No one wakes up knowing that their life is about to change. I was working at a high school with one of my one-on-one tutoring students, teaching a program based on this new approach (or so I thought – it’s actually one of the oldest and most trusted approaches for working with struggling readers) the… Continue reading How a simple phrase changed the course of my life.
*This post contains affiliate links, I may be compensated if you make a purchase by clicking through on my links – I only ever endorse products that I have used and that I believe to be helpful to my audience.* You know that feeling when you meet someone for the first time and you just… Continue reading 3 Tips for Getting Started with Tutoring
Created by Sara Dorken Kids love big words, they just do! Let’s face it, it’s way more fun to learn about a word like <herbivore> than it is to learn about <cat> or <it>. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important, no, essential to be able to decode smaller words. In fact, the whole first module… Continue reading The 5 Things You Must Know When Building Words
Dan was one of my first one-on-one students. Imagine how I felt when he told me he was asked to speak at the high school graduation. He had come a long way since the day a few years earlier when he said: “I am so glad that I am in this class. Now I am… Continue reading A Golden Tutor Moment
After more than a decade of working with kids with dyslexia, I have found that no two students learn the same way. I have had students sit with their back to me while I taught the lesson. They preferred to listen to me rather than watch me. I have taught students while they were under… Continue reading Not all students learn the same way!
When I started my tutoring journey I knew the skills that I would need. I would need to know my subject matter backward and forward. I would need to be organized and friendly. I also knew that I would need to have the skills to keep parents informed and on board with our progress, but… Continue reading Top 10 skills I didn’t know I’d need as a one-on-one tutor!