The e-Tutor Virtual
Learning Program consists of lesson modules. The Lesson Library
contains nearly 1900 lesson modules. Each lesson module has
several important sections that are included at each of four levels,
Primary, Intermediate, Middle/Junior High and High School. Each
section is important to learning and maintaining the skill or concept
taught in the Study Guide. Lesson modules focus on
relevant and interesting topics emphasizing basic skills.
The content applies to real-life situations that students can
relate to, such as creating a budget or reviewing a movie.
Each e-Tutor lesson module,
consists of nine parts followed by an assessment section, which
contains quizzes and an exam.
– a brief statement explaining the topic of the lesson.
Level – e-Tutor lessons are cross-aged at Primary, Intermediate,
Middle/Jr. High, and High School.
Goals – goals and objectives are correlate to national and state
learning standards in the major subject areas.
– links to quality education web sites where students can find
information to reinforce or expand upon the information given in the
Study Guide. We suggest that the student write a paragraph or two
describing each of the
resource links. Younger students might
draw pictures to tell what they have learned.
Problem – setting the stage for learning by posing a question(s) to
be answered in completing the lesson. Students should respond in
writing to the lesson problem before and after completing each lesson
module. This provides an excellent opportunity for students to
self-check what they have learned.
– enriched vocabulary words new to students are hyper-linked to
dictionaries on the Internet. Students are encouraged to use
these as spelling words, for writing sentences or creating word games
Guide – the main body of each lesson contains information on basic
skills and concepts that students need to be successful learners.
Internet links are embedded into each study guide. These are
provided to clarify and extend information about the skill or concept
being taught. Quizzes and exams may reflect information from
– worksheets, experiments, projects that give the student practice
in what s/he has learned. These are completed off line and we
request that parents review this with the student. Grading is
Learning – additional thought provoking activities that stimulate
logical thinking, creative reasoning and critical thinking. These are
also completed off line. Parent should use these as a
springboard for discussion, i.e., "What did you learn by doing
this?" "How could you have done this differently?"
"Explain more about this concept or skill to me."
of the learning modules (Resources, Vocabulary, Study Guide,
Activities, and Extended Learning) contributes to the learning process
in a unique way. These modules, interesting topics and colorful graphics, make
e-Tutor effective and inviting to the student.
With the use of the many valuable online educational resources,
no place is more than a few mouse clicks away.
example, in a lesson that investigates the giant pandas, the student
learns about the pressing problem of saving the endangered animal by
connecting to the World Wildlife Funds where the giant panda is one of
the top ten most endangered species.
The student is later linked to a map of China to study the
native terrain of the pandas and to the San Diego Zoo for information
about panda research. In
this engaged learning environment, the students routinely take virtual
field trips to every corner of the earth from the computer.
The e-Tutor students are not time-stressed.
e-Tutor can help students focus on learning, instead of time,
by assisting the learner to manage information, by providing
resources, and by being “open” 24 hours a day.
In another lesson example, the student
can read about a masterpiece by Edgar Allan Poe, visit the author’s
hometown and interact with other writers interested in Poe’s work. The e-Tutor method of learning encourages students to learn
by doing, simulating the real world situation.
Three new lessons
were added to the e-Tutor Lesson Library this month.
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world of learning today to view the Lesson Library.