The Tutoring Center, Milpitas CA



At times, getting children to enjoy the outdoors while managing all their school responsibilities and after-school classes can be challenging. If getting your children to enjoy nature is something you are interested in, this article by The Tutoring Center, Milpitas, CA, has some simple ideas of...

Children learning to code may sound intimidating, but not to worry, it’s a lot less scary than it sounds. Learning to code has a lot more benefits than what you may imagine. Coding helps develop a lot of skills that can help your child. In this technological world that we live in, coding can...

Help Your Child Prepare for the New School Year

All students, no matter their age or grade, can be affected by the summer learning slide, resulting in students returning to school for the new year unprepared for the lessons ahead. Tutoring Center of Milpitas has prepared a post to help you...

If your student’s end-of-year report card includes grades which you both expected to be higher or included teacher’s comments about challenge areas, The Tutoring Center, Milpitas CA has prepared the following article to help.

A Teacher’s Advice

Your student’s teacher is in the best position...

Helping Your Child See the Benefits of Math

It isn’t always easy for children to see the relevance of learning math to their future adult life. However, as every parent knows, math is not only relevant to everyday adult life, but actually beneficial. If this is familiar to you, below is a post...

Reading Lessons at Home

The academic and career paths which will be open to your student are determined by their reading level. If your child struggles with reading, The Tutoring Center, Milpitas has some tips which you can utilize at home.

Flyers and Junk Mail

When you signed up for an email...

Learning Through Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is a great way to give your home and your family a fresh start. If you will be enlisting your children’s help during this year’s spring cleaning, The Tutoring Center, Milpitas has some tips to make the task subtly educational.



Preparing for an Exam

It’s not uncommon for students to dislike sitting exams, however, the grades they achieve can determine their future academic opportunities. Below is a post from The Tutoring Center, Milpitas CA with tips to help any student prepare for an exam.

A Plan

As soon as a student...

Studying with music can have its pros and cons. To learn about the negative consequences about it, continue reading.

Why You Shouldn't Study With Music

It Can Be Very Distracting

While relaxing and classical music can help you focus better, energetic songs with lyrics can do the exact opposite....

Puzzles can be a fun way for your child to pass the time. More so than that, however, puzzles can be a fun way for your child to develop skills. To learn how your child can benefit from solving puzzles, read below.

How Solving Puzzles Helps Your Child


Firstly, building a puzzle can...

A dehydrated child won't think, act, or grow as well as one that is. To make sure your child is drinking enough water on a daily basis, read and follow the tips mentioned in the post below.

How to Keep Your Child Hydrated

Help Them Understand

First, if your child understood why it's imperative...

Keeping an organized notebook will help you have more effective study sessions, and as a result, more successful performances in your tests. For tips on how you can organize your notebooks to help you become a better student, continue reading.

How to Organize Your Notebooks

  1. The first tip is...

An organized mind can make better decisions and keep up with their duties more successfully. For that reason, you should help your child keep their backpack tidy and properly arranged. To learn tips on the matter, continue reading.

How to Help Your Child Organize Their Backpack

  1. The first tip...

If you're ever wondered what the use of learning a second language is, then this post is the one for you! Read on to find out a few of its many benefits.

How Learning a Second Language Can Help You

  1. When you learn a new language, you also learn about the culture around said language. This will...

Museums are places that are conducive to learning. If your child is off school, but you want them to continue to develop intellectually during their break, follow the tips below so you can take them to the museum.

How to Visit a Museum with Your Child

  1. There are historical museums, museums...

Final exams can be very intimidating (even just their name!). Still, if you want to make it out of finals week with your head held up high, here are a few tips that can help you achieve just that!

How to Prepare for Finals

  1. First and foremost, you should realize that you won't be able to have...

Your child likely spends most of their time at school or at home. This means that you and their teacher are the two most influential people in their life. That's why it is important that you communicate with them so you can be on the same page regarding your child's education.

What to Ask Your...


While homework can get pretty overwhelming at times, having a clear plan of action will help you get through it in a more effective manner. Continue reading to learn homework strategies you can employ to complete your academic duties successfully.

Homework Strategies

  1. First, have goals that...

Your thesaurus is a tool that can help you learn. Still, for that to happen, you need to first learn to use it correctly. If not, your thesaurus could actually derail your efforts of becoming a better student. For tips on how to employ your thesaurus effectively, refer to the post below.

How to...


