The one thing any tutor wants is to see their students succeed and get the results they deserve.
Students put plenty of time and effort into their learning. With the help of clear, concise and effective work resources, tutors can help them in achieving their potential.
Whether you’re a tutor of English, maths, science or any academic subject, printable resources are a great aid for helping to teach your students.
Although a lot of school work is completed online these days, having a printed resource out in front of a student can help them to visualize a math problem, statistic or literature quote.
A student visualizing their work can help them to engage better with the task in front of them. This allows them to store useful information and have a better understanding of their subject.
In fact, studies have revealed that around 65% of the population comprises of visual learners, making printable resources a really useful tool.
There is a wide range of printable resources to be found online. And there’s also plenty of design platforms, such as Canva, where you can even design your own.
When you’ve selected or created your resources, it’s important that you utilise them to the best of their ability.
There are plenty of ways to keep your resources looking as good as new, so you can reuse them, write on them and make your designs interesting and interactive for your students.
And, let’s face it, what’s the use of having clear, concise and creative resources, without looking after them?
And that’s where laminating comes in handy.
Laminating allows you to protect your resources from wear and tear, making sure you can reuse your material again and again. But there are so many other benefits to laminating too.
But, first, we’d recommend investing in a high quality laminator.
Having your own laminator means you can laminate your tutoring resources quickly and easily at just the click of a button.
And what you may not know is that there are a variety of laminating pouches that have different uses.
All these uses can help you to create professionally finished work material that will work for both you and your students.
Gloss finish laminating pouches are the perfect solution to ensure your tutoring documents are an effective learning tool for your students.
These types of laminating pouches are designed to be wipe-clean. This means that you and your students can jot down notes, workings outs or key bits of information onto your resources. You can easily remove them at the end of your tutoring session.
For visual learners, this will be a great way of remembering key facts and information, helping them to get the most out of their study sessions.
Similarly, the ability to repeat a task will help students to revise and properly understand what they’re working on. Tutors will then be able to see results by testing their students in a fun and interactive way.
And what’s more, you’re also helping to save on paper, as there’s no need for reprinting.
Learning resources shouldn’t just be a ‘use once, throw away’ exercise for a student.
By continuously repeating tasks, this will help students to store key information in their long term memory. Promoting an understanding of their subject for years to come.
By giving students learning resources to take home in peel and stick pouch format, they can place notes and other key information in key locations across their home.
Whether it’s a window or ceramic surface, placing them in an area they regularly walk past in the home. This should make it easier to recall this information in small digestible chunks throughout the day.
Your students will love them too, as they also don’t make a mess when removed.
Similarly to peel and stick laminating pouches, magnetic pouches work in a similar way.
High footfall areas in the home, such as the kitchen, are great areas to place key tutoring resources. Which is why magnetic laminating pouches can be used on metal objects such as a fridge or notice board.
Again, by teaching your student to stop and read each resource when they visit the chosen area will help to build on their long term memory. Not only will this help for visual learners to remember and understand, but it makes revision much easier.
By finishing off your resources with laminating pouches, you can offer a variety of methods to teach your students, so they can find a way that works for them.
With different size laminating pouches available, it’s also easy to laminate a range of tutor materials. From A5 flashcards to A3 mind map posters, your resources can stay looking as good as new, for longer. But also to be reused again and again to help all your students.
What’s more, our full range of laminating pouches are made from fully recyclable PET material. That means that once your resources have done the job, they can easily be recycled with other plastic waste.
All students learn differently, so it’s down to trial and error when it comes to seeing results in revision. We hope these top tips will provide inspiration to see what works best.
At DESKit, we provide a wide range of laminating pouches. We offer you a wide choice and a high-quality solution to your tutoring needs.
To view the full range of laminating options available, be sure to check out the website, here.