Tutoring in today's academic climate is widespread, as stressed-out students turn to outside help to handle standardized tests such as the ISEE, SSAT, and COOP and to improve their academic work. While tutoring companies of all kinds are proliferating, parents and students should be wary of who they work with. The kinds of tutors that help children in the long run not only work on content but also help students with study and time-management skills that last a lifetime. In addition, students have to work diligently and honestly to get the most out of tutoring. Read more about how students can best work with tutors.
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