Internet Forums for Teaching Materials and Lesson Plans

On October 16, 2012, in Resources, ed tech, by Scott Cronenweth
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Besides saving other teachers time and money by giving them access to top-quality instructional aids, TeachersPayTeachers.com and similar sites also provide a supplementary source of income for teachers who sell lesson plans, student data sheets and other wares online. In a few cases the income has exceeded their teachers’ salaries.

Top 5 Free Online University Courseware Sites for Tutors

On August 28, 2012, in Content, Resources, Tutoring, digital content, by Scott Cronenweth
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More and more universities are offering free online content – everything from lectures to course notes to past exams. The purpose of these programs, in many cases, is to help make education free and available worldwide, without even the need to register or sign up.

New YouTube Channel for Teachers and Tutors

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The YouTube Teachers channel invites you to “spend more time teaching, less time searching. This well-organized channel “was created to help teachers use educational YouTube videos to educate, engage and inspire their students.”

5 Tips for Tutors on Teaching Study Skills

On November 1, 2011, in Resources, Test preparation, Tutoring, online learning, tips, by Scott Cronenweth
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As a tutor, supporting your students to learn better study skills might be one of the best ways to improve their academic performance.

 

5 Must-Include Pieces of Info for Your Tutoring Ad

On June 16, 2011, in Resources, Tutoring, tips, by Kate Miles
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We’ve all been to cafes and seen the bulletin boards covered in flyers for piano lessons, yoga classes, sleep studies, and, of course, skilled tutors. How are you going to stand out amongst all those sheets of paper? Whether you’re taking your ad to Starbucks or to Craigslist, your style and approachability must be palpable through [...]

The Ultimate Social Media and Marketing Guide for Tutors

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This last decade was a challenging one for marketers, but it doesn’t have to be for tutors who need online marketing know-how. The arrival of social media, smart phones and growing connectivity to the internet changed all the rules for many marketers who were used to traditional methods of attracting business. Suddenly you didn’t need [...]

 

Tutor's Dilemma: Meet the Needs of the Student or Make Parents Happy?

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As I was doing my usual rounds on the internet to discover what nuggets of educational joy I should base my bi-weekly blog post on, I discovered this by Mark Sklarow, Executive Direct of the which discusses the obligations that IECs have toward the students, parents, school, college and program. In it Mark does a [...]

 

6 Must-Download iPad Apps for Tutors

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While you may lean on traditional teaching methods as the foundation of your tutoring business, the world is moving quickly in the other direction. As a tutor who is dealing with a generation of students who grew up around computers, it’s your responsibility to break through the technological clutter of their daily lives and help [...]

 

5 Clever SAT Preparation Videos to Share with Your Tutoring Students

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Though you may have a defined strategy for helping your students achieve their best scores on the SAT, you may from time to time want to mix up your tutoring experience and connect with your students on their level. Online video is a great way for tutors to connect and engage with students online and [...]

 

10 Jaw-Droppingly Awesome Infographics on Education

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Infographics can change the way we learn, the way we see information put in front of us.  They help us digest that information and leads us to draw important conclusions more swiftly. After doing a little research online I was able to discover 10 gorgeous infographics on education that do more than simply show information, [...]