Well. This is my granddaughter, one of the cutest-sweetest-most-wonderful-twins in the world. I am a math educator. My hackles are up. And for goodness sake, this is kindergarten. Professional tutoring? Paleeeese. Wait a minute.....I am a professional math educator and tutor. Do you see where this is going?
Now I have studied a lot about how students learn the best. Meaning, if we can identify a student's primary LEARNING MODALITY, we can teach in methods that will facilitate maximum learning and retention.
A student who is primarily a VISUAL learner likes to see things done. Likes watching the teacher write on the chalkboard. Likes looking at pictures and books.
A student who is an AUDITORY learner learns best when hearing the instruction. He or she likes listening to lectures, recordings or story-telling.
Then there are the students who are KINESTHETIC learners. They are hands on kiddos. They like to touch things, do things, move around.
Well then. Don't all 5-year-olds basically like to run around and play? They are kids! Geez!
So - I decided to go with the hands on method (Kinesthetic), or in this case perhaps, hands in. (Sorry.)
Here it is, ready for Brianna's tutoring session:
1. If you have 5 boogers and find 2 more, how many boogers do you have?
2. If you have 7 boogers and eat 2 (hey, all kids do this at one time or another), how many are left?
Brianna took the challenge, and the results are in:
There you have it! She's a genius! The lineage flows!
Tutoring shmutering. She's fine.
Until next time, may you all find and pick some fun. Heehee.