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Tutoring More Than One Student

The WyzAny poll recently asked if I'd have internet in tutoring more than one student. I love the idea of teaching multiple students because there is no better feeling than a student gets that look of clarity in their eyes and understands something they were having difficulty with. So when there's more than one student that I can give this moment of clarity to it only gets better. :-D

Modern Education Requirements and Why They're Necessary

As a college student, I’ve heard numerous complaints about the GERs (General Education Requirements) we must complete before graduating. “Why do I need to take a science with a lab when I’m a history major?” or “I’m studying Philosophy; what do I need a math class for?” These sentiments are often echoed by grade school students I’ve tutored (and even their parents!) – so I thought it might be useful to give my opinion of the situation, as I’ve explained it to friends, students, and parents.   Most students in grade school (and early in their college careers) don’t know exactly what they want to do yet and haven’t explored all of their interests. I took a Philosophy of Art class my freshman year of college, despite having no experience with philosophy classes or art classes. I found that I quite enjoyed the philosophical debate (though I wouldn’t want to pursue a career in the field) and that, while I don’t draw or paint, I enjoy studying artwork. Had I taken the... read more

Reading in 15 Minute Blocks

After having been away from school all summer many students can get out of the "school" mood or mode and returning can be quite difficult. So at least 1 week before school starts students can turn the TV off, pick up their favorite book and start reading in 15 minute blocks. The goal is to get them absorbed in their favorite topic or book that they will have read beyond 15 minutes and not even know it.   Daisy

Quote of the Day - John Steinbeck

"I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit." ~John Steinbeck   There's an artist in each teacher and each student: teaching is the collaboration of two innovative minds. As a tutor, I see living, breathing artwork that is guided simultaneously by intuition, creativity and reason. I'm in a gallery surrounded by the curiosities and masterpieces of knowledge. Each piece has a story that narrates a small piece of the creators' lives.

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