Be Positive!

Be Positive!

Being positive can be a challenge when your student doesn’t put forth his best effort. Especially when it becomes a regular occurrence. However, as a tutor, it’s your job to figure out how to motivate your student. Remember the old adage “You catch more flies...
4 Steps to Becoming A Great Tutor

4 Steps to Becoming A Great Tutor

Tutoring can be one of the most rewarding jobs you’ll ever have!   When you invest in another person’s life it sparks something inside you! Especially when you see results! We’ve all heard the inspiring story of the teacher that spoke positive affirmations to the...
Try Harder!

Try Harder!

One of our goals as tutors is to show our students that they are capable of much more than they think they are able to do academically. Actually, as a tutor, I don’t feel successful until I can take my student to that point.  The point where they recognize they are...
Be Flexible

Be Flexible

Gumby had it right! It’s so important to be flexible. Especially with children. Typically, the longer the tutoring session (or the younger the student), the more flexible you need to be… as a tutor or a parent. Younger children have shorter attention spans...
Character Building

Character Building

One of the greatest privileges and working one on one with a student is to be able to encourage them to build good character qualities. Unfortunately, with larger classrooms – teachers are very limited on their time allotted per student. When I was teaching, I would...
Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Did you ever notice the smartest, top performing students are typically avid readers? Reading unlocks a world of learning opportunities.  Not only does reading build imagination and vocabulary, it also stimulates critical thinking and reasoning skills.  Reading a...