May 22nd, 2013 by eTutor
eTutor lesson modules are grouped at Primary (about K-3), Intermediate (about 4-5), Middle/Junior High (about 6-8) and High School. This cross-aging of lesson modules has been very successful for eTutor students as they can work at their own pace. Some lesson modules may be easier and can be used for review and some will be more challenging. Students should do no more than four lesson modules each day. We recommend one lesson module in each of the four major curricular areas. One lesson module a day is sufficient for those who use eTutor for supplemental work or credit recovery. All curricular areas support one another.
Lesson modules take from one hour to one and a half hours to complete. Some may even take several days to complete. The default for passing quizzes and exams is set at eighty percent. Students are expected to fully complete lesson modules. Parents or another adult are asked to review the finished Activities and Extended Learning with each lesson module since these are most often completed off line. They can be used as a springboard for discussion, ‘What did you learn by completing this,” “How could you have done this differently,” ”Explain this concept to me,” etc.
There is much reading and writing in the eTutor program and users will haveexcellent reading and writing skills if the program is used consistently. We suggest the student respond in writing to the Problem Statement before and after completing each lesson module to act as a self-check. The vocabulary words can be used for writing sentences or creating word puzzles. Students should write a short description of each of the resource links. eTutor is a Pass/Fail program. Completed lessons are reflective of those where the student has successfully completed Quizzes and Exams. Students are expected to spend approximately four to five hours studying each day when using eTutor for their full curriculum. We suggest that the student keep track of his hours of study each day on a piece of paper or a calendar.
May 20th, 2013 by eTutor
The part of your mind that plays the greatest role in achieving the things that you want from life is that part of your mind that imagines. It is a strange fact, in view of this, that this part of your mind is the one that is developed and controlled the least. You spend years developing the part of your mind that stores knowledge, reasons, analyzes, judges, memorizes, and learns but almost no time in developing the immense power of your imagination. Here are some interesting facts about this enormous personal power and the benefits you will receive by tapping its potential.
Fact No. 1: Your imagination affects your emotions. Scientists have discovered there is a kind of “hot line” running from the part of the mind that imagines to the part of the mind that controls your emotions. This explains why you can imagine yourself in a frightening situation and actually get emotionally upset. It is simply because your imagination is sending pictures directly to your emotional control center which, in turn, affects the feelings and functions of the body.
Fact No. 2: Your imagination is more apt to act destructively rather than constructively unless managed by you. All of your problems in living are rooted in your imagination. It is the imagination acting negatively that becomes congested by fear, doubt, worry, and makes you feel inferior, unhappy, and depressed. It even keeps you from getting along with others and is the breeding place for jealousy, envy, suspicion and hate. Letting your imagination run wild can be one of the most destructive forces in your life.
Fact No. 3: The untapped power of your imagination is almost unlimited. Psychologists say that, at the very most, people use only 10% to 20% of their mental potential. They must certainly be referring to the imagination. Your imagination is a rich source of ideas, mental pictures, and dormant forces that yu can use to develo9p0 your life into abundance and happiness.
May 17th, 2013 by eTutor
Will you be traveling this summer? Here are a few math activities that you can do with your child…
- Discuss directions (north, south, east, and west) to give your child a sense of coordinates. Use street maps to find travel routes and addresses. Have your child estimate the time of your arrival and compare that to the actual time it took to arrive at a given destination.
- Have competitions when traveling. Count red cars or see who can find the largest number formed by the numerals on a license plate.
- Have your child practice record and read the large number on license plates viewed. Find the largest number in a given time period of travel.
- Estimate, then time how long before a street light changes. Estimate, then count how many stores are in a block.
- Point out speed limits and distances between towns. Talk about the time it takes to get from one town to another when you drive at different speeds.
- Have your child check the odometer in the car to determine distances on a trip….starting point and ending destination.
- Find the differences between certain distances traveled. Find out how much farther you traveled on the first day than you did on the second day.
- Practice reading the numbers on the odometer.