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Review: Tutor in a Book

Better Grades As Easy As 1-2-3

Here we are, approaching the Parent Teacher Conferences for the first Semester of school. For many this is a dreaded time. A time of frustration when you know, as a parent, you’ve done everything you know how to do and it still isn’t enough to help your child. For many, the added expense of a tutor is beyond the budget. 

The reality is that school for some is a struggle. The good news is that academic achievement is not doomed for these students. While I believe education begins in the home, I also have appreciated those teachers who have taken the time to understand my child… analyzed how he learns and find success in spite of the obstacles.

At the beginning of the school year, I read Tutor in a Book: Better Grades as Easy as 1-2-3 by Alexandra Mayzler, founder of Thinking Caps Tutoring. Its a great book written to help all students reach their academic potential. Some of the features that really appealed to me were the interactive quizzes to help assess a child’s learning style and situation and the real-life case studies. There’s a substantial number of practical tips designed to boost a child’s organization, time management and study skills. All are inspiring ways to reach out to a child and help them succeed.

Ms. Mayzler takes the time through Tutor in a Book: Better Grades As Easy as 1-2-3 to explain and demonstrate techniques and strategies. The best part is that they are done in a diverse perspective and style. I love this because not every child learns the same.

One of the things I found in this book that is helpful to my children is the organization and study skills that help a child learn, take tests and open communication between the student and the teacher. 

Now is the perfect time to implement the book’s Seven Week Plan to get back up to speed, without the child feeling overwhelmed. It’s a great outline that can open a lot of opportunities for a child.

Throughout the book, the author uses four fictional characters, each representing students in different years of school. Through these characters, we witness the issue and technique to develop productively. While currently, my children are on track, this hasn’t always been the case and I loved the characters because they gave me insight into the issue and I felt it was a realistic representation that provided a great learning tool.

At the moment my six-year-old is my Over-Achiever and using the Tutor in a Book, I hope to reinforce this throughout her schooling through daily maintenance and a clear understanding of her priorities. These are the same values I hope to instill in all my children and help them understand the value of an education and that with a plan, it’s possible to do the impossible.

Whether your child is struggling, or you just want a resource for the toolbox on how to develop a more organized student and prepare them for test taking, organization and communication, I recommend Tutor In A Book: Better Grades As Easy as 1-2-3. You’ll close the book inspired and empowered to help your child. 

I received Tutor In A Book in order to facilitate an honest review. No other compensation was received. The opinions are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Others experience may vary.

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