Howdy, dear readers!
If you are reading this, you probably found me through WyzAnt. Fantastic! WyzAnt has connected me with great students, and I'm happy to continue my partnership with WyzAnt. What you might not know is that there are lots of ways to work with me to get
the study help you need. If you need a little help, consider on-line tutoring for...
I am new to Wyzant but have been a part time tutor in a variety of subjects for 6 years. One of the most common subjects I help students in is English/Writing, and it is by far the most difficult. The challenge is not knowing how to write a great essay
given the prompt, but how to get the student to write the essay using his/her own voice, style and structure...
Before we get to the 5 Tips to Help Make Your Tutoring Dollars Go Farther, let me set them up for a minute. Trust me, they'll make more sense if I do.
I'm a "bad news first" kind of guy. I'd rather receive the bad news first so that I can better appreciate the good news that follows. And I like to give the bad news first to get it out of the way and move on to the more...
(This is actually a modified version of an article I posted a while back -
Parents wait! Why a study skills tutor is what your child REALLY needs. But I think tutors should consider this idea of study skills even more than parents should.)
After a dozen years as a classroom teacher and private tutor, I know the routine well. Like clockwork, October and March bring new report cards...
This website is basically a concept map of every physics topic, and I mean every. It's not a comprehensive guide to all of them, but it provides a basic overview of pretty much everything you could ever want to know about physics. It's
not a "Physics for Dummies" site, so if you're struggling, you'll still need a competent tutor. That being said, if you...
Many of the students I tutor have the skills it takes to succeed, but their confidence or motivation is low. I find that the best way to see results, for the benefit of myself, the students, and the parents, is to provide that student with the tools to
understand what it feels like to succeed, and therefore to be confident. Although parents usually have the best intentions, the children may...
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Tutor/ School Connection
Teachers in training learn the importance of cultivating meaningful connections with their students and their parents in teaching methods classes. Teachers know that maintaining regular contact with parents is essential to nurturing a positive home/ school
relationship. The benefits of such a relationship are too...
Public Speaking- From Fear to Fierce
I went to a high school that put great emphasis on classical skills: Logic, Latin, and Rhetoric. The term “rhetoric” has a bad reputation in today’s society that is completely undeserved. The word “rhetoric” simply referred to the art of communication, often
in public speaking or in discussion format.
That discussion aside, I loved the...
Becoming a tutor is a very rewarding experience. If you are interested in beginning a new journey as a person aspiring to touch the lives of students you should practice the following effective techniques.
1-Although you may be extremely knowledgeable and/or passionate about one or two subjects try to become well versed with a few additional subjects; chances are when you...
How pretentious: I'm claiming to offer advice to all parties in the tutoring process! But if you bear with me, I hope to actually offer some helpful advice.
Some advice for parents:
It’s easy for a parent to feel guilty. “I have to provide the best educational experience possible for my child. If I don’t, I’m a bad parent and a bad person.” Combine that with a lack of clarity...
In principle, hiring a tutor is an enterprise that is anticipatory and deliberate.
It involves anticipating what potential problems might crop up, using a student’s history and self-evaluation. Tutoring can also be in response to a desire to advance more quickly; it’s not always used to “fix” a “problem”. A parent might consult with friends,
or with the student’s teacher, to obtain...
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to present the tutor training module "Effective Interpersonal Skills" to my fellow HCC tutors. The module is part of the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) training curriculum for tutors. Here, I'll
share what we discussed at this training.
Training Module Objectives:
define interpersonal skills
In remembering some suggestions from my teachers and professors, I thought I might submit the following, as it is my desire that my students get the most out of their tutoring experience. I believe that teachers and tutors provide a service that is beyond
price, and I believe that it is a worthwhile investment on the part of the student, I think there is also a way to maximize what is obtained...