Zoie Hoffman Tutoring Blog 

March 15, 2017

Let's talk about fat stacks.

If you are a paper fanatic, the smell may make you smile. 

Some parents can't even hold the stack with two hands and need a large zip lock baggie to carry it around. 

Some parents bind the stack with rubber bands that get stretched to the max.

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February 24, 2017

"I'm stupid" Tears well in my eyes as I see the tears in my student's eyes. She sits across from me staring at the book that I had set in front of her. She repe

November 9, 2016

How do you know if an online tutor is a good fit for your child? These five signs can help you decide.

October 3, 2016

Is your child terrified of making mistakes?

Do they often shy away from work that is out of their comfort zone, or refuse to do something they have never done before? Do they shut down when they get a wrong answer? Do they give up on their homework often? 

I often meet...

September 30, 2016

 It looked like the leaning tower of pisa made out of numbers. That's the only way I know how to describe the piece of schoolwork that my student slid across the table to me. The numbers of a multiplication problem were all slanted to the right and not aligned properly...

September 12, 2016

There has been a letter that a teacher sent to parents declaring that there would be not homework in her class this school year going around the internet. Many parents and teachers are praising this teacher for allowing her students to go home, be children, and enjoy f...

August 16, 2016

Nine simple tips for creating a stress-free homework routine.

February 8, 2016

Do any of these situations sound familiar to you?

  • Your child is stressed about school and their homework, it stresses you seeing them this way and you are at your wits end with what to do.

  • You feel like you are failing in helping your child with their educatio...

February 8, 2016

It feels like we just headed back to school, but time is flying and report cards are already making their way home. This can be a stressful time for students and families, when the first indication of how a child is doing at school becomes apparent in ink. As a child e...

February 8, 2016

Fall is approaching quickly! I get excited thinking about the crisp air, football, holidays and as always back to school time. Okay..well the air doesn't get so crisp here in Florida at first..but by darn that wont keep me from enjoying it. Along with fall it seems com...

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