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  • The $4 Million Teacher (is this Korean model the future of education in the U.S.?)

    08/04/2013 10:38:30 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    Wall St Journal ^ | 8/3/2013 | AMANDA RIPLEY
    Kim Ki-hoon earns $4 million a year in South Korea, where he is known as a rock-star teacher—a combination of words not typically heard in the rest of the world. Mr. Kim has been teaching for over 20 years, all of them in the country's private, after-school tutoring academies, known as hagwons. Unlike most teachers across the globe, he is paid according to the demand for his skills—and he is in high demand. Mr. Kim works about 60 hours a week teaching English, although he spends only three of those hours giving lectures. His classes are recorded on video, and...
  • Are we leaving gifted students behind?

    09/06/2011 11:44:40 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 29 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 31, 2011 | Stacy Teicher Khadaroo,
    Ian McKeachie is a freckled 15-year-old who "drifted along" in elementary school. Not because he didn't love to learn or because it wasn't a good school, but because he mastered new concepts so quickly that the classroom work presented no challenge. "My teachers would usually use me as a tutor for the other kids," he says, "so I was engaged in school, just not in a way that had me learning."
  • Military families offered free online tutoring paid by Defense Department

    11/29/2010 7:32:39 PM PST · by darrellmaurina
    Pulaski County Daily News ^ | 11/20/2010 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Nov. 20, 2010) — Children of military personnel already face educational challenges due to frequent moves, but what happens when dad or mom has been sent to Afghanistan and is no longer available to help with homework? Military parents who need help tutoring their children have a new option to help their child’s education. Anne Marie Laredo, Fort Leonard Wood’s school liaison officer, said she and library director Joyce Waybright had been disappointed that more parents aren’t using, an online tutoring program which is free to military parents. That’s changed recently, Laredo said. “I’m happy...
  • Obama's Mideast tutor bemoans Hamas' inability to fire more rockets into Israel

    11/02/2009 10:29:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies · 501+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11/2/09 | Ed Lasky
    In a front page Los Angeles Times article "Allies of Palestinians see a friend in Obama" , a going away party for Rashid Khalidi, a Palestinian academic and activist with a long-record of anti-Israel action, Barack Obama gave a special tribute to Khalidi, his friend and frequent dinner companion. Then state senator Obama spoke warmly about the meals prepared by Khalidi's wife and credited his many talks with Khalidi as being:
  • S. Korea: Bad times at home keep English teachers here

    06/15/2009 8:36:00 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 414+ views
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 06/15/09 | Ben Hancock
    Bad times at home keep English teachers here June 15, 2009 Alexis Cuperus, an American living in Korea, says she won’t be going home this year, and maybe not the next year either. Teaching English in the city of Jinju, South Gyeongsang, Cuperus had planned to head back to school and seek her teacher licensure in Texas next March. But, like many expatriates here, fear of sinking into debt without a job to help dig her out have led her to re-evaluate. “I’m definitely in the boat of many English teachers in South Korea,” she says. As North America continues...
  • Female tutors are best for boys

    08/25/2007 4:38:15 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 23 replies · 1,463+ views
    Reuters via The Times of India ^ | 25 Aug 2007, 0009 hrs IST | Reuters
    CALGARY (ALBERTA): The reading skills of young male students may improve more when boys are tutored by women, a Canadian study shows, contradicting some school policies to hire male teachers to improve boys’ literacy. Herb Katz, an education professor at the University of Alberta, took 175 boys in the third and fourth grades, identified as struggling readers, and paired them with a research assistant who worked on their reading skills for 30 minutes a week over 10 weeks. On average, the boys paired with female tutors felt better about their reading skills after the 10 weeks than those who were...
  • U.S. homework outsourced as "e-tutoring" grows

    09/28/2006 12:40:44 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies · 827+ views ^ | Sep 28, 2006 | Jason Szep
    BOSTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Private tutors are a luxury many American families cannot afford, costing anywhere between $25 to $100 an hour. But California mother Denise Robison found one online for $2.50 an hour -- in India. "It's made the biggest difference. My daughter is literally at the top of every single one of her classes and she has never done that before," said Robison, a single mother from Modesto. Her 13-year-old daughter, Taylor, is one of 1,100 Americans enrolled in Bangalore-based TutorVista, which launched U.S. services last November with a staff of 150 "e-tutors" mostly in India with...
  • Parents shell out big bucks for tutors(NYC tutor craze)

    09/02/2006 4:08:54 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies · 1,281+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 09/02/06 | Lisa Kassenaar
    Parents shell out big bucks for tutors By Lisa Kassenaar BLOOMBERG NEWS Published September 2, 2006 When Casey Ravitz graduated in June from Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, she had spent 14 years in three private schools in New York City. For eight of those years, she had kept weekly appointments with $100-an-hour Manhattan tutors. "I had a lot of friends who were being tutored, too," says Miss Ravitz, 18, an investment banker's daughter who moved to Chicago last month to attend DePaul University. "My last tutor wouldn't let me get away with anything. She was the most...
  • Reducing Snowbirds Team not an Option, (Canadian) Air Force Says

    08/31/2006 6:59:29 AM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 22 replies · 2,707+ views
    Ottawa Citizen ^ | August 31, 2006 | David Pugliese
    Reducing Snowbirds team not an option, air force says Plan to replace planes with CF-18s also rejected By David Pugliese Ottawa Citizen August 31, 2006 Canada's air force has rejected the option to substantially reduce the size of its Snowbirds team, as well as substitute CF-18 fighter jets for the aerobatic formation's aging Tutor aircraft. But the military still hasn't settled on how it plans to keep the famous aerial demonstration unit operating well into the future. A briefing note, dated April 25, 2006, to air force commander Lt.-Gen. Steve Lucas, as well as a report on the future options...
  • English Tutors Complain of Chinese Abuse (Death Invloved)

