Successful tutoring takes time. Just like you wouldn’t expect to learn an entire year’s worth of knowledge in the first few weeks of school, you also can’t expect to raise your grades from a “D” to an “A” after only a few tutoring sessions. It’s important to set realistic expectations before you start so you don’t get discouraged or frustrated along the way.
“On my first exam in Orgo II, I got a 75% on the exam, which was below the mean. After meeting with Robin, I ended up with an A on the next exam and the final exam, and overall I ended up with an A-. I skyped Robin and went over all the questions I had. She uses an amazing online tool to solve problems with me, and she then sent me all the notes. Her thorough knowledge and her wonderful personality helped me to catch up and do well in this class!” Yolanda P., Cornell University
Good programs understand this and provide their own tech support staff. This resource is also available to professors, who will want immediate help should their PowerPoint presentations crash during class time. Removing this burden from teachers allows them to focus on their lessons, while students can rest easy knowing there’s help for any issues they may encounter.
Our Lutherville Huntington Learning Center is approaching the completion of our 9th year helping students from K to 12th grade improve their ability to be successful in school, to be more confident, and to become motivated learners for years to come. Our center provides an accurate academic evaluation for all new students to benchmark where a student is currently and identifies any gaps that need to be addressed. Programs are developed for each student that target not only these academic needs, but also helps to build a student’s confidence which will in-turn provide the drive or motivation the student will need for years to come. ... View Profile
The online application process for these jobs—or perhaps “gigs” is the better word, since they're all for independent contractors—is pretty simple and straightforward with very little required of candidates. Some of these opportunities—like the micro-jobs—you could very well apply and start the same day. And these jobs require very little commitment and can typically be done on your own schedule.
If you're considering graduate school and teaching on the college level, understand that you HAVE to love what you do. You will have to start as an adjunct and work several part time jobs to make ends meet, but if you really love the work, you won't mind doing it. In these beginning years, you have to really work to find that work/life balance. I often have to tell students if I'm going away for the weekend and won't be able to keep to my 24-hour response promise. I do take one or two weekend getaways each semester to keep myself sane :) If you love it, it really won't feel like work!
The 8-week Teaching and Learning Strategies for Higher Education online short course is delivered by Harvard’s Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, in association with HarvardX. Students in this course will engage deeply with the most relevant research on effective teaching methods in the higher education context, while refining their own practices, portfolio, and teaching philosophy.
We’re seeking applications from enthusiastic and motivated English language teachers to join the popular NET scheme at public schools across Hong Kong. Successful candidates will be teaching students in government-run primary schools and secondary schools with the aim of strengthening English language learning and teaching in the region and assisting with teaching and curriculum development The NET scheme aims to support and strengthen English language learning and teaching in Hong Kong. The main goals of the schemes are to:
How many students can benefit from this service? How many grade levels does it cover? How many individual subjects? Services that catered to the most grade levels and offered help in the most subjects scored highest. We also gave special consideration to companies that include test prep options and special instruction to students with learning disabilities.