Ensuring a Home Tutoring Session Is Productive for Your Child

Practical Math Practice: The Tollbooth Game

Practical Math Practice: The Tollbooth Game

Learning is most effective when it is both practical and relevant. Teachers and tutors can maximize their students’ real-world math abilities by creating experiences that mimic how math is used in real life. One of my favorite examples of a hands-on, concrete math practice activity is the Tollbooth Game. I still remember playing this Tollbooth Game decades ago when I was in middle school …

Fantastic Flashcard Apps

Fantastic Flashcard Apps

Technology has made a lot of the tried-and-true educational mainstays irrelevant to today’s student: the calculator defeated the abacus and the internet put most encyclopedia salesmen out of business. These two fantastic flashcard apps may be sending the 3”x 5” index card into retirement.

Quizlet

Quizlet is an amazing study application that works on iOS, Android, and PCs. As a teacher, …

Benefits of Offering a Trial Tutoring Session

Benefits of Offering a Trial Tutoring Session

As a tutor, the process of finding clients that are a good fit for your teaching style and professional expectations is often an underappreciated step in growing a tutoring business.  Just as a client deserves the right to evaluate your potential effectiveness, so too a tutor deserves the opportunity to evaluate the working relationship with the client. One of the most beneficial …

Practical Advice for New Tutors (Part 3) – Avoid Financial Surprises

Practical Advice for New Tutors (Part 3) – Avoid Financial Surprises

(Be sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series)

Tutoring is a great way to create an income stream that is both rewarding and flexible. However, there are some things you should do to ensure you can avoid financial surprises that come with creating your own tutoring business.

1. Taxes

Any time you …

Is Group Tutoring More Effective? Choices for Parents

Is Group Tutoring More Effective? Choices for Parents

If you have decided to address your child’s academic success by hiring a tutor, there are a number of options available. Some tutoring sessions can be held in professional after-school buildings, where private tutoring companies provide space and instruction. Other tutors are independent contractors, and may be willing to conduct weekly sessions in the privacy of the student’s home, and under …

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