Types and advantages of tutoring

Tutoring has become a powerful education tool for academic success of all students of all levels and types. According to Fager, J. (1996) tutoring helps to increases mastery of academic skills, improves self-esteem and self-confidence, improves students’ attitude towards school, reduces dropout rates, truancies, and tardies, breaks down social barriers, and creates new friendships, andContinue reading Types and advantages of tutoring

The importance of Emotional Intelligence on Student’s academic success

Psychologists argue emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) is equally important as the cognitive intelligence quotient (IQ) for students’ success. According to Kendra Cherry, EQ is too narrow defined and do not encompass full range of human intelligence for IQ is defined as:(a) visual and spatial processing, (b) knowledge of the world, (c) fluid reasoning, (d) working memoryContinue reading The importance of Emotional Intelligence on Student’s academic success

The Impact of Parents’ Attitude on Kids’ Math Performance

According to (sources)  math and reading scores have dropped in the US for the fourth and eighth-graders since 2017. Saritas, T., & Akdemir, O. (2009) studied the primary factors that cause student’s low performance. Accordingly, they found out that instructional strategy and methods, teacher competency in math education, and motivation are the three most important factorsContinue reading The Impact of Parents’ Attitude on Kids’ Math Performance

The Link between Math Phobia and Math Achievement

Math phobia also known as math anxiety is intense fear and a negative emotional reaction to math. Math phobia is different from dyscalculia, which is a disability to: (i) understand numbers, (ii) learning how to manipulate numbers, (iii) performing mathematical calculations, (iv) and learning facts in math. However, Devine, A., Hill et al (2018) foundContinue reading The Link between Math Phobia and Math Achievement

Math skill, teachers quality, computer games and academic performance

Most parents wonder whether their kids math skill at primary and secondary school predicts their success in later grades and careers. Researchers conducted different surveys to corroborate this association or lack thereof. Arnold, I. J., & Straiten, J. T. (2012) have found out motivation and math skills in secondary school (year 12-16) determine student’s successContinue reading Math skill, teachers quality, computer games and academic performance

The Vicious Circle of War, Illiteracy and Poverty in Ethiopia

The current situation in my home country is troubling to me personally as I have a firsthand experience of war atrocities during my childhood. I was in elementary school when the radical nationalist group had controlled our village. At that time, all services including schools were closed for the government administration moved to the nearbyContinue reading The Vicious Circle of War, Illiteracy and Poverty in Ethiopia

Why Children Lie?

Most parents worry about why their children lie and wonder what causes their children to lie. However, according to this source lying is a normal a normal developmental process for children of all ages. Psychologists and economists alike study this subject for a long time both from the determinants side and its consequences. The mainContinue reading Why Children Lie?

New Developments in the Horn of Africa and their implication on Illegal Immigration

The Horn of Africa is one of the volatile sub-region due to complex political and economic interactions. It consists of four internationally recognized countries (Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, and Djibouti), and Somaliland which is de-facto State and not yet recognized by the international community.  The geographic proximity of this sub-region to the Middle East and NorthContinue reading New Developments in the Horn of Africa and their implication on Illegal Immigration

The concern of correlation between bilingualism and language disorder by immigrant families

Language is a crucial tool to convey information, share ideas, and great friends smoothly. Some people believe that language disorder in children is related to speaking two or more languages. However, there is no scientific evidence that corroborates this correction. There are neurological tests that show bilingual children controls a smaller vocabulary than monolingual do,Continue reading The concern of correlation between bilingualism and language disorder by immigrant families

Four things immigrant students need to consider before choosing a college program

Identifying an academic program is a very challenging step for most non-traditional immigrant students because of the lack of enough information and uncertainties. In my opinion, the following four factors are crucial to make decision and be successful afterwards. Career opportunities: return for education varies across countries and fields of studies but choosing a program thatContinue reading Four things immigrant students need to consider before choosing a college program

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