What do I enjoy most about tutoring?
When in high school, I did my first tutoring with a girl in my neighbourhood who had to take supplementary maths exams to pass Year 6. I remember how rewarding it was to see how she was very eager to improve and trying her best. That is what got me into tutoring; I love being part of a studentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s improvement and achievement. I really enjoy those moments when students are eager to show how they can solve a problem, or those light-bulb moments when they start to understand something. Knowing that I am making a positive impact on my studentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ academic journey is what motivates me as a tutor.
My Strengths as Tutor
One of my strengths as a tutor is that I genuinely care about my studentsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ improvement and success. That is why I always give my best effort in every lesson. Also, my approach to teaching is to motivate students to think for themselves. When encountered by problems they have already learned to solve from school, if there can be more than one solution, I like to encourage students to think in a different way. I guide them to connect unfamiliar problems to what they have learned before. It helps create deeper understanding and make learning more interesting.
Most important things I can do for a student
One of the most important things a tutor can do for a student is to keep them motivated. However, this can be challenging especially when they have many knowledge gaps and feel fallen behind at school. A good tutor is able to identify and fill in those gaps, helping students realise their full potentials and gain confidence. It is also important for a tutor to establish a good relationship with students. The learning process is more enjoyable when students feel at ease and comfortable asking questions and expressing ideas.
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