Academic burnouts are a phenomenon that causes students to lose all interest in their school life, and may even cause them to have trouble learning new information. As you can imagine, this can be troubling, which is why you should read the post below to find tips on how you can avoid burning...
Believe it or not, simply visiting a library can increase a child's interest in becoming an avid reader. That's why, if you have a young child at home, you should follow the tips below before your next trip to the library, so they can have a pleasant experience that will be conducive to...

Winter break is finally over, which means it's time to go back to school. However, if you're feeling less-than-excited to return, or if you're even feeling nervous about it, here are a few tips that can help you overcome your anxiety.

How to Ease Back-to-School Nerves

  1. First of all, you need...

As winter break comes closer and closer, it's time to start planning for it. That's why, if you want to have a care-free holiday season, that's productive and fun at the same time, you should follow the tips mentioned in this post.

How to Plan a Productive and Fun Winter Break

Finish School the...

Do tests make you nervous? If that's the case, you should read the post below to find out the most common mistakes students make on tests, so you can learn to avoid them and ensure you'll answer your upcoming tests as efficiently as possible.

Avoidable Test-Taking Mistakes

Not Being Prepared

As a parent, you surely want what's best for your child. If that's the case, you should try reading with them on a daily basis, since doing so can positively impact their development in a great manner. To learn a few ways in which reading with your child can benefit them, continue reading the...
When you start at a new school, you don't know the place nor the people, and you miss your old friends. All in all, it can be a very intimidating and challenging experience. If you're going through it, here you'll find tips on how to make it easier for you.

How to Start in a New School

  1. The...
A "can do" attitude can boost your child's academic performance, their confidence, and their outlook on life. However, if your child could use some assistance to truly believe in their abilities, below you'll find some tips on how you can help.

How to Develop a "Can Do" Attitude in Your Child

Summer break is synonymous with breaking out of the regular routine. However, doing so can have its downsides, as having no routine at all may mean that your child will end up lost. To help them out in this respect, you can create a summer routine for them that can provide structure for their...
With summer break here, you may be worried that your child will develop unhealthy TV habits while they're not attending school. However, there are ways you can keep that from happening. Continue reading to find out what they are.

How to Create Healthy TV Habits

Lead By Example

Your child looks up...
To many students, a highlighter is a trusty companion during their study sessions. However, there's much debate about the actual efficiency of simply highlighting a textbook to assimilate information. Employing a highlighter to study can be useful, but only if it's done correctly. To learn how a...
To learn in school, you need to pay attention to your classes. If this isn't your strong suit, however, this post will share a few ways to improve and become a more attentive student in the classroom.

How to Pay Attention in Class

Eat and Sleep Well

Lest you want your hunger and tiredness to take...
Reading can provide myriad benefits: from a wider vocabulary to better communication skills and more well-rounded opinions. If you'd like your young child to reap these benefits right away, here are a few ways you can introduce them to reading.

How to Introduce a Child to Reading

  1. The first step...
If you have a young child at home, it's likely that you want to help them be a successful student once they enroll in school. One way you can do this is to introduce them to basic skills from an early age, so they can develop them and have a head start in their academic life. To help you out in...
Do you wish to become a better student this new year? If you answered "yes," then you should be aware that setting academic goals can give you the drive and focus you need to turn that wish a reality. For a few tips on how to set effective academic goals for the new year, read below.

How to Set...

School is almost over for the year. While the idea of starting your winter break early may be tempting, go through the post below so you can be motivated to end your school term successfully.

How to End the School Term Successfully

Do Your Best Until the End

With the finish line so close, it's...
No matter what field your child ends up working in, strong spelling skills will be required for them to communicate successfully. If you want to help them become better spellers, put the tips below to good use.

How to Help Your Child Be a Better Speller

Reading and Writing

When you read, you...
Procrastination can be a dangerous thing, especially when you're a student who should be focusing on learning and studying. If you find it challenging to keep your mind on your academic duties, the following post can help you steer away from procrastination and increase your productivity during...
Math is a wonderful subject that can help your child develop several skills and parts of their brain, such as their logical thinking. However, many students view math as a school subject that is anything but wonderful. If your child is one of those who prefers to stay away from math altogether,...
We all grew up listening to fairytales. They were just fantastic stories that took us to a place where everything was possible. We never took notice of the message they left us when in fact they can be great learning tools. The Tutoring Center, Milpitas CA would like you to know some of the...
For children and adults alike listening to the word game makes studying more bearable. Just thinking of learning new vocabulary may make some students dread the lesson, but if you tell them there is a game involved they will be less reluctant to “study”.

