Does STEM reign supreme?

It's hard to read the papers and not be sold on the importance of education in STEM. So what role does the humanities and social science have in the education of today's students? A new book by George Anders argues that we must not discourage folks from majoring in liberal arts, as these careers sharpen critical thinking skills and help develop skills in a variety of new professions. As someone...
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Looking for specific traits in a tutor?

We've just added a few more tutors to the team, beyond what you see listed on the tutors page. Some have experience working with autistic kids, other tutors can help with less common subjects like computer science and psychology. Let me know if there's something specific you're looking for in a tutor. And we can give you a range of prices depending on where you can meet. For questions about...
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1st Day of School Approaches

1st Day of School Approaches
While some kids dread the end of summer, many parents look forward to the reduced parental obligations that school offers. Here's a breakdown of some of the local schools and their start dates: Seattle Public Schools 9/6 Bellevue Schools 8/31 Seattle Prep 8/25 Lakeside Upper 9/6, Middle 9/7 Bush 9/7 For questions about the test or tutoring, send us an email schuyler@tutor...
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Learning Disability Scholarship

The Seattle Tutoring Services Learning Disability Scholarship was created to recognize the challenges some students face in their academic and professional careers. As tutors, we work with students with identified and unidentified learning disabilities. Many people without learning disabilities do not fully appreciate the challenges they face and the persistence required to be successful. The a...
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Last Day of School

Last Day of School
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The weather has turned for the better, signalling the end of the school year is near. For kids in Seattle Public Schools, the last day of school is June 26. Originally planned from to be on the 23rd, the snow day in February pushed out the end of the year. Sometimes the summer can feel busier than the regular year. Summer camps, summer classes and sports usually keep kids busy. Math is one ...
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Not getting A’s in math?

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Great advice from my favorite author, E.O. Wilson: Don't stress about not getting A's in math. Stick w/ your scientific interests and you can always collaborate w/ math experts if necessary. Too many students stray from science due to math phobia: 
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ISEE test dates

ISEE test dates
The ISEE is an entrance exam for independent schools for students ranging from elementary to high school (four different levels: grades 2-4, 5-6, 7-8 and grades 9-12). There are online and in person opportunities to take the exam so take a look at https://www.erblearn.org/services/isee-overview for more info. Lyra Lyra is an experienced ISEE tutor who comes to the Seattle Tutoring Services team ...
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SSAT test dates

Upcoming SSAT test dates: Dec 9 2017, followed by Jan 6 2018. Early registration is recommended to avoid late fees and ensure a seat for the exam. See SSAT.org for more info. For questions about the test or tutoring, send us an email schuyler@tutoringservicesseattle.com, or call/text 206.999.0666 . I typically respond within 2 hrs.
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Struggled with math?

Struggled with math?
Scholarship for those who have had adversity studying math The Seattle Tutoring Services Math Scholarship was created to recognize the struggles of students in math courses and encourage students to forge a more successful path. As a math tutor, I realize studying math isn’t always fun. Getting stuck on homework problems, failing class, and struggling to get satisfactory standardized test scor...
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