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Make Learning Fun

Keep things light and comfortable during the tutoring session.  Converse with the student.  Explain slowly and carefully. Bring in current events -- something amusing that happened in the news.  Look at maps in an atlas for any geographical concept that may arise during reading or social studies. Show a chart or drawing you have made, or draw a picture together of something in a story, or just something in nature, like a tree or flower.  These things help to bring out a shy student, or one who may feel embarrassed or humbled by poor grades they've made.  Respect the student and help them learn.  
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