Im in the teacher program and this is the question they asked me
Im in the teacher program and this is the question they asked me
Taught another class this past week, this one a killer. Eight straight hours of non-stop words. My throat was raw from talking, my thumb numb from pushing the button to slide up to the next graphic, my feet sore from standing. So why do I bother...? Not fortune, for sure. I’d make more sitting in the big chair, working the phones and running a film. Nor fame. Even if enthusiasm were really... read more
Understanding your child's / student(s)' learning styles is one of the most important factors in helping them reach success. At the end of the day, why else did we become parents or teachers but to watch the next generation learn? The problem is that we often assume that everyone learns and processes information the same as we do. If they don't, does that mean there is something... read more
It's sometimes too easy to get bogged down with textbook definitions and explanations, but how many times do students (and even educators) actually understand what it is we're reading? At the end of the day, what we remember is what we discover for ourselves. During education classes in college, my professor time and time again emphasized the important of leading the student to the door, but letting... read more
1- Relate whatever the topic you are tutoring to real world situations 2- Breakdown complex topics into an a, b, c formula 3- Participation is key this is one of the ways you will know if your tutee is understanding what you are teaching them 4- Give it you all
I couldn't find any references to this tool in the blogs or forums, so I wanted to put this out there. I use A Web Whiteboard (AWW) found at https://awwapp.com for all my online tutoring needs. No download, registration, or install necessary... and it's completely free! It also has zero ads or any other clutter you might associate with any free tool. It appears the developers... read more
Of course, learning should be fun. Why? Because if the student is having fun, that student will be giving his or her full attention to the matter at hand. However, I do think that students need to be taught, as well, that learning is not ALWAYS going to involve fun, and that sometimes, to conquer challenging material, some effort must be made -- mental effort,... read more
What happened to the teachers that actually take the time out to make sure all of their students are grasping the concepts being taught? Not just failing the student instead of saying "Hmmm....this student has been failing the past few months! Let me help!" ????? My student is not stupid. He is in fact very bright. Though at times he just tries to rush through and doesn't read the problem... read more
In any given primary or secondary class, you will find the teacher instructing a traditional subject, such as math or English. Nowadays, other kinds of curriculum are gaining notice because they enable students to explore their affective domains more readily. One such curriculum is the teaching of happiness and behavior that leads to a feeling of joy. Happiness curriculum should be explored by... read more
Some teachers regularly lift students' test scores, while others leave their students with below-average results year after year. This can happen right next door from each other; same grade, same building. Results from dozens of studies point to the same most significant factor-a good teacher is the single greatest influence on a student's chance at success. Among the factors that do... read more
As a student, the one learning resource that you can always keep with you 24 hours a day is your textbook. And that makes the book your best friend, because it is always there to help you learn more. But some friends are hard to understand. Some don't speak English well, some whisper, and some are moody. So you might need an interpreter sometimes. That's where your tutor comes in... read more
Rather than droning on about each subject in math at this point, I'm going to make a shift. I'm currently engaged in a conversation with a friend, and my most recent reply to him expresses my opinion on how math is being taught today: ...The beauty of math is something that I have seen most of my life, and it stands in my mind as one of my fundamental motivations for studying math... read more
Do some of your students lack focus? Does pent up energy keep them from being attentive during their tutoring lessons? Do they thrive on activity, fun, and games? If your students are anything like mine, the answer to these questions is a resounding "yes." Today I'd like to share 3 easy, "outside the box" tips for keeping your tutoring sessions fun and exciting... read more
In this video, I explain a MCAT Biological Sciences topic, ABO+/- blood type. This video is under two minutes in length and is meant to be a concise teaching sample, not a demonstration of comprehensive content knowledge.
Wyzant Tutor Barri M. "A bit about me, my teaching philosophy, I would LOVE to be your tutor."
People say everything takes work...work work work work... The only thing I can see that takes that kind of work is trying really, really hard to NOT have fun! When we are engaging with our own brilliance, when we are opening up to learn more about ourselves and our world, that's the doorway to the most fun EVER! It's just that the conventional systems don't teach that way. When... read more
Every week a colleague and I teach very basic computer skills at a local community center in Harrisburg, PA. I am astounded as to the amount of computer illiteracy there is in Central PA. It is almost 2015 and by now, computers have become more affordable and accessible. The one thing that they have not become is easy to use. Tables and smart devices have rattled... read more
This is the question we are asked since childhood. When I finally figured out I wanted to learn about music, the answer was simple- everything! However, I soon learned that music is a deep and multifaceted subject, and had to focus on a few things in order to reach any level of mastery. So before you go into a lesson, ask yourself: What genres of music do you enjoy the most? Which would you... read more
I am so excited to be able to help others learn about the things I have a passion for. From sign language to business, I will be here to help others out. I have had years of experience and am now ready to bring these skills to the table and help others to master them.
Every piano teacher uses different techniques and styles of teaching in their piano lessons. The way they teach is usually based upon their 'teaching philosophy' or their beliefs on teaching and learning and how they incorporate these beliefs into their lessons. Most experienced instructors will have a written teaching philosophy and students/parents should not hesitate to ask their teacher to... read more