2014-05-02

By Zachary Weishar, corps member serving at Rogers Middle School

Tutoring students is no easy task. Learning styles are as diverse and varied as the personalities of our students. In order to stay abreast in the education field, it is beneficial for every educator to improve their approach, and teaching techniques. And there is no better way to do this than to share in the experiences and successes of other educators, tutors, and mentors. An excellent way to do this is to read some of the numerous education blogs. Here are 5 resources I found to be interesting, inspirational, and helpful.

The Tutor House: 

Blogger Adrianne Meldrum creates a space where tutors can collaborate and connect with other tutors. From tips on runing a tutoring business  to ideas on lessons and resources for tutors, her blog is fun and personable. 

Tutor Universe Blog:

As an expansive resource for tutors, Tutor Universe includes categories by subject and grade level. Whether you’re tutoring elementary age students or college level courses, this site has you covered.

Mrs. Jennifer’s Tutoring Ideas:

Ms. Jennifer Rabborn’s Pinterest board is full of tutoring ideas, activities, and pictures. Most importantly, she understand the importance of adding a touch of humor to lessons to engage students.

Tutor Mentor Institute:

Daniel Bassill is all about supporting and mentoring youth. He explains the goals of this blog: “My aim is to help communities create and sustain strategies that make more and better non-school tutor/mentor programs available to inner-city youth.”

Wyz Ant:

This is an interesting blog that features many different authors from all across the country. It provides discussions, tips and tricks on the art of tutoring as well as general meditations on the trials and tribulations of the tutoring process. It gives a great look at the scope of the educational landscape.

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