Category Archives: Planning

Two metaphors for reading that can help us be better tutors

In this post, we look at literacy tutoring through the lens of two metaphors. The first metaphor suggests that reading is like a mathematical equation in which the whole of reading is the sum of its parts. The second uses a cooking metaphor … Continue reading

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A checklist for making a good first impression, Part 3

This is the third and final post about helping tutors get tutoring off to a good start with new students (learners). In parts one and two, we looked at creating a plan for the first session or two to help establish … Continue reading

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First impressions in tutoring, Part 2

This is the second of a three-part series of posts to help tutors get tutoring off to a good start with new students (learners). In part one, we looked at creating a plan for the first session or two to … Continue reading

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Have a plan for making a good first impression, Part 1

This is the first of a three-part series of posts to help tutors get tutoring off to a good start with new students (learners). In part one, we look at creating a plan for the first session or two to … Continue reading

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A Flexible Framework for Tutoring

“So, what’s the best approach to tutoring?” is a question that often comes up in discussions about tutoring. While there isn’t a single answer to that question, there are differing approaches. Let’s look at three that most tutoring falls into: … Continue reading

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