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How to Tutor Your Own Child: Boost Grades and Inspire a Lifelong Love of learning--without Paying for a Tutor

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Tutoring today is a $4 billion industry (yes—billion) with companies like Sylvan Learning Center and Kaplan Tutoring cashing in. What are parents of today’s overextended students to do? If only there were a resource closer to home that was easy, free, and able to provide the same quality of service. But there is: you.

Top professional tutor Marina Koestler Ruben empowers you to take a do-it-yourself approach to your child’s after-school enrichment. As a parent-tutor, you will learn how provide holistic academic support for your children and create an intellectual environment in the home—strengthening your relationship and improving parent-child communication in the process.

Ruben’s accessible guide shows you how to balance big-picture curiosity with the academic nitty-gritties of homework assignments, organization, and electronic resources. Building on her proven “Six-Step Session” format, Ruben shares the secrets to tutoring children in any subject from kindergarten through high school—all with a warm, entertaining tone that will inspire you to inspire them.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About the Author

Marina Koestler Ruben, MA, is a professional tutor, writer, and editor who works as the official in-house writing tutor at the renowned Sidwell Friends School. She has also privately tutored students K–12 in math, science, history, English, ESL, French, Spanish, and other subjects. She has been published by theWashington City Paper, Smithsonian.com, CNN.com, EducationWeek.org, and McSweeneys.net, and she has appeared on NPR’sTalk of the Nation. Marina lives with her husband and daughter in Washington, DC. Visit www.MarinaRuben.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii

Forewordix

Introduction

The Best Tutors I Never Knew I Had 1

CHAPTER 1

Starting Out: Why Tutor? 5

CHAPTER 2

Getting Down To It: The Basics 14

CHAPTER 3

Mindset over Matter: Thinking Like a Professional Tutor 44

CHAPTER 4

Feasts, Field Trips, and Froebel: The Creative Parent-Tutor 70

CHAPTER 5

Put It on the Wall: Living the Parent-Tutor Lifestyle 92

CHAPTER 6

iDon’t Think iKnow Where My Homework Is: Helping Kids Connect and Organize for the Twenty-First Century 110

CHAPTER 7

How Much for an A? The Ethical Parent-Tutor 139

CHAPTER 8

Points of Contact: Parent-Tutored Teens 162

Resources180

Notes188

About the Author191

Index192

Product Details

ISBN:
9781607740506
Subtitle:
Boost Grades and Inspire a Lifelong Love of learning--without Paying for a Tutor
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Author:
Ruben, Marina Koestler
Publication Date:
20110802
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

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