Blog Archives - TutorPUG
August 22, 2022
College student looking down at book

No Such Thing As Syllabus Week

The successful students call the first week of school, ‘The First Week of School.’ The ones who start out behind the 8-ball call it ‘Syllabus Week.’
August 21, 2022
Student thinking in class

5 Tips For a Stress-Free Semester

Go. To. Class. Worship your syllabus Meet your professors/instructors/teachers Record major assignments for all classes in your agenda/calendar Establish effective study HABITS now!
August 19, 2022
Teens talking outside of school bus

The Great High School Study Habit Fallacy

Spoiler alert: College is not high school. It is difficult to get into, it is a fight to earn a spot, and (for all but a very scant few) it requires hard, consistent work. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that what worked in high school will suffice for the same GPA in college. It won’t. You worked hard to earn your spot here, now you must fight even harder to keep it.
August 15, 2022
Female middle school student wearing glasses smiling

Personal Academic Policy

Formally, and according to an amalgamation of definitions from various online dictionaries and Wikipedia, a policy is a deliberate system of principles adopted or proposed by a government, business or individual to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes.
August 2, 2022
Female high school student wearing headphones and holding books

No More Baby Birds

I believe one of the main roles of a teacher is to try as hard as possible to find each student’s “Learning Language.” How does each student need to receive a piece of information so that it clicks, or sticks, or makes sense?
August 19, 2021
Female high school student worried

A Return to My Roots

My unofficial business tagline is “being the person I needed when I was younger.” I occupy a unique niche in a high school or college student’s life - I’m not a parent nor a teacher - but I am an adult who will stop, listen, and really, truly care about what their struggles are.
August 19, 2021

‘Rona, What Have You DONE???

After receiving an email this summer from the Office of Academic Affairs and Integrity, asking for an interview in response to a student's request for an investigation into a cheating allegation, I got to thinking about my answer to a frequently asked question. “Why aren’t you a millionaire, with all of this online school?” my friends have inquired over the past year.
December 8, 2020
Young man stressed

Cheating, failure, ethics, and your future

I have a confession to make – and it’s a tough pill for my ego to swallow. It happened when I was 20 or 21, yet still makes me cringe.
November 17, 2020
Male high school student looking at text book

Should I take a class pass/fail?

Just what it sounds like – instead of receiving an A, B, C, D, or F, with points associated with each letter grade to calculate a numerical GPA – a student receives either a P for pass or an F for fail in a class.