Zoie Hoffman Tutoring Blog 

June 20, 2017

Has a fidget spinner made your eye twitch yet? I know many classroom teachers who have become frustrated with the little whirring spinners brought into their classroom and many parents who want to chunk them out the window of a moving car. After hearing all the buzz ab...

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.


February 2, 2017

I'll just come out and admit it. I LOVE to read. My home is filled with my favorite books that I read over and over again

June 21, 2016

I have been studying reading instruction and children's reading habits a lot lately. One trend that I have read about over and over in the past few weeks is that children enjoy reading less as they grow older. As children progress through their formal schooling it has...

June 16, 2016

If you have been following the blog this month you might have noticed that I have been on a reading kick. All my posts this month have been centered around reading at home. Honestly, if you are reading with your child at home and encouraging them to read during their f...

June 6, 2016

We have all heard it, reading at home is so very important for academic development. Research has been conducted for years, and this fact has become very clear. We read about it, hear about it from our children's teachers, and even see posts about it on Instagram from...

June 1, 2016

This may be one of my favorite posts, because the library is one of my FAVORITE places. I love going to tutor at the library and being at arms reach of so many great books and resources. I often roam the library before and after tutoring sessions stacking up books to c...

February 16, 2016

When talking to my student's parents I often hear their frustrations with sight words. Most elementary schools expect students to memorize sight words. This can be a great way to help children be better and more fluent readers, but can also be a big frustration point f...

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