Tips

Tips
​It was a good idea. Have a master list of HiSET tips that tutors could use to help students. Except I didn't have one. I did have an idea: we could probably assemble a great one if we all shared the tips that we knew. And, then we could share it with all of the tutors in HTM and the teachers we work with in the various Juntos Collab...
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What it really takes

What it really takes
Last week I shared an infographic about the application process for our volunteers. The requirements really are requirements. And those steps really are the steps in the process.But, that's not really what it takes. When I'm doing that interview, those references for, I'm really looking (well, listening) for…. Someone who works and communicates we...
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Appreciation

Appreciation
When I first started in adult ed as a tutor, the other volunteer in the class was an Amherst College student. She was there as part of a course in the English Department at Amherst . The students read, write and think about education, then see it in action as volunteers. The partnership continues, although my role has changed a bit. Now, a cou...
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Transformations

Transformations
I stood in the dark at the end of a work event, a colleague and I up to our ankles in snow,  talking about transformation and hope and realism (when we really should have been getting into our cars and driving home before it got any later than it already was)  Adult ed does that to you sometimes. (Or maybe any field that you car...
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"See? I can't do it!"

"See? I can't do it!"
Of all the HiSET subject tests, the writing test is the one that would stress me out. There are five tests in all (reading, writing, math, science and social studies) They're all standardized tests with multiple choice questions, a ticking clock, and high stakes,  so there's not a lot that's fun about any of them (exce...
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