When children start having difficulty in school, their love for learning soon begins to fade. Poor grades, social problems, and even problems at home are the inevitable results.
Occasionally we get emails from both students and tutors who have had a good experience working with our tutoring referral website, TutorMatch.com. Since I’ve taken a short break from blogging over the holiday I thought now we would be a good time to get back into it by relating some of these positive testimonials:
The primary thing for the tutor to keep in mind is that, while the parent may be paying the bill, it is the student who is the primary client. The student’s needs may sometimes be at odds with what the parent perceives as the best approach to getting a better grade.
Repetition can be extremely helpful in the learning patterns of students and should be used on a daily basis when tutoring children with their homework.
Homework help can be a daunting experience, especially for those parents that have been out of school for years. Use these tips to make the process easier while helping your child to understand the concepts that have been taught that day at school.
A few people have been bugging me lately by mistreating the English language, and I thought I might get my frustration out and clear the air about a few myths at the same time. The following are a few phrases and oft-used words which shouldn’t be so oft-used at all.
I found another great website which I felt I had to share with you – GrammarNOW.com. This site is an awesome resource for anyone looking for help with grammar, usage, composition, or editing.
Math Anxiety is a term coined by psychologists and refers to the fear of math that gets instilled in students at a very young age. This holds true for students that are public, private or homeschooled. For most of these students, this fear only increases with time and age and they dread math as they move to highschool and college level avoiding the subject as much as possible.
Choosing a tutor for a second language, be it German, French or Spanish, is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Whether the reason for learning the language is a trip abroad or simply personal growth, proper enunciation, vocabulary and meaning are crucial in the development of the language.
As a 6th grade math teacher in a private school, I often discovered that my classes were a general blend of different public and private schools that either taught traditional Math or adopted newer and alternative forms of math instruction.