Reader’s Choice Award!

This year someone nominated L.T.L. Tutoring Central for the Guelph Mercury Reader’s Choice Award.

If you would like to vote, the insert should be in the Guelph Mercury on Saturday, June 21.

Also, the insert should be with the flyer package on Tuesday, June 24.

You are able to vote from June 21 to July 5:  Survey

The tutoring services are on page 10.

There is an icon on the top right hand corner (Reader’s Choice Awards 2014), and the tutoring services are on the 10th page.

 

Studying for an Exam

Originally posted on tutoringcentral:

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It’s that time again!

1.     Review your notes.  Start with the main points before you return to review the material in detail.

2     Set up a schedule so you know what you will be reviewing each night        and know that you can cover everything in that time.

3.     Listen closely to the teacher’s tips on what may be in the examination.

4.     Never assume that something won’t be on the examination.

5.     Be sure you know what type of examination it will be.  (E.g., essay questions, true-and-false, matching, short answer, etc.)

6.     When you have the information, fill in your Test Preparation Plan sheets.

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Windows 8.1 Major Data Usage problem

Well, the change from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 is coming along.  It took some time!

The scanner still doesn’t work properly, but other programs seem to be fairly good.

There was a BIG problem, however, with data usage online.  Once the new computer was set up, we were using on average three times the amount of data even when we were almost never online.   This was easily going to top our data limit and start costing more money – never a nice plan.

Problem solved!  

I finally found that turning off the Customer Experience Improvement Program helped enormously.

Here’s how:

On the right side “charms” click on the search at the top.

Type in “change customer experience”

Click on that and then click in the box that says “No. I do not want to participate..…”

It must have been sending packets constantly. 

This discovery was not made by multiple contacts with the computer company, Windows, or our provider!  Seems strange that nobody in the computer industry could tell me what to do yet again!

Education -crime

 He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885), French writer.

Of course, the educated also commit crimes, and I am aware that there are many ways to look at stats.  Still, I believe that more positive opportunities open up for those with at least some degree of education to help them avoid the pitfalls of so many incarcerated people.
The moral of the quotation – Get an Education!

Oh, and don’t just educate yourself by finding those who agree with you.  Expand your horizons!

According to the Literacy and Policing Project, 79 percent of imprisoned Canadians do not have their high school diploma, and 65 percent have less than a Grade 8 level of literacy. Although research has consistently proven that prison literacy programs greatly reduce rates of recidivism, no such program is consistently implemented by Corrections Canada.

Canada

“In 2010/2011, information on offenders’ educational attainment was reported by Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Saskatchewan. These data showed that 44% of all offenders in those provinces who were 25 years or over at the time of admission had never completed high school. This compares to 21% of those of similar age in the general population (Statistics Canada 2012b).”
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-002-x/2012001/article/11715-eng.htm

United States

“68% of State prison inmates did not receive a high school diploma
About 26% of State prison inmates said they had completed the GED while serving time in a correctional facility.
Although the percentage of State prison inmates who reported taking education courses while confined fell from 57% in 1991 to 52% in 1997, the number who participated in an educational program since admission increased from 402,500 inmates in 1991 to 550,000 in 1997.”http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=814

United Kingdom

In any walk of life skills are the key to economic and social success. Which without any shadow of a doubt is one of the main reasons our prisons are so full. Official statistics show that 52% of male offenders and 72% of female offenders have no qualifications whatsoever. Almost half of all prisoners have literacy skills at or below level 1 and nearly two thirds have the same difficulties with regard to numeracy skills. http://www.theguardian.com/society/joepublic/2010/feb/03/prison-education-training-low-skills