Tutoring

Why You Need to Set Tutoring Goals

Why You Need to Set Tutoring Goals

So, I hate to run. Hate it. But a while back I had friends who loved to run together. So, I decided to start running, too. Peer pressure, yo. via GIPHY But I knew that I couldn’t just start running (literally out my door) without […]

Why Summer is the Best Time for Tutoring

Why Summer is the Best Time for Tutoring

I’ve taught summer school several times and really enjoyed it. And even my students seemed to enjoy it. Why? Because summer school is WAAAY more laid back than regular school. (And I taught seniors whose graduation was on the line.)   The classes tend to […]

How to Work Successfully with a Tutor

How to Work Successfully with a Tutor

The first time I walked into a student’s house to work with him felt weird. First, I was only working with one kid, not thirty. In fact, I would eventually know him better than any student I had ever taught.   And it was all […]

How to Find the Right Tutor for your Child

How to Find the Right Tutor for your Child

I found my very first knitting project a while back and it was a hot mess. Holes where there shouldn’t be holes, dropped stitches, added stitches, and changes in stitch size. Even if you don’t knit, know that all of that is bad.   I […]

How to Know if Your Teen Needs a Tutor

How to Know if Your Teen Needs a Tutor

“I think your child would benefit from working with a tutor.” Conversation killer, my friends. No parent wants to hear that their teen needs a tutor. But, it was a conversation that I needed to have with parents over the years. By the time I […]

Private Tutoring: 6 Myths You Should Ignore

Private Tutoring: 6 Myths You Should Ignore

Moby Dick was almost my downfall. I was in junior Advanced English and doing well. Until we read Moby Dick. Half the time I had no idea what was happening in the book, let alone the deeper meaning and symbols. Yet all my classmates seemed […]

Becoming a Tutor: Why I Kissed my Gradebook Good-Bye

Becoming a Tutor: Why I Kissed my Gradebook Good-Bye

It took me months to realize that my student, Graham*, did not know my name.  Graham was a high schooler with a traumatic brain injury. He knew the names of family members, but no one else. He was very good at faking out his friends, […]