Imagine what being a master of your own time would look like.
Maybe for you that would mean no more late nights. No tired mornings. Energy, focus, clarity. You jump into each project with a plan of action and you get it done, quickly. You can say yes to your friends and family. You balance work, school, your social and personal life easily.
You feel good about your accomplishments...
I've been an educator for nearly 20 years, first as a high school history and language teacher, and now more than ten years as a private tutor and study coach. I have spent thousands of hours, one-on-one, with students in middle school, high school, and college, and I have zeroed in on some simple and concrete strategies for helping them manage their independent studies.
As schools begin...
Ellen’s Rules For Effective Time Management, Part 3
5. Mix up your subjects.
Spending all day working on the same project can lead to feelings of frustration and inadequacy. Mixing up your subjects helps the brain to stay engaged, since it can’t fall into the trance of working on the same thing for hours. If you’re writing a paper and starting to feel annoyed or frustrated with...
When I worked for Kaplan, they required all private tutoring lessons to be two hours. That surprised me because I thought of lessons as one-hour affairs. However, I soon discovered that we could get through a lot more in one two-hour lesson than we could in two one-hour lessons.
Why? For starters, each lesson always starts with a few pleasantries and takes a couple of minutes to get...
I published this article on my blog and I believe that it will help students, tutors and parents alike so I decided to re-blog here. Time management is such an important skill! The article published by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension entitled “Thirteen Timely Tips for More Effective Time Management” proved to be very beneficial as well as the Time Management Quiz. They highlight...
I recently read an article titled After-School Activities Make Educational Inequality Even Worse by Hilary Friedman. The article suggested that organized competitive sports, which is typically associated with middle and upper-middle-class kids, helps strengthen life skills through organized competitive activities outside of the school system. This essentially perpetuates class divisions. The article...
Study Skills is quite the buzz word these days in the tutoring world, but what exactly are study skills? I decided to do a little research to see what others are saying about study skills and it turns out there are as many study skills as there are tutors. As I wondered how to choose which ones to write about I decided it boils down to my experience as a student, a teacher, and a tutor. I also...
I have been using a planner since the beginning of my elementary education. Clearly, in Elementary school it was more of a way for my teacher to update my parents on my assignments, and I couldn't really understand the personal benefits of it yet. In high school, when my work load became more complicated by seven classes, which each had a different teacher, my planner became invaluable to me....
As a former camp director (references available), and as a
published writer and college English instructor, I can customize a reading and writing group to engage your teen this summer. This will keep them in a safe environment, and they will be learning and practicing their writing and analytical skills for future high school and college success.
I will design a custom plan and schedule...
I want to make it very clear of my cancellation policy to potential students as well as other tutors as I think it is important that all sides are clear on this topic. I take my tutoring of you and/or your children very seriously. Tutoring is like any other appointment and is not something that you do when you feel like it. Your education is important to me as well as it should be to you as well...
WYZANT WANTS TO KNOW: What are your tips to stay motivated through finals and the end of the school year?
I'd have to say that one of my motivational tips is maintaining two calendars,
Make a countdown calendar that only includes the days between today and the absolute last deadline you have, whether it's a final exam or the last day a final paper is due; whatever's latest...
As a former camp director (references available), and as a published writer and college English instructor, I can customize a reading and writing group to engage your teen. This will keep them in a safe environment, and they will be learning and practicing their writing and analytical skills.
I will design a custom plan and schedule for your needs.
Why not contact another parent...
Unless you are traveling in a spaceship and moving close to the speed of light, time passes at the same rate for everyone. The Earth takes approximately 24 hours to complete one full rotation on its axis, which has resulted in a day being 24 hours long. So why do some people seem to be able to accomplish so much more when we all have the same amount of time in our day? Simply, they have mastered...
When we talk about time management we are inevitably thinking externally. There is this thing called time, which hangs out in the corner of your eye, always present yet elusive. Strategies for time management are thus often externally focused:
Use software like
Leechblock, an add-on to Firefox. This software blocks access to social media and other websites that tempt us to waste...
I talk to a lot of people who struggle to bring sanity to their schedules. Time management is one of those areas in life where we can become very ingrained in our patterns of thought and behavior, like King Arthur's thoughts at the very end of
The Once and Future King. He sits in his war pavilion, having lost two battles, his round table, and the people closest to him. Struggling to make...
Time is a very important tool to learning academic information efficiently. If you have been working with a tutor then you should be aware of the time that you spend in tutoring assistance. Most students and parents believe that the longer they are tutored; the more successful they will be in executing the output of information. Set your tutoring goals in advance and submit them to your tutor...
Hello all, I found this article from Fox news very helpful. We might relate to it differently but at the end of the day, we may all agree that multitasking might not be as effective as it feels! Hope you enjoy it!
12 Reasons To Stop Multitasking
"We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In...
Your schedule is congested: walll-to-wall study, activities, community service. You're lucky to have time for food and sleep.
And you have to be ready for class the next day. But how?
There are many things you can replace if lost or stolen: smartphones, laptops, tablets, to name a few. You cannot, however, replace lost time. Whether an hour, a day, or a year--lost...
My household of 2 two people is always buzzing- my fiancé and
I both work and attend a university. We have to drive to various places, do
daily chores and always be on time. There needs to be room for studying, maintaining
a social life, and last but definitely not least, maintain healthy life-styles.
To keep ourselves out of the way of junk food, clutter and
Finding a way to give yourself adequate time to study can be daunting, especially for those who are working, or have children.
Below are four important concepts to keep in mind:
1. The amount of time is not as important as the quality of time:
Figure out your individual learning style, and use that. Spending hours reading will not be as effective as fifteen minutes listening...