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Tutoring & Education Resources for Parents

As a parent there are a variety of organizations and services available to help with your child’s education. Academic Connections can work together with the parent to maximize the services and resources that are available to your child. These resources are an excellent way to compliment your child’s educational process. While Academic Connections is the premier tutoring company in the Northern Virginia area, the parent is the student’s most valuable resource. As a parent, you are included in the tutoring process.

The following is a selection of resources for parents that may prove useful. They are broken up into the following sections: Special Education, Pre-K Students, Elementary Students, and Middle & High School Students.

Special Education Tutoring Resources

Council for Exceptional Children – “The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.”

National Center for Learning Disabilities – “The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation’s 15 million children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work, and life.”

LD OnLine – “The world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD.”

LD OnLine: Parents – The LD OnLine resources for parents of children with ADHD or learning disabilities.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) – “CHADD is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families.”

GreatSchools – Their purpose is “To improve K-12 education by inspiring parents to get involved.” This page of their website is specific to Special Education.

The Resource Room - “Tools, Strategies, and Structured Explorations for Interesting Learners”

The International Dyslexia Association – “The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is an international organization that concerns itself with the complex issues of dyslexia. The IDA membership consists of a variety of professionals in partnership with people with dyslexia and their families and all others interested in The Association’s mission.”

KidSource – “General information about learning disabilities.”

The National Institute for Literacy – “Since its creation in 1991, the National Institute for Literacy has served as a catalyst for improving opportunities for adults, youth, and children to thrive in a progressively literate world.”

Learning Disability Association of America - “LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.”

George’s Links – A collection of resources on Dyslexia.

Landmark College - “The premier college for students with learning disabilities and AD/HD.”

Dyslexia: The Gift – “Information and resources for Dyslexia”

Curry University of Virginia – Special education resources, information, history, etc.

Wilson Language Training – “Wilson Language Training® is dedicated to providing the teaching community with the resources needed to help their students become fluent, independent readers.”

Orton-Gillingham – “Based on the time-tested Orton-Gillingham method of reading instruction, the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE) offers a revised and expanded multi-sensory approach that provides students the opportunity for success and benefits every learner.”

S.P.I.R.E. (Specialized Program Individualizing Reading Excellence) – (PDF Download) “S.P.I.R.E.® is a comprehensive reading system that integrates phonological awareness, phonics, handwriting, fluency, vocabulary, spelling, and comprehension in an instructional design that is based upon how struggling readers learn.”

All Kinds Of Minds – “The institute’s mission is to help students who struggle with learning measurably improve their success in school and life by providing programs that integrate educational, scientific, and clinical expertise.”

http://www.kanetix.ca/family-health-guide-to-learning-disabilities-”A Family’s Health Guide to Learning Disabilities”

Kids / Childrens Tutoring Resources

Perpetual Preschool – “Free Year ‘Round Themes, Tips, Resources and Learning Center Ideas For Parents and Educators of Young Children”

First School – “First-School features free fun preschool lesson plans, educational early childhood activities, printable crafts, worksheets, calendar of events and other resources for children of preschool age.”

Reading A-Z – “Reading A-Z is among the family of Learning A-Z websites providing affordable, online curriculum resources.”

Pre-school Printables – Printable materials for pre-school (i.e. awards, calendars, games, board stories, etc.)

Starfall – “Where children have fun learning to read.”

StoryPlace Pre-school Library – Online and take-home printable materials for pre-school.

Elementary Tutoring Services Resources

FunBrain – “A smart place to play.”

Ed Helper – Various lesson plans, themes, worksheets and more.

Enchanted Learning – “Produces children’s educational web sites which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.”

ABC Teach - “Thousands of FREE printable worksheets and activities.”

Fun School – Online games and activities to help your child learn.

Inspiration – “Recognized as the leader in visual thinking and learning, Inspiration Software®, Inc.’s award-winning technology tools are based on proven visual learning methodologies that help students, educators and 21st century business leaders think, learn, brainstorm, analyze and write.”

High School Tutoring Services Resources

Inspiration – “Recognized as the leader in visual thinking and learning, Inspiration Software®, Inc.’s award-winning technology tools are based on proven visual learning methodologies that help students, educators and 21st century business leaders think, learn, brainstorm, analyze and write.”

Spark Notes – “SparkNotes books and SparkNotes.com exist to help students learn and practice basic skills, write a paper, study for a test and achieve their academic goals.”

Fun Brain – “A smart place to play.”

Ed Helper – Various lesson plans, themes, worksheets and more.

Enchanted Learning – “Produces children’s educational web sites which are designed to capture the imagination while maximizing creativity, learning, and enjoyment.”

ABC Teach – “Thousands of FREE printable worksheets and activities.”

Fun School – Online games and activities to help your child learn.

Inspiration – “Recognized as the leader in visual thinking and learning, Inspiration Software®, Inc.’s award-winning technology tools are based on proven visual learning methodologies that help students, educators and 21st century business leaders think, learn, brainstorm, analyze and write.”

Courses & Training Materials

DiSC Profile – Medical Terminology Course, DiSC Profile, and Anatomy and Physiology Classes online. DiSC profile assessment, online courses in medical terminology and accreditation services for organizations who need CEUs for their programs.

Global / International Tutoring Resources

MedStart UMAT Preparation and UMAT Training – MedStart UMAT Preparation and Training Courses will help you achieve maximum marks in UMAT.

Free UMAT Sample Questions and Practice Papers – Try our Free UMAT Practice Questions and Sample Papers to test your performance in the UMAT Exam.

Talent 100 HSC Tutoring and HSC Tuition – Talent 100 is Sydney’s most effective HSC Tuition College. Find out why students at our HSC Tutoring College consistently score the best results.

Home Tuitions – We provides students, tutors, teachers and professionals network across India. Information on tuition, coaching, entrance, music, dance, hobby, fitness or anything related to education and learning.

Educational materials for children, parents and teachers – Educational site full of information on various subjects, education tools and free online school search database.

AGESTRAD Spanish Translation Agency – Multilingual Professional Translations.

Mandarin course in hong kong – Are you still looking for a native Mandarin Chinese teacher in HK? Experience a better way to learn Mandarin at your home or office.

Russian Translation at Affordable Prices – Top quality translation from and into Russian. Editing and proofreading.Transcription services. Only professional native speaking Russian translators and transcriptionists.

Live Online Spanish classes – Learn Spanish online with a live teacher.

Spanish courses Chicago – Spanish lessons in Chicago, private tutoring or small groups.

Study English in Canada – We invite you to join us in a small, friendly language school in Canada, Burlington, that provides an intimate atmosphere in which to improve your English skills.

Taking advantage of these resources is an important step in the growth of your child. Academic Connections encourages using any and every means at your disposal to make sure that your child succeeds. As a parent, your goals are the goals of our team; to do whatever it takes to enhance your child’s education.