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Using unusual resources make my tutoring lessons more fun.  Especially when teaching ESL, using Netflix or FireStick to call up particular shows in English that interest my students (I use their suggestions) are very useful while providing the motivation needed for language learning in the moment.  The students want to know it all--idioms, American or British common sayings, and more vocabulary that can be learned in a single lesson at times.   I always bring my tablet and a hotspot if there is no WiFi to use this fun tool.

Here are my five top tips for making lessons fun 1. Let the student suggest or choose a topic. 2. Set learning goals with input from the student. 3. Use a variety of media - YouTube videos, music, songs, podcasts, stories. 4. Make it challenging. 5. Make the lesson a game!

Depending on the age of the student, there are a number of ways to bring out the best in him/her while having an enjoyable time studying. Each child has a unique learning approach and this can't always be accommodated to in the classroom by the teaching staff. Tutoring provides the one-on-one time with tutor and student where the tutor learns about the child's personality, their frustrations, and their concerns. All of which helps the tutor design learning activities where the student recognizes the positive changes they are making. When this happens, the student's self-esteem, self-efficacy, and empowerment gradually advance over time as they should. Students learn of their capabilities and how to put them into practice.   As a tutor, I realize that I have the unique opportunity to positively impact a student's sense of self that will help them study and approach school with more confidence and success.  

Getting children to be interested in learning can be really difficult so there are a few ways that I like to make it more interesting so that tutoring can be more than just work. One of the first things I like to do (mostly for younger children) is the high five. Young children love to be encouraged and a high five is positive reinforcement that really makes young children smile. Another way is to encourage children to "help me" find the answer to the problem rather than to make them just listen. This is especially effective with math problems because it emphasizes the process of going through the steps to get the answer. Playing games is also a great way to encourage students to learn, especially since kids will look forward to getting to the games. The best part of the games is that they are also learning games that reinforce learning while having fun. A really effective way to make learning more fun is to use everyday items to encourage understanding for kids. This can... read more

One reason why mathematics seems to be a monster to be feared by many people seems to be the perception that there is only one way to solve a given problem developed by a nameless, faceless genius mathematician and in order to get the correct answer, you must memorize and use the appropriate magical equation.  I blame the teachers and professors of the early-on math courses.   The truth is that there are always more than one way to solve a math problem.  It's only a matter of finding the method which you feel most comfortable with, the one you understand the most.  As long as you realize that there are many ways to solve a mathematics problem, and you can find that method for each problem you find the easiest, you will do well in anything mathematical.

No matter what subject a student is tutoring in it can always be fun. 1. I have found with younger kids if you do hands on examples, not only is it fun but they learn much more and gain a better understanding. 2.Another way I try and make lessons fun is by incorporating real life. I might ask the student what their favorite sport is. Ex: Football Question: If Martin scored 21 points in the football game then how many touchdowns did he make? This gives the student a topic that they are interested in and will be more than willing to cooperate. 3.Another trick is rewards. Everyone loves incentives but to kids a sticker is like earning a gold medal. Offering stickers for the correct answer always works. 4. Sometimes students get distracted or don't like the example. Change it up! You can start with an example about cookies and the student might see your drawing and think it resembles something else...like an alien. Go with it! Listening to them makes them feel... read more

I believe that the student is already smart! and filled with wits, my role is to make those wits turn into successes! by using the students own creativity. The very dynamics that motivates them to stay interested in their studies! My tutoring lessons are filled with live role plays and rehearsing of the materials. Most importantly, the students pace creates the atmosphere of confidence! which produces positive results. 

It’s 5pm on Sunday evening and you decide it’s time to break out your 1st Java assignment, which is due later that evening at 12am. No big deal, you have plenty of time! What can’t you do in seven hours? I mean that’s like at least 40 games of Halo. You stall another hour (playing Halo) until six 0clock at which point you decide you better get started just in case. You glanced at the problem earlier in the week, no biggie. A couple of inputs, some basic processing, some formatted output, and maybe the professor threw in some easy twist. Two maybe three hours tops, you’ll be counting sheep by ten.   The clock strike’s ten; you have 25 IM windows open (3 hopefuls). You’ve Googled the same thing 25 times, you have more red squiggly lines than if you had written a letter in Spanish inside MS. Word, your code doesn’t compile,  and it looks like this…   public class Chaos {       //default constructor public Chaos()    ... read more

My sessions are fun because it is hands on. I also have deaf friends that I can introduce you to when the lesson is over. I love to laugh and I will make this lesson laid back but I also have high expectations. I am also creative and if the student struggles than I use a more visual approach. I also send videos to the email and/or phone. I give fun and easy homework to make sure signs stick in the head.

Music- use modern music made into trumpet sheet music Music - let them wright there own song Soccer - play pool with soccer balls Soccer/music- let the student be the teacher for a little while and show that they are understanding and can repeat the teachings Soccer/music - do as I make my students do. 

Learning German can be fun and does not have to be difficult. With an easy vocabular you can have fun going to the Octoberfest or getting around any town. Depending if you are left or right brain oriented I personally like to custom tylor each class to my clients. Everyone has different strength or weaknesses and it is to the teacher to find out each of those and give the client the very best experience in learning fast any language.

