Check Out How Your Tutoring Session Can Be More Successful with This Addition!

Check Out How Your Tutoring Session Can Be More Successful with This Addition!

Sometimes the only difference between an OK session with your student and a GREAT session with your student is the reinforcer you use.  I recently assessed some elementary students on their reading skills who struggle with an emotional disability.  During the first session, I just brought my assessment materials and used lots of positive comments and encouragement. 

The sessions went just ok for some students, but it was a bit of a struggle to keep them focused. I even had a couple of students shut down before I could finish.  I set up a second session to complete the evaluations, but this time I brought back up

I brought cinnamon letter cookies from Trader Joe’s and allowed the students to spin after each subtest.  Once they hit 5 tokens, they got their initials to eat. 

This was a huge hit and the students were totally focused!  I also brought my magic wand for a reward after the subtests in the phonological awareness screener.  Again, a big motivator for the students to complete the tasks I needed them to do.

I decided to add some excitement to my summer tutoring as well, so take a look to see what I found at Target!

Stay tuned for next week’s giveaways!  You’re going to love them!

You take care and I’ll see you next time!

Carla

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