Six is the Number

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by Dr. Charice Hayes, CEO

All 4 One Tutoring™ has made it to 6 years in business. Just to think 6 years ago we were solely an online tutoring company mostly servicing international clients. Now 6 years later, we offer so much more (face-to-face tutoring, after-school programming, professional development and training, and writing services). Thanks to a team of people, we were able to expand our services both in B2C (business to consumer) and B2B (business to business).

According to Forbes, 7 out of 10 new small business employer firms survive at least 2 years, half at least 5 years, a third at least 10 years, and a quarter stay in business 15 years or more. All 4 One Tutoring made it over the 5 year mark as a small business. We have so much in store over the next 4 years when we’ll be in our 10th year of operation. Thank you to every tutor, teacher, manager, and partner who have played an integral role. Happy 6 Years in Business!

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Connecting with Our Clients

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by Dr. Charice Hayes

Our clients are an integral part to our success. All 4 One Tutoring not only makes sure that every client is compatible with his or her tutor, but we ask our clients what is their preferred method for communication.

Believe it or not, emailing and texting are the top two preferred methods of communication from our clients. One of our client’s parent stated that emailing works best for her because she can have something to refer back to versus not having that option via phone calls.

Another preferred method of communication from our clients is text messaging. Everyone is texting nowadays. According to Nielsen and Pew Internet Research, texting is one of the most popular activity’s on a smartphone. You can even have your doctor’s appointments and reminders text messaged to you. We have a smartphone that is solely used for text messaging.

As a business owner, ask your consumers and potential consumers what is their preferred method of communicating/contacting. ☎️📧📱

A New School Year

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by Intern

Well, a new school year is upon us. All 4 One Tutoring is prepping for another awesome and meaningful school for our clients and potential clients. We are so excited!

We began to test our iPads, tablets, and headphones. They get the most usage in our after-school program. We do so many engaging and enriching activities with them!

Testing, testing

Collaboration

Pairing activities not only engages students, but they also show how students can support on another to complete a task or assignment.

Pairing activity

School Supplies

For those school-aged clients who participated in our summer learning tutoring, we supplied them with a back-to-school package. We want to send them starting the new school year on the right foot.

Supplies

All 4 One Tutoring LLC 's mission is to educate and empower those who want to have a positive social change and succeed to the best of his or her ability.

Ken Burns Developing Online History Education Website ‘Chronoscribe’

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Via education news.org

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is working with Colorado engineers Jon Martinez and Jesus Salazar to create an online history education website known as Chronoscribe.

Chronoscribe would look like a virtual globe, with all the events of history placed on it, accessible to users much in the same way users can access Wikipedia, writes Debbie Kelley for The Gazette. The website also will include special tools for teachers and students for classroom use.

“The idea that history is for historians isn’t right. We’re living history all the time, but we distance ourselves from it, like we aren’t part of it,” Martinez said. “Chronoscribe makes people very much a part of history.”

They are hoping to raise $500,000 on the website Indiegogo.com in order to fund Chronoscribe’s start-up. The crowdfunding campaign will run for 60 days. In that time, individuals can invest as little as $1 into the project.

The trio would like to have the website up and running by 2015.

“It’s a key point to knowing history. You get a better sense of where people are coming from and why they are the way they are,” he said. “That understanding helps make the world a better place.”

Burns, a critically acclaimed historical documentarian, has been a vital resource for the project.

“He’s been doing historical research for decades and not only knows great subject matter, but also how data should be used and displayed,” Salazar said.

Burns is well known for such documentaries as The Civil War (1990), The War (2007), and Prohibition (2011). He has spent his career developing historical documentaries on all aspects of American life, including sports, music, technology, and nature.

Burns’ films are highly recognized in the film industry, and he has won multiple awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008.

His most recent documentary, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History” looks into the lives of Franklin, Eleanor, and Theodore Roosevelt. A seven-part series, the documentary will be the first time the stories of all three people have been entwined, and will aim to show just what made these people the way they were.

The film offers viewers a look into the lives of the Roosevelts, covering 104 years. Much of the research was done at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, New York, according to John Barry for The Poughkeepsie Journal. Burns used many of Eleanor’s personal letters in the documentary.

Says Burns of the Roosevelts:

“(They) are at the center of what it means to be Americans,” he says. “It’s the center of our story. Everything that they dealt with then is topical now. What is the role of government? What can the citizen expect of the government? What is the nature of leadership? How does character form leadership? … What’s the nature of heroism? Isn’t heroism, in fact, a very complex negotiation, sometimes war between a person’s very obvious strengths and their equal and perhaps not so obvious weaknesses? (So this story) has three of the most amazing human beings you’ll want to get to know.”

The series will air on PBS on September 14-20, 2014.

– See more at: http://www.educationnews.org/technology/ken-burns-developing-online-history-education-website-chronoscribe/#sthash.lVVBypVl.dpuf20140706-155133-57093835.jpg

Describing People in Spanish

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Rocket Languages has a wonderful online audio lesson for describing people in Spanish. We recommend our clients to use this as an additional resource.

You listen to the audio tutor speak a sentence describing a person in Spanish, then you can record yourself repeating that sentence. It’s fun and engaging. http://www.rocketlanguages.com/spanish/learn/describing-people-in-spanish/

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