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Fun Community Service Ideas

Community Service helpersEver stuck wondering about how to finish those40 community service hours? For  some,  40 hours of community service can seem like a lot. Yet, as part of the requirements for graduation within theYork Region District School Board, students must complete at least 40 hours of community involvement in order to graduate post-secondary school.

Although this does require some time, it’s really not too bad. There are actually many fun ways to finish community service hours.  It’s all about finding activities that are genuinely interesting and meaningful, so you won’t get bored or restless.

Summer Tutoring in Thornhill

Tutoring over SummerAre you thinking about continuing education through the summer? Good call! The importance of learning over the summer is a lot more crucial than we think. For the two months that we are not in school, we gradually forget about a lot of the material learned over the course of the year.

Similar to any learned skill such as  a sport or hobby, we will loose our ability to perform well if we do not practice consistently. The same theory is applied to academics. If we do not continue to develop our

Getting Ready for the New Semester

Are you excited for thenew semester? Ready or not, here it comes. To be as prepared as possible, it's important to take some steps toward being successful and improving ourselves as learners. Yet, how can we take these steps toward being better than we were in previous months? Well, the answer is quite simple--organize yourself! You'll be surprised how vital this skill can be when it comes to experiencing a smoother semester. Here are a few ways you can start!

Organize binder1. Get your binder ready

If you don't prepare your binder with paper and dividers now, when will you get around to it?

How to Prepare for the Literacy Test

Are you feeling nervous for theOntario literacy test? There is no reason to worry! The test can actually be a quite smooth and positive experience if you’re prepared.  Before we look at how to prepare, you need to understand the format of the OSSLT.  TheOSSLThas two booklets which must be completed in the given time frame of two and a half hours.  Each booklet addresses a different skill set. The first booklet offers multiple-choice and short answer questions in addition to a question requiring the student to create a newspaper report on a given headline and image.

Community Yard Sale

Yard sale at Thornhill TutorIn the mood for some good ol' Fall season re-organizing? The Jerrett Funeral Home- Vaughan Chapel will behostingtheir 3rd Annual Community Yard Sale and Market Place on August 10th , 2013 in the parking lot of Jerrett Funeral Home-Vaughan Chapel located at 8088 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON (Yonge St & Royal Orchard Blvd.) This organization is excited to have many excellent vendors attending the yard sale, selling items such as household goods, clothing, books, jewelry, furniture and  much more.

What are your Goals this Year?

Thornhill tutorAlthough many students sometimes seegoal settingas tedious, they should really appreciate the long-term benefits that this skill can offer. By establishing areas of your life to improve, both academic and personal, students will be able to set their minds toward achieving the task. With a positive mindset and perseverance, they will approach their goals more confidently and grow as a learner and an individual. So, this semester, they should start your year off right by setting at least 3 goals for themselves.

Back to School Savings

Back to School SavingsIt's that time again folks! It's time to get ready for school bags, packed lunches and fresh supplies. During this hectic time, we all want to find good deals on back-to-school merchandise. This year, I recommend Walmart as your #1 choice for great bargains. Whether you're looking for new calculators, yummy snacks or fun binders, you will find great ways to save here

Balancing Free Time and Homework

Thornhill TutoringBalancing free time and homework can be tricky, especially when the sunny weather starts to take over. Students often become easily distracted during this time as playing outdoors and socializing seems more appealing then staying indoors to complete homework. In this case, arrange a fair schedule for the number of hours that should be spent doing homework each evening and over the weekend. This should also be proportionate to the extent of work assigned. For instance, if the student comes home with a book report and science project, they may only be able to have half hour of television or social media time for that day.

Literacy Test Prep Time

Literacy Test PrepAre you ready for the literacy test? There are many ways to stay prepared and confident on the weeks leading up to the test. Firstly, you can refer to theEQAO websiteto obtain practice booklets, which are based on test form previous years. This practice gives students the opportunity to become more comfortable with the literacy test procedures, while also becoming familiar with the time constraints. In myThornhill Tutoringprogram, theLiteracy Test Prepcourse ensures that students are well prepared for the test.

Join the Aurora Library Club

Kids reading at Thornhill TutoringTo freshen up on your reading, you can prepare for some educational fun by joining the Book Club programat the Aurora Library. You will be able to discuss books you've  read, have fun, and make new friends! If you're interested in this great opportunity, you may register in advance at the Children's Information Desk on the second floor. Also note that Book Clubs are free, but participants must register with a valid Aurora Public Library card. Note- For an economically friendly way to arrive at book club, families and parents should arrange for a carpool.
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