What do I enjoy most about tutoring?
I love the times when a student comes up to me at the end of a lesson and says 'Miss Raveena, this finally makes sense!' Ensuring that learning takes place for all students is probably the most challenging task to achieve in a large group setting. When tutoring students individually, seeing results in your students motivates both the student and tutor to continue to revise and to create tailored lesson plans for students, respectively. I also enjoy the flexibility that comes with tutoring (as compared to teaching in a school setting) and the ability to carefully differentiate to meet the needs of each student which consequently, brings out the best in me and my students.
My Strengths as Tutor
As a full-time Math teacher, I was very well-recognised for the use of interactive activities to ensure a dynamic/active lesson. I create lesson plans that are differentiated to meet the needs of both lower ability students and higher ability students. Also, I include a variety of learning styles (kinaesthetic, audio and visual) to reach all learners and to continuously engage students throughout the lesson. I was a teacher for a class of 20 students and always rewarded students for positive behaviour which encouraged students to continue to remain engaged in each lesson and then excel in the subject.
Most important things I can do for a student
Important things a tutor can do for a student is to create tailored lesson plans for each individual student so that the tutoring session is optimised for the student and the tutor. Also, another major role the tutor plays is to ensure sessions are fun and to reward positive behaviour/learning as this very visibly uplifts a student's confidence in the classroom. Amongst many other important factors, another factor that I believe is of great importance is, when a student does not understand a concept, the tutor must be patient and ensure not to use the same method and style of communication if previously used already and to find a different way. Trying different approaches is key.
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