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Tag Archives: tutoring
There are many things I love about being a mom/wife/teacher/tutor/manager/life coach. Now that I think about it, there is definitely a common thread in each of these. For me, that common thread is helping people to overcome obstacles. After all, … Continue reading
OK—I admit. Sometimes I am like the cobbler’s kids who have no shoes. I procrastinate sometimes. Here is how I teach the students I tutor to overcome their procrastination. Obviously, the same techniques will apply to me. I wanted to … Continue reading
There are many reasons that teachers and tutors give for teaching. Typical reasons include the joy of seeing students learn. While this is certainly the case for me as well, an even more important reason to me was to help … Continue reading
I have written many many blog articles about teaching and learning, and believing in my students. What continually draws me to a student, and keeps me going? I will tell you. It is the chance to launch them. My favorite … Continue reading
The movie To Sir With Love has ALWAYS been a favorite of mine…. I had a Sir as a teacher…. I have written about him. Many years later, a sequel of the movie was made, called To Sir With Love … Continue reading
For those of you who have been praying for my dear student Duncan, I got a call from him while I was in the midst of my very first 5K! He had received about a 46 the last time he … Continue reading
When I was a student, Thursdays were about my favorite. I still had another glorious school day, and I had family and friend time on the horizon. Lately coming up on Thursday means that I have just about made it … Continue reading
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” ― John Wayne My folks loved John Wayne movies—and so we saw them often. I love his quote about courage, and I can literally hear him say it inside my head. … Continue reading
When was the last time you changed your mind?. The last time I changed my mind was toward the end of the school year. Until then, I had cast a wide net when advertising for potential students to tutor. I … Continue reading
I heard a talk many years ago during a parish mission. The title of the talk was “When you wake up”. The priest said to the attendees something like this: “When you wake up in the morning do you groan … Continue reading
Make a prediction about next week. I predict that I will have a lovely Mother’s Day. I know that my husband and son will spoil me and spend uninterrupted time with me. I predict they will make a lovely meal … Continue reading
Although this economy has ravaged our finances, I am thankful that I am able to find work as a tutor. Granted, if I was able to find work that my MBA trained me for, I would, in theory be making … Continue reading
#3 What’s the single most important thing you accomplished in 2010? The single most important thing I accomplished in 2010 was to help one of my students see her own innate giftedness. I began working with her a couple of … Continue reading