School on Wheels Events & Trainings
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Online Workshop: Making Math fun with Anita Weir
August 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT
This online workshop is open to both active tutors as well as tutors completing our application process. The workshop, however, does not substitute for the mandatory in-person Tutor Training required of new applicants. Please refer to our event calendar to register for a Tutor Training.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Unique among school subjects, math concepts must be learned sequentially in order for them to make sense. Many homeless students have missed crucial lessons and continue to fall further behind, and almost all School on Wheels students need help with math during tutoring sessions. Yet teaching math can be daunting for tutors, too. In this workshop, Anita Weir will discuss ways to help identify your student’s ‘math break,’ while also providing tips and techniques to make math fun for both you and your student. Increasing the ‘fun factor’ during tutoring sessions will keep your student engaged and help eliminate learning gaps.
About the Presenter:
Anita Weir started college as a math major, before eventually earning a degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. She recently retired from her third career as an Executive Assistant. In previous careers she worked as an Insurance Claims Examiner and an Employee Benefits Specialist. She has been tutoring School on Wheels students since 2012. She lives with her family in Playa del Rey, CA.