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Chapter 4: Troubleshooting Motivational Problems

[A note about gender language: he and she are used in alternating sections of the book. This section uses the masculine.] The best way to deal with most motivation and behavior problems is by giving students a taste of success. That success, along with an adult’s undivided attention for an hour or two a week, […]

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Talks and Presentations

Sylvia Keepers is available to give talks and interactive presentations on several topics related to tutoring kids and coaching tutors and teachers. In connection with some of these events she offers, by arrangement, free introductory tutoring in speed reading for teens. She also will be available to discuss these and take questions online through the […]

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Comprehension and Reading Speed

Helping Teens Become Enthusiastic Independent Readers: Strategies and Techniques Sylvia offers a 1.25 to 1.5-hour presentation for parents and teachers on reading comprehension (“teaching kids how to read their textbooks without dying of boredom”) or on reading speed (“teaching your teen to read faster AND understand more”). Parents will be interested in ACT prep, and […]

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