Since I teacher a variety of subjects, my tips vary depending on the content.   For tutoring in a foreign language, it really helps to do vocabulary while reading. It's a much better way for the student to remember and make connections with words.   For tutoring in writing, try to choose a topic that is of interest to the student. This will help by eliminating background knowledge gaps and then you can focus on the writing process.   For tutoring in US History, I like to use videos to help make the history come alive. It's easier to remember when you see it.   For tutoring in grammar, (this might be nerdy) but I like to explain WHY the rules are the way they are. I think it adds a new level of thinking to it that can make it quite engaging.    And finally, listen to your student. Focus on their needs. If they are getting tutored for fun, be creative. If there is a goal, reassess often to see how close they are to...

So you're an expert in your subject. You put in the time. You know the material like the back of your hand. But there's a big difference between knowing it and teaching it. A fun lesson engages your students, helping them learn the material faster and with better retention. Make sure your students get the most out of your lessons by following these 5 tips. 1) Start Off With Something Light At the beginning of the lesson, your students aren't ready to learn just yet. They're still thinking about their day - soccer practice, what they're going to make for dinner, the presentation due on Thursday.   Get your students warmed up and primed for learning with something light. In my English lessons, we might start with a vocabulary game or some pronunciation practice like a tongue twister. It doesn't have to be related to the target subject, but it should engage their brain enough to snap them out of their head a bit and get focused. 2)... read more

Here is information on what I do, how I bill, and what I need from you. Feel free to read the entire blog, or just skim the bold headings until you see the type of proofreading you need. I look forward to working with you! For $5 per unit, I will do the following: Proofread your paper for grammar, spelling, and punctuation. ($5 per 1200 words)  Provide notes explaining the changes I suggest. Make these changes (tentatively) in your paper and mark them in red print. I am: Certified in Teaching English as a Second Language Experienced in proofreading college-level academic writing, having done so as an employee of a nearby college and as a professional tutor Ethical and attentive to detail How it works: Message me and let me know what you are looking for in a proofreader. See the “extras” below for more options, and let me know if you need a service that is not listed. Charges: o $5 per 1200 words for basic... read more

Hello NCLEX Takers, I am tutor here on WyzAnt that specializes in NCLEX prep work.  It is my passion and absolute focus.  My students fair very well after working with me and my system of addressing this exam.  If you are looking for some answers about how to address the exam and prepare please read through this e-mail and reach out to me at my personal site at https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/NCLEXPREP   Here are some questions to help me address your needs: 1) How many times have you taken the NCLEX? 2) What nursing school did you go to? 3) How many questions have you gotten on your exam or exams? 4) Do you have an idea of when you would like to take the NCLEX? 5) Where I believe you to be at in your ability to take the NCLEX? I make this decision based on chat a bit and I get a sense for where your strengths and weaknesses are. Different people have different time requirements needed to prepare accordingly. I have... read more

Hello NCLEXers,   Pharmacology is of vital important for the NCLEX.  I have seen student exams contain anywhere up to 20% of the entire NCLEX being solely pharmacology.  You need to need to need to add this into the mix when you study for the exam.  I provide an excellent Pharmacology overview that is easy to understand and does not make you learn anything that would not help you on the actual exam.    So much of the information other programs have you memorize will not help you pass this exam.  It is superfluous information that may be useful in the real world, but in the short term what is your goal?  To pass this thing and get you license.  If you have questions reach out to me at https://www.wyzant.com/Tutors/NCLEXPREP on my WyzAnt site.   Best of luck,   Michael, MSN RN

hello students! my name is Ashley and I love the trumpet and soccer. my life was always busy because I couldn't just pick one. I would like to share with you guys what I will be teaching you. Just to let you know I like to have fun while teaching. though our sessions will be structured I will always be trying to find new things for us to do. I will also be doing it with you. I will not try to make you do something that I cant do to. I find this method to be very affective in creating a friendly bond, and trust.   While I am tutoring you in soccer we will start off with finding out how much you know. once I have an idea of your level we will get started. I like to test your foot, and see how well you kick, and your own personal stance and foot work. then we would move into ball control. Yes we will run. But when we start I will only make it short distance and longer at each session. we will go over each position and see how well you play in each one of them. see ware... read more

Last week, S. and I visited the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. Among the exhibitions, she became intruiged by a large collection of silverpoint drawings covering a broad span of history. S. expressed a great interest to learn the technique. Online, I ordered some small birch panels, silverpoint ground (an acrylic gesso) and a holder and found the right kind of silver (.999 pure) locally at a jeweler supply shop. First, we applied a layer of ground to already-gessoed heavy paper for S. to use as a test sheet. Then we worked to prime the 9" x 12" birch panels. They required seven thin coats of ground (at least!) to cover properly. Next time, we will use undercoating layers of regular gesso or acrylic paint, as the silverpoint ground is expensive. I showed her how to sharpen the silver nibs on water-proof sandpaper: one like a pencil point, the other an angle (bevel). I showed S. how to tint the final two layers of ground with watercolor to achieve... read more

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