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In Defense of Reading

“I don’t read.” Whether I’m teaching English or test prep, I hear this statement from students again and again. When I find the rare student who delights in reading, I’m thrilled. But why the near-universal resistance to reading? We could look into the societal and technological ... Read More

 

The Forgetting Curve

I have an awful memory. Seriously! I can barely recall what I had for breakfast yesterday. While my memory is probably below average, I’m not alone in my struggles with recollection. As humans, our minds are not designed to store and retain every piece of data that enters through our senses. ... Read More

 

The Growth of Online Tutoring

One of the fastest-growing areas of AJ Tutoring’s services is online tutoring. As the director of online tutoring, I hear all kinds of questions about online tutoring—this post will answer a couple of them! There are two broad categories of questions. First, how can online tutoring match in ... Read More

 

Good Books III: Even More Reading Recommendations for High School Students

With the success of our last lists, we’ve added even more recommendations from AJ leaders. As a reminder, here are the ground rules: the only requirements were that the books be appropriate for high-school-aged readers, and that they not be books that regularly show up on high school reading ... Read More

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