SMART! A Reading Tutor's Guide is a complete handbook for adults who want to help teens excel at reading and learning. SMART! is also an indispensable aid in setting up a tutoring practice. It covers all aspects of individual reading instruction from word recognition through in-depth understanding at the advanced high-school level. With this guide, any educated person, even if one who has never taught before, can help teens read well, love reading, and become motivated, independent learners. While this book focuses on teaching teens, its use isn't confined to one age group. Teachers who work with younger children are using the ideas in SMART! to help their students become more confident, enthusiastic readers. At the same time, instructors of college students and adults will find practices here to help their students master the demands of higher level academic reading.
High-quality tutoring transforms students' lives. As a tutor for more than three decades, Sylvia Keepers has had the opportunity and pleasure of playing a part in hundreds of such transformations. Teens and children no one had been able to help before now succeed regularly in school and in life as a result of her efforts. In SMART!, Sylvia shares winning practices, attitudes, and tips that will allow other tutors to experience a new level of success with their own students.
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SKU: 0988532018 - Format: B&W 7.5 x 9.25 in or 235 x 191 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
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This is the BEST book I have ever found (and believe me, I've read most of them) about working with teenagers who struggle with reading in a tutoring capacity. There are tons of great books for whole class teaching, but few that deal with one-on-one interventions, and none as detailed and readable as this. Drawing on her own experience and knowledge base, Ms. Keepers provides descriptions of reading problems, resources for address the problems, strategies for tutoring sessions and then vignettes showing those pieces in play. It has excellent advice on establishing your own tutoring business, but it's a godsend for teachers who work with secondary students in school structures as well.