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How to Use Google Docs for Your Online Tutoring Business

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Google Docs is an online tool that allows you to share and edit documents with others. This tool can be very beneficial to you as a tutor working with a student. However, its capabilities do not end there. Google Docs gives you the ability to have groups of people collaborating on one document. This feature [...]

9 Simple Steps to Start Your Own Online Tutoring Business

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Step 1: Create a simple website or even a myspace page that includes your picture, subjects you tutor, phone number and reason to call you (free phone consultation). Step 2: Decide on your online tutoring software. There are many different options to choose from and a simple search on google or yahoo will help you [...]

Online Homework Help Services vs. Online Tutoring Services

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

My first introduction to online tutoring started with a cheap homework help service where we charged $99 a month for unlimited homework help on ehomeworkhelp.com. Soon after the launch of this website, I quickly learned that parents want more than just homework help for their kids. How did I figure this out? Most parents canceled [...]

Children Achieve More When Able To Choose Their Learning Styles and Environments

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Styles, they are everywhere! We wear our hair in a certain style. We all have a style of clothing that we consider our favorite. We even prefer certain styles of music. We certainly like driving a specific style of car. Where we go to have our hair done, buy clothes, or look at cars is [...]

Online Math Resources for Teachers, Tutors and Students

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

I know that a lot of math tutors like to have online resources to get ideas and problems that they can use while working with a client. I recently came across an extensive list of great sites that have been recommended. If you are a math tutor or a parent that wants to help your [...]

Educating Blind and Visually Impaired Student

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

For a teacher or tutor, educating children has it’s challenges whether it’s in behavior modification or curriculum development. But what about when you get a student who is blind or visually impaired? Most teachers and tutors feel a little nervous to have such a student in their classroom simply because the disability is relatively rare [...]

Working From Home: You Can Make It Work!

Friday, February 29th, 2008

One of the perks of working as an online tutor is that it can be done from the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to get dressed up, the atmosphere is comfortable, and every convenience is at your fingertips. Working from home really is a great opportunity but with it comes some unique [...]

For the Love of Math

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

A lot of parents, teachers, and tutors harp on getting kids to read and to enjoy reading.  People need to show the same concern for math.  Many adults are intimidated by math because they were never really good at it themselves and as a result, don’t put enough stress on the importance of enjoying math. [...]

Bloom’s Taxonomy Review

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

Most educators have at one time or another been exposed to Bloom’s taxonomy (an organization of the levels of knowledge your students may demonstrate over time). I came across a blog article that did a great job reviewing the basics and reminding me why we learned it in the first place. Visit her blog to [...]

Help for Literature Tutors and Teachers | TutorFi

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

I was reading a blog written by a homeschooler and clicked on a link that was recommended in the article. It brought me to a site that has a wide variety of literature study guides that you can simply download and review. I think it can be of great use to tutors, especially when you [...]

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