Vocabulary Jeopardy

You need five...
“Are we there yet?” Everyone has heard this question being asked many times while we are on the road. Summer is a time for vacation and many of them involve being on the road for long periods, but how can we make them more bearable for our children? With games and entertainment, of course. The...
It’s summer, school is out, and your children are free from classes and homework; this doesn’t mean they have to stop learning and forget what they already learned. On the contrary, summer break is a new opportunity for their minds to expand. This summer, any trip can be an educational trip,...
No one is born with a love of reading, it is something that is acquired over time. There are many adults who don’t like reading because they were never taught them how to love it. Fortunately, you can help your children develop the taste for reading and you can too…if you don’t already do. The...
Summer vacations mean saying good-bye to schoolwork and probably, to most of what your children learned the past school year. Summer slide is really common and fortunately, it’s avoidable: there are many fun activities you can try with your children to prevent. Besides looking for tutoring in...
Going to the zoo with your child can give you both a chance to bond and enjoy a nice day outside. However, you can take your visit to the zoo a step further and ensure that it will also be a fun learning experience for your child. For a few ideas on how you can take advantage of this opportunity...
While summer break has just started, you should realize that this is the perfect time to start preparing for the new school year. For a few ideas on how you can do just that, continue reading.

How to Get Ready for the New School Year

Go Over Your Notes

Unless you want to go into the new grade as a...
Summer brain drain is a real threat that can affect your child over their break. It occurs when a student neglects their studies during their summer vacation, causing them to forget everything they have learned in the previous school year. To prevent this from happening to your child, continue...
You've probably heard that you should keep a journal at some point. However, if you aren't sure of what you would be getting out of it (aside from the documentation of your daily life, feelings or memories), here are a few ways in which journaling can benefit you.

Why You Should Keep a Journal


To learn how to use grammar correctly, your child will have to learn an overwhelming amount of rules and their exceptions. If you'd like to give them a hand in this area, you can read through the post below.

How to Help Your Child Develop Their Grammar Skills

Encourage Them to Become Avid...

Keeping your child's mind sharp can help them become better students, as their brain will be more awake and receptive to information. For that reason, you should provide your child with certain games that will allow them to build on different abilities. For a few game ideas, continue reading.


There is no dearth of similar and confusing words in the English language. Here are some examples with devices for helping to remember how to use these words correctly.

Beside vs Besides

"Beside" means next to. "Besides" means except. When someone says, "besides the point," what they actually...
The summer months allow your child to take a break from the sometimes rigorous academic school year. Even though these months are spent away from the academic environment of school, it doesn’t mean they should stop learning. A great way to make sure your child continues to learn during the summer...
Time management can be your biggest ally or your worst enemy when you’re a student. This is why, if you want to be able to stay on top of all of your responsibilities, you need to be organized and create a schedule in which you plan your afternoons. If you need a few tips on how to achieve just...
As your child is growing, you know there are many healthy habits you should be assisting him or her to accomplish. For example, you’re probably already working on healthy sleeping habits with your child. You may also wish to focus on helping your child improve his or her study habits. One way you...
School and extracurricular activities demand a great amount of energy from your children, and there’s nothing like a good night’s sleep to keep their bodies and brain healthy. However, there can be a few things that may affect the quality of sleep of your children. For this reason at The Tutoring...
 The physical benefits of regular exercise are clear to see; if your child gets their recommended hour of physical activity every day they’ll be fitter, stronger, have healthier teeth and bones and more energy. There are a number of other benefits of exercise that are a little less...
If you have a child at home who is currently in school, you may want to consider enrolling them in one-on-one tutoring sessions (even if they’re not having trouble with any of their subjects). Truth is, personalized tutoring can bring with it a myriad of benefits. If you’d like to know more about...
As a new year is about to begin, we’re sure that you plan to start the new school term right and give it everything you’ve got. Part of this is being an organized and responsible student, and keeping an agenda to remind you of your homework. If you’d like a few tips on using your agenda...
Strong links have been shown between creativity and positive psychological and cognitive attributes such as self-confidence, abstract thinking, sensitivity, and taking pleasure in challenges. These are attributes we’re sure you’d like your child to develop, and luckily you can help that happen....
The benefits of reading can’t be overstated; it increases vocabulary and writing skills, develops analytical thinking, enhances memory plus, it’s a great way to reduce stress. These are just a few reasons to instill your children with this great habit from a young age. 

At The Tutoring Center...
Children who are read to from a young age, and continue on to read frequently for themselves, as they are able to, are statistically ahead of their classmates in academics. They also have a tendency to be more creatively minded. We understand that it can be difficult to commit to reading to your...
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