Especially when I’m tutoring via Skype instead of using my usual online platform with a collaborative whiteboard, I love using Google Drive. Here are a few reasons why!
Finding a tutor can be daunting. There are many websites that list tutor profiles for you to view, but not all of them verify all of the tutor’s information, and having so many profiles at your disposal can be more overwhelming than helpful. Being a good tutor is a complicated mixture of personality, knowledge, education, experience, and, of course, teaching ability. Below I list some of my tips regarding what to look for in a tutor and what questions to ask. Continue reading “How to Select a Tutor”
It’s somewhat of a cliche that teachers learn from their students, but I do actually think this is true. Of course, it doesn’t mean that my middle school students are teaching me decimals and basic algebra. Nonetheless, I do learn from them, and these lessons make me a better teacher and often a more compassionate person.
Many people shy away from online tutoring, feeling that there is no substitute for in-person help. It’s true that the two are different, but I’d argue that each has its own advantages. Here’s a brief overview of why I think online tutoring can be great!
I get it. You want to do the best for your kids (or maybe yourself!), but tutoring is not cheap. If your child is smiling for the first time ever while doing math homework, then it’s worth it, but where does that money really go? Well, there are a couple of factors that go into a tutor’s hourly rate. Continue reading “What Determines the Cost of Private Tutoring?”
When I first started tutoring, I mainly helped students with the problems they had from class and for homework. I eventually started making my own practice problems, and it made me a much better tutor. This is best explained via example, so let’s use the algebra topic of dividing polynomials. Continue reading “Creating Practice Problems: Building Up to Mastery”