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Where, oh where, to study for exams?

by Tutoring Center

March 19, 2019

  Finding a place to study at home can be impossible. Children, pets and spouses always notice when you ignore them, and chores never get done “automagically.” That’s why we encourage students to study in a ...

Multitasking actually costs more than it saves

by Tutoring Center

January 24, 2019

    Some of us cannot walk and chew gum at the same time. Others can bicycle while chewing gum, applying makeup and taking phone calls. The difference, arguably, is in the ability to multitask, or successfully do multi...

You are your own boss in college

by Tutoring Center, Times Contributor

December 11, 2018

    Adulting is hard. There are bills to pay, children to raise, bosses to please, parents to assist. Oh, and college to attend. College, you now know, isn’t like high school. In high school, teachers t...

Classifying instructors: alien, robot or human?

by Tutoring Center, Times Contributor

November 5, 2018

    For many people, one of the scariest places in grade school was the mysterious “Teachers Lounge.” Teachers would disappear inside, leaving students to wonder what happened behind closed doors. Well, they...

For better results, shake up that brain of yours

by Tutoring Center

October 19, 2018

  Insanity, the saying goes, is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. We all do it: repeat what we know does not work for us. Stopping at the grocery store during rush hour to “...

Get to know math – it’s a good friend to have

by Tutoring Center, Times Contributor

October 10, 2018

    Math has an image problem: People believe it’s big, ugly and mean. Try thinking of Math as an intimidating neighbor, a grease-stained bearded mechanic who scares dogs into silence with a glance but kind...

Go old-school when studying for exams

by Tutoring Center, Times Contributor

May 18, 2018

    Finish this song, if you can: A B C D E F G H I J K L - M - N - O - P…? Is the melody now stuck in your head? How about this poem: I before e except after c or when sounding like a in ________ and ___...

Let Google Drive you around school

by Tutoring Center

May 1, 2018

    If MATC staff had a nickel for every thumb drive (aka flash drive or USB stick) left in a computer on campus, they would be rich. Unfortunately, those drives store an awful lot of lost homework. There ...

Let’s make studying a team sport

by Tutoring Center

April 17, 2018

    Basketball, baseball and football are popular sports for a reason: teamwork. Yes, it is exciting to watch an individual win a gold medal speed skating – Apolo Ohno! Humans are social creatures, though,...

Do not read that textbook (maybe)!

by Tutoring Center

March 13, 2018

    You have probably figured out that no one cuddles up on the sofa to read a math textbook. The reason: Math is not about “text” – it is about problems, functions, rules and formulas. Math textbooks t...

Your voice is an awesome study tool

by Tutoring Center

February 16, 2018

    For example, if you read a textbook and nothing seems to stick … well, that is understandable. Very few people remember what they only read, if it is not in story format. This is one of the reasons text...

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