Tutor In A Book Giveaway

A guest post by Robyn of RobynsOnlineWorld.com for our Back To School Connection campaign.

Being a poor student doesn’t mean you are not smart or that you are lazy. There are a lot of reasons why some students don’t do well at school. One reason that many teens and tweens start to struggle though is because they haven’t ever been taught organizational skills, time management, and study skills. In elementary school is really where they should start learning, but it doesn’t happen for a lot of our kids. Once they hit middle school and high school they don’t have a teacher taking them little step by little step through all of their assignments, the teachers hand out assignments and the kids start to struggle because they don’t know these basic skills that are so important to their success. It doesn’t matter if our kids attend public school, private schools, or even are homeschooled – they all need to learn this tools!

In Tutor In a Book teens can learn these skills. What I really like about this book is that it does not just teach one specific way of organization, time management, and study skills. We are all unique individuals and have different learning styles and habits so we obviously will all have different ways of accomplishing these other skills. The book starts off with a self-assessment; a great idea because sometimes teens don’t even realize where their strengths and weaknesses lie with these tasks. The form is very teen friendly in the wording as well. This is consistent throughout the book with all of the sample forms and worksheets – all if language that is very easily understood. They even have some case studies of other students with samples of things like goal sheets filled out, this gives readers an idea of what kind of information they need to be thinking about for their own forms. Taylor struggles with organization and the book gives two main ways, the binder system or notebook system, to keep things together for school. He is the binder type for sure, but he has trouble putting things in the binder while he is actually at school. For this they suggest you use a zippered binder to at least keep all the papers together in one place and then he can take more time once he gets home to work on putting them in place. (Now if they would only invent wrinkle-free paper for him.) Time management not only covers the smaller tasks of evening homework, but also how to effectively manage larger projects that may last over several weeks. Teens will learn how to map out the assignment and break it down into manageable parts. There are plenty of mnemonic ideas for using doing studying – these are so effective for so many people! I have always found I learn right along with Taylor when I teach him using mnemonics. Tutor in a Book also covers some basic concepts for studying for different subject tests. Did you know there are different ways to study for a math test, social studies test, or a grammar test? Games are another great way to study for tests that make it a lot more fun. Friends can get together and study this way together or parents can play along as a study buddy too.

I really think Tutor In a Book is one of those great books that’s value far exceeds the actual cost. As a parent I have tried teaching some of these things to Taylor in the past, but now we can work on more of these tools together at his own pace to help him succeed during his high school years. I truly recommend picking up a copy of this book for any student you know. The book is available in paperback or Kindle version on Amazon.com

The Giveaway: One lucky reader will win a copy of Tutor in a Book.

Please Note: Entries are only accepted at Robyn’s giveaway post.

Robyn’s Disclosure: I received a copy of this book to review. The opinions are my own. Transparency is everything!

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Connie Roberts

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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