Minggu, 16 Agustus 2009

Tutoring - The Secrets of Effective Tutoring

All of the world, be standards for children learning in school have slowly been moving upward in complexity and difficulty. Tutoring your own child, or tutoring someone else is a necessary skill that most of us must acquire in order to help children keep up with the pace of our modern society. Here are a few tips on how to improve your tutoring skills to help children learn more easily today.

If you are not a good tutor, there are options for everyone. With the advent of the Internet, online tutoring has become very popular. Depending upon the speed of your Internet connection, you can actually access live tutors anywhere in the world for a fee.

Tutoring is a skill that is not easily acquired. You cannot simply sit down and begin to become a experienced tutor in a day. You must learn to take your time and explain very simple things in very simple ways in order to build a foundation of understanding with the child that you are working with.

Classrooms are good for initial introduction to subject matter, but once a child begins to fall behind, extra help is very necessary. In order to prevent children from acquiring failing grades, one on one tutoring is a must in order to help them survive academically.

Often times people believe that you must be overly smart to be a tutor. This is furthest from the truth. You simply must have a general understanding of the subject matter and be able to read what is presented in each week's lesson in order to provide adequate tutoring for each child no matter what subject they may be learning.

The bottom line is that tutors are needed worldwide and tutoring is a very profitable business as well as a necessity that all people must partake in, especially those that have children or want to help out in the school system.

Rabu, 12 Agustus 2009

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 CUPS OF COFFEE

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 Hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large and empty Mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with an unanimous "yes."

The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.

The students laughed.

"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things - God, family, children, health, friends, and Favorite passions -- things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.
The sand is everything else -- the small stuff.

"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you.


Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.

There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.

"Take care of the golf balls first -- the things that really matter. Set your priorities.
The rest is just sand."

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked". It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of cups
of coffee with a friend."

Please share this with someone you care about........ .I JUST DID.*