Is college worth it?

Is College Worth It? Reevaluating This No-Brainer

If you’re in the education industry, you might have noticed a trend recently. More and more, the sacred pursuit of a college education is being called into question. Young people everywhere are asking “is college worth it?”  And they’re not the only ones. Adults, too, are questioning the value of a college education. From CNBC [...]
Resilience: man stands atop of a mountain

Resilience Is an Unnatural Skill for GT Students

The Campaign for Confidence is winding down and we’re moving our focus onto another important skill: resilience. If confidence is getting into the saddle, then resilience is climbing back in after a fall. Many people use tough and resilient interchangeably, but for me they aren’t synonyms. Toughness is the ability to endure pain or discomfort, [...]
World without jobs

How to Work in a World Without Jobs

Jobs Are Changing As a young person, it’s easy to feel like things are always changing. You attend a new school every few years, responsibility and privilege are being thrust upon you (hello, driver’s license), and education will soon stop being your primary focus. With all these changes happening in your personal life, it can [...]
Free College - Will it do the trick?

Free College Tuition May Not Be Good Enough

When Bernie Sanders dropped from the 2016 presidential race, much of the chatter over free college disappeared, but since Americans are falling further behind on their student loan debt, there’s no doubt the issue will surge into the spotlight again soon. In the following paragraphs we take a shallow dive into the debate and come [...]
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Tutor Turns Tables by Training Teachers [Press Release]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Suzanne Ferguson Ferguson Tutoring 952-525-2245 suzy@fergusontutoring.com   TUTOR TURNS TABLES BY TRAINING TEACHERS Local tutor visits high school for staff and curriculum enrichment UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to December 12, 2017. Northfield, MN: The roles will be reversed for Northfield High School teachers when they sit down as students for […]

[Press Release] Resiliency at St. Louis Park

What happens when excited students want free resiliency lessons? [Press Release]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Suzanne Ferguson Ferguson Tutoring 952-525-2245 suzy@fergusontutoring.com   WHAT HAPPENS WHEN EXCITED STUDENTS WANT FREE RESILIENCY LESSONS? Ferguson Tutoring’s in-class outreach at SLP teaches GT students failure resiliency.   Minnetonka, MN: On October 24, local tutor Suzy Ferguson will be guest speaking about failure resiliency to two classes of students from St. Louis [...]
Preventable Tragedy at Las Vegas.

The Preventable Nightmare in Las Vegas

One week ago, in a national catastrophe that captured the attention of people all over the world, the Twin Cities lost one of its own. We won’t flood you with pictures of his family or feed the gruesome lust for gory details. We’ll just say this: It was preventable. As an educator, I value diverse [...]
Why confidence works and how to get more of it

Why Confidence Works, And How to Get More of It

We’ve been talking a lot about confidence lately and, for the most part, we’ve been taking for granted that you knew what we meant. Right now, we want to be clear: When we talk about confidence, we’re talking about a deep trust in one’s own abilities. It doesn’t stem from your ego. Confidence is an [...]
Academic Confidence - A ball knocks down some cans

Every Student Needs Academic Confidence

There are few people who have the nerve to endure high-pressure situations without cracking. In sports, uncrackable players are called “clutch.” In the classroom, they’re often called “smart.” But intelligence doesn’t really explain a student’s immunity to nerves. Students who can handle those high-pressure situations have academic confidence. Intelligence is a measure of knowledge, not [...]