October News

  • October 4, 2010

October News

Dear Davidson Families,
Has the return to school hit your student with a heavy homework load? Our instructors are prepared to meet for a few study skills sessions or some AP Physics review to get your child on track for a great school year. Is there a test they have to study for or a French teacher who is leaving them sans mots? No, we don’t tutor stand-up, but we have an instructor ready to help your child ace that Spanish test or get their class assignments organized.
What standardized tests will your child be taking this year? Davidson Tutoring has customized curriculum for the ISEE, PSATs, ERBs, HSPT, SATs, AP Exams and the SAT 2 Subject Tests. Did the October PSAT scores not reflect your child’s academic ability? Call us before the SATs and we’ll develop an SAT plan to help your college-bound child achieve success.

You can visit our website, www.davidsontutoring.com, or call us at 818-345-3511 for information.

Are Your Child’s School Lunches Lackluster?


Let’s face it; since peanut allergies emerged, our old stand-by has now become $10 and wishful thinking that the school is serving salad and fruit alongside the pizza and cheese sticks. Did our gusto for healthy lunches end two weeks after Labor Day? As we rush down the aisles at Trader Joes, we wonder how often we can slip Tasty Little Crackers into our kids’ lunches and have them think its vogue.

Need lunch ideas that won’t send your kids straight to the lunch bartering table in hopes of fruit roll-ups?

A few reminders for you as you work up the courage to entice your child away from the more processed and packaged foods (cited from https://busycooks.about.com)
  • Actual time for eating lunch at most schools only lasts for 15 to 20 minutes and is filled with distractions. Make sure the lunch foods you pack are easy to eat, packed in easily opened packages, and don’t require peeling or special tools.
  • Small foods are not only easier for children to handle, but they are more fun to eat. Cut sandwiches into smaller pieces, use tiny tortillas for wraps and small sandwich buns, serve baby carrots and peel and cut fruit into smaller pieces to interest your child in the foods you pack.
  • Salsa, hummus, bean dips, or fruit dips with baked chips and veggies or fruit are good lunchbox choices, since these foods contain more vitamins and fiber.
  • If you make your own snack mixes, you can include healthy additions like dried fruits, unsalted nuts, pretzels, and baked crackers. Kids love to munch on something crunchy and sweet or savory.
For more great tips and recipes, visit Good Housekeeping’s website:


October 5th through 11th is National Pet Peeve week
Cell phone drivers navigating two lanes with their blinkers on? Know-it-all mother-in-laws telling you to rub every ailment in tomato juice? Television commercials that perpetuate the worst of every stereotype known to humanity? Well, here’s your week: a self-indulgent week devoted to snarky diatrabes. Blog, whine, tweet and correct the terrible syntax and grammar on your friend’s facebook status updates. This week only comes once a year!


How Can We Help Your Child?

Is your child falling behind in class? We will send an instructor to you to help decrease your child’s stress level and focus their energy constructively on the tasks at hand.

Davidson Tutoring is proud to announce that they will be continuing their hugely successful interview coaching program for ISEE students this year with company owner, Paul Davidson. If your child is anxious, shy, or just plain horrified about that school interview, call to talk to Paul about how interview coaching can prepare your child for that daunting part of the application process.

We look forward to the 2010-2011 Academic Year and look forward to assisting your children in their academic growth.



The Davidson Tutoring Team


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