Help Your Youngsters Maintain Friendships During the Pandemic

In the best of times, tween friendships are tricky and shifting, inevitably hitting snags. Being cut off from peers during the pandemic leave some feeling left out or bullied online or an open target for gossip. Phyllis Fagell, a psychotherapist, school counselor and author of Middle School Matters, provides insights into what your child may be experiencing or feeling with concrete approaches you can use to help your tweens and teens during this period of social isolation and long after. Under the best of circumstances, middle schoolers have to navigate Continue Reading

Online Tutoring at Gold Star Tutors

At Gold Star Tutors we provide high quality online tutoring to students in Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or ESL using Zoom. Do you or a loved one struggle with assignments, quizzes, midterms, tests or exams? We specialize in helping the student understand the material so they can complete their assignments, prepare for tests and exams. We will help you: Improve Your Knowledge through One-on-One HelpMeet Learning Objectives Easier and EarlierKeep up-to-date with homework assignmentsAce quizzes, tests, mid-terms and exams. The benefits you’ll receive from our tutoring service are: Higher grades on Continue Reading

Learning Math Online

During this time when people must stay indoors and self-isolate, it can be especially difficult for children. Kids generally like to be active and enjoy being outside. However, while children are indoors and looking for something to do, we can provide them with wholesome, fun, learning tools. This is where IXL Math can help. This website can help young students gain fluency and confidence in math. IXL helps students get better in essential skills, at their own pace, through fun and interactive questions and built in support and motivating awards. Continue Reading

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