Read a book with a friend and then text your friend back and forth your reaction to the book chapter by chapter
The pressure can be high on kids to be productive in the summer, and to make the most of their free time. One can understand where such expectations come from -- after all, summer is also prime time for the feared "achievement gap" to sneak in between kids who do nothing academically-stimulating, and those who continue their educational pursuits. However, you don't have... read more
In 2014, every child that I have taught has been familiar with using a SmartPhone, an IPad, a laptop, etc... This is the age of technology, and for students to compete with their international peers, they will have to learn how to navigate the Internet and various functions of the new-age portable computer-like devices. However, I have found that the increase in... read more
In my experience tutoring students in both essay writing and test prep, one of the most difficult and tiresome challenges for both student and tutor is vocabulary improvement. Because the ideal way to improve one's vocabulary includes reading a variety of sources over a long period of time, the optimal strategy for vocabulary improvement is often not available to students who have a very... read more
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Most high school students have required summer reading for their upcoming Fall English class. Sometimes, students have a particular book (or even two books) they must read, while other times they may be offered a number of books from which to choose. When the entire class must read the same book, students can usually expect to discuss the book in class the first week of school, take a quiz,... read more
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It is all too tempting to throw the books out the window as soon as summer vacation hits. As a student, I understand that temptation but, as a teacher, I know that you're not doing your future-self any favors. The best, and most obvious, way to keep from losing everything you've just spent a whole school year learning is to read. When it comes to school, reading is one of the... read more
I am very excited about the opportunity to work with your child or children. I love to take students from where they are and bring them up from there! I have over 10 years elementary teaching experience from prekindergarten to fifth grade! I love working with math and reading with students. I love watching a child's eyes light up when they learn something new! ... read more
While in our everyday speech we may speak casually, for a student who wants to develop his intellect as much as possible, vocabulary should continually be built upon. Any time a student encounters a word that is unfamiliar, that student should write that word down, look up its definition, and use it in a sentence. Keeping a vocabulary notebook is a super idea for any student, even... read more
Once school is over, students are ready to toss away their textbooks in exchange for a swimsuit and towel. Who can blame them? The summer is a time for having fun and relaxing after a long year of hard work. However, this often means going back to school in a bit of a lazy-haze. Without five days a week of educational stimulation, it is easy to forget all the history facts, and numerical equations... read more
One of my tutoring students had a bookmark that said, "Reading is boring." Although M told me that wasn't REALLY what she thought, I didn't believe it. When we began tutoring together, M was not participating in class, lacked confidence in her comprehension of materials, and did not see why reading and writing mattered. As I am passionate about reading and writing, I was determined... read more
From an article I wrote for ' The Alternative' last year: Have you ever considered a world where you couldn’t read? Not just books or newspapers, but menus, the labels on your medicine bottle, signs, subtitles or even the latest issue of your favourite magazine. Words permeate the world we live in. As a special educator, I started working with children who have learning difficulties... read more
Hi, I'm new to blogging but not new to tutoring. However, I am brand new to Wyzant. Being one-on-one with a student gives the two of us some of what just can't be accomplished in the classroom possible. A gradual understanding of the concepts and the regular opportunity to learn as is best for you. I can also tutor you without the distractions that tend to take precious time away from the enjoyment... read more
Summer learning can be fun! With my tutoring clients, we make learning fun and interesting. First, I always have something interesting or unusual going on in my office. I have a cat who loves to play fetch, an experiment with seedlings, and caterpillars becoming butterflies. These unusual items often inspire writing or reading interests. Second,... read more
I am excited about adding new student to my tutoring profile. I am available now and in the summer to work with your Preschooler and Elementary child(ren) . I can teach all subjects and have loads of experience with Phonic ,Reading and Math .
Of all the important academic exercises, none are as critical to your success as routine reading. Throughout your education, teachers will assign mounds of textbook reading in social studies, English, the sciences, and beyond. While it is imperative that you take your assignments seriously and blast through your requisite reading, that is simply the bare minimum. Your eventual goal should be... read more
Engaging students in learning is one of the many goals that tutors face. We must adapt to meet changing learning needs, styles, interests and delivery formats. The sage on the stage paradigm, where the tutor provided all the knowledge to a passive student, is outdated. Today's students have more need for a guide on the side, who understands that the challenges they face, is willing to experiment... read more
Being a struggling reader can affect a child's entire school experience. Everyday functioning in the content areas as well as confidence levels and enthusiasm towards school take a big hit for many students who experience reading difficulties. Part of my practice as a special education teacher and tutor who works with struggling readers is to turn reading into something that can be fun and... read more
This activity can be used to reinforce a variety of skills. Brown bear, brown bear book may be used to enhance fine motor skills by coloring...