Blog Archives - TutorPUG
August 19, 2021
Female high school student worried

A Return to My Roots

My unofficial business tagline is “being the person I needed when I was younger.” I occupy a unique niche in a high school or college student’s life - I’m not a parent nor a teacher - but I am an adult who will stop, listen, and really, truly care about what their struggles are.
August 19, 2021

‘Rona, What Have You DONE???

After receiving an email this summer from the Office of Academic Affairs and Integrity, asking for an interview in response to a student's request for an investigation into a cheating allegation, I got to thinking about my answer to a frequently asked question. “Why aren’t you a millionaire, with all of this online school?” my friends have inquired over the past year.
December 8, 2020
Young man stressed

Cheating, failure, ethics, and your future

I have a confession to make – and it’s a tough pill for my ego to swallow. It happened when I was 20 or 21, yet still makes me cringe.
November 17, 2020
Male high school student looking at text book

Should I take a class pass/fail?

Just what it sounds like – instead of receiving an A, B, C, D, or F, with points associated with each letter grade to calculate a numerical GPA – a student receives either a P for pass or an F for fail in a class.
November 4, 2020
Female high school student holding books and smiling

Finish stronger than you started

Several institutions have elected to dismiss all in-person instruction after Thanksgiving break, and conversations I’ve had since OU’s announcement show some students are freaking out.
October 29, 2020
Female middle school student wearing glasses smiling

What’s your academic policy?

Formally, and according to an amalgamation of definitions from various online dictionaries and Wikipedia, a policy is a deliberate system of principles adopted or proposed by a government, business or individual to guide decisions and achieve rational outcomes.
October 24, 2020
Male middle school student taking to teacher via video call

Education in the time of Covid

When COVID first hit last spring, schools had to unexpectedly pivot and move from traditional, comfortable, in-person classroom learning to an online platform.
October 2, 2020
Female high school student wearing headphones and holding books

Be more than a baby bird

I believe one of the main roles of a teacher is to try as hard as possible to find each student’s “Learning Language.” How does each student need to receive a piece of information so that it clicks, or sticks, or makes sense?
September 21, 2020
Female high school student worried

Coping with covid anxiety

Back in early summer I was bopping through the house of a Sunday evening and passed the TV, which my husband had tuned to 60 Minutes. Heads of colleges were discussing options for the fall semester in response to COVID-19.