Luke's Tailored Tutoring Presents 5th Annual Riddles for Prizes

Yes! It's our 5th year challenging everyone to complete our riddles. 

We have had many winners and we are looking to crown more winners.

Here's how it works:
 

  1. We put out a riddle for the week

  2. To answer riddles send your answer to menelek@lukestutoring.com

  3. We draw the winner from those who have answered correctly and announce our winner at the end of the week!

It's as simple as that.

Our prizes ranges from $5-$10 gift cards, and we ask all winners to take a picture with their well-deserved prize.

Our Challenge starts February 1st, so stay tuned for our riddles at "https://www.facebook.com/LukesTailoredTutoring/". Also check out our previous winners at

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How to email your professor... Properly

We've heard it all after speaking with various professors.
Student's addressing professors as "Yo Prof" or the classic "Hey :)." 

The issue when incorrectly addressing your professor is that you will get a late response or no response at all. Below we will show you how to write a correct email. 

"Subject Heading: Diesel and Octane Use

Hi Dr. Kennedy,

After reading chapter 6, I wanted to clarify if octane or diesel gas is best for a Honda Civic? Please refer to chapter 6, page 456, and paragraph 3.

Regards,

Menelek Luke
Student Number: 1234578
Course Code: ENG 3000U
Section: 003"


What does this email contain:

  • Proper Subject Heading

  • Proper Professional Addressing "Dr."

  • Detailed and concise question

  • Very detailed page reference

  • Detailed student information about yourself

Remember with up to 400 students in a class a professor has no patience's for incomplete emails.

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Financing Post-Secondary Education

Financing Post-Secondary Education

For current and future post-secondary students, here are some financial aid options to consider in your pursuit for your post-secondary education.

Scholarships, grants and bursaries

Scholarships, grants and bursaries are non-repayable awards that are funded by various institutions such as university or colleges, government, private donors, organizations and agencies. Scholarships are normally based on academics merit, extra-curricular, volunteer work and other criteria (e.g., nationality). Bursaries and grants consider financial need and include other eligibility requirements such as the program of study. 

Student loans and lines of credit

Government student loans are forms of financial assistant provided by the government that require the borrower to repay the amount of money borrowed with interest. If the individual does not qualify for government student loans, various banks offer student lines of credit. 

Internships, co-operative education and apprenticeship

Students are encouraged to work to pay for their education. As part of gaining valuable work experience in their field of study as well as improving their resume, students are encouraged to apply for internships, co-operative education and apprenticeships.

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Our Affiliation with Mind-Body Fusion

We have teamed up with Mind-Body Fusion to give our athletes and professionals the ultimate package. At Luke's Tailored Tutoring we want to ensure our student athletes have the best academic and athletic advantage. Both Luke's Tailored Tutoring and Mind-Body Fusion will offer discounted tutoring and coaching packages for combined services.

"A strong mind teaches the body what it's supposed to do. A strong body allows the mind to carry out its tasks. When the two fuse together, you get one thing: results" - Matthew Caldaroni, CEO Mind-Body Fusion. Matthew is the Owner and CEO of Mind-Body Fusion.

Mind-Body Fusion helps people reach whatever level of success they desire through altering their mindset; unlike many personal trainers and mentors, Mind-Body Fusion takes the approach of holistic health and emphasizes why everything in the mind must be in check first before someone can commit to a lifestyle/performance change. Mind-Body Fusion’s team has worked with various athletes to help them increase their speed, explosive movements, strength, endurance, and injury rehabilitation.

Visit Mind-Body Fusion's Website for more information on different coaching packages < www.mind-bodyfusion.com >.

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PATI Math Police Test Tutoring

We are providing math lessons for the Police Analytical Thinking Inventory (PATI) test. 

Our PATI prep is designed to prepare you for the math portion of the test which is needed for Ontario Police recruitment process.

Our lessons take place in the comfort of your home or at a local library.

Contact us today to get started!

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All Canadian Education Model

As a Canadian based tutoring company we use an all Canadian model. We assess students, determine their progress, and create an academic action plan based on the provincial academic curriculum.

Template tutoring is when a student is given a tutoring program from scratch despite their current academic performance. 

The issue with this model is that student's will not perform fast in enough in class which is very significant. This happens because the template will be covering topics that are not in the Canadian curriculum. 

In order to have a successful tutoring program student's must be assessed and given relevant information to succeed. Template tutoring is out dated and current tutoring programs must be individualized to ensure success.

Contact us today for a free assessment. 

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Luke's Tailored Tutoring Free Academic Displaced Persons Program to help Syrian refugees

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In response to the current worldwide refugee crisis, Luke's Tailored Tutoring have announced the creation of the Academic Displaced Persons Program. 

Effective in February 2016, this new program will cover predominantly math and English to help Syrian refugees into Canadian society. 

