Zoie Hoffman Tutoring Blog 

October 22, 2019

The teacher passed out the papers- all face down. This was the only time of the week you could hear a pin drop in the classroom as students kept quiet and looked up trying to run over their facts one more time. After the papers had been passed and the teacher made her...

October 17, 2019

I can hear it now. I hear and see it with almost every playdate, dinner date, and family gathering I attend. I hear it when I talk to other parents at nursery pick up and drop off. I hear it from the mouths of parents of older kids and younger kids when I see them walk...

September 24, 2019

Your middle schooler or high schooler is now writing papers for classes. The idea of filing full pages of white space can be intimidating, challenging, and overwhelming. While some students may lean on a peer, teacher, tutor, or parent for help, other overwhelmed stude...

September 17, 2019

Homework is becoming a struggle, test grades are low, and you’re worried things might be getting out of hand. Is your child struggling or are they just being a kid? Is this something that can be fixed at home or school, or do you need outside help? 

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August 13, 2019

It was 9:30am and the fifth 1st grade student had come up to my teaching table to ask me how long it was until lunch. The sixth student who came up to ask told me that I had a vein sticking out of my forehead. That’s the day that I decided we needed to place a visual o...

It’s here. The most anticipated, and sometimes dreaded, part of the year...it’s time to go back to school. Stores are filled with displays of colorful notebooks and pens. Social media is filled with ads for backpacks and school shoes. It’s like Christmas...but with way...

June 14, 2019

Some of my fondest memories are crowding around a little table in the middle of a pop-up camper playing board games with my cousins as rain hammered the campground we stayed in every year. We played to pass the time until we could go play outside, but during our time a...