Hello. My experience as a classroom teacher in the Ohio City Schools and as a private music teacher in Ohio, Michigan, Vermont, and New Mexico has given me ample practice in working with students from all walks of life who need assistance with a variety of subjects. I have tutored small groups of students in reading and English grammar, creative writing, music theory, and flute performance.
Classes were organized so that small groups of students could work together on similar problems, with the teacher/tutor moving about within the classroom to assist each group and to monitor progress. Goals were clearly outlined with regards to the various problems of each group, with the skill improvement goals cited, specified and reported by the tutor at set time periods (usually every 3 to four weeks).
Individual students who required special attention were also placed in
small groups to aid the socialization of the problem-solving process.
Students seemed to respond well to this, and many times group leaders
emerged that aided in keeping the group focused on solving the various
problems and reaching the group goals.
These practices worked well in music performance groups, music and arts
academic study groups( e.g., theory, history) social studies groups, language study groups, and math groups.
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