Empowering Learners!!

College Has Already Changed
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Stress Relief!
Welcome to the website for families who are trying to decide which mix of today's amazing educational options will help them be the most successful.
     These strategies have been gleaned from spending over 10,000 hours working one on one (in person) with students and their families. Because my work off the 'net keeps me very busy, I created this site to share information with like minded people.   In today's world families who can customize their own education plans have the most success.  There are plenty of wonderful, safe, affordable education choices available; whether students and their parents access those choices depends a lot on them.  
    The world has changed. There are awesome education choices available that cost very little money.  Today, with a little effort and the right people, any family can build an incredible education solution for themselves!   Before people decide which direction they are going, here are a couple questions they may want to ask themselves.
How will you tell whether the education you are acquiring is actually of any real value for you? 
How will you tell the difference between what is real and what is just posing?
How  will you know which people you are depending on actually know what they are doing and which just bought a "badge"  but don't care whether they are actually good at their job?  Don't you want a doctor like that?  
How will you tell which entities judging everything actually have any credibility and which ones just use it to control you?

"Wicked Witchie" in Disguise
Shhh - please don't tell anyone.


Whether the following strategies work for you may depend a lot on you.
For More Mature Teens   It's your future.  What are you doing about it?  It's the digital age.  Everyone is different.  What's right for some people isn't always right for others.  How will you acquire the ability to know what is right for you?

For Parents - It's parents' money.  Whether college costs actually change depends on how parents invest their resources early on.  Those who develop the right skills and allies have a big advantage and a lot less stress.
Keeping Yourself Informed  - But don't worry if you don't, someone else is totally happy to sacrifice their future for yours.  Do you really believe the entitlement hype is actually true?

Unapproved, Unaffiliated and Totally Unsanctioned!
      No high fallutin' expertise whatsoever is claimed.  Everything on this site is from spending thousands of hours working one on one with students and their families to see what works and what doesn't.   Anyone is welcome to take advantage of the information on this site.  However, please remember that in today's world, there are no guarantees. Everyone's situation is different and all individuals make their own choices.  Reality is that education is an individual responsibility.  Solutions should be designed and implemented with that in mind.  Many of the solutions on this site will only work for a small group of people. They won't work for everybody which is why they won't work in the public school system. Thank you ahead of time for tolerating my imperfections.  It is too busy to always be perfect.  And the people who expect it are usually too difficult to work with, anyways.  The secret to a good life is to avoid the entitled.  They are a pain in the .....

    Kathy (aka the Wicked Witch of tutoring) is an unorthodox math and science tutor who focuses her energy on becoming good at what she does and knows better than to take herself too seriously.  As an independent provider, she is able to prioritize using the best of what's available for her students regardless of politics or marketing. Her hardest working students have been very successful.  College is phenomenally expensive; a lot of people overpay. Once they have wasted their money and their time, it's too late to fix it.
Note:   This site was designed to let parents and students educate themselves without having to listen to  people who don't know anything  blabber on about themselves or have every little thing they do tracked or judged.  It is updated every few months with stuff that has made a difference for Kathy's students and their families. (Or, just some wacky experiences you wouldn't want to have happen to you.)

This site did not need to be popular to be effective.  It can only help the small group of people who actually read it.  If you are one of them, that is wonderful.

Please remember that no person or organization can be all things to all people. 
Everyone is different.  It is up to people to decide what they learn and do.
It is wise to have more than one resource.
Compiled and authored by Kathy, aka "The Wicked Witch" of Tutoring - Ha Ha  
Copyright guidelines:  Please feel free to share whatever is of value for you. In today's world, people need to be able to tell all on their own who has credibility and who doesn't all on their own. This site provides no guarantees.  Education is a personal journey.  Each family decides their own destiny.