1. Help students see the relevance of what they are learning to their own lives. Whenever possible relate materials student's goals or interests.
2. Make learning fun. Use film, digital media, and interactive exercises to engage students.
3. Break assignments down into manageable steps and give students detailed feedback.
4. Listen to your students! Don't...
Firstly, tutoring is an art. I try my best to make each lesson unique. My number one tip is try to find a way to explain material through everyday phenomena. For example, in chemistry we use stoichiometry to find the right amounts of substance need for producing a certain amount of products. Before of jumping into the mathematical madness, I explain the concept through cooking. Chemical equations...
Learning Logs help you monitor progress and make adjustments when comparing it to students’ notes, assignments and tests to determine if...
In working with young children, it's imperative to bring a bag of tricks. I help to reach different learning modalities and engage my current learners with these five tips:
1. Bring the music. A song can provide mnemonic remembering tools, activate the brain, soothe anxiety, or provide background for dance to help a child expend energy and come back to focus.
Tip 1: Always get to know your student, but be sure to keep it at a professional level and nothing too personal
Tip 2: Play certain educational games that can include learning definitions, or formulas
Tip 3: Don't be too serious, try to have a relaxing environment so the student won't feel so uptight
Tip 4: Try to...
No matter what subject a student is tutoring in it can always be fun.
1. I have found with younger kids if you do hands on examples, not only is it fun but they learn much more and gain a better understanding.
2.Another way I try and make lessons fun is by incorporating real life. I might ask the student what their favorite sport is.
Question: If Martin scored 21 points...
So you're an expert in your subject. You put in the time. You know the material like the back of your hand.
But there's a big difference between knowing it and teaching it. A fun lesson engages your students, helping them learn the material faster and with better retention. Make sure your students get the most out of your lessons by following these 5 tips.
1) Start Off With...
Here are some ideas to make tutoring fun in the K-2 area
1- IPAD Applications- I like to have students earn IPAD breaks. They love this time and they are learning at the same time! There are some great sites that practice simple math, high frequency words CVC word building.
2-Rewards- I like to break tutoring down especially for the K-2 age group...
Hey all! I am new to tutoring but not new to teaching so I hope to spring some fresh ideas to the table to promote learning for the students I tutor. My tips to promote the best learning experience possible come from a good place and in primary, secondary, and continued experience.
1. Take an actual break!
A lot of students these days do their learning...
We played a lot of games in kindergarten; so it came as no surprise when the first grade was almost identical. This was Ms. Huff’s first year teaching and my education paid the price: I scored below my grade level on multiple subjects. School administrators decided that Ms. Huff would make a better kindergarten teacher two years later. However, the questioned still remained about what my parents...
Tutoring is available from many places: friends, neighbors, school resource persons and here on Wyzant. Creating lessons which engage and teach students is important in this competitive arena. Fun lessons are memorable lessons.
Here are things I like to incorporate in order to engage students in a fun way.
1) Be sure to know what the student wants. If it is "fun",...
As a tutor, it can be easy to slip into monotony-particularly with regular students that you see on a weekly basis, or for multiple hour blocks at a time. Here are 5 simple tips to help make your tutoring sessions more fun, productive and interesting !
1. Get physical. This works especially well with children ages K-6 because, after sitting all daylong in the classroom,...
1. I like to incorporate drawing into understanding problem solving questions.
2. Hands on real objects
3. Real life situations that kids can relate to
4. Bring in technology use
5. Physically moving to better understand concepts.
Whether it be one of my academic students or one of my youth fitness students, I always stress being prepared and organized. Being consistent with these simple steps will lead to a more effective and fulfilling learning experience.
But I also stress approaching each tutoring/coaching session with an open mind and a sense of humor. Whether it be a sharing funny joke or...
I am new to this blog but I wanted to send out a quick note. Tutoring can be an excellent opportunity for students to catch up, expand on what is already known, or even get ahead in their classes. Making the subject enjoyable to the student is the most important factor in getting that student interested in the topic. It doesn't matter what the subject is, if the student does not find it enjoyable,...
S., aged 14, invested a bit less time for homework last week, as she was very busy. However, she did experiment with pen-and-ink and has purchased markers and graphite pencils, as well as two sketchbooks of better paper. She is going on vaction soon and I hope she will take her sketchbooks along.
I suggested she start to think about drawing portrait and figure. I brought along "Anatomy...
1. Relate materials to the students preferred interests.
For example, if the student likes animals, you can teach categorization and counting by having a student count all the horses in a farm full of animals, teach paragraph writing by letting the student choose an animal to write about, teach volume by having a student discover how many square feet an animal needs for a pen and then have...
I like to use the same methods I use in my class to make it fun, in my tutoring. I make my classroom interactive, active, group collaborative, relevant and I encourage student discussion, participation and feedback. I can't think of anything worse than sitting down with a boring person to study !!
Tutoring can be fun! Exciting! Educational! It doesn't mean that a student is lacking intelligence; it means they are smart and motivated enough to take the time to become stronger in a subject! There are many ways that tutoring can become an adventure! First, all learning activities should take place in a fun, stress-free environment. Studying in the same room can become suffocating, so...
The best 5 Outside the Box tips for tutors I highly recommend involve the human senses.
Creating a stress-free environment or lowering stress in students is key to successful learning.
Here are my simple top tutoring tips:
1. Setting! Meet in a calm, stress free WyzAnt approved setting where both tutor and student (and their parents) are comfortable.