This free program has been created to help refugees learn the fundamentals to increase their independence. Our program will help our newcomers attain their high school diploma/GED. The majority of jobs in Canada require excellent arithmetic and English, which is the programs main focus.

Academic Displaced Persons Program will be finalized in January and will have an expected launch date in February. 

To make this program successful we are asking for volunteers within the Greater Toronto Area to help with our objective to give our refugees the right start. 

If you're interested in volunteering please fill our application form at < www.lukestutoring.com/adpp/ >.  Make it your New Year’s Resolution to help our newcomers to our great nation! 

 

 

 

 

What Should Post-Secondary Students be doing over the Holiday's?

You just finished final exams, so what are you going to do with all that free time?

We have provided some mind easing tasks to think about during the Holiday’s. 

1.     Give your CV/Resume an update
Over the course of the semester, you may have accomplished new things that are worth noting.  See which areas of CV can be improved. Being productive now can pay off later.

2.     Apply for Scholarships and Summer Internships
If there was ever a time to apply, this is the time. Just imagine spending a few hours over the Holiday's, and earning over few hundred dollars. Also, summer internships usually have deadlines in early February.

3.     Quality Time with Friends and Family
You will be asked the same question 100 times, be prepared. This is the time to forget about your studies and talk about other interests instead of what you've been studying for the past 4 months. Enjoy this time. 

Contact us for more details.

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Why All Post-Secondary Student's Need Business Cards

You might think it's too early to have one, but a business card can change you from a student to a desired network. 

You might be thinking what you should put on a business card as a student. Below we have the some key things you need to separate yourself. 

You should have some of your personal information such as your name, phone number, email (Gmail accounts look more professional), home address, and LinkedIn profile URL.

You should also include a head shot photo. 

Below is an example.

 

What not to include:

Employers are not too keen on the word "student", even though you are a student. Refrain from that word because it's another word for "inexperienced." Remember your business card is the professional side of a student. The side that is ready to contribute to a company, not the side studying for exams. 

There are no concrete rules to student business cards. Give it a try and hand them to the right people in your destined field. 

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Homework over the Holiday Break

Some parents believe without homework their child can become lazy and forget everything. On the other hand, some parents believe that homework over the break is uncalled for. 

When homework is used appropriately it can reinforce students' learning. It would be unwise to go a few weeks without practicing material knowing that students' will resume right after the break.

We suggest 10-20 minutes of practice per day which is equivalent to 5-10 questions. This will ensure that students' will stay current with their studies without being overwhelmed. 

For free sample worksheets, contact us.

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What is Purpose of 40 Hours of Community Involvement in High School?

If you went to high school in Ontario after the year 1999, you had to complete 40 hours of community involvement to graduate. What was the purpose of this requirement?

The Ontario Ministry of Education wanted passed this requirement for students to "develop an understanding of the various roles that they can play in their community."

This is also known as "Networking."

Many students feel indifferent about the "40 hour rule." Some students will volunteer just to get the hours done instead of volunteering for an experience. Just think about it, high school students can approach almost any large corporation within their community and volunteer without financially profiting the company. This is the early beginnings of networking.

At Luke's Tailored Tutoring we encourage students to volunteer for an experience and to further challenge their capabilities.  

 

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Can We Plagiarize Our Own Work?

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When creating material you can give yourself permission to use your own work, but you might not have permission to submit it to an academic institution. Plagiarism isn't just about copying the work of another person. 

Plagiarism is claiming to have done work when you actually didn't do it. If you take your old recycled work and represent it as new work, then that's plagiarizing yourself.  

It seems a bit unfair because you actually did the work in the past and now you're using it. Just remember, when submitting new work, teachers and professors expect a whole new creation from scratch.

Many corporations reuse their own work when submitting business models or proposals. However, the business industry and the academic industry have different rules. 

Here are some ways to avoid self-plagiarism:

  • Citefast.com is an online citation creator that will save hours when citing material.

  • Easybib.com is another online citation creator that will save hours when citing material.

When submitting work it is crucial that citations are done properly. If you have any questions about the citation process contact us. 

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The Art of Overcoming Procrastination is?

The Art of Overcoming Procrastination is the Art of Self-Persuasion

Completing one of these will eliminate procrastination. 

  • Questions with a Scale

Always ask yourself how likely you are to complete your task today on a scale from 1 to 10. 
After stating your number ask yourself why you didn't choose a smaller number.

For example: "On a scale of one to ten, how likely are you to read 20 minutes tonight?" The follow-up question is essential to persuading yourself that you are likely to complete the task.

  • The Goal Sheet

Commit to a long-term study schedule that exceeds your goal by 3 times the amount. 

For Example: “I’m going to complete 1 hour of reading tonight." This way if you fall short of 1 hour and you originally wanted to complete 20 minutes, you'll be over your desired goal.

  • Publicly Stated Goals

If you state your goals publicly you become more accountable not only to yourself, but to others as well. 

