Description: Tutors at Sylvan Learning Centers work one-on-one with each student. They have computer-based assessments to identify individual strengths and weaknesses. The program includes the use of interactive technology as well as personal tutoring. Help is available in multiple subjects, including reading, writing, math, test prep, etc. There is a substantial fee for these services.
Description: This tutor works with students struggling in math and/or science. Wyzant Tutors is a company that offers an extensive database of professional tutors. Their website allows individuals to search for tutors by location or subject matter. They offer background checks on their members, a listing of their qualifications, and most have customer reviews. All tutors charge for their services, and the fees are shown on the tutor information page.
Description: The questionnaire is especially useful when an individual is having a hard time determining a specific career goal. Once a person takes the CDDQ, his/her responses are used to help suggest further surveys he/she could complete to help guide the career development process. These additional self-guided questionnaires are on the same website, and they can help individuals explore the obstacles keeping them from making career choices. This site also has a section designed specifically for professional career counselors that offers research to support the validity of the CDDQ, as well as additional information about numerous career development topics.
Description: This website contains a large variety of helpful guides and activities to help in exploring career options. It offers information for everyone from youth to adults who are closer to the end of their working years. Most of the information is grouped according to the specific audience for which it is intended, and some of it is highly specialized. In addition to self-assessments and general information about jobs, there is material on financial aid, employment trends, salary ranges, and more.
Description: Offered by the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, this helpful website is designed for adults and older students. It offers current information based on research and statistics about all types of occupations. Individuals can search for individual careers via the index or find information on careers that are grouped by common characteristics. All types of information is provided about current trends in career fields, including education and training requirements, expected salary ranges, average working conditions, and projected employment opportunities.
Description: This agency offer job search assistance as well as information on child care providers. They even have a special division specifically designed to help military veterans transition back into civilian occupations.
Boys & Girls Club of Collin County Contact: Kareem Evans 701 S. Church St. McKinney, TX 75069 214-544-8924 http://www.bgccc.org/
Description: This organization offers safe and educational after-school programs for children ages 5-18. Their program seeks to promote growth in social, physical, and emotional development. They also offer activities to expand creativity, leadership and service.
Description: Offering numerous programs to area children, this facility seeks to encourage healthy social development with a focus on outdoor recreation, environmental responsibility, and problem solving. The camp offers day trips, overnight stays, and extended stays. Educational trips can be planned, and all programs are grounded in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills curriculum. They are also available for family retreats.
Cyberbullying Article Authors: Ted Feinberg & Nicole Robey “Cyberbullying” Principal Leadership, September 2008 Information on Cyberbullying
Description: This article clearly outlines what constitutes cyberbullying, characteristics of both cyberbullies and their victims, what schools should do, and tips for parents.
Description: This organization grew out of a desire to honor the life of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shooting. The group offers workshops and conferences for educators designed to improve school environments and reduce bullying. They also help sponsor local school groups that seek to promote a positive school environment.
Description: This center has trained volunteers. Their Austism Response Team (ART) members offer resources, information, and helpful advice to families with individuals who are autistic. They advocate for the best services for all children with autism, and they strive to increase awareness about autism in the general community.
Description: This facility offers a variety of services for survivors of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Their aim is to empower individuals to regain control of their lives. They provide contacts for legal services, information on shelters, and even free gas cards.
Description: This facility offers in-patient treatment for individuals with mental health issues and chemical dependency. Their staff include professional nurses, social workers, clinical therapists, and psychiatrists.