Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Do’s and Don’ts of Academic Essay Writing

Writing, in all of its various forms and styles, can best be compared to international law. Each country has a different set of rules and regulations, but for the most part, all countries have some similar general laws regarding crime, safety, taxes, etc. This is true with writing. Whether you’re writing creatively, working on an academic essay, or drafting a lab report, you’ll use the same basic principles of grammar and spelling. When it comes to the more specific stylistic details, however, standards change from one form of writing to the next.  In this section, we’ll discuss the general do’s and don’ts of academic essay writing.


What to avoid:

  •        Contractions (ex. Don’t, can’t, wouldn’t)
  •       Slang and colloquialisms (informal phrases such as “She’s going nuts,” and “gonna”)
  •        Personal pronouns (I, we, you, my, me, mine, your). Avoid these unless you’re providing a personal anecdote to support your essay
  •        Passive voice—use passive voice only when absolutely necessary

o   Ex. Passive: is illustrated à Active: illustrates
  •       Repetition (using a variety of vocab will help you avoid repetition)


Incorporate all of these into your writing:

  •        Perfect grammar, punctuation, and formatting
  •       Advanced vocabulary
  •       References/Citations when necessary
  •       Complex and varied sentence structure

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Redesigned SAT: What are the Biggest Changes?

The College Board has announced that it’s completely redesigned the SAT standardized test, which will be effective March of 2016. The goal behind the changes is to test students on material they'll encounter more commonly in high school and college. If you’re taking the SAT after that date, then tune in to the key changes below so you can study smarter:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Does Your Child Need a Tutor? Watch for These Warning Signs

Most parents don’t sign up their children for tutoring programs until a teacher recommends they do so— at which point the child’s grades have dropped and it’s a serious problem. Many students at this point have fallen far below standards and face extreme difficulty in bringing up their academic performance.
There are many warning signs, however, that will help you to spot potential issues and stop them before they become serious setbacks.

Below are a list of common “symptoms” that your child is in need of a tutor:

· Homework becomes increasingly difficult

· Feeling anxiety before exams or quizzes

· Self-esteem and confidence are decreasing

· Showing disinterest in learning

· Resistance to doing homework or studying

· Feelings of impatience or wanting to give up

· Reluctance to go to school

At eTutorsZone, we’ll work with your child to help reverse these symptoms and get them back on track. Our customized online tutoring services ensure that your child will receive the one-on-one attention they need to succeed. After going through our program, our students report that they experience an improvement in grades, self-esteem, and increased motivation. Book a free trial to see how eTutorsZone can help your child excel!

How to Prevent the Summer Learning Loss

The NSLA reports that multiple studies have shown that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Furthermore, those studies report that most students lose on average about 2 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical skills alone, not to mention the other core academic subjects.

Follow eTutorsZone's tips below to reduce summer learning loss and help your student excel this summer:

1. Mobile Apps and Online Games

Educational mobile apps and online activities are a great way for your student to learn while they have fun this summer. Whether it’s during a car ride, after breakfast, or a replacement for video games, set aside at least 30 minutes each day for your child to dig into some educational fun!

We recommend downloading mobile apps that address the core academic areas (math, science, language arts, and social studies). Not sure where to start? Check out the list of top academic mobile apps:

2. Go on family field trips

Whether it’s going to your local library or a museum, field trips are a great way to spend quality family time with an educational purpose. Libraries and museums aren’t all, either! Trips to the zoo, botanical gardens, farm tours, and cooking classes are a great way to get your child measuring, observing, and learning.

3. Get Social
Encouraging your child to socialize with other children in group activities is a great way for them to build communications skills and make new friends– it is summer, after all! Whether it’s joining a book club or signing up for an enrichment activity, your child will benefit on a personal and educational level from socializing.

4. Enroll in a custom eTutorsZone program

Custom online courses with experienced tutors are a convenient and affordable way to reinforce what your child has already learned in school, while helping prepare them to excel in the upcoming year. Our online tutoring not only reverses summer learning loss, but will also help give your child the edge they need to be a step ahead. Book a free trial to learn more!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Why online tutoring is so popular?


 We look around and find new crimes and scary situations for children. It is not even safe for a student to go to school anymore. In addition to that, if a child needs to travel for tutoring, it can create a lot of stress for the student and the parents. Over that the time constraints and time wasted while traveling.

Online tutoring has the advantage of availability when students need and ready for it. And therefore with students so busy these days doing sports, extracurricular activities, fitting in an actual tutor can be difficult. With online tutoring, there are no schedules to work around.
Learning is most effective when there is an immediate feedback. Interactive online sessions give best results because they are dynamic and highly engaging. Many parents need to brush up their knowledge of the subjects and they feel shy to approach any recourse to do so. With interactive sessions of tutoring online, they could come out of the shyness and help children with necessary guidance in their review exercises and homework Help. In fact because of these interactive sessions students see, hear and text chats with teachers making each session a truly live experience.

You need not worry about the subject doubts and clarification process as the online tutors are available with their accurate knowledge. And it comes to the doorstep with a click which is a great saving factor in the midst of their daily chores. At the advanced level of studies, online tutoring  also allow students to learn at their own pace without feeling the need to keep up with other students, as is often the case in a typical classroom setting. In fact, many students achieve better results when using online tutorials than when sitting in a classroom. 
This element of online tutoring adds excitement and make the session more interactive and all together making it a truly an enriching experience for both the tutor as well the student.

Etutorszone creates a cordial and student sensitive atmosphere in our sessions. The feedback is open between student and tutor. Each session ends with a Q/A time. This creates a well rounded and productive session. For a well planned and safe environment, with a customized lesson plan please

Custom plans and discounts offered.