Posts by Kirk Clarke

Young Children Learning at Home During Covid-19

During this uncertain time when students will be at home instead of in the classroom, parents may wonder what kinds of learning resources can they provide to their young children. At Gold Star Tutors we would like to recommend a website that is safe and stimulates learning in Math for students in kindergarten through grade 3. It’s colourful, interactive and many teachers and parents have raved about the effectiveness of this website. The website is called Starfall Education. Here is the link to the homepage: https://www.starfall.com/h/ We hope your kids Continue Reading

How to Get Ready for a New Semester

New semester is a new life change and many students become anxious, fearful or even panicked as a new semester approaches. At Gold Star Tutors, we believe it’s best to take on a new semester in a planned, thoughtful and organized way. This can greatly diminish the stress that often comes with a new semester. We now share 8 steps to a better, more successful semester. Find out what you need for gear, textbooks and resources ahead of time and whether or not you need a brand new textbook. You Continue Reading

World’s Greatest Teacher 2019

What’s your favorite subject? Is it Math, Chemistry, Physics, Geography…or some other subject? Perhaps you’ve had a teacher who was a great role model, who inspired you, who made a difference in your life. Teachers have the power to make or break lives. A great lesson can inspire a passion for a subject that lasts a lifetime, while lackluster teaching can kill any desire for learning. Teachers who make a significant difference in their students’ lives – sometimes against all odds – deserve to be celebrated. The Global Teacher Prize Continue Reading

10,000 hours

Around the world, many experts in their respective fields, are in agreement that one must put in at least 10,000 hours of practice before he or she can be considered an expert. Have you lamented that you’re not very proficient at what you do?  Maybe you haven’t yet devoted a total of 10,000 hours of work in that job or endeavor. Time and time again it has been demonstrated that only after 10,000 hours of hitting balls back and forth can a player be considered an expert tennis player.  Only Continue Reading