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Posts tagged with: education

I remember when I began teaching trying desperately to cover the entire gamut. When given American Literature it was unfathomable to consider forgoing Edgar Allan Poe or Ernest Hemingway, often the choice. Quite often I’d end up jamming in too...
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What Is the Difference Between Online Tutoring and Online Teaching? Online teaching and online tutoring are similar educational jobs that people do from home. Both involve instructing students in a particular subject, but there are a few key differences between...
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The below article is thought-provoking, particular as we weigh what to do with our three children entering the fall of 2020. The school they attend has plans for live schooling, but it will be stripped of the qualities that valued...
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5 Tutoring Challenges Each student comes to tutoring sessions with prior knowledge and skill sets. It’s up to the tutor to find out what the student already knows and what skills need to be developed to meet academic goals. But...
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A famous study done by Donald McCabe of 17,000 students revealed that 62% of undergraduates had cheated on a written assessment at some point in their academic career. A stunning 95% admitted to some form of academic dishonesty, either on...
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Be sure to secure the area you will be tutoring in from outside distractions: children, pets, acts of God. While it’s customary to have the occasional distraction, it will signal to the student that they can take the same liberties...
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I think we could all use a little lift right, so I’ll start throwing some gems at anyone who needs a little optimism right now. This one is from my favorite guy ever, David Henry: “I know of no more...
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Make sure you make an effort to connect with a student personally before launching into the material for the day. It’s especially important to engage on this more informal level with online instruction, when being on a screen can, in...
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That heartbreaking scene: a father or a mother gasping for breath, quarantined in the hospital, cared for by a nurse with a mask strapped on so tightly and for so long that it bruises her and makes her eyes bulge,...
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