What do I enjoy most about tutoring?
I enjoy seeing students feel good about themselves when they see that with the right tools and effort that they can succeed. I also love to see the excitement that students have when they finally understand a mathematical idea.
My Strengths as Tutor
I think my strengths as a tutor include:
Patience/Persistence - I understand that learning is hard, I find it hard too. I will always try to explain to a student an idea again, or a different way to try to help them understand.
Explanatory ability - Because I have gone through the process of learning all the maths myself in a very deliberate, conscious way, I think I am better equipped to explain ideas to students in a way they can understand.
Most important things I can do for a student
There are two main things that a tutor should aim to provide for a student:
1. Confidence/Self esteem - Students can't learn if they feel bad about themselves or their ability to learn (learn maths specifically in this case) Any teacher of a student, needs to praise a students effort as being inherently valuable as well as praising any incremental progress that is made.
2. Passion for the subject matter. Mathematics is crucial for the running of society and is also a beautiful area of human knowledge. A good tutor imparts their own passion to the student so they can enjoy maths too.
Tutoring students in
- grade 5
- grade 6
- grade 7
- grade 8
- grade 9
- grade 10
- grade 11
- grade 12