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# Tutor profile: Elizabeth W.

Elizabeth W.
Teacher with Special Education and International Experience

## Questions

### Subject:Study Skills

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A student is having a hard time completing a project because they do not know how to start or what steps to take. How can you help them?

Elizabeth W.

You can help this student to create a step-by-step plan for completing the project. Once the student understands what the project requires, start from the end and work backwards. If the project is due on Friday, August 30, the student should aim to have a final draft completed by Wednesday, August 28. To do this, they must have a rough draft completed by Thursday, August 22. Help the student to work backwards and plan for any necessary steps.

### Subject:Basic Math

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Anna wants to cook 5 batches of cookies. Her recipe calls for 2 cups of flour and 1 cup of sugar for 1 batch. How many cups of flour and sugar will she need for 5 batches?

Elizabeth W.

Anna will need 10 cups of flour and 5 cups of sugar for 5 batches of cookies. To solve this question, multiple the quantities needed for 1 batch by the number of batches all together (2x5=10 cups of flour; 1x5=5 cups of sugar).

### Subject:Early Childhood Education

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A student is having trouble hearing and identifying the individual sounds in CVC words. What are some strategies to help this student?

Elizabeth W.

1. I Do, You Do-Demonstrate the skill by saying the word, saying the sounds, and then asking the student to repeat the sounds in the word. 2. Movement-Help the student move their body for each sound in the word. They can clap, jump, tap their arm, or bend from head to toe. 3. Elkonin Boxes-Draw a long rectangle divided into 3 squares. Place a small counting chip or other toy under each box. Help the student move a toy into a box for each sound in the word.

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