Silence is golden. In teaching, it is even more important - but not for the kids, for the instructor!
Nobody’s brain works instantly. For students, who are learning new skills and developing procedural knowledge (the “how” to do stuff, like solving a linear equation), their brains take some time to evaluate a question, decide how to approach it, and then solve the problem.
By. Robin Satty, Ed.D.
Although Wikipedia is one of the most visited sources of information on the internet, students are frequently told that it is unreliable and shouldn’t be used as a source. Should we trust it?
Ironically, if you ask Google “Is Wikipedia reliable?”, the first result is a Wikipedia page called “Wikipedia is not reliable”. However, the page is not exactly what it sounds like. It’s actually a notice to Wikipedia contributors that...
By. Robin Satty, Ed.D.
Wouldn’t it be convenient if we could read our students’ minds and see exactly what they were thinking? Exactly what they know and what they don’t, exactly where the made the error, and exactly what was holding them back?
We haven’t (yet) developed the technology to do that, but formative assessment is the next best thing. Formative assessment “provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are...
Working Paper Introduction
The substantial learning loss wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic has spurred calls for scaling tutoring programs to catch students up, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
What if we used this moment to make tutoring a permanent part of the public-school landscape?
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Impact of Tutoring: Meta-Analysis
This meta-study uses random-sampling to assess the impact of tutoring across K-12 subjects and by varying tutoring-types. It is one of several that have come out recently. View
Tutoring firms can benefit in a predictable and measurable way by cross-selling products to current clients. One of the nice things about cross-selling is that it implies an high level of engagement between tutor and client. Most folks reading this now have probably engaged in add-ons (or cross selling) just to provide excellent client service without actually understanding the inherent benefit to their business. As the Test...
We do! TPAPT has a remote training & certification course for people interested in tutoring either the SAT, the ACT, both, or specific sections from either. The course takes about 25 hours to complete.
Here is the link: SAT/ACT Training Anytime. We have a couple of other tools built specifically for tutors to find students and score practice...
Syllabi are often hand-crafted by experience tutors so I don’t know that there is a “standard” syllabus to observe. Having said that, a quick and inexpensive way to manage to get access a good syllabus lives on The College Board Website - SAT Lesson Plans.
Alternatively, you could do what many tutors do when the start out: buy a quality prep book and follow the lesson plans included there.
If you really, Really, need...