How to Tutor Your Own Child: Boost Grades and Inspire a Lifelong Love of Learning--Without Paying for a Professional Tutor
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How to Tutor Your Own Child: Boost Grades and Inspire a Lifelong Love of Learning--Without Paying for a Professional 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...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Ten Speed Press
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Paul
How to Tutor Your Own Child is a well written book. I have a degree in education, and spent a few years as a substitute teacher where I had to field questions that were out of my area of expertise. I would say that Marina Koestler Ruben offers sound educational advice, and very practical assistance on how to answer questions that you might not have run across since you were the one taking the elementary/secondary class. Not only does she present a simplified pedagogy (i.e. how to teach/tutor) bu...more
ladydusk
Library.

This was surprisingly helpful. I was thinking it might have a few ideas worth skimming through, but really I found a lot of good ideas and reminders.

It doesn't hurt that she is supportive of, and willing to learn from homeschoolers. Ruben regularly recommends homeschooling resources from the Well Trained Mind to their forums. She has good reminders and suggestions on how to use technology, how to engage your student, ways to encourage, and engage your children.

The book might be worth r...more
Shawna
This was not a book written with home school parents in mind. Instead, the author summarized a lot of the interesting ideas from the home schooling community and created a resource aimed at parents who want to supplement their kids education during their after school time. As such, some parts were more relevant to me than others, but all in all it is a useful group of ideas for engaging education in whatever forum it is happening in.
Qwerty
This is a very thoughtful and useful book. The title is a bit misleading because the book is really about how to provide an enriching educational environment to your child, the actual sit-down tutoring session is only covered in a few pages. The book, however, has a wide range of excellent and practical recommendations.
Roseanne Wilkins
This book is written by an experienced professional tutor who shares her expertise with parents. If you'd like to help your kids but don't know where to start, this is an excellent tool. Highly recommended.
Susan Min
Really interesting info on motivating children, a lot of it new to me. Fun, stimulating read for parents and tutors of children k-12. Learned a lot.
Robin
Highly readable. Emphasis on love of learning & exploring together, as well as respecting your children's homework time with quiet, clear spaces.
Corrie
Great ideas in here!
Ylva
Very inspiring, useful and relevant to parents of kids aged 5-18. Author drew from best practices of varied sources ranging from homeschooling community to top tier college prep boarding schools. In the end the book offers solid tutoring and/or 'after-schooling' advice but it also has easy suggestions for how to handle daily homework in a positive way and promoting a learning environment in a fun and organic way.

Read again in a couple of years.
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