Home Tutor for Childs Better Future

unduhan (73)In today’s cut throat competition, home tutors are asked to further a child’s future prospects. Tutoring is all about giving guidance to students and this guidance in turn helps them achieve their goals. This most often includes one on one attention to the child to understand their concerns and provide appropriate help and guidance to alleviate these concerns. After school tutoring revolves around giving complete attention and focus to the child.

In a classroom, a student might feel hesitant to ask the teacher any questions that he might have or any problems that he may face. This results in most students keeping their problems and doubts to themselves. Whereas with a home tutor, a child can clear his doubts without any hesitation!

Also since home tutors will directly come over to your house, it saves the parents a lot of trouble of driving their kids to tuition center.

It is extremely important to hire a professional home trainer for your child, especially one who knows the ins and outs of the course and study material.

Compared to a home tutor, a school teacher might not be able to give individual attention to all the students in the class.

For students, the two important factors when it comes to learning are confidence and enthusiasm. A home tutor provides both these to a child by motivating them. Apart from these, they also help a child complete their tasks on time and help them focus on other creative work as well.

Home tutoring also acts a source of secondary income for teachers as most of them are paid lower compared to other professions.

Home tutors also provide a detailed explanation to youngsters about the subject and helps students feel secure about asking doubts.

One of the important duties of a home teacher is to provide a parent with the complete information of the child’s performance. This is important so that the parents and child do not feel that the tutor is completely responsible for their result. A teacher can only help a youngster clear their doubts.

Parents also have an important part in enabling the success of their youngster. They need to make sure that their child is able to understand the trainer and can attain good grades. In case, if they feel that a teacher is not helpful for a child they can hire a different tutor or look for other appropriate options.

A qualified expert helps develop the faith in a youngster by giving them complete focus.

Technology Brings Unconventional Teaching Methods Mainstream

home-school-1-255x155There was a time in the not too distant past where a quality education meant attending a traditional brick and mortar institution. The alternatives like home schooling, distance learning and correspondence education were often seen as inferior, albeit legitimate teaching methodologies. However, technology has changed the way we see the non-traditional approaches to education and learning.

The internet has revolutionized the way we interact with the world in a number of different ways. Information is now readily available at a click of a button, be it on a computer or mobile device. The ability to shuttle large amounts of data across vast distances means that traditional limitations faced by the in-home learning can now be overcome.

Overall technology has allowed education to be brought into the home and still have all the necessary components to impart knowledge to the student in a controlled manner. Even the social component does not have to be forgone due to distance and the lack of face-to-face contact in person.

Lectures can be delivered in video when and where it is desired. Classroom interaction can be matched through forums and discussions boards. Software can facilitate the step-by-step learning process. Assessments and even examinations can be done live online to ensure that the participant is not cheating.

While many of us may still frown upon the idea of online education when schools, colleges and universities are so readily available around us, we must look at the impact of online education in a global context. Technology has extended its reach to the most desolate parts of the planet, in countries where education is not accessible to the masses or limitations in finance and infrastructure makes it downright impossible for many to get an education.

Whether online education can outperform the traditional brick and mortar institutions with educators in class may be debatable. There is no way of saying for sure that one methodology is better than the other, especially in a time where the individual learner is acknowledged rather than the class of students as a whole.

However, there is no denying that new frontiers in education are constantly opening up with the aid of technology. Video lectures and webinars which were concepts of future innovation just two decades ago are now an everyday reality for millions across the globe. There is no saying how far online education will continue to thrive and what it will mean for prospective high school and college graduates in the future.

What can be said with some degree of certainty is that education is being revolutionized everyday by technology and being made accessible to the untapped masses. Even skeptics would be hard pressed to deny that in time online education in any form would have contributed in a positive manner to the human species as a whole.

 

Home Schooling and How Cheap Your Childs Work Is

unduhan (72)Home Schooling is the wave of the future; it is how America will survive, or fail.

To understanding how important it is for you to home school your child one need merely look at the way children are taught today. For the purposes of this article I will choose one, and only one item. Believe me, there are dozens of items like this one. The item I will discuss is how cheap your child’s work is, and how this makes your child view his work, and therefore himself, as unimportant.

Your child is given a task. Maybe it is to write a report, maybe it is a page of math. Halfway through the task the bell rings, and the child is made to go play.

