Archive by author: Ron JohnsonReturn

I am an Honours Graduate (with distinction) of the University of Guelph with major areas of study being English & Psychology.

Other Credentials and Related Achievements:
  • Certificate - Teachers Teaching Online MOOC
  • Past treasurer of G.R.A.C.E. (Guelph Regional Association for Continuing Education)
  • Developed and delivered EFL (ESL) program for scientists and technicians at Agri-Food/ Agriculture Canada
  • Tutor since 1996 - individualized programs for students with a wide variety of needs
  • Experienced in working with A+ students as well as those who have been identified
         (ADHD, ADD, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Aspergers, Autism, Down's Syndrome, etc.)
Summer Vacation Time
What a perfect time to fall in love with learning – to make friends with your brain! One you do, the benefits will roll in like waves on a beach.  Do I hear screaming? “Not summer school!”  “Not classrooms!” “Ahhhh!”
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Proofreading and Editing So You Shine
Last week a young man was worrying about his writing – particularly his finished product. “I work so hard on my plan. I do lot of research, and my teacher is always impressed when I show her my rough work. So, why do I get such a low mark when I hand it in?”
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Knowing Versus Thinking
Recently one of my students brought an interesting article he was using for one of his assignments. The article discusses knowing and thinking.
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Educational Quotations - Thoughts 13
"A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read." ~ Mark Twain
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It is Time!
Yes, we have entered June, and we have even had a few warm days -along with many rainy ones.
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In Memory of Gay Gennings
love of my life, my beautiful wife. Normally, I don’t write a lot of very personal things on my blog; however, as I am L.T.L. Tutoring Central, I thought I would make an exception.
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Educational Quotations - Thoughts 12
"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." ~ Abigail Adams
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Platforms and Tools for Learning!
Tutors, parents, and learners will all find some useful information in this one. Today there are so many tools and platforms that tutors and students can use that geography is no longer an issue.
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Reading for Speed and Comprehension - The SQ3R Method
I hear this from students a LOT - often with a roll of their eyes. Yes, you know how to read. You know how to decode words; and, hopefully, you have some comprehension that goes along with that reading.
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Educational Quotations - Thoughts 11
"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death" ~ Albert Einstein
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