For less than you’ll make in an hour of tutoring, you’ll find ideas, tips, and strategies to make your sessions stand out and help you expand your business. You'll know what forms you should use, how to make a good first impression, and strategies to use to most effectively help your student. More
This book can be your handbook to be the best tutor you can be. Written by a former teacher and tutor supervisor, you'll get the help you need to stand out as a tutor, from how to get a strong start during the first session to extras you can offer to expand your business. You'll see easy-to-use lists, lots of questions to ask, helpful tips, examples, and practical suggestions that make it easy to use from day 1. You'll see ways to help your student make connections for learning, how to use concept maps, how to get the most out of textbooks (and class), and how to organize time (and space and stuff) (you'll see tips you'll be able to use). How can you help your student read better? (Do you know about SQ3R? And how to use it?) And write better? (How can you help with a writing assignment?) You’ll get specific suggestions. You'll also get lots of ideas for helping with homework, suggestions for motivating, and help for dealing with problems. We'll even talk about when you can sit back and not talk and when you should tell parents something. Do you help students prepare for tests? You’ll get lots of tips to help them improve their grades. You’ll also find ways to more effectively help your student deal with test anxiety (and failure) and some secrets about test questions your student’s teacher may not know. (You'll see the tools needed to ace an organic chemistry quiz when you know nothing about the subject!) This book is coordinated with books for students that help them improve their study habits (one for elementary students and one for middle school and older students) and a parent's guide. Some material from the student books is included so you can see what they're using (like tips on taking tests and solving problems). All of these books have so many ideas that they are meant to stay with you through the years.