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  1. Thanks to you all for your responses. Our ds is actually a junior (barely) right now. He is finishing his third semester at this university. He stayed home and went to our CC his first year after high school and transferred credits to his current university. His first semester away was a disaster; he retook two classes his second semester. Time Mgmt and test-taking are his real issues. He has never been good at taking tests. We have been very supportive of our ds, and yes, we have asked many times, "How can we help you?" We're not doing this out of anger or as a punishment,
  2. Let me be clear...he's not failing, he's not partying, he's not gaming, his college has not kicked him out and he's not on academic probation. He is attending all classes and is turning in all assignments. His time management skills are poor; he thinks he's allowed himself enough time to study for a test or to complete a project, he thinks he's studied enough for a test, he thinks he understands a concept well, etc. He attends study groups when available, he visits professors during office hours to get add'l help with concepts, he has an academic consultant (that he's paying for) that h
  3. This comes with a beige cover and is 419 pages long, but I can't look inside it (of course) on Amazon so I don't know what it includes. Is anyone familiar with this and can give me some insight? I have Ways of the World 2nd ed. I've been working through Our Human Story but without an instructor's manual, I'm spending a lot of time preparing. My husband thinks I should move on and find a text that has supplemental materials since I'm spending so much time on this one subject. He has found a text with the supplemental materials on Amazon and is ready to pull the trigger, but I have tw
  4. We own HO volumes 1 and 2 with the accompanying Student Pages and Teacher Guides. Our ds is entering 9th grade and will be doing World History. I bought Our Human Story because I've read that it's more of a high school level text than the HOs are (except for volume 3, which I don't own), but it doesn't come with an instructor manual. So I've been spending A LOT of time preparing (reading it, outlining it, answering the few Key Questions it contains, etc.), then as I was reading in this forum one day, someone mentioned that OHS is almost identical to HO, only at a high school level.
  5. Ok, so I have found several copies on eBay, so I can purchase K12's Human Story text easily it would seem. So here's my next question: For many of these texts, there doesn't seem to be instructor's manuals, test books, answer keys, etc. Do you read the text with your student and write out tests or comp questions? If not, what is done besides the reading/discussions? Again, thank you for any insight you can give! Pam
  6. All good to know...thanks! I didn't know there was a 3rd volume for HO, although I suspected it since the 2nd volume ends at 1914. I'm trying to purchase K12's Our Human Story but I can't figure out how to purchase the books and not the entire course. Does anyone have any insight into buying the materials and not enrolling in the course? I would very much appreciate any help with this! Since I already own Ways of the World (and if getting K12's text isn't possible), is there an instructor manual for Ways of the World? If there is and someone reading this owns it, may I buy it f
  7. Hi everyone, I'm going crossed eyed trying to research world history spines online for my 9th grader this year. I have a couple books already, but I'm trying to figure out if what I have will hit the mark. These are the books I have: The Human Odyssey (K12), volumes 1 and 2 (with the student pages and teacher guides), and, Ways of the World (Strayer), 2nd edition (textbook only...will need to find teacher's guide, if available). I need a solid text and accompanying teacher's guide with answers to questions, and tests, if available. (I can make the tests myself, if n
  8. Does anyone know of a vitamin that doesn't have a lot of unnatural ingredients in it and is suitable for teens? My 19 year old, of course, can take an adult vitamin but my 13 year old needs one for a teen, if one exists. I'd love to find one that is chewable but that's not absolutely necessary. The adult ones just look so big! Any suggestions? Thanks!
  9. Hello everyone, I'm currently teaching an American Gov't class at my co-op. I would like to gift each student, at the end of the semester, a book they can read for enjoyment on this topic. Does anyone have a suggestion for a fun book, perhaps one containing interesting facts about our gov't or fascinating things that have happened in our gov't over the years? Thanks so much, Pam
  10. I've been asked to tutor middle school math for a boy we know. I'm planning on doing some diagnostic work first, to determine where his strengths and weaknesses are...to build a foundation. Then we will work on building on his strengths, filling any gaps he has, along with helping him with his homework. I plan to meet with him twice a week. For those of you in the know, what materials do you use? Any online resources you use to prepare, any materials you particularly like when you work with your students? It's been a while for me so I thought I'd ask! Thanks so much!
  11. Gil, Thanks for you response. Do you ever do a diagnostic-type test to see where a student begins to need help? What do you consider "reteaching?" Would that be teaching again what he/she learned in school, from their textbook? Are the assignments you're giving from add'l materials that supplement their school work, or is this foundation building? Thank you again!
  12. Friends of ours have asked me to tutor their 6th grade son, who is in public school, in math. Without going into too much detail, I will do some diagnostic work first to see, overall and specifically, how he's doing. He tends toward the ADD range, so focus will be an issue, as it is in class, I'm told, so our hour will be divided between foundation work and homework. I will meet with him twice a week. They're asking me about my fee, and since I haven't tutored in years, I'm wondering what the going rate is. A friend of mine charges $50/hour and another friend thinks the current r
  13. Finding the information shared very helpful, as well as the link above from elegantlion. Thank you all!
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