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When learning, how young is too young?

We can expect a four year old to know addition and subtraction, but what about trigonometry? A four year old in will be learning the basics of math in some countries, yet, a four in other countries are learning the intro to Sine, Cosine, and Tangent (trigonometry). Stating this, why can’t all four year olds learn at the same rate?

Actually, they can. Let’s picture a grade 1 student learning about taxes, and then they’re advanced to mortgages in grade two and by grade 3 they’re playing the stock market. It’s not too far-fetched when considering that Warren Buffet started playing the stock market at the age of 10.

Yes, some children develop differently than others, but we can never know until we test their full potential. Just imagine that knowledge about taxes will be just as common as addition, and information about mortgages will be just as common as you reading this article.

We might assume that young students will not be able to comprehend this information, but then again, we also thought that a 3 year old wouldn’t be able to operate a tablet.

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Student Marketing Internship

Increasing your marketing portfolio is key for career applications after post-secondary.

We are looking for 2 intern students from a Marketing Program who would like add experience to their portfolio.

The internship will last 3 months from January 5, 2016 – April 6, 2015. There is a required 4 hours per week of work from home or at school. We completed the same process with Durham College students last year and it was a success.

If you’re interested please forward your CV/Resume to < menelek@lukestutoring.com > with the subject headlining "Marketing Internship." If you’re looking for information about the company please visit our website at < lukestutoring.com >. The deadline for the application is December 5th at 5:00 pm. 

Students wishing to intern must currently be enrolled in a post-secondary institution. 

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Should Reading be a Punishment?

Parents have the largest influence on children when creating enthusiasm around positive activities. However, what happens when a positive activity is made into a negative one?

When children are punished with books, reading develops a stigma that is carried throughout the students schooling. This creates a barricade for students when they approach progressive literature studies.

If you have already used reading as a punishment, your question might be "how do I correct this?" There is always a form of literature that children can read and enjoy. This can include a comic book or a gamer guidebook. These sources can be used as an initiation and progress to different sources of reading materials.  

A few changes to a reward system can keep children happy with books, which will be reflective on their report cards and for a lifetime. 

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Our Relations Program, None of Its Kind

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We have created a 3 week academic success program that many students will benefit from.

Our Program is called the "Relations Program."

Our program will cover the following list of topics to provide tools for students to make informed decision. 

1. Taxes (what they are and how to do them)
2. Mortgage (overview)
3. Debt (what is it?)
4. Savings Account
5. The importance of voting
6. Curriculum Vitae/ Resume and Cover Letter
7. Banking (TFSA, what is a mutual fund, what is an index stock, how do we invest)
8. Buying a house or a car (what to look for)
9. Budgeting

These topics serve a great importance to adults and are pivotal in our success when planning our goals.

Our program will start December 1st 2015 at the Whitby Public Library. 

This is a great way to kick start our student's careers. Sign up for our program today <lukestutoring.com>.

 

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Luke's Tailored Tutoring in Toronto

It’s Almost that Time.

Monday November 16th is the Official start date for Luke’s Tailored Tutoring in Toronto.

What do you need to know?

We will be tutoring at the new Fort York Library (190 Fork York Boulevard).

Sessions will be by appointment only and every session until November 30th will be Half Price!

Students will have certified teachers as their tutoring specialist in Math, Science, and Languages.

How do you start?

Call us today for a free assessment by phone or in person (289) 600-1993 or register online for a free assessment <http://www.lukestutoring.com>.

 

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Our Expansion to the GTA is Coming

We are officially expanding our face to face tutoring service to the GTA on November 15th, 2015.

This is our first external application announcement for face to face tutors in the GTA. 

Our team is vastly growing and we are seeking enthusiastic educational specialist to service our students.

If you are passionate about helping students, we would love to have you on our team. We are currently seeking OCT, EA, ECE or university/college students who can tutor various grades and subjects. Tutoring resources provided (no prep). Flexible hours. Competitive hourly rate of pay plus bonuses.

To apply for a position with our team fill out an application on our website http://www.lukestutoring.com/careers/

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A Biological Grade "A"

This is a picture of a grade 11 Biology lab.  The student earned an 87%, we didn't "directly" help with this assignment. We'll tell you how.

At Luke's Tailored Tutoring we help students understand content, but most importantly we teach students how to study and complete assignments independently.  Independence builds confidence.

This is a biology lab that one of our students completed independently using our study principles that we taught them in just 1 hour. From this 1 hour session they have applied this knowledge to every assignment afterwards. This is the first assignment that they received back and we couldn't be more proud of them.  Biology is a tricky subject because it consist of "memorization" which is a term that we hear on a daily basis.  

By understanding the content versus memorizing it, this student went from a 65% on their previous lab to an 87%.  

Join us to find out why "understanding" triumphs "memorizing" 

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