Category Archives: Monthly Tips For Tutors

Tips for Tutors May 2014: Ways to Say Goodbye

We’ve almost made it! The year is winding down, the students have summer fever, and the teachers are scrambling to tie up loose ends before waving goodbye and sending the kids off to the next grade. As a volunteer, you might be reflecting … Continue reading

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Tips for Tutors April 2014: Social and Emotional Learning

Educators call it social and emotional learning – skills that ensure students are better learners; better neighbors; better citizens, friends, human beings. SEL can have a positive impact on school climate and promote a host of academic, social, and emotional … Continue reading

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Tips for Tutors March 2014

We’ve all been there before – trying to work with a child that just can’t sit still or gets distracted constantly throughout the tutoring session. Focus can be very challenging for students, especially for young children or reluctant readers. They … Continue reading

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January 2014 Tips for Tutors

Restoration and Reflection: A Note from Lauren Alpert Just breathe. One of the more overused expressions, and the title of a country song I’d rather forget. Throughout much of my educational experience, I fulfilled the definition of a nerd (before … Continue reading

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December Tips for Tutors

As 2013 comes to an end, we can begin to think about ways to inspire a love of learning in our students for the New Year. Here are a few suggestions for ways to increase student focus/engagement and improve your … Continue reading

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Tips for Tutors November 2013

Tips for Tutors November 2013 Literacy Academies in San Francisco and Oakland are finished and you are back to the hard work of teaching children how to read. You are modeling what it means to live “joyfully literate lives” and … Continue reading

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November Tips for Tutors

This article has some interesting tips for working with students with ADHD. These tips would work well with any very active student. Remember that not all active students are ADHD, and it is not our place to make that kind … Continue reading

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