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Father’s Day

I was having a discussion with some friends about the emergence of women receiving praise for #Father’s Day. I won’t necessarily say that it is wrong because growing up, my siblings and I always thanked my mother for everything that she did on Father’s Day. Now as an adult, I don’t necessarily support the idea of mothers getting gifts on Father’s Day, but I understand those that choose to. My thoughts today aren’t about the debate going on around the recent #Hallmark cards, but instead about wonderful fathers around the world. I most certainly want to highlight fathers of kids with Autism.

As I work with students across Maryland, I often see them with their moms. I always see moms at the schools, in the meetings, and just trying to figure this behavior thing out. Every now and then, I see a dedicated father handling the same tasks. Now this isn’t to say that they don’t exist because many of the fathers from these families are typically working around the clock to support the family financially.

Because of personal experiences and my devotion to #Autism #Awareness, I get a little warm and fuzzy inside when I see the fathers of my students being hands on. I know that working with kids with behavioral challenges for a few hours can be quite a task, so I can only imagine having to manage them all day, everyday. I know that you guys don’t get enough credit or recognition, so I wanted to let you know that you are appreciated and your efforts are noticed by those around you.

From us here at LEAF Learning Center, thank you for allowing us to work with your wonderful children. We hope that you have a wonderful Father’s Day!

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Tutor 2 Tutor: A guide to Creating a Tutoring Business

Hi #teamleaf Lovers! I want to share with you a project that I have been working on. This month, I joined forces with a wonderful educator and business owner from Tennessee. She and I completed a book/workbook! This isn’t her first time writing a book, but it was for me and I couldn’t be more excited. So a brief background on the lovely lady that I have partnered with!

LaTishia L. Jordan has been a teacher and tutor for a number of years. She started Micheaux’s Learning Center in 2005 because she wanted to provide a place for students to receive quality tutorial services that would help students succeed in school and reach their greatest potential. LaTishia has worked in the field of education for a number of years starting out as a Mathematics tutor for the math department at Bennett College where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics. LaTishia continued her education at American Intercontinental University where she received a Masters in Information Technology. She continued to work as a private tutor and eventually joined the faculty at Randolph County Community College where she taught in the Business Education department. LaTishia is currently working on a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Pre-K through 12 Educational Leadership. She is a 2008, 2009, and 2010 Nashville Emerging Leader (NELA) award finalist and a member of the Young Leaders Council. LaTishia also owns an additional Learning Center, Nashville Learning Center that she acquired in 2013. She loves to learn and is working on making Nashville Learning Center and Micheaux’s Learning Center the best supplemental education providers available to the residents of the Nashville Metropolitan area.

I know….I know……Isn’t she AWESOME! Now that you’ve read a little about her professional history, you can understand why I am so happy to be partnering with her. Now on to the project!

Tutor 2 Tutor is a coaching program for people that have a true interest in starting a tutoring business. The business of tutoring is growing everywhere. With the Common Core Standards finally in place, many parents are realizing they need help. A small tutoring business has a low initial investment and as long as you truly work your business, it has the potential to be very profitable. The Tutor 2 Tutor coaching program covers everything from marketing your business to getting registered with your state. Both LaTishia and myself have started and currently operate successful learning centers, and they began as tutoring businesses! There is a lot of research to be done when starting a tutoring business. Tutor 2 Tutor has taken some of that load off of your shoulders. The program includes weekly coaching calls with myself or LaTishia, a weekly class conference call with a guest speaker, a workbook, and a network of other people that want you to be successful. The program will start on March 2nd has limited space. Don’t let a small investment stop you from a lifetime of financial freedom! For more information, email myself of LaTishia at tutor2tutorinfo@gmail.com . Join us and countless others in the wonderful world of tutoring 🙂