How to Avoid Bad Tutors, or At Least Know What You’re Getting

Before my schedule started filling so far in advance, about 25% of my students came to me after other tutors failed them. I still work with two or three families a year who’ve had a nightmarish experience with another tutor. Sometimes, the situation was merely a case of an unfortunate mismatch between tutor and student. Usually, though, it was because ...

The Drill Sergeant

How do you avoid stumbling into the confidence-shattering Drill Sergeant? These starter questions provide some guidance: What do you typically do in a session? Is there homework between sessions? If so, is it just fully-timed practice tests or other work? Do you provide handouts or other resources for commonly-asked math or grammar questions? Do students study sections of the ACT ...

3 types of ACT Science Strugglers

In general, three different types of people struggle with the ACT Science section. Knowing which one you are (or your student is) can be critical if you want to improve your score. “Know Thyself” should be your mantra if you are seeking higher ACT scores. Here are the three common types: 1)  This student can be an absolutely fantastic reader …

Knerr Learning Center’s Apps a Hit with AppEdReview

QuotEd Reading Comprehension and QuotEd ACT Science were recently reviewed by AppEdReview, an educational app review site that provides "a free searchable database of educational app reviews." Alongside suggestions for integrating QuotEd Reading Comprehension into the classroom, AppEdReview praised it as "A Reading Comprehension App that will challenge even the most astute reader." QuotEd ACT Science received an equally outstanding review: ...

Kreigh Knerr and Students on TMJ4

Kreigh's work with high school students in his summer reading seminar has landed him smackdab in the middle of a national conversation on reading comprehension.

Don’t Prep in a Bubble

Posted on March 31, 2015 I once had a student who couldn’t handle any background noise. He would flip out if he could hear a student in another room or someone talking on a phone in a different office or even a fire truck going by. Every noise was an excuse for why a training passage had gone poorly. As …

Learning from Good Will Hunting

It’s summer time. For some students, this means you’ll finally have a chance to kick up your heels and enjoy all those concerts, festivals, and pool parties you haven’t had the time to attend. Other students will be exploring summer camps, finding summer jobs, and getting in shape for athletics. All of these are good things, but they rarely set …