I hate math

"I hate math" Yes, sometimes kids say that. But when kids find connections between things they like and math, that changes. Money, sports, cooking, making clothes, fishing, aviation--you name it, we can make connections to make math interesting. Try a session. We don't sell packages, just pay as you go. $60-$90/hr depending on various factors. Text 206-999-0666 for availability and a quote.
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When to hire a tutor

Her in Seattle, public schools start Wednesday September 6th. If you believe your family may need to hire a tutor, it's best to reach out now. The supply of tutors gets tight in October and availability may be limited, especially for in person tutoring. For college, classes start later in September, and we tailor availability for these advanced courses to coincide with the University of Washington's calendar. Please reach out via text, email or phone w/ questions: 206-999-0666 schuy...
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When should I start saving for college?

When saving for college parents often consider a 529 plan. You contribute funds every year and the growth is protected from capital gains taxation. If and when your kids go to college those funds may be used for that purpose. But what if they receive a full ride scholarship or don't use all the funds? In the past, 529 rules said you needed to pay taxes and a 10% penalty on earnings. But the 2022 rules from the SECURE Act 2.0 have changed things. If you start saving in a 529 early, at least 1...
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School not challenging?

Lack of challenges at school? A recent Seattle Times articles noted an exodus of families due to a frustration w/ a lack of challenges at school. We hear you and have helped a number of families w/ that issue. In fact some families simply pulled their kids out and homeschooled them. Partially teaching their kids with supplementary tutor instruction for math and science. If you're interested in enrichment, shoot us an email: schuyler@tutoringservicesseattle.com or text 206-999-0666
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How are whales different from fish?

On the surface, whales and fish share many things: use of aquatic environments, they are vertebrates and have morphological adaptions that facilitate locomotion in water. The latter is described in detail here: The repeated invasion of aquatic and marine environments by tetrapods over the last 250 million years has resulted in a host of convergent morphological adaptations that facilitate life in water (Kelley and Pyenson, 2015). Among these adaptations are the evolution of a fusiform body ...
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Homework hell?

Tips from a parenting book Cutting homework stress: Tips from a parenting book I recently came across some great tips in How to Talk When Kids Won’t Listen by Faber and King. They’re so good I had to share them. Maybe this will help ease the stress that homework can bring. First meet your child’s basic needs.When they get home from school, encourage them to unwind and let their mind wander. And Make sure they’re well fed if they need a snack.Acknowledge their feelings of fr...
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Engineering Problems for Kids

Hands on activities for kids (grades 3-8) Launch an air-powered rocket to hit a target Make a shock absorbing landing pad for "astronauts" Make a model spacecraft for data collection Build a model spacecraft engineered to collect weather and climate data. Lots of complex finished parts and scissors required, so best for older grades
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An $80 Million snail?

Does Marine Biology have value beyond the charismatic megafauna we love to watch? One biotech thinks so. In 2018, TerSera purchased the rights to Prialt, a non-opioid painkiller. It all starts in the 1950s, when marine biologist Alan J. Kohn at the University of Hawaii observed the snail kill small fish. Later investigations revealed a neurotoxin named Zinconotide could be isolated and utilized as an intrathecal pain medication for patients with terrible pain. Recent research ...
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Coral in Washington

Washington Coral
Recent explorations into the depths off of the coast have revealed a number of coral species. Coastal Washington deep sea coral, with a feather star atop. Unlike shallow water corals which gain energy from the sun, these corals consume zooplankton. The E/V Nautilus took these photos in 2017 as part of a joint expedition of the Quinault Canyon: http://nautiluslive.org/album/2017/08/26/deep-sea-corals-quinault-canyon
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