How to Tutor

Provides parents and teachers with a complete instructional program to teach reading with phonics, cursive handwriting, and arithmetic, with step by step lesson plans A program that works at all ages.
How to Tutor Provides parents and teachers with a complete instructional program to teach reading with phonics cursive handwriting and arithmetic with step by step lesson plans A program that works at all ages

  • Title: How to Tutor
  • Author: Samuel L. Blumenfeld
  • ISBN: 9780941995016
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “How to Tutor”

    1. This book is a step by step look at how to teach Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. Over all I really like the book. Lots of good information on how to teach the various subjects. I really liked his guide for teaching reading and writing. I did find how Arithmetic lacking. He didn't feel it was necessary to explain the "why's" just the "how's" of Arithmetic and as someone who struggles in math for most of school I thinks it's important to teach and explain the "why's" and "how's." So I disagreed [...]

    2. This is the book my mother used to teach me how to read. Well actually its the 1973 edition but I couldn't find that on here. I was reading it to see if when my child is old enough if it would be useful, and I believe it would be. Hes fairly old fashioned. Not too surprising. He was old when he wrote it in the 70's. Some of what he has to say needs to be taken with a grain of salt, such as the statement he blithely makes about how children won't balk at inconsistency in the language, the exact p [...]

    3. How to Tutor is an instruction manual for parents (or teachers, apparently) on how to teach young children basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills. He breaks down each section in a lengthy list of lessons with examples, encouraging the tutor/teacher to be patient and spend enough time on each before continuing on. I thought Blumenfield offered some useful strategies / suggestions. Certainly if a child were struggling in school, I could see how this would be helpful to a parent trying to re [...]

    4. Perhaps the title is misleading. There is some preliminary material on tutoring in general, but the bulk of this book deals with how to teach the basics: elementary level reading, cursive writing, and arithmetic. The 1973 edition I read was not outdated at all in what it advocated teaching. The absence of any mention of computers, for instance, is irrelevant and references to a "blackboard" ought to be readily translatable to whatever the current tool may be. If anything, this book is prescient [...]

    5. Not what I had hoped it would be. Wanted info on tutoring, not a program for teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic.

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