Know the strengths and weakness of the student in the particular subject area. Highlight their strength and help them overcome weaknesses
Show interest in what students are doing academically outside of tutoring
Re-affirm them and let them know that you are proud of them when they get a concept that was once confusing to them.
Give students breaks as needed, recognize when they are tired.
Listen to students and provide the best service you can
Try this fun English grammar quiz.
Research what you get wrong, then take the quiz again 3 days later.
I got 100% the first time :-)
I am looking forward to visiting Peru again at the end of this month. This visit will include visits to schools and libraries, including the Biblioteca Nacional, where I hope to see some works housed there, of Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. Each visit abroad helps me to better understand the language and cultures that I work with in the United States and elsewhere.
Has anyone noticed the profusion (glut) of a questions coming in that are written exclusively in (what I think is) Chinese? (Resources/Answers)
This looks to me like an attack intended to disturb the normal function and use of the WyzAnt site.
This is the story of a certain student who faced a lot of difficulties understanding certain concepts in his class. He/She was at the point of giving up and failing that class when a deep beautiful voice called his/her name out loud, "Student!" He/She didn't understand what was going on. The voice called a second time, "Student, go to the tutoring center!" So the student walked his/her way to the student center and asked for a tutor to help.
The first tutor looked at him/her with an expression of disgust. "How can you not understand this?" the tutor asked. "It is very simple, just do this..." Confused, the student couldn't keep up with the tutor's technique. The tutor seemed to have had a bad beginning of the day and was very impatient. He also got on the top of his nerves, but always seemed to hold back. Scared, the student called onto a second tutor.
The second tutor came with an indifferent expression. He didn't...
I haven't taken the MCAT, nor do I plan on taking it, but I have to wonder "could I tutor it?" Tutors are good at many things, maybe they can tutor subjects they don't know very well by studying it first. etc. etc.
Yes, the clock is ticking down toward summer break and while you're excited for the warm, lazy days of summer, you may also be pondering, "What am I going to do with these children for 12 weeks?" Yes, there are family vacations and camps to match every interest imaginable, and yes, you want wholesome, healthy activities that nurture the mind, body, and spirit. You also want to keep a balance so your children have enough activity to stave off boredom (and soon thereafter, contention in the ranks), but not so much activity that your children become stressed and exhausted. So, where, if anywhere, does summer tutoring fit in?
Summer tutoring can be a great way to reinforce skills in reading, writing, and math. Some studies show that students lose as much as 2.6 months of academic progress during summer vacation (Shafer, 2016). So, academic reinforcement certainly sounds like a good idea...but it doesn't paint a picture of a fun-filled summer. Sure, you can sign your...
I should have done this in March.
This year it took me 1 week (after work hours) to complete all the puzzles. The last puzzle is NOT friendly to full time shift employees (hint). There are only 2 right answers; one answer must be done during scheduled work hours and the other answer must be done after any normal person goes to bed at night (or early morning).
It's still not too late to get onto http://www.pidaychallenge.com and work through 24 puzzles to get onto the Genius board. You may work at the puzzles at your own pace.
Stats stayed consistent to previous years; the total set of puzzles are still hard enough that only approximately 10% successfully work all problems. Maybe, there is an endurance factor :-) There were logic, probability, algebra, geometry, and physics problems/puzzles/questions.
Enjoy the challenge!
A student needed to draw a circle with a 2" diameter, then draw the following angles: 100°, 120º, and 140º. She had her compass but didn't have her protractor.
First she drew the circle, then she drew 2 perpendicular diameters. Since a circle encompasses 360º, each quadrant comprising 90º. We drew the 120º angle first using an entire 90º quadrant plus 1/3 of the adjacent quadrant, erasing the unneeded line, which leaves 60º in that second quadrant.
Then we found the circumference of the circle (C=πD, or 3.14x2"=6.28"). Next we found 1/4 of the circumference (6.28"/4=1.57"). We wanted to be able find the arc length in 10º increments, so we divided the arc of one quadrant by 9 (1.57"/9=0.174"). We converted this into 1/16ths of an inch by multiplying by 16 (0.174"x16=2.79 sixteenths of an inch).
Getting back to our angles, we measured the 100º angle next by taking our remaining 60º and adding 40º of...
It's fairly likely that you've heard someone talk about "mindfulness." It's less likely that you know exactly what mindfulness entails, and even less likely that you've heard of Ellen Langer, the "mother of mindfulness" in Western academia. In fact, even if you Googled mindfulness you'd find credit for its popularity in the West given to a man named Jon Kabat-Zinn. Langer's name doesn't appear anywhere on the first page of Google's results, so you probably wouldn't learn that she earned her PhD and began her line of research around the same time as Kabat-Zinn, and that the groundbreaking nature of her work led her to become the first woman tenured in the Psychology Department at Harvard in 1981. Her research has had profound effects on how we think about everything from aging and mental health to decision-making and learning. So even if you don't know her name, it is likely that in one way or another you are familiar with some of her research. The focus of this...
Hello. I am a private tutor in Westchester county. This is about 40 minutes from NYC. Many affluent people live here. However, there are also many middle class and lower middle thar struggle to pay bills? Does anyone offer rates based on grade? For example 40.00 per hour for elementary, 50-60 per hour for middle school and 60-70 per hour for high school. I have been posting on social media, however I am finding that many people, particularly the younger grades are finding my rate of 60.00 per hour too high. Should I lower my rate, until I get fully booked and then move up the rate as I get more in demand?
