“begins with tips to engage children in the learning process and proceeds to ideas to make education fun and creative. ...Parents who have trouble motivating their children will find this book (which considers K-12 students, with a particular focus on teens) useful and will appreciate Ruben’s organization and chapter summations.”
—Library Journal, 6/1/11
“Marina Ruben uses wisdom, experience, and laser-sharp intuition coupled with support and concrete tools and strategies. This is a must-read book for parents of every school-age child.”
—Dr. Fran Walfish, Child Psychotherapist and Author, The Self-Aware Parent
“A thoughtful, humorous, and practical guide for parents and anyone interested in child enrichment. Reading and discussing this book will be time well spent.”
—Dr. Lea Ybarra, Executive Director, Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins University
About the Author
Marina Koestler Ruben, MA, is a professional tutor, writer, and editor who works as the official in-house writing tutor at the renowned Sidwell Friends School. She has also privately tutored students K–12 in math, science, history, English, ESL, French, Spanish, and other subjects. She has been published by the Washington City Paper, Smithsonian.com, CNN.com, EducationWeek.org, and McSweeneys.net, and she has appeared on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. Marina lives with her husband and daughter in Washington, DC. Visit www.MarinaRuben.com.