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Adventure Awaits

It is back­-to­-school season and the most frequently asked question I get is, “Are you ready?”. As a teacher, I view ‘years’ as September through June, not January through December. That leaves July and August. These months offer a very different pace than the rest...

Intelligences and Learning Styles

Your child’s learning style is their mind’s particular way of mentally absorbing and processing information. Their  process and ability is what makes them unique and special. It is the very reason everyone has talent or skills and why there are other areas they find...

A Good Night’s Rest and Learning

You have heard about the importance of a good night’s rest and how it helps with learning when you were a student. Now that you are an adult, you play many roles as parents, teachers, employees, etc; and you believe that sleep is important for efficiency. You may...

How to Build Confidence In Your Children

There is much to say about the importance of motivation and how it relates to self-esteem or confidence. Even as adults many people are always thinking of ways to improve confidence by changing their appearance, learning a new hobby, obtaining a degree, or learning...

Why I Am Still Teaching Even After “Retiring”

After years of teaching in New York State general and special education classrooms, and after more years directing curriculum and instruction as a school administrator, I returned joyfully to the classroom where my mission was to reengage struggling high school...

5 Reasons to Hire a Tutor

Have you been thinking about hiring tutoring services to assist your child in learning? Well, the Vida Learning Center is thinking about you and your child and we want to help you further your child’s learning experience. We know that family is one of the most...

4 Benefits of the Orton Gillingham Approach

The Academy of Orton Gillingham is today and the future’s answer for helping students who learn a different and unique way. Before looking into online tutoring services come and experience the Orton Gillingham Approach for treatment for different types learning. The...