News â€“ I noticed in our series on how to tutor subjects, I forgot all about writing. This week Iâ€™ve been helping my daughter write her first formal essay. I told her of all the skills I learned in school I use writing the most. I never, ever thought that would be the case when I was in skill. I always dreaded having to write anything.Â I had a teacher in college who helped me to see the light while I was writing a feasibility studyâ€¦ imagine that. So today in this issue weâ€™re giving you some tips for writing and also talk about some ways you can make more money in your tutor business during fall break.
In Case you missed it â€“ We outline our schedule for October.
Please note if you would like us to talk about something specific then please let us know.
Tips for tutoring Writing â€“
Assessment â€“ here is an example on how to grade writing and some sample subjects.
You can find many more online.
Some ideas for improving elementary school writing – http://k6educators.about.com/od/languageart1/a/Writing_Hub.htm
Middle and high school – http://www.all4ed.org/files/WritingNext.pdf
Fall Break Ideas â€“
Many students will be having fall breaks coming up either this monthâ€¦ and if they donâ€™t have a fall break, almost every school will get some time off for Thanksgiving. Â Below are some ways you can use these breaks to add some revenue to your bottom line.
- By now your students should have gotten at least one report card or are very close to getting one. If you have several students you can have a study session on one of the days off. You can charge what you normally charge for a session but youâ€™ll have a number of students there. If itâ€™s Math you can do Math problems all day. If itâ€™s History or Science you can study and have them ask questions. You can work on problems youâ€™ve been noticing. This project you would want to have for current students.
- Have a day camp. This could be for every day of the vacation or just one day. Youâ€™ll want to have some studying but do some fun things as well. If you donâ€™t have fun things to do then they will not want to come back.
For both of these methods youâ€™ll want to send a flyer along with the studentâ€™s tutoring report. Youâ€™ll also want to mention and explain it to the parents when you have their weekly conference call. If the break is next week and you want to do it, youâ€™ll want to call them before this weekend and tell them about the extras.
Links you can use â€“ A calculator for almost any need. Free and online – http://www.calkoo.com/
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Parting thoughts â€“ Donâ€™t be afraid to take advice. Thereâ€™s always something new to learn. Babe Ruth.
Enjoy your week.