News â€“ September is almost over. If youâ€™re tutoring elementary, Jr. High or High school students then they have already or will soon get a report card. Â Remember now is a great time to get new students for your tutor business.
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Tips for tutoring Reading â€“ One of the most important skills I believe is being able to read something, understand it, and remember enough about it to answer questions about the content youâ€™ve read. During this day of texting and surfing the web, I have found this is a skill that many students need some help with. Being able to read well can help you in a variety of subjects.
So how do you cultivate a love of reading? Thatâ€™s a very good question. I think my love of reading came from the fact that growing up we didnâ€™t watch much television so my only source of entertainment was to read a good bookâ€¦ and thatâ€™s what I did. Initially I did it because I had nothing better to do, and now I do it because I really enjoy a good book.
A good early reading assessment tool (or I should say group of them) can be found here – https://dibels.uoregon.edu/training/measures/dibelsinfo.php
Jr. High and High School
Links you can use – http://www.readingrockets.org/teaching/
ACT / SAT Prep â€“
Practice questions – http://www.actstudent.org/sampletest/reading/read_01.html
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Links you can use â€“Reading rewards is a free tool that lets you track reading (and offer incentives). A good way to motivate your tutor students, youâ€™ll want to make sure you share it with parents as well.
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Parting thoughts â€“ Â Fear of failure â€“ You never make the shots youâ€™re afraid to take. And if youâ€™re too afraid of failure, you may not live up to your potential. So when in doubt, be courageous and go for it.