During the summer when there is so much to distract, it can be very hard to keep students motivated. I always like to find something that is a little fun, a math puzzle or a riddle to help with reading. Any assignment that is different and still helps to progress understanding keeps the student interested and understanding the subject.
I love to help people with their writing assignments. I am a avid reader and so it is very important to me that writing be clear and concise and able to make others understand what is being said. I would always edit papers for my classmates. I was ruthless and the papers were often covered in red pen, but when we worked together to improve, the paper was always easier to read and understand.
I have worked with an Algebra 2 student and was able to help her raise her test score from a D to a B-. She finally understood what the teacher was talking about.