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Kick-off to my new type of tutoring - Motivational Tutoring!   I am a firm believer, as a parent, substitute teacher, former drug education instructor and now, private tutor that if a child is motivated with creative and competitive styles of learning, it will increase their academic skill AND confidence.    By using props such as playing cards, dominoes, stuff animals, saltine crackers and additional random items usually found at the client's home, I can effectively teach basic math and reading comprehension skills.   Yes, the traditional assessing prior and after sessions are used as well as timed tests, reading questions, writing exercises and the like.  However, some of the approaches to introducing a new concept or memorizing the times table would be offered in a more "unconventional" style.   Your feedback is most appreciated.  Shari

Hey everyone, I'm Joel! I'm just crazy about language and have spent the last ten years learning dialects from the clicking Xhosa to the gaffable Yiddish. I'm excited to help you out with your writing because its is something I have been passionate about for a long time. But, at the end of the day this is something new for me and I'm looking forward to getting to know you as we begin this adventure if creativity, clarity and self-expression. Tally-ho!

Hello future students!   I have decided to write a short story about my background and life to assist anyone seeking to hire me for tutoring. My name is Jennifer Powell (obviously... :-) ). I grew up in Montgomery, AL. As a child I always excelled in school activities, and learning was very natural to me. I was quite the quiet one, but not a geek. It made me extremely proud to bring home good grades. As I am one of seven children, my mother has always shown and instilled in me the value of hard-work, and I am happy to say that it has carried me quite a long way. I have done things that I didn't think would be possible for me living in a low income area. Graduating college was just a peek, I have interned with Essence for its Music Festival in New Orleans, and was able to work along side some of the most prominent company heads in the nation, such as Music World, House of Dereon, VISA, and HSN. Working in a CPA firm after college gave me great confidence in my decision... read more

Good morning! I am excited to get started in the field of tutoring. I'm a professional educator and I would not want to do anything else. It really is the joy of my life and I think it shows through my love of learning and helping others learn. I believe that education should be fun! If you're not having fun then you're not doing it right!

The first session is really a time for the tutor to get to know the student. The tutor really needs some time to understand where the student struggles and what they can do. Make the first session fun. The student and the tutor should lay out their expectations and how they plan to achieve those goals.

After years of tutoring the same few students, I've decided to branch out a bit. This system is all new to me, but I'm trying it out and hoping for the best. So far I've found that the testing system is ingenious and appropriate, even if the approval process takes way longer than I expected.   Feel free to ask me any questions! I'd love to help anyone out.

Today, I confirmed my first client through WyzAnt. We will be working on 10th grade chemistry and algebra 2. While I have tutoring experience in academic settings, I have never taken the step to tutor independently. WyzAnt has provided an avenue through which I can independently schedule tutoring hours, create lesson plans, and maintain a network of potential students. Thank you, WyzAnt! 

This was my first experience tutoring through Wyzant. It has been so easy. I love that I don't have to worry about payments and that I have access to the job board. It makes tutoring much easier! I am so happy to be a part of this.

I'm making my way through about three hundred qualifying tests.  I should get through them in the next couple of days.   Wyzant wants to know, "What are your tips to stay motivated through finals at the end of the school year?"   I just finished my last final paper of the semester yesterday.  I think that the best thing to do to stay motivated is to take one thing at a time.  Make a list of things you need to do and a plan for how much you need to get done each day.  If you look at the huge number of things you have to get done, you'll get overwhelmed and discouraged.  Break it up into manageable pieces. 

Hi, So, obviously I'm new on here and want to hit the ground running.   ...Electrical Engineering student at UTC...   I have tutored students, whether it be classmates, college kids, or adults, since about 6th or 7th grade.  My mother and grandmother are both teachers, and our family jokes that we all walk out of the womb carrying a laser pointer and wearing glasses.   I am super outgoing and willing to go through just about every unorthodox way to teach something so that the student understands it fully.  I have numerous subscriptions to teaching sites that provide me with many different types of tools, worksheets, and methods of teaching. I truly enjoy this sort of 2nd job of mine and hope that I bring a little more enjoyment into students lives. No one like doing or learning difficult things.  If you're reading this chances are you're having a hard time too.  Well, it doesn't have to be that way with me.  I like to bring excitement... read more

I am new to Wyzant and have just started tutoring students here this week. I have been a tutor before but I love the format here and I am very excited to meet all the new people here.  Being a math tutor and helping students who have a fear of mathematics overcome that and realize that sense of accomplishment once complete is so rewarding.  I really enjoy working with students through problems as they go through the steps from confusion to celebrating their achievements once they have conquered a problem or worksheet!  

Hi everyone! :)   I'm new here to WyzAnt and have only been out of High School for year. I am young but I hope that doesn't make me any less credible in your eyes. I graduated from High School 6 months earlier than the rest of my class with a GPA of 3.86. Please look through my profile and talk to me before deciding whether or not I am qualified to work with your child.   Sincerely always, Breenna

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 numerous to mention. Tutors, along with students and their families, can benefit from a similar relationship. This article describes several benefits of a positive tutor/ school relationship and lists steps for initiating contact. Why a Tutor/ School Relationship? As a Behavioral Management Counselor at a local juvenile facility for adjudicated youth, my responsibilities included maintaining regular contact with all teachers of the residents on my client list. This included phone contact and attending parent/ teacher conferences. My unit housed young men ages 13 – 17 in a semi-secure... read more

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