Snow day make ups

Parents of students in Seattle Public Schools are reeling from 5 days of missed school...and now the question is: When will we make up the days? Seattle Public Schools has decided to tack on 5 days to the end of the regular school year, making June 27th the final day. But for seniors, their graduation will not change, therefore their final day will be June 23rd. More info here.
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A New Semester

As we start a new semester, folks often ask for help. Many of the tutors get a full schedule quickly, so it's best to get acquainted early in the semester, even if you schedule a session several weeks out. For last minute requests, there is one tutor, Annie, who has become adept at online tutoring. A number of students have found it very helpful to do a hybrid of in person and online tutoring. One bonus is the rates tend to be quite low for online tutoring, as the tutor doesn't have to consider ...
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How much sleep do kids need?

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Thanks to recent research from UW, we now have a better idea about how high school start times affect students. Biology professor Horatio de la Iglesia and doctoral student Gideon Munster recently released a report documenting their findings. By starting school an hour later, students gained half an hour of sleep, according to the researchers. And more importantly, the this extra sleep translated into the teenagers' improvements in school performance and attendance. The researcher's publi...
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SAT dates

Looking for upcoming test dates? For late summer/fall 2018, here are the test dates, with regular registration deadline in parentheses: Aug 25 (July 27), Oct 6 (Sept 6), Nov 3 (Oct 5), Dec 1 (Nov 2). Typically our most experienced test prep tutor is booked far in advance but at the moment there is room for one student. Drop us a line if you're interested. [email protected]  
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Biology help

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Taking biology for the first time isn't always the best experience. The topic requires a lot of memorization. With several pre-med students on the team, biology tutoring comes naturally.   Whether it's AP Biology, honors, or standard bio, we can teach you the study techniques that work best for the subject. Sometimes teachers don't explain the context of various concepts or processes. Why is mitosis important to understand and when does it happen? Maybe you're the type of pe...
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Bellevue Private Elementary Schools

Given the terrible state of traffic in the Seattle area, it's always helpful to find a school close to home. Why not create a map-based guide to private schools? On the Seattle Nanny Services blog, I just wrapped up a post called Bellevue Private Elementary Schools . I plugged in all the school's addresses onto a google map and when you click on each marker, you'll see few facts about it. Additionally, there's a link for directions to show how far it is from your home.
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Summer activities

The sun is shining bright and school is nearly out. Parents often ask, What are good activities for kids to stay sharp with academics? There are lots of STEM summer camps these days. The most important thing for STEM related education is that kids find it accessible and exciting. Maybe your child like airplanes--check out the offerings at the Museum of Flight. The Pacific Science Center has always had a great selection of camps  which they offer at a variety of locations on the eastside and in S...
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Nannies

Having tutored for over two years now, we've learned a lot of things about supporting parents and their children. One of those things is having the right help. We're constantly scouring the area, recruiting top tutors. We've learned that some of our most cherished tutors happen to be experienced nannies. In fact, their references from their nanny families proved instrumental in revealing the great skill and care they bring. Recently, we've started offering families referrals to highly qual...
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