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02 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Scott Ritzmann – National Merit Scholar Semi-Finalist – Calvert Homeschooler

We are always excited to hear about the success of our students, both past and present.  We received word of Scott Ritzmann’s accomplishments last week and we’re very excited to share them with you.  We also want to thank his parents for acknowledging Calvert’s role in Scott’s educational successes. Scott’s father provided us with some […]


01 October 2014 ~ 0 Comments

GoPro Giveaway Winner Announcement

We want to thank everyone who submitted videos for our recent video contest.  The folks here at Calvert Education Services enjoyed watching each and every one of your videos! Our Grand Prize winner (GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition) is Margaret Bastoni of South Carolina.  Her son, Carter, submitted the winning video of his LEGO scenes.  Carter (and […]


30 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Teaching Writing That’s Fun to Read

“I’m going to tell you about…” Seeing this phrase at the beginning of a paragraph/essay/research paper is, to me, the equivalent of fingernails on a chalkboard. I’m also not a real big fan of the “first, next, then, last” system much past third grade. Writing, even expository writing, doesn’t have to be boring. Of course, […]


26 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Dyslexia Homeschooling: Multisensory Approach Can Help Your Child Learn

See Jane run. The dog says woof! I before E, except after C. These popular phrases come easily for most of us. But for a child with dyslexia, mastering even simple sentences like these can be difficult. A different neural pattern within the brain makes it harder for dyslexic children to process letters, numbers, and […]


25 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Decoding Solutions for Struggling Readers

“I hate reading. Don’t make me do it. I don’t want to read anymore.” These are not simply the sounds of an obstinate child. If you’ve heard this before, and are hearing it frequently, then your child may be in need of some extra help. Dyslexic children often have difficulty with decoding, which is important […]