I'm always a fan of more information rather than less. I do well tutoring both cost and financial accounting. Some tutors don't and they know it. If we qualify for these topics separately, we don't have to answer inquiries with, "Yes, I know one but not the other." That kind of clarity in place of wasted communications always benefits tutors. It also very much benefits students. When you increase clarity for both tutors and students, you save selection time and provide the best fit, which is the overriding goal. The best fit is always the better outcome because it makes for happier students and better ratings for the tutor.
Many people think of tutoring as a remedial endeavor, but that really isn't the right way to think about it. The fact of the matter is that classroom instruction can never be tailored to individual students, which means that learning is rarely optimal. By necessity, teachers must teach to the middle of the class. The teacher's pace, style, and goals are geared to the class as a whole, not specific students. With private tutoring, on the other hand, lessons can be specifically tailored to the individual student. For students who plan to take the ISEE or SSAT - tests that inevitably include material students have never encountered before - starting early is important. The goal of enrichment tutoring is to ensure students have a strong foundation in the core knowledge areas that will determine how they do on these tests.
When a student is not excelling in a core subject, it is often because the class is moving too quickly, the teacher's style is out of sync with the...
English. Writing. Creative. Analytical. Technical Writing. Reading. Need to advance your career? Blow your boss away? Get an A? I can help. I do online tutoring and in-person circa 22304 in libraries/public places.
I took the exam at Irvine Valley College.
Unlike most schools, whose administrators post classroom assignments on a billboard, IVC showed up around 8:15, had students stand in the quad, and verbally had students split into separate groups like cattle. Then students ended up having to walk down a confusing pathway to a classroom, where we had to have our IDs checked one-by-one. You can tell which schools have the check-in process down, and which schools need to work on it. IVC is definitely a school that can stand to be more efficient.
Once in the room, the proctor had difficulty with the test set-up process. She was unaware of the fact that there were now three components that come with the exam. It used to be that there was just a test booklet and an answer sheet. Now, with the revised exam, there is an essay booklet as well. I don’t think that she was supposed to hand out the essay booklet at the beginning of the administration, especially because...
Marshaling the cognitive resources and committing the amount of time required to earn good grades and high test scores takes effort. The rewards from these achievements are often delayed, while the rewards from having fun with your friends, playing video games, interacting on social media, watching tv, etc. are more immediate. What strategies can you use to help overcome this mismatch?
In the framework explored in this paper, the authors propose that the decision to delay gratification is mediated by two systems: a "cool" cognitive system, and a "hot" emotional system. The more the hot system dominates, the more likely you are to succumb to temptation.
Thankfully, as we get older, the cool system matures and thus makes it easier for many of us to delay gratification. We are most vulnerable to the hot system when we are young. You’ve probably seen the marshmallow experiment in which young children are placed in front of a table with a marshmallow...
i have just finished my Spacialist degree in education in Technology. I am also Microsoft certified teacher.
I am convinced that education nowadays should be more practical than just memorizing. Technology has open doors to A new way of teaching. I am innovative. Creative. And that's the perfect balance to this job. I love to teach!
All cancellations and rescheduling must be made in writing (through WyzAnt messaging) at least 36 hours prior to the lesson start time.
If the lesson is rescheduled with notice more than 36 hours in advance of the lesson start time, no fee is assessed.
If the lesson is rescheduled with notice less than 36 hours, a $10 fee may be assessed.
Note: While I can usually find a time to reschedule, it is not always possible. In those cases, it will be considered a cancellation.
If the lesson is cancelled with no plan to reschedule, a $15 fee is assessed.
For no-shows, a cancellation fee equal to the full amount of the lesson is assessed. A student will be considered a no-show if they are more than 15 minutes late.
In the case of documented emergencies or extreme illness, exceptions can be made at my discretion.
Lessons will be charged according to their scheduled beginning and end times, regardless of whether a...
You might wonder what emotion has to do with learning, and why I am writing a blog about sleep and emotion. If you think about it, though, how you to react challenging situations - the emotions you feel, and the cognitions, physiology, and behaviors that accompany them - can have a profound impact on how you learn. Indeed, emotional reactivity can have a profound impact in multiple domains, but in this blog we will focus on its impact on learning.
Modern neuroscience is not necessary to understand that sleep is fundamentally important. However, it increasingly allows us to understand why that is the case.
Andrea Goldstein and Matt Walker reviewed the literature on sleep and emotion and make a compelling case for the causal role of sleep in optimal affective brain function. For our purposes, I want to focus on the overarching theme of how sleep deprivation diminishes effective emotional reactivity.
When people are sleep deprived for even one night, functional...
Right now, most students (and a good many teachers!) are counting down the days til school is over! For those of us whose students have learning challenges, we are well aware that summer vacation means freedom from anxiety-inducing academic subjects. However, these are the very students for whom it is essential that learning continue into the summer months. Students who fail to continue to at least maintain the progress gained over the school year can actually lose ground over the summer - I've seen it happen. So, if you want to keep your students' motivation alive during the warm weather months, it's vital to design summer learning that is truly unique to June, July, and August.
What is great about summer learning is that you can wrap it together with what is taking place in your students' lives - camping, being outdoors, gardening, astronomy - whatever is of interest to your student, you can turn into lessons in all subjects being taught. ...