Yes, made to go play. The intent here is not to complete the work, but to order the child about, and make him/her amenable to social control and behavior modification.

If you were at work, had an important job to do, would your boss make you go play? And, more important, would you let yourself be made to go play? Negative. You would put your nose to the grindstone and pound away at that job for one simple reason: it is important.

But day after day your child is interrupted, made to go be ‘frivolous,’ and this tells him/her that the job is not important.

And, most interesting, the teacher says it is important.

So what is the solution? Well, here is an interesting alternative. You put work before you child, and you say, ‘You can take a food break if you wish, but you don’t get to play until it is done.

Now, how many of us, if the boss said, “You can work till five, but if the job is done early you can take off for the day,” would work our fingers to the bone?

Every last one of us. The job suddenly becomes extra important, and our lives literally hang upon it.

When I did this at my school the result was instant. Children ignored breaks, told other kids to be quiet, and became work maniacs.

Yes, sometimes I had to check the work, at least in the beginning, to make sure it wasn’t slipshod. But doing this at times during the day forestalls any nasty confrontations with one big checking at the end.

Yes, sometimes they wouldn’t get their school work done, and I would commiserate with them, and let them go. But if you plan the work out (with their input is helpful), then you can usually come up with a target that will get them an extra hour of play, and get you an extra hour’s worth of their work.

Most important, through this type of home schooling approach your child will develop a sense of self worth, and a very valuable work ethic.

 

Want Your Child to Be Smarter at Math

unduhan (71)Who doesn’t want their child to be smarter at math? Who wouldn’t like to see an A on the report card, rather than that one legged version called an F?

Interestingly, it is REALLY simple to make this happen.

Before I tell you how to make this work, however, before I tell you the one step method for making your child’s math grades shoot up to an A, let me tell you the secret: you have to get your child to appreciate math as a game.

Hey, they can play video games like a world class champ! And they can program your smart phone like it is an abacus! And the difference is that they want to. And by getting them to play with numbers in a games fashion, they will want, and they will excel, and their grades will go up.

To begin with, I taught school for a number of years. First as a teacher, then owning my own private school. I used the method I am about to tell you with great success, and I got the kids to use this method during ‘play time.’ That’s right. Instead of them going out and actually playing, I got them to do math and ‘think’ (he he) they were playing.

Now, the biggest lack in math schooling, in my humble opinion, is the lack of basics. This is the times table, the addition table, the basics of how to manipulate numbers.

When I was in school (had to walk 20 miles, uphill both ways, through the driving snow) we had to do a page of tables every single day. Rain or shine, all the way through grade school, we did basic math.

Nowadays they don’t. They give a few pages in a book and think it is sufficient. It’s not. And for the simple reason that it doesn’t make math intuitive. It remains, even through high school, something they have to think about. Think. Long and hard and laborious. Any wonder why they don’t do well? The basics are TOTALLY out.

So, a page from the Case family larnin’ book. Cards.

Yep. Mama Case brought out a few decks of cards and we played. We learned how to play solitaire, and in group fashion. To this day I feel a profound happiness swell when I remember four of us, my brother, myself, my mother, and even granny! slapping those cards down, trying to beat one another, and laughing hysterically. Or crying foul when we was beat!

But the point is that we learned to look at numerical symbols and understand them. The speed at which we could differentiate a 4 from a 6, or a 9, or whatever, enabled us to win the game. So we wanted.

And, when the group wasn’t spending a night slapping cards down, we learned other games. Several forms of individual solitaire. Hearts, Rummy, whatever!

And here was an interesting bonus: when we played monopoly with the kids in the neighborhood, we became adept at reading the dice, at adding those cubes littered with one of six digits face side up!

What, you think it won’t work? HA! That’s like saying your child is immune to games. But if there really is a lack of enthusiasm, take another page from Mama Case’s book.

‘Oh, you don’t want to play? Shucks, I was going to bet a cookie. But that’s okay. I’ll eat that cookie myself, and you can watch those delicious crumbs dribble down my shirt front.’

Guaranteed. Those kids of yours are going to be making math a game, they will become adept at manipulating numbers, and when it comes time to learn a new math concept they are going to be LIGHT YEARS ahead of the curve.