A Parent's Guide to Tutors and Tutoring: How to Support the Unique Needs of Your Child

A Parent's Guide to Tutors and Tutoring: How to Support the Unique Needs of Your Child

By: James Mendelsohn (author)Paperback

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A Parent's Guide to Tutors and Tutoring offers a survival guide for helping parents decide whether or not to hire a tutor; advice for choosing the right person; and ideas for evaluating if the job is well done. In addition, the book includes suggestions for selecting a tutor for kids with special needs and shows what it takes to tutor for an individual child's unique weaknesses and strengths. Praise for A Parent's Guide to Tutors and Tutoring : "James Mendelsohn understands how tutoring and education must fit the unique core nature of every child. His ideas, methods, and techniques are brilliant and can make a big positive impact on improving your child's success in school and in life." -Michael Gurian, author, The Minds of Boys , Boys and Girls Learn Differently , and Nurture the Nature "This book shows parents how to avoid the stress and pressure of competition and instead pay attention to what our individual kids really need for success at school and in life." -Michele Borba, Ed.D., author, Parents Do Make a Difference and Building Moral Intelligence "Dr. Mendelsohn has written a wonderful book that is a great gift and resource to any parent struggling with the question of whether-and if so, how-to tutor their kid. For them, it is a must-read." -Alvin Rosenfeld, M.D., coauthor, The Over-Scheduled Child "If you are lucky, you might find a tutor like Dr. Mendelsohn. Reading this book should certainly be your first step." -Jane M. Healy, Ph.D., educational psychologist and author, Your Child's Mind and Endangered Minds

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About Author

James Mendelsohn, Ph.D., is a busy, highly regarded tutor and founder of JRM Tutoring (jrmtutoring.com) in New York City. He has been on the faculty of the Dalton School, Boston University, and MIT and is a two-time winner of the Fulbright Lectureship.


Acknowledgments. Introduction: To Tutor or Not to Tutor. Students Whose Parents Believe They Should Make Their Child Smarter. Students Whose Parents Want Them to Perform Flawlessly on the PSAT, SAT, or ACT. Students Who Do Well in One Subject but Not Another. Students Who Have Been Diagnosed with ADHD and Urged to Medicate. Students Who Have Poor Study Habits. Students Who Have Been Diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Learning How to Learn: The Importance of Intellectual Independence. Chapter 1: Finding the Right Tutor for Your Child. What Underlying Approach Should a Tutor Take?. What Does Good Tutoring Look Like?. Three Characteristics of Good Tutoring. What Qualifications Should a Tutor Have?. Chapter 2: Expectations and the Tutoring Process. A Cautionary Tale. Basic Assumptions and Expectations. A Frame for Tutoring. Chapter 3: Parents and Tutors: Positive Contributions and Problematic Involvement. Positive Contributions. Problematic Involvement. Chapter 4: Teachers and Tutors. How Tutors Can Reach Out to Teachers. How Tutors Should Relate to Teachers. The Importance of Selective Contact. Chapter 5: The Challenges of Learning Disabilities. What Does Learning Disabled Mean?. The Role of Tutoring for Learning Disabled Students. The Challenges of Learning Disabilities for Parents. Chapter 6: The Challenges of Psychological Difficulties. A First Impression. Help for Students with Psychological Difficulties. Variations on Help for Students with Psychological Difficulties. Chapter 7: Finding the Right Tutor. How Parents Find Tutors. Resources for Finding the Right Tutor. The Question of Expense. A Brief Survey of Fees. Further Resources for Parents. About the Author. Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/10/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780470253830
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9780470253830
  • weight: 264
  • ISBN10: 0470253835

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