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5 Tips for Acing the Praxis Exam

5 Tips for Acing the Praxis Exam

The Praxis Exam is the last step that soon-to-be teachers must take in order to be certified teachers and in order for them to officially practice the teaching profession. This is a test that may not be so easy to take. It might be a bit more challenging to pass this test because of how broad the subject, area of discussion, and branches …

Learning ASL with Different Learning Styles

Learning ASL with Different Learning Styles

by RaVen Sequoia

www.ASLmasterTutor.com

Most of us, by now, have discovered we have different learning styles when mastering a subject.

There is now a newer Learning Style approach called “Multiple Intelligences”. Most traditional teaching methods that is used (and still being used) is mainly linguistic and logical teaching.

Learning Style simply means there are different techniques where a …

Tutoring Accountability

Tutoring Accountability

A lot goes into the process of helping someone learn. Strong educators and an attuned curriculum are obviously crucial. Differentiated instruction and purposeful assessments promote student buy in and a felt need for learning. However, none of these factors will lead students toward their optimal growth without accountability.

It makes sense. The best teaching and teaching materials won’t make a difference if a student isn’t compelled to engage …

How Your Local Library Can Make You a Better Tutor

How Your Local Library Can Make You a Better Tutor

Walk into a library on any given afternoon and you are likely to find at least one tutor hard at work with a student. Good tutors are no strangers to the library. However, great tutors know the library is more than just a venue for study sessions.

Unlock all that your local library has to offer by following these simple …

The Power of Building Parent Relationships

The Power of Building Parent Relationships

Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first –Matthew Jacobson

I keep this quote at the heart of my classroom. Each day when the first bell rings and my students skip down the hallway into my classroom, I am reminded that their parents are always their first champions. It is this thought that keeps me knowing that every …

DIY Minimalist Desk Ideas

DIY Minimalist Desk Ideas

Creating a space for learning is a crucial part in maximizing educational growth.  In a world that is constantly adding new distractions and ways to interrupt, purposeful curation of the workspace can make the difference between being productive or off task. Whether you are a teacher, tutor, parent or student, you need an effective place to work.

Solely removing the distractions from your current …

4 Ways to Take Advantage of a Slow Tutoring Season

4 Ways to Take Advantage of a Slow Tutoring Season

When schools empty out for the summer, often times a tutor’s work calendar empties out with them. Vacations, summer camps, and students looking to simply take a break can result in lost business and costly cancellations.

What then is a tutor to do to keep business moving forward in these leaner times? Here are four suggestions for turning a slow …

The Benefits of Starting a Tutoring Blog

The Benefits of Starting a Tutoring Blog

Summertime can be difficult for tutors. With vacations, camps, cancellations, and students who are simply taking the summer off, the schedule can dry up quickly leaving you with time to fill.

Why not use that time to do something that will improve your tutoring business? Starting a professional tutoring blog can provide you with a slew of benefits to not only …

Makerspaces: Tinkering to Learn at Home

Makerspaces: Tinkering to Learn at Home

The idea of makerspaces has come a long way since I was a child. When I was growing up there was an endless supply of textiles, ingredients and components in which I could tinker, play and construct. I had my very own makerspace: nature. The great outdoors was a cornucopia of materials and inspiration. My mother would send my sister and I outside for …

Promoting Summer Growth Through Project Based Learning

When summer vacation hits and students leave their classrooms behind, too often they leave learning behind as well. The result is a “summer slide” that leaves students playing catch-up when they return to school in the fall.

So the problem is, how can we as tutors, educators, and parents help prevent this “summer slide”? One thing is for sure, if we are …

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