What Are You Going to Do Winter Break?

Standard

by Dr. Charice Hayes, CEO

I’d thought that I should contribute/write the last couple of blog posts of 2017. It’s been an exciting and yet another progressive year for All 4 One Tutoring. I will write about that in our last post of 2017 next week.

Right now, a lot of students (whether college or school-aged) are on winter break. Parents, I’m sure that you have some wonderful activities planned for your child(ren). 🙂 College students, I’m certain that you’re excited about starting the next semester on your journey of earning your college degree in addition to getting a little rest after taking finals. 😌 I’d like to give you some ideas and things you can do over the winter break that will be fun but still incorporate learning.

Well, I think that one of the most important things you can do over the winter break is visit your local public library.

Yes, you can read books there and check audios, books, and DVDs out. However, most public libraries have scheduled engaging activities each month. Some libraries have activities for specific age groups.

I know it’s the holiday season and the malls and stores will have GREAT after Christmas sales. However, use your mall and store trips as a real-life learning experience. Parents of school-aged children, you can create math/story problems in your shopping experience. College students you can create/do something as well. Here are a few examples:

1. Macy’s has a Ralph Lauren shirt on sale for $19.99. You look at the price tag and the shirt was originally $49.99. What is the percent of decrease in the cost of the shirt? (This problem is typically geared toward middle-schoolers.)

2. Macy’s has a Ralph Lauren shirt on sale for $19.99. You look at the price tag and the shirt was originally $49.99. How much money will you save? (This problem is typically geared toward elementary students.)

3. Macy’s is one of your favorite stores, and you want to know why customers buy the things they do. You can research shopping behaviors and understand how products are priced. (This is typically geared toward college students who are majoring in business administration, marketing, fashion merchandising.)

Now, you’ve received all of these nice things for Christmas, and you have to make room for them. You may be getting ready to bring in the new year and want to clean your closet and drawers out. Winter break may be the perfect time to do so. While you’re cleaning out your closets and drawers, think about donating your unwanted items to a charity.

Usually around the holidays and winter break, I see a lot of people at the movie theater. Well why not use this activity as a learning experience? Parents of school-aged children, you can have your child(ren) discuss/write about the setting, the plot, the characters, and what he/she enjoyed the most about the movie.

I know a lot of you have, will receive, or give video game consoles for Christmas. Yes, some of the games are educational and engaging (e.g. Minecraft). However, why not spark some interest in creating your own video game and/or app? This would be an awesome thing to start to think about and begin the planning stages on winter break.

I hope that I’ve really sparked your interest in doing some, if not all, of these activities. You can even take the ideas I’ve given you and cater them to your liking.

Advertisements

Another Proud Moment! 

Standard

by Staff Contributor 

Just in time for National Poetry Month! All 4 One Tutoring is very excited and proud of our CEO, Dr. Charice Hayes. With the hectic role of running All 4 One Tutoring, she also takes time not only to teach others but write books. How exciting is that!!!

 Dr. Hayes just published a short book of empowering poems and quotes titled To Get You Through. This books encapsulates inspiring quotes and poems to keep you motivated and on path to whatever are your goals and desires. You can purchase the book at Barnes and Noble online. You can even download it in your Apple iBooks.

Dr. Hayes is also the author of two children’s books Tommy and His Cars and Tomasito y Sus Coches. These books can also be purchased in iBooks and barnesandnoble.com

Why Learning Plans Are Important 

Standard

By Intern 

Learning plans (LPs) are effective ways to monitor progress. They are client/student-centered that focus on learning deficiencies and bridge the gap from deficiencies to efficiencies. 

All 4 One Tutoring gives a diagnostic assessment to clients and develops a learning plan based on the assessment. Clients are consulted on what they need to accomplish to achieve the goal of bridging the gap to from lower skills to higher skills. 

Here is a snapshot of a reading skill learning plan that was developed based on an assessment.