What do I enjoy most about tutoring?
Dealing with stubborn people is actually pretty neat. It's all about trying to figure out why they think a certain way, but seeing if you can convince them to come to a new conclusion themselves.
For everyone else... I guess it's pretty easy, you simply explain why what they're learning is important.
My Strengths as Tutor
I can make a good analogy out of anything, so as long as somebody has at least 1 hobby I usually take advantage of the fact that heaps of things in the world work in very similar ways.
I also try to be funny. I usually adjust for how lame my jokes are depending on friend groups.
I usually prefer to offer constructive criticism, but only when the mood is right.
I'm also very patient having taught various skill levels how to play competitive videogames. I can address video game addiction in students too.
Most important things I can do for a student
Well if you're like me, you've no doubt found some teachers who unfortunately, due to having to deal with maybe a hundred students, can't focus on one person's issues. Sometimes a student starts asking the question "why am I doing this", and it just goes unanswered.
Well I've had the same struggle but I've also lived long enough to see the other side, the one where you need to be able to learn for yourself. With math you have the knowledge to not get scammed, or to avoid taking a bank loan/mortgage you can't repay (this is super terrifying, life-ruining stuff).
Oh and if it's a high school student, I'm also ready to be consulted if there's any bullying, mean teachers, or there's some romantic interest but fear of rejection or silly antisocial obsession gets in the way of study. I mean, what kid tells their parents these things anyway? If there's a chance I can quickly address their anxieties, they'll discover they're smarter than they thought.
Tutoring students in
- grade 5
- grade 6
- grade 7
- grade 8
- grade 9
- grade 10
- grade 11
- grade 12