Itâ€™s April â€“ welcome to a new month. If youâ€™re a procrastinator, like me, donâ€™t forget your taxes are due next weekend. Also if you make estimated payments theyâ€™ll be due then as well.
Weâ€™ve also tweaked / tuned our website. Weâ€™ve added some new programs, made payment plans for some items and hopefully made it easier to use and understand. Hereâ€™s a good page that will let you see some of the changes.
The Power of Being There
Now is the time of year when a lot of your hard work with your students bears fruit. Now is the time when theyâ€™re getting ready for state testing, ACT / SAT, and final exams. Like it or not, now is also the time when the parents are going to either get a good impression of you, or a bad one. Did you help Sue get an A in English? Did Dan get a 30 on his ACT the first time he took it?
Unfortunately now your students are under a huge amount of pressure. Here are some tips for helping relieve some of that pressure.
- By now you should know what stumbling blocks youâ€™re student has in regard to tests. You should spend some time reviewing the test taking technique theyâ€™re having trouble with. Some ideas for improving test taking skills.
- Encourage your students. Talk to the parents and make sure theyâ€™re giving their kids some encouragement. Especially leading up to a big exam.
- Help your student make a study plan. Get them to relax and take the night off before the test. If theyâ€™ve followed your plan they should be ready for the test.
- If itâ€™s a semester test, make sure youâ€™re reviewing questions they may have missed on previous tests. As you tutor youâ€™ll start to learn how teachers test. Use this knowledge to prepare your student.
- Let your students know youâ€™re there for them and if they start freaking out they can call or email you with any last minute questions or concerns.
Resources you can use â€“
Google announced this week a resource you could use for teaching.
Creating s Summer Tutor Program part 1 – Tutor Tips â€“ Creating a summer Tutor Program
To Do List for the Week â€“
- Make a calendar for each of your students highlighting their test dates.
- Have you figured out what youâ€™ll be tutoring this summer? If not try to think of at least one thing youâ€™ll want to be doing.
- Â Itâ€™s time to start thinking about testimonials.
- Do something fun with your family this weekend.
Have a wonderful week!!