? Do you find that they initially grasp the concepts and complete the homework, but then can’t recall or apply that information for a test or later in the school year? Does your student often get frustrated when unable to remember what they’ve already “learned”? If so, you aren’t alone. We hear this concern...[ read more ]

Preparing for Private School Entrance Exams

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Is the plan for your learner to attend a private school? Is your student preparing to take the ISEE, SSAT, or another entrance exam? Are you wondering whether they are truly ready for an admission test?  If so, Fit Learning’s science-based method is an excellent resource for private school exam prep. Not only is Fit's approach effective and fun, but...[ read more ]

Phonics: Not Just For Little Kids

middle school student looks confused and overwhelmed while reading a school book, something Fit Learning can help with

Do you have an older learner struggling to learn how to read? Or a learner who can read but not smoothly or confidently — or who dreads every second of it? Perhaps you’ve heard about the effectiveness of Science of Reading methods (such as phonics) but figured they were just for young kids just starting to read. You may have...[ read more ]

The Science of Reading Isn’t Enough

school-aged girl reading and writing in notebook after tutoring at Fit Learning St. Louis

You’ve likely heard of the Science of Reading. Perhaps you saw our blog post discussing it. For those of us in the education realm, it seems like it’s in the news nearly every day, with many states, regions, and school districts adopting a Science of Reading approach. There’s even a trending podcast series about it. And for good reason ......[ read more ]