    08/06/2006 1:20:25 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 14 replies · 840+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Sat Aug 5, 2006 | AUDRA ANG
    BEIJING - Tanya Davis fled Jizhou No. 1 Middle School one winter morning in March before the sun rose over the surrounding cotton fields covered with stubble from last fall's crop. ADVERTISEMENT In the nine months Davis and her boyfriend had taught English at the school in rural north China, they had endured extra work hours, unpaid salaries and frigid temperatures without heating and, on many days, electricity. Hearts pounding and worried their employer would find a pretext to stop them leaving, the couple lugged their backpacks, suitcase, books and guitar past a sleeping guard and into a taxi. As...
  • In Gilded Age of Home Schooling, Students Have Private Teachers

    06/04/2006 8:45:44 PM PDT · by bd476 · 98 replies · 1,893+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 5, 2006 | SUSAN SAULNY
    In what is an elite tweak on home schooling — and a throwback to the gilded days of education by governess or tutor — growing numbers of families are choosing the ultimate in private school: hiring teachers to educate their children in their own homes. Unlike the more familiar home-schoolers of recent years, these families are not trying to get more religion into their children's lives, or escape what some consider the tyranny of the government's hand in schools. In fact, many say they have no argument with ordinary education — it just does not fit their lifestyles. Lisa...
  • Internet taking on new role in education (AI and online tutoring)

    04/25/2006 9:16:28 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 18 replies · 415+ views
    BLAIRSVILLE (PA)--A decade ago, computers and the Internet were a rare commodity in schools. Today, they are as commonplace as the textbook. And the role of technology within education is continually growing, reaching into new areas. Two local businesses have recognized the need for newer forms of educational support and have tapped into the latest technology to make them available.... Apangea's system, called SmartHelp, uses artificial intelligence with all of its tutoring, but it integrates the use of human tutors, as well. According to Matt Hausmann, vice president of marketing and business development for Apangea, the artificial intelligence system handles...
  • Huntington Learning Center, Good? Bad?

    10/17/2005 12:22:29 PM PDT · by Do Be · 40 replies · 26,445+ views
    10/17/05 | Do Be
    Has anyone had any experience with Huntington Learning Center? I have a child who has been struggling in school for some time and our efforts have not improved the situation much. My wife suggested we take him to a learning center and we went to Huntington Learning Center, where, after a long discussion with the woman who owned it, we made an appointment to have him tested. The results of the test confirmed what we already knew ($170.00 for the test) and we were then subjected to a 2 hour conference where we were informed that my child's only hope...
  • Snowbird Jet Crashes in Ontario

    08/24/2005 6:52:53 PM PDT · by NorthOf45 · 35 replies · 4,295+ views
    Canadian Press via ^ | August 24, 2005 | Canadian Press staff
    Snowbird jet crashes in Ont.Canadian Press August 24, 2005 THUNDER BAY, Ont. (CP) -- A jet from the storied Snowbirds aerobatics squadron fell from the sky Wednesday while making its way to an air show in this northern Ontario city, crashing in a rural field just seconds after its pilot ejected safely. The Department of National Defence said Capt. Andy Mackay, Snowbird 8, was treated in hospital for undisclosed injuries and released. "Our main focus at the moment is Capt. Andy Mackay's well-being," said Maj. Ian McLean, commanding officer of Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Witness accounts of the crash suggest the...
  • A failing teacher will fail as tutor, says Education Dept (Duh!)

    10/21/2004 3:37:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies · 328+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 21, 2004 | KATE N. GROSSMAN Education Reporter
    A new tutoring program for 37,000 students by Chicago public school teachers should never have started because it will likely have teachers in failing schools tutoring kids, a federal official said. "If a district has failed to raise student achievement during the regular school day, then what confidence should a parent have that they could raise student achievement after school?" said Nina Rees, assistant deputy secretary in the U.S. Department of Education. The $11 million program, funded by the federal No Child Left Behind law, must be dismantled or funded locally if the Chicago school district fails to meet federal...
  • Sex Abuse by Teachers Said Worse Than Catholic Church

    04/05/2004 11:33:29 AM PDT · by yonif · 45 replies · 1,095+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Apr. 05, 2004 | Jon E. Dougherty
    In 2002, the Boston Globe uncovered a scandal of international proportions when it began running a series of investigative reports detailing dozens of cases in which Catholic priests had sexually abused scores of children. The paper's damning revelations shook the church to its core, prompting outrage and calls for reform all the way from California to New York to the Vatican in Rome. By year's end, some 1,200 priests had been accused of abuse nationwide, the New York Times reported, in an investigative report of its own. In the ensuing maelstrom, five U.S. prelates resigned. Also, bishops from Argentina, Germany,...
  • Cyber school to return $225G to 15 districts

    05/09/2002 6:25:18 AM PDT · by Chi Chi Tokyo · 8 replies · 423+ views
    Press Enterprise ^ | May 8, 2002 | Michael Lester
    NOTE FOR EDUCATIONAL AND DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY. Cyber school to return $225G to 15 districts By MICHAEL LESTER Press Enterprise Writer An Internet-based school did not spend all the money it received the last two years from 15 area school districts. So, the SusQ-Cyber Charter School is returning a combined $225,000 to those districts. "If we don't need it, we don't believe in spending it just because we have it," explained Jim Street, the charter school's superintendent. This year, 114 students in grades nine through 12 are being educated through the 4-year-old cyber school based in Milton. The students take...