TUTORS

WHAT IS A TUTOR?

What Is Tutoring?

Tutoring is probably one of the oldest teaching methods. In ancient Greece, in the time of Plato and Socrates, the children of the wealthy were educated individually or in small groups by masters or tutors. During the Middle Ages the children of nobles and the wealthy continued receiving their education from tutors. When more formalized educational institutions became available, teachers started teaching, but tutors continued to play an important role in the learning process.

Today tutoring programs are widely available to students through their schools, churches, and community agencies as well as private tutorial services. Today, students at all levels receive tutoring to help them to master reading, math, chemistry, and physics. Nowadays a student may even get a tutor who will prepare him or her for high stakes tests such as the SAT or GRE.

The dictionary defines a tutor as a person who gives individual, or is some cases a small group, instruction. I am not satisfied with the definition. I would add that the purpose of tutoring is to help students help themselves, and to assist or guide them to the point at which they become independent learners, and thus no longer need a tutor.

 

Research Shows:

  • Tutoring programs produce improvements in reading achievement.

  • Tutoring can lead to improvements in self-confidence about reading, motivation for reading, and behavior, both among tutees and among peer or cross-age tutors.

Tutoring Activities

General


Education World: Learning Games. Educational Activities for Kids: Students need to have fun with learning to stay motivated. To keep students happy while making the most of precious instruction time, let students play games that are quick to set up, like toothpick puzzles. Khan Academy: Videos in an array of topics under the categories of Math by subject

Math by grade Science & engineering Computing Arts & humanities Economics & finance Test prep College Admissions Minnesota Literacy Council: The Minnesota Literacy Council has a library of games and lesson/program planning resource books available for volunteers and VISTA members to borrow. If you would like to check anything out, please contact literacy council staff. All books, games and materials must be returned to the Minnesota Literacy Council in a timely fashion. Below are several resources, websites and tips to aid in program and lesson planning. Sophia: College Success and Study Skills 101




Science


Inner Body: Explore the human body like never before! With hundreds of interactive anatomy pictures and descriptions of thousands of objects in the body, InnerBody.com will help you discover what you want to know about human anatomy, right here at your fingertips. Kinetic City: Collection of science experiments, games, challenges, activities, and more Top 7 STEM Resources for High School Students by Todd Vanduzer and Renae Hintze




Standardized Testing


ACT Test Prep: ACT Brain Fuse: GED (Study Materials, Practice Tests, Free Online Tutors) Khan Academy: SAT, MCAT, GMAT Number 2: ACT, GRE Power Score: ACT, SAT PrepFactory: ACT, SAT Sophia: ACT Spark Notes: ACT, AP Subject Tests, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, GRE Union Test Prep: ACT





Reading and Literacy

Reading/Literacy Resources


English Phonemes, Spellings, Example Words, and Meaningful Names: Chart Eye on the Sky: Tutor Techniques for skill development, reading, and writing Learn Zillion: You now have access to 1000+ high quality lessons, videos, practice sheets and much more! By the way, you can share lessons with your students quickly (no student accounts required). Just go to a lesson and click on “Quick assign”! Literacy Advance: Topic areas in which we have resources include: Workforce literacy and job-related issues, Health literacy, Life skills (budgeting, map-reading, filling out forms, etc.), Conversation skills, Phonics and phonograms, Grammar, Spelling, Math and financial literacy, and Much more! Literacy Center: It is our mission to design inspiring, beautiful, and engaging learning activities for preschool-age children. Through a unique methodology, we encourage playful learning of home languages and strategic mapping between the home language and English. It is our goal to empower parents and teachers of Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and English Language Learners (ELLs) with free education games, activities, and learning tools.
Literacy Connection : Literacy Connections provides a wealth of information on reading, teaching and tutoring techniques, ESL literacy, and adult literacy. We recommend resources that are useful for teachers, volunteers, and directors of literacy programs. Topics include the language experience approach, phonics, word study, word families, and the best in children’s literature. Literacy Network Tutor Resource Page: Is your student a beginning speaker who needs to communicate better at work? A native speaker of English who needs to improve his or her literacy skills? Our resources are organized by Competency (real life task) so you can find what you need. Minnesota Literacy Council: The Minnesota Literacy Council has a library of games and lesson/program planning resource books available for volunteers and VISTA members to borrow. If you would like to check anything out, please contact literacy council staff. All books, games and materials must be returned to the Minnesota Literacy Council in a timely fashion. Below are several resources, websites and tips to aid in program and lesson planning. PBS Kids Lions to Go: Games, Videos, Stories, and More! Reading Rockets Reading For Meaning: Tutoring Elementary Students to Enhance Comprehension: This article provides tutors with proven techniques for helping students acquire comprehension skills and strategies. In addition to building background knowledge about comprehension, it looks at six comprehension strategies and activities that support each strategy. Target the Problem: A tool to help parents and classroom teachers understand the specific problems a child may be having with reading. You’ll find practical suggestions on what you (and kids themselves) can do to help students overcome or deal with their reading difficulties. Tips for Reading Tutors: The U.S. Department of Education developed this brief guide for reading tutors. It lists ways that tutoring helps both the learner and the tutor, and provides practical tips that can help tutors be more effective in their work. Tutoring Strategies for the Primary Grades: Whether reading to a child, sharing reading, or listening to a child read aloud, there are many strategies a tutor can use to improve the skills of a young reader. Learn about the strategies – from modeling to KWL – that are useful for tutoring children in grades one through three.





Math Resources

Formas e Avaliação da Celulite


  1. Formas e Aspectos Clínicos
  2. Qualidade de Vida
  3. Avaliação de Hesxel
  4. Exercícios





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