Over the past few years, I have tutored high school and college students whom I have met through self-promotion on campus bulletins, Craigslist, and social networks. I typically tutor people on campuses, in coffee shops, in library rooms, or at their home. Over time, I have developed a collection of reference tables and diagrams that are often times very helpful in aiding the learning process.
In tutoring, I realize that each student brings individual perspectives and unique problems to the table. Because time is valuable, I generally keep the discussion on track and within the subject matter, without going off on various other tangents. First I assess the tutoring objectives, scope, and time allowances of a student, and then we review the course material together and assess the difficulties that stand in the way. During tutoring, we discuss the topics covered in textbooks, class print-outs, and on-line lecture notes, and I try explaining concepts in a way that can best be understood by the student. If a student appears to be struggling with topics from an earlier lesson but seems to grasp the current concept, then I take the time to review missing or forgotten steps instead. In the end, it takes patience, persistence, and flexibility of thought for people to master and usefully implement the new concepts that they are learning.
As for my credentials, I have finished all the curriculum in hydrological technologies at GateWay Community College to be a Hydrologic Technician or water operator, although landing an internship right now is kind of tough. Among other things I do, I am also a hobbyist inventor, blogger, online marketer, and might eventually start